world peace? these amaretto blondies are a start

Feels like a hyperbole, but I’m pretty sure Putin would reconsider his activities in the Ukraine if he had a plate of these to munch on while riding horseback without a shirt.  There’s really only one way to know for sure – make them for yourself and everyone you know.


1 1/4 cup white whole wheat flour (all purpose also works)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cardamom
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans
3 tbs Amaretto

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8×8″ pan with butter.
  2. Put coconut oil in microwave for 30 seconds.  Add sugar and mix thoroughly.  Allow to cool.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, cardamom, cinnamon, pecans and chocolate chips and mix thoroughly.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix egg, amaretto and vanilla with a hand mixer (or standing mixer if you’re fancy) until combined.  Add cooled coconut oil & sugar mixture and mix thoroughly.
  5. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir until just combined.
  6. Spread batter evenly in the pan and bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Make 2 more batches to share with your neighbors!