Cinnamon Blondies Recipe for Medifast?
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I over-estimated my fondness for the MF'n cinnamon pretzels and had a couple of boxes sitting around that I did not want to eat. And those who know me know that means one thing... time for some MF'n experiments.
And now I order cinnamon pretzels just to make my beloved Cinnamon Blondies. The following recipe makes a dense chewy "brownie" type confection.
1 packet of Medifast Cinnamon Pretzels.
1 tablespoon eggbeaters.
1/4 teaspoon baking powder.
1 tablespoon water -OR- 1 tablespoon sugar free syrup.
Cooking spray (only for blondies made with SF syrup, see Step 7 of the instructions).
1. Pre-heat Oven to 350. As I always say, do NOT skip this step. Baking in a cold oven almost always leads to disappointment.
2. Open the Medifast pretzels bag and break the pretzels into small pieces. I do this while the pretzels are still in the bag, just crunching them up by squeezing the bag. Opening the bag first is an important step unless you don't mind picking up pretzels pieces when the bag pops. *knowing nod*.
3. Grind the broken pretzels into a powder. The fastest/easiest way is in a personal blender like the Magic Bullet or Bella Cucina. If you have a nut/herb chopper blade, even better. Or you can do this by hand with a mortar and pestle or a rolling pin (for the rolling pin option, place pretzels in a plastic bag and roll over the bag).
4. Add baking powder and mix thoroughly. I recommend a double-acting baking powder with aluminum these are the best baking powders for items that require a lot of mixing post addition of the baking powder.
5. Add Eggbeaters and mix thoroughly.
6. Add water or SF syrup (toasted marshmallow syrup works well) and mix thoroughly. You'll end up with a "ball" of dough.
7. Baking dish prep: first, these instructions are for baking in a GLASS/PYREX baking dish. If you use a metal pan/cookie sheet, I am telling you that you will end up with "blondies" that are not cooked on the inside, but overcooked on the outside. Trust me, you don't want that. *second knowing nod* Use a glass/pyrex baking dish. Please.
Second, if you're mixing your dough with water, you don't need to spray the glass/pyrex baking dish with anything these are not nearly as sticky as an item made with other Medifast products (e.g., shakes). However, if you use SF syrup instead of water, spray the baking dish with cooking spray or you'll be leaving half your blondie in the pan. *one more knowing nod*.
8. Using your hands, form the "dough ball" into a "brownie" square, approximately 1/2" thick and place in a glass/pyrex baking dish.
9. Bake at 350 (in your pre-heated oven for 30 minutes.
10. Remove from oven and enjoy!.
You can make these one at a time or six at a time (or any number you want). Just increase all the ingredients appropriately (double, triple, quadruple, etc) and when finished baking, cut into the appropriate number of pieces (the number of pieces should be the same as the number of bags of pretzels you used).
Serving Size Information.
Each blondie counts as 1 Medifast meal and 1/32 of your lean serving for the day. Condiment use varies with your chosen ingredients. If you use water, each Blondie uses 1/2 condiment. If you use SF syrup, condiment use is 1. See details in following list:.
1 Medifast Meal: 1 packet of Medifast Cinnamon Pretzels.
1/32 of "lean": 1 tablespoon eggbeaters.
1/2 condiment: 1/4 teaspoon baking powder.
0 -OR- 1/2 condiment: 1 tablespoon water -OR- 1 tablespoon sugar free syrup.
NOTE: The nutritional information is for one blondie made with water, not sugar free syrup.
Calories from Fat 30.
Total Fat 3g.
Saturated Fat 0g.
Total Carbohydrate 15g.
Dietary Fiber 4g.
Mmmmmmmmmmmm sounds good and I have those pretzels on hand..
Monday, my pretzels will be here on Monday, I'm so going to be trying this one.mmmmmm..
Blondies are my DH's FAVORITE!! ...wonder what I can bribe him to do around the house with this recipe? (evil laugh).
NOW you post this... after I traded away all of my cinnamon pretzels... :P..
How long do these keep, are they better warm or cold?.
I'm trying to be good and do all my baking when the oven is on for Saturday night Medifast pizza. Do you have to freeze, chill or will they keep in a box?..
I like them best warm (great with a bit of ICBINB), but I also use them as a frequent portable (room temp). I've kept them in ziplock baggies (unrefrigerated) with no problem for three days. Don't know what happens beyond that.
I haven't tried freezing them as I tend to dislike any bread/pastry type item that's been frozen...
Oh man!!!! I was about to make these and my oven won't turn on. Do you think I can substitute egg whites for egg beaters?..
Thanks Joandaw, I added your recipe to the Database I started! I will try them next time I get some pretzles!..
Have this in the oven now! Can't wait to try something new.....
Thank you for telling us about this :P.
I did try this today (without the sugar free syrup) and it was good I would do it again just to have something different ...however 30 mins in my preheated oven was too long...next time I'll check it after 20 mins. I ate it warm...yum yum.....
I had this today and it was yummy. Hot right out of the oven!.
I did only need to cook it 20 minutes, though. Thanks Chele for pointing that out!..
LOVE LOVE LOVE THE BLONDIE!!!! thank you so much for this!!!..
Well, I must be in the minority, but I was disappointed in the taste of the blondie. I used Caramel syrup and the blondie still had hardly an flavor and a slightly "off" taste. It was worth a try though, but I'll stick to my pretzles out of the bag..
Thanks for sharing though...
I tried the blondie last night and it came out really dry. I baked it at 350 for 20 minutes. Perhaps I should try cutting back the time? I also found it kind of bland, but it did satify the need for something bread-like. I may have to experiment with the recipe a bit. Maybe add a packet of Splenda and some cinnamon?..