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Paleo Apple Blondies with Maple Coconut Glaze

These Paleo Apple Blondies are moist and decadent, and topped off with the most amazing maple coconut glaze. It’s a delicious treat for the Fall!

Paleo Apple Blondies

Are you more of a blondies or brownies fan? i go back and forth, but right now, blondies are a bit head after I made these Paleo Apple Blondies recently. I don’t usually crave sweet treats, so I don’t know what’s happening with me these days. It may be the weather cooling down that I’m just reaching for things that bring me comfort, but at least I’m making healthier choices while doing it.

Paleo Apple Blondies Recipe

Recently, all I see are apples when I go to the farmers market or the grocery store, so I was inspired to create an apple dessert. Apples are so delicious these days, and I love using them in recipes because they have that perfect flavor combo of being sweet and tart at the same time.

In this recipe, they are baked into decadent baked blondies, and I love that you can really taste the apples in every bite. The sweet, yummy glaze brings out the apple flavor even more so make sure you don’t skip out on it!

Paleo Apple Blondies

Maple Coconut Glaze

The Paleo Apple Blondies themselves are tasty on their own, but the maple coconut glaze really takes it to a whole new level. The coconut butter is naturally sweet already so you don’t even need to add that much maple syrup to reach that perfect sweetness!

When heating up the ingredients for the maple glaze, make sure that you don’t use high heat, as it can harden the glaze. It’s best to heat it up low and slow so it reaches that thin and spreadable consistency.

If you don’t want to use the stovetop, you can even use the microwave. Just heat it up for 10 seconds at a time, stirring in between, until it’s warm-hot and thinned out.

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If you end up making these Paleo Apple Blondies, comment below and let me know how it goes! I stored mine in an airtight container the fridge, and I’ve been sneaking it after dinner every night and it’s such a yummy treat. I’ll always be a summer girl, but this dessert actually gets me me a little excited that Fall is here!

Paleo Apple Blondies

Paleo Apple Blondies with Maple Coconut Glaze

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Cooling time: 1 hour
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 16 blondies
Calories: 168 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

These Paleo Apple Blondies are moist and decadent, and topped off with the most amazing maple coconut glaze. It's a delicious treat for the Fall!

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup cassava flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/3 cup ghee or coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup finely chopped apples peeled

Coconut Maple Glaze

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and line a 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper, letting the ends go over the sides.

  2. In a large bowl, combine cassava flour, cinnamon, sea salt, and baking soda, and whisk together. 

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together maple syrup, almond butter, ghee, vanilla extract, and an egg.

  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix together. 

  5. Fold in chopped apples.

  6. Pour into the prepared baking dish and spread out the batter evenly with a spatula.

  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the toothpick inserted at the center comes out clean.

  8. Remove from the oven let is cool for 20 minutes in the baking dish.

  9. While the blondies are cooling, add all ingredients for the coconut maple glaze in a small saucepan and heat over medium low heat until melted and combined.

  10. Pour over the blondies and spread out evenly with a spatula. Sprinkle with more cinnamon if desired.

  11. Let it cool for 30-40 minutes until the glaze hardens and the blondies are completely cool.

  12. Remove from the baking dish using the parchment paper to lift it out of the pan.

  13. Cut into squares and enjoy! Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Apple Blondies with Maple Coconut Glaze
Amount Per Serving (1 blondie)
Calories 168 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 121mg 5%
Potassium 108mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 10g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 0.4%
Vitamin C 0.9%
Calcium 5.8%
Iron 4.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Paleo Reese’s Bars

If you love Reese’s cups, you’ll be obsessed with these gluten free and Paleo Reese’s Bars that are so decadent and delicious. Made with clean ingredients and free of refined sugar!

Paleo Reese's Bars

Someone needs to come over and take these Paleo Reese’s Bars away from me because they are freakin’ dangerous. I can’t stop sneaking a bite of them, and the addiction is real around here.

I’m not joking when I say that this healthier version of your favorite childhood treat is even better than the original. The soft chocolatey layer on top of sweetened almond butter on top of a sturdy almond flour crust… It’s like heaven in one bite.

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Indulge: 70+ Grain Free Desserts

I wish I can say this was my recipe, but I can’t take credit for it. This is from the amazing paleo dessert cookbook, Indulge: 70+ Grain-Free Desserts, written by a fellow blogger Carol Lovett from Ditch the Wheat. When I looked through the book for the first time, I bookmarked several drool-worthy recipes to try, and I knew I HAD to try these Paleo Reese’s Bars first as soon as I read the title.

Other recipes in this book include: Chocolate Marble Cake (I’ll DEFINITELY be making that one), Flourless BrowniesCinnamon Toast Crunch Cookies (um, yes please), Chocolate Ganache, Pecan Pie Truffles, and so much more.

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Paleo Reese's Bars

Paleo Reese's Bars

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 390 kcal
Author: Carol Lovett

If you love Reese's cups, you'll be obsessed with these gluten free and Paleo Reese's Bars that are so decadent and delicious. Made with clean ingredients and free of refined sugar!

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Ingredients

Crust:

Filling:

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Line the bottom of a 4x8 inch rectangular loaf pan with parchment paper. In a large bowl combine the ingredients for the crust. Evenly press the dough into the bottom of the prepared baking pan.

  2. Bake for 10-15 minutes. The crust is done when it is lightly brown and firm to the touch. Let the crust cool before spreading the filling.

  3. In a bowl, combine the almond butter, coconut oil, 3 tbsp raw honey. Mix and reserve about ¼ of the mixture for the chocolate topping. Spread the almond butter filling onto the cooled crust. Place the bars in the freezer to firm up before spreading the chocolate mixture on top of the almond filling.

  4. To make the chocolate topping, add unsweetened cocoa powder and 1/2 tbsp of honey (or more, if needed) to the reserved almond butter filling.

  5. Spread on top of the semi-frozen bars. Place in the fridge to firm. Store the bars in the refrigerator. 

Recipe Notes

Makes 8 servings

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Reese's Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 390 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Sodium 39mg 2%
Potassium 249mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 13g
Protein 9g 18%
Calcium 13.9%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Paleo Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Blondies

Yummy Paleo Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Blondies are a healthy but decadent treat for any occasion, and they are gluten, dairy, and processed sugar free!

Paleo Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Blondies

So… who’s excited for Valentine’s Day? Half of you are probably saying, “Me, me, me!!” and the other half of you are probably rolling your eyes. But hey, no matter whether you are single or have that special someone to celebrate with, I think we can ALL enjoy some sweets and express a bit of love to someone else and/or to ourselves.

And what says L-O-V-E better than a chocolate treat? These sheet pan chocolate chip blondies will definitely fulfill the purpose of giving you all the happy feels without the gluten, soy, and processed sugars. They did for me!

Paleo Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip BlondiesPaleo Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Blondies

Full disclosure: I made these chocolate chip blondies in a sheet pan for the sole reason that we are in the middle of a move staying at an Airbnb, and a sheet pan was all I had to bake anything in. But hey, I don’t regret a thing because they turned out fan-freakin-tastic! I already tested out popping them in the freezer and defrosting one square at a time and it still tastes amazing. Oh, and they are even better when toasted in the oven for a few minutes after they are thawed!

If you want to go full treat mode, you can even make some chocolate frosting to slather on top and make it a sheet pan cake. The blondies are soft and fluffy enough to be pass as cake, and it’ll add another layer (pun intended) of decadence!

Paleo Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Blondies

Paleo Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Blondies

Paleo Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Blondies

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 48 blondies (approx.)
Calories: 109 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

Yummy Paleo Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Blondies are a healthy but decadent treat for any occasion, and they are gluten, dairy, and processed sugar free!

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 18"x13" sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together almond flour, tapioca flour, baking soda and sea salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix almond butter, avocado oil, maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla extract until smooth and combined.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix well until a thick batter is formed.
  5. Fold in 1 cup of dark chocolate chips.
  6. Pour the batter into the pan and spread out evenly with a spatula.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and take the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips and place them on top of the batter evenly. Bake for additional 10 minutes
  8. Cool completely before cutting into squares, then serve.
Nutrition Facts
Paleo Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Blondies
Amount Per Serving (1 blondie)
Calories 109 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 57mg 2%
Potassium 71mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Sugars 3g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 0.2%
Calcium 3.9%
Iron 2.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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