These apple blondies are a warm and indulgent treat for the colder months. They're perfectly spiced and extra gooey and soft.
I think everyone knows by now how much I love Fall. I've posted plenty of gluten free pumpkin recipes, baked up tons of cinnamon apple goodies, and I think I profess my love for the season every single time. So I won't go there this time 😉
But what I WILL tell you is, these apple blondies are seriously good. They're extra soft, which is actually one of the things I love about them. They are melt-in-your-mouth good. And, as always, I'm keeping it super easy, too.
I was inspired to develop this recipe simply because we are huge fans of gluten free blondies in this house. So I started thinking, how can I take a beloved blonde brownie recipe and give it a sprinkle of Fall flavor? With apple sauce + my favorite Fall spices, that's how!
Oh, and I'm warning you now: your whole kitchen will be filled with the most warm and cozy aroma when you whip up a batch of these blondies.
Why You'll Love These Blondies...
- Did I mention that they're soft? And gooey? If you want to encourage these blondies to firm up a bit, I recommend popping them into the refrigerator to chill a little after cooling. Otherwise, you can enjoy them right away. You just might need a fork.
- It's just SO easy. The applesauce gives us all that great apple flavor, so you can technically make these blondies year-round. No need to have fresh apples on-hand.
- Between the cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg, the spices in these brownies are just perfect.
What You'll Need...
How To Make...
To make my gluten free apple blondies, we'll start by combining all of our dry ingredients, just so it's ready to use when we need it. Set that mixture aside and grab your electric mixer.
We're going to cream the butter with both sugars until it's nice and smooth. Next, add in your applesauce and vanilla extract. And we're almost done! Told you I'm keeping it easy.
Add the dry mix into the wet mixture and mix on low speed until the batter just comes together. Transfer the batter to a square pan lined with parchment paper, and use your spatula to smooth it out.
Bake on 350ºF for about 22 minutes. Allow the blondies to cool completely before slicing up into individual bars.
Tips For Making The Best Apple Blondies...
- As always, my top tip is to weigh your flour out using a kitchen scale, if you have one. This is the best way to ensure accuracy! Adding too much or too little flour can really affect the end result. We'll need 246 grams of flour for this recipe.
- As I mentioned, these blonde brownies are pretty soft. I like them that way, but if you want to, you can chill them a bit before serving.
- To make dairy-free apple blondies, you can try substituting your favorite non-dairy butter. I haven't tested it but I really think it would work!
- I haven't specified what kind of brown sugar to use in this recipe, because both light and dark brown will work just fine. Feel free to use whichever you have on hand.
- You can go ahead and use homemade applesauce, if you have some. I recommend using unsweetened applesauce, as these apple blondies are already plenty sweet thanks to both sugars.
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Apple Blondies - Gluten Free, Eggless
- 1 ⅔ cups (246g) gluten free flour blend
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ginger
- ½ cup (113g) unsalted butter room temperature
- 1 cup (200g) brown sugar packed
- ⅓ cup (67g) granulated sugar
- ½ cup (128g) unsweetened applesauce
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line an 8" square baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- Whisk the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, and ginger together and set aside.
- Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter with both sugars. Add the applesauce and vanilla and beat to incorporate. Add in the dry ingredients and mix on low speed until combined.
- Spread batter into baking pan and bake for 22-24 minutes. Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars.
- These blondies are very soft. I like to transfer them to the refrigerator for 1 hour after they have completely cooled, as I have found this helps the bars set better.