The Best Ever Gluten-free Apple Blondies made with a few simple ingredients for a classic fall apple dessert!
Ok ok, full disclosure – I did not come up with the idea of making apple blondies.
The woman who birthed my crazy self (hey ma) has been making these epic apple blondies for whats feels like forever. They are one of our family favorites and even Jordan who isn’t the biggest dessert guy, loves them!
I made a few tweaks to the original recipe and made these gluten-free, a little lower in sugar and with no refined sugars at all. The classic recipe uses brown sugar and cane sugar and while it tastes amazing, I need dessert everyday so I try to limit the refined sugars over here.
But I did leave in the key ingredient that makes these blondies absolutely insane. And I’m not talking about the chopped up apples in these gems. I’m talking about the good old BUTTER that makes these bad boys so flipping good.
These apple blondies have one of my favorite baking ingredients: pasture-raised butter
Baking with butter is truly something that cannot be substituted in my opinion. There is something about the flavor and texture it adds to recipes and you can truly notice a difference when there is butter in a dessert versus when there isn’t.
I love using Vital Farm’s Pasture-Raised Butter for all my cooking and baking needs. They have both unsalted and sea salted butter so we usually switch things up every time. I especially love using the sea salted one in chocolate chip cookies like these.
Vital Farms focuses on all ethically produced foods for us to enjoy. Their eggs, butter and ghee are from farms with pasture-raised animals, which is the most sustainable and humane way to raise them. We love using their eggs, ghee and butter and we do so pretty much every single day.
A few of my other favorite recipes using their products are: Soft and Chewy Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Cookies, Healthy Homemade Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls (gluten-free) and Giant Gluten-free Cinnamon Roll (no yeast + refined sugar-free).
Yield: 18-20 1x
- 2/3 cup grass fed butter, softened
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup coconut sugar
- 2 pasture-raised eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup nuts (walnuts or pecans)
- 2 cups gluten-free flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 cup of organic chopped apples
- Preheat oven 350 degrees
- Grease 9×13 pan
- Cream butter and sugar
- Add eggs and vanilla
- Add flour and baking powder, stir well
- Stir apples and nuts
- Pour onto pan and bake for 30-35 minutes
- Category: dessert