Paleo Almond Butter Blondies that are easy, healthy, and gluten-free. Who doesn’t want to eat a cookie bar made with healthier ingredients and takes less than thirty minutes?
Part of my favorite thing about creating healthier desserts is being able to use whole, real ingredients that are slightly healthier for you. For example, using coconut sugar instead of white sugar, or nutrient dense flours instead of processed white flour.
I hadn’t created a recipe for paleo almond butter blondies yet, and I knew I wanted to have one on the blog soon, so I got to work in my kitchen last week and had a blast recipe testing for these delicious almond butter blondies.
The final recipe is ADDICTING and you’re going to be making them over and over again.
These almond butter blondies are gluten-free, require only a few simple ingredients, and are made in less than 30 minutes from start to finish.
I personally love to add extra chocolate chunks and chocolate chips for an extra gooey and melty chocolate boost.
Even though I typically love to great healthier brownie or blondie recipes with beans or legumes (I’m looking at you incredible Chickpea Brownies and Black Bean Brownies), these babies may have taken the cake.
These paleo almond butter blondies are everything. Perfectly chewy and crispy on the outside with a sweet and soft inside. The chocolate chunks adds the perfect bit of sweetness and texture.
What you need for these almond butter blondies
Almond Butter – Natural, creamy, salted almond butter made from only two ingredients: almonds and salt. No need for all the extra sugar, plus the natural runny almond butter is better for baking anyway.
Coconut Oil – My favorite oil to bake with! To get one with less of a coconut-y flavor, make sure you buy refined. The unrefined will have more of a coconut flavor to it.
Egg – an egg will do the trick! I haven’t tried with a flax egg or chia egg but I encourage you to try if you’re vegan!
Chocolate Chips or Chunks – I love to add a mixture of both, but really love to make sure I add a chopped up chocolate bar to the top for extra chocolate flavor. That way when you bite into the blondies, you get a smidge of chocolate in every bite.
How to make these blondies
These guys are seriously easy to make, too.
Like all you need is 30 minutes…if even that. The hardest part is waiting for them to be done in the oven!
Mix the two together and add in the desired amount of chocolate you want (which in my case would be a lot!) and then bake! Simple as that. I’m pretty sure even my dad could do it, and that is saying a lot!
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- Preheat oven to 350F and grease an 8×8 pan.
- In a small bowl, mix together almond flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk egg and coconut sugar.
- Add in coconut oil, stir, then add almond butter and vanilla.
- Add wet ingredients to dry and stir till combined.
- Add in chocolate chips and pour into greased pan. Add more chocolate on top if desired.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until center comes out clean with a toothpick. If you use a bigger pan, lower baking time.
- Let cool completely before cutting. Store on counter or in fridge.
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