These Apple Blondies are full of warm spices and topped with an absolutely scrumptious (and SUPER easy) caramel glaze. These chewy, soft apple blondies are gluten-free, paleo and vegan.

Alright I’ve finally taken a 5 minute break from drowning in everything pumpkin to tell you about my other (and first) fall flavor love: apples!!! I’m a NUT for apples – I love them so much, and some of my favorite desserts, apple crisp + apple pie, have them as the star.

They’re also delicious as a snack, sliced super thin and served with all. the. homemade. nut. butters.  But I digress, because today we’re not talking about nut butter, we’re talking about BLONDIES. And if you’re here, you probably love blondies just as much as I do (which is with all your heart).

These Apple Blondies are full of warm spices and topped with an absolutely scrumptious (and SUPER easy) caramel glaze. These chewy, soft apple blondies are gluten-free, paleo and vegan.

Blondies are essentially the blonde version of brownies, with nut butter to add richness, and the flavors of vanilla and spices taking over for the usual chocolate. This blondie is also studded with diced apple chunks, which add some texture and a burst of juicy sweetness.

Paired with the cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and applesauce, you get a blondie that’s almost fudgy in texture, despite it’s lack of chocolate, and full of the flavors that make you get all the autumn feels. If you want a bit of crunch in there too, you can add chopped pecans or your nut of choice, but I prefer the crunch to be left to the topping.

These Apple Blondies are full of warm spices and topped with an absolutely scrumptious (and SUPER easy) caramel glaze. These chewy, soft apple blondies are gluten-free, paleo and vegan.

And about that topping…let’s talk about it, because it is GOOD and it is IMPORTANT. These blondies are dang good without the caramel glaze, but with it?? They’re out of this world. It honestly couldn’t be easier to make either, since it’s just three ingredients and you have to cook zero things.

I promise, once you discover this quick and easy caramel sauce/glaze, you’re going to want to drench it on top of everything you eat. Once it’s drizzled/slathered/drenched on top of all the apple blondies, garnish with a whole pecan. You could also do chopped pecans to disperse the crunch, but I just think the whole pecan on top looks so pretty

These Apple Blondies are full of warm spices and topped with an absolutely scrumptious (and SUPER easy) caramel glaze. These chewy, soft apple blondies are gluten-free, paleo and vegan.

When the caramel sauce firms up, it gets fudgy and then melts in your mouth. The caramel flavor pairs perfectly with the cinnamon, nutmeg, and apple flavors, too. These were a perfect dessert at night with a cup of cinnamon tea – I savored each and every bite of this deliciousness. I hope you’ll give them a try and love them as I have! Enjoy.

These Apple Blondies are full of warm spices and topped with an absolutely scrumptious (and SUPER easy) caramel glaze. These chewy, soft apple blondies are gluten-free, paleo and vegan.

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These Apple Blondies are full of warm spices and topped with an absolutely scrumptious (and SUPER easy) caramel glaze. These chewy, soft apple blondies are gluten-free, paleo and vegan.

Apple Blondies with Caramel Glaze (Gluten Free, Paleo + Vegan)

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 16 blondies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These Apple Blondies are full of warm spices and topped with an absolutely scrumptious (and SUPER easy) caramel glaze. These chewy, soft apple blondies are gluten-free, paleo and vegan.


Ingredients

Scale

For the caramel glaze

  • 3 tablespoons cashew butter
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 16 whole pecans, toasted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8×8” square baking pan with parchment paper and spray with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the almond butter, coconut oil, coconut sugar, applesauce, and vanilla extract until smooth and combined. Stir in the almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Fold in the chopped apples.
  3. Spread evenly in prepared pan and bake for about 20 minutes, or until lightly browned. Remove from the oven and let cool on a cooling rack for 10 minutes, and then transfer to the refrigerator to cool completely.
  4. While the blondies are cooling, prepare the caramel glaze. In a small bowl, whisk together the cashew butter, maple syrup, and coconut oil until smooth. If the ingredients are not all the same temperature and any clumping occurs, heat in the microwave for 15-30 seconds to smooth it out.
  5. Cut the blondies into 16 squares. Drizzle the glaze over the cooled blondies, garnish with one whole pecan per blondie, and let set in the refrigerator. Store leftovers tightly sealed in the refrigerator.

Notes

Nutritional info is calculated without the caramel glaze.


Nutrition

  • Calories: 149
  • Sugar: 11
  • Fat: 10
  • Carbohydrates: 14
  • Fiber: 2
  • Protein: 3

Keywords: blondies, apple, gluten-free, vegan, caramel, dessert

These Apple Blondies are full of warm spices and topped with an absolutely scrumptious (and SUPER easy) caramel glaze. These chewy, soft apple blondies are gluten-free, paleo and vegan.

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