A few weeks ago I received my second Degusta Box! Opening the monthly subscription box still feels like Christmas. As promised, each box will include some things you have probably seen before or tried. This go around, that item was the Honey Bunches of Oats cereal. The other draw of course are new items that you may have never heard of. In this box I was immediately intrigued by the White Lily White Grape Seed Flour. I have spurts of baking madness where I am using my KitchenAid mixer weekly, but I have not had much inspiration as of late. Well that grape seed flour caught my attention! I knew I had to make something with it as soon as possible.
Another great thing about the Degusta Box is each month you get a couple of recipes that utilize ingredients in the box. Just my luck, both recipes this month included the grape seed flour including a “nut & honey blondie” recipe. I for one love blondies, so I knew I would make some variation of this recipe. I had to nix the chopped walnuts because I am not a fan. Instead I added white chocolate chips. I changed the steps of the recipe a bit to fit how I like to bake. Check it out below!
- 1/2 cup of butter
- 1/3 cup of honey
- 2/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups White Lily White Grape Seed Flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- Heat oven to 350 degrees and coat 8-inch square pan with cooking spray
- Combine butter and honey and microwave until melted. Then add brown sugar. Stir until ingredients are blended together. Allow 20-30 minutes to cool.
- Combine remaining dry ingredients together, flour, salt, baking powder until blended. Stir in egg and vanilla slowly until blended.
- Add white chocolate chips. If you did not completely cool the brown sugar mixture, the white chocolate chips will melt at this step, so make sure it is cool.
- Bake 25-30 minutes. Edges should be golden brown when it is down.
- Allow time to cool and then serve!
These bars came out great! The butter, sugar and honey flavors are very apparent in the final product. All three are flavors that I love. After I posted the finished product to my Instagram, many folks asked me how did the grape seed flour turn out. The White Lily website recommends using their grape seed variation for baking and indicates that it gives items a richer flavor. I will have to try this recipe with regular flour to really see the difference, but I think it came out the same! I should note that the flour is a wheat blend. To the eye, the flour was a bit darker and less dense in my opinion. Oh and on a packaging note, the bag is resealable which is always a plus to me. Finally, if you are interested in the degusta box make sure you use my code (8UJ4Z) so you can get your first box for half off!