My favorite blondies recipe gets a twist with Gluten-Free Blondies. Because you can have your gluten-free, and eat it too!

My favorite blondie recipe gets a twist with Gluten Free Blondies. Because you can have your gluten free, and eat it too!

-No glutens were harmed in the making of these blondies-

Growing up, my mom was known around town as a great baker. There was hardly a lunch packed without a brownie or a piece of coffee cake. When friends came over, there were always cookies on the counter or in the fridge (Mum loves cold CCC’s). And you can bet that when there was a birthday, my mom made the cake.

Sarah’s birthday = chocolate cake
Rebe’s birthday = carrot cake
Mum’s birthday = coconut cake

My favorite blondie recipe gets a twist with Gluten Free Blondies. Because you can have your gluten free, and eat it too!

I knew from an early age that my mom was a talented baker. I can vividly picture sitting at a middle-school lunch table, unwrapping my brownie, and hearing the familiar quiet question:

Can I have a bite of your brownie?

Then another:

Me… too?

And on and on until everyone at the table had a scrap of brownie in their hand… myself included, seeing as I had given almost all of it away.

My favorite blondie recipe gets a twist with Gluten Free Blondies. Because you can have your gluten free, and eat it too!

One of our favorite recipes by Mum was Blondies. The texture of a brownie with the flavor of a cookie. What’s not to love? They were a staple and in the regular rotation of desserts in our household.

Their texture is soft and chewy, yet with a crispy top. They’re loaded with thick dark chocolate disks that melt in your mouth. And these gluten-free blondies have- you guessed it- zee-ro glutens in them.

My favorite blondie recipe gets a twist with Gluten Free Blondies. Because you can have your gluten free, and eat it too!

Now, want to make this not-gluten-free? Totally doable! Just substitute the gluten-free flour for an equal amount of all-purpose flour.

Either way, you’ll end up with a dessert that will have your boyfriend/girlfriend/roommate/spouse/child/friend/dog/belly begging you for more.

My favorite blondie recipe gets a twist with Gluten Free Blondies. Because you can have your gluten free, and eat it too!

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Gluten Free Blondies
 
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Serves: 9 blondies
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Gluten Free Flour (I used King Arthur Gluten-Free Flour)
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dark chocolate baking disks/chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8"x8" baking dish with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a standing mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add in egg and vanilla during last minute of mixing. Turn mixer speed to low and mix in flour, baking soda, and salt until just combined. Remove from standing mixer and fold in chocolate chips.
  3. Place dough into baking dish and smooth using the back of a spatula. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and a knife inserted in the center of the dough comes out mostly clean. Allow to cool for 20 minutes before removing from pan and cutting into 9 squares!

 

43 comments

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Um…birthdays at your house sound amazing. All those cakes! YUM! These blondies looks delicious. “Blondie” was my nickname growing up, so I think that means you have to send me a dozen of these STAT!

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You had quite the selection of decadent treats growing up! These blondies look amazing, Sarah! I’m in awe that they’re gluten-free. I love how thick and full of flavor these are!

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Birthday party at your house sounds fun! And these blondies look scrumptious. I adore the texture and gluten-free makes them more delicious.

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Love blondies and these look thick, chocolatey and delicious! Great for a b-day 🙂 Pinned!

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Ohh I want alll those cakes for my birthday, is that cool? Blondies were my favorite for a long time, served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

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I love that these are gluten free yet that have all the flavor! The texture is still spot on as well. How lucky you were to grow up with a baker for a mom! I’d love to have homemade treats for my birthday!

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Theas look amazing! I love that they are a bit of a cookie/Blondie hybrid. It’s actually always been a goal of mine to be “that mom” the One who sent their kids to school with the cool snacks and delicious desserts. Your mom sounds so awesome.

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Hi, I’m just wondering whether I could use all-purpose flour instead of gluten-free for this recipe? Thanks!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Yes, you absolutely can in equal amount!

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Your mom sounds awesome! I love blondies. As a kid I thought they were giant rectangle cookies 🙂

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These look absolutely amazing! You would never know they are gluten free!

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I love that your mom sent you with homemade treats every day. You must have been the most popular girl at the table! Save me a seat? 🙂

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Love that you used chocolate discs, so cool! These look beyond perfect, your mom is a genius 🙂 Pinning!

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I am seriously craving these, so I’m sure it won’t be long before I just have to go to my kitchen and make them. Darn you 😉

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Your mom sounds like an amazing baker!! So jealous!

Also I am really excited about these blondies because I have a friend with Celiac’s who always comes over and can never eat our baked goods.

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I bet you had all the kids bargaining with you at the lunch table. I know I would have been one of them! These look fabulous, Sarah! The thought of a cookie in a thicker, bar form is something I would love! And I’ve never made blondies before. This must change! Thanks for your inspiration! And I’m with Abby, warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! Yaaasssss!

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You never know who has a gluten allergy these days, so these are perfect for sharing in the lunchroom…or just keeping all to yourself. WOW to the fudgy factor in these…I would have no idea they were GF!

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Haha! I had a pretty “sweet” childhood concerning the “sweets” department too! Yay for moms that can bake right?!
And about these stunner blondies. I am obsessed, I am drooling, and I can’t believe they’re gluten-free! Soo it’s cool that I just eat the entire batch by myself right?! 🙂

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Oh sweet mercy, Sarah! These blondies look like pure magic! I love that you always shared your mom’s baked goods with your friends (I would be fare more selfish :). Can’t wait to try this out on my GF friends!

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I love how your mom made all of your favorite cakes for your bdays. You must have such wonderful memories. And these blondies are simply insane!

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Ahh! these look so perfect, PINNED IT.

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Those are some yummy looking blondies! And I love those chunks of chocolate chips in there! Pinned 🙂

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I bet every kid wanted to sit next to you at lunch! especially if you were sharing your brownie! 😛 love these GF blondies! I’ve got to try KAF’s GF flour!

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In looking at these you would never know they are gluten free. I bet they are just as tasty as regular blondies!

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Moms are the best, aren’t they? My mom was definitely the one who taught me how to bake! Love how chewy and fudgy these look!

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These look wonderful! I’m going to try them today. 🙂

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I want a bite of your blondie!! These look so chewy and moist and perfect. If you grew up with these on the counter, you had one lucky (and delicious) childhood.

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I’ve surprisingly never have a blondie before and think I have been missing out on something delicious. You’ve got me drooling here over the images Sarah!

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You are one lucky gal having a baker as a mom. What kid wouldn’t want to open their lunch box and have all the other kids envious of what they are seeing. These blondies look so thick and chocolatey. I would never have guessed they are gluten free.

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I had a dinner party with two GF eaters, so was so excited to see this recipe. It turned out beautifully, and you wouldn’t guess these are GF; there was none of the graininess you sometimes get with GF recipes. I did add 1/4 tsp xantham gum, as my flour didn’t have that. I highly, highly recommend this recipe!

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I made these last month and they are the best gluten free version I’ve tried so far. I cried with joy. My husband and children didn’t notice the difference. They also kept moist and soft much longer than typical gluten free baked goods. I set some aside for about 5 days just to test and they were a tiny bit stale but not dry. Hey, even normal blondies are a bit stale after 5 days.

I am a newly confirmed celiac and would love more gluten free treats. Do you have any more sweets for people like me that know what the real thing taste like but can’t have it?

Thank you.

Veda

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Hi Veda! Thank you SO MUCH for the comment- it just made my night! You’ve inspired me! Stay tuned for something in the next few weeks. In the mean time, some of my other recipes that you’d enjoy are my Kiwi Lime Sorbet, Almond Joy Granola Bars, and my Flourless Chocolate Cookies! Thank you again and happy baking 🙂

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Hey Sarah
Have you ever tried using almond meal instead of gluten-free flour? I’m just wondering whether a one-for-one substitute would work.
Thanks!
Sarah

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Hi Sarah,

I have not! I would look online to see what the best conversion would be. I’m sorry I can’t be of more help!

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Just made these, with better batter flour. The pics and comments don’t come close to sharing how good they are and how well the recipe turns out. Very easy too! Thanks for sharing!

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I made these for a youth group meeting. Made one batch with one-to-one GF baking flour, and one batch with all purpose regular gluten-ful flour.

The two batches tasted nearly identical. The kids scarfed them all down!! Thanks for the great recipe.

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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You’re totally right in that they work wonderfully as regular blondies! So glad the kids liked them. Thank you, Chris!!

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can this recipe be doubled to a 13.x9 pan?

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Yes!

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Absolutely amazing recipe! Thank you so much. Taste like regular blondies. Real treat for my GF son. Thank you!!!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
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SO glad to hear he enjoyed! Thank you Liora!

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