Apple Blondies

5 from 117 votes

These Apple Blondies are a soft and gooey dessert recipe made with healthy and wholesome ingredients! Tasting just like apple pie, these flourless blondies need just 5 ingredients to make. 

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Apple Pie Blondies

When it comes to healthy apple recipes, I love applesauce cake, applesauce bread, and these apple blondies. 

When Fall comes around, I am a fan of adding applesauce to everything and anything. These apple blondies are my current favorite, as they are so simple to make, and are full of warm, fall flavors.

Initially, my intentions were to make a healthy apple pie, but I really couldn’t be bothered making a crust. Besides I already have a fabulous apple pie recipe. Instead, I wanted to try and make a kind of bar dessert, a cross between a brownie and a dessert bar. Enter- These blondies!

Made with coconut flour and naturally sweetened, they are a low carb and healthy dessert recipe. It’s a simple one bowl recipe that is made without butter and without oil, but you’d never tell. Taste wise, they have all the flavors of any good apple pie, minus the crust. The texture is what makes this stand out- Soft, fudgy, and gooey in one.

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How do you make apple blondies?

The Ingredients

  • Unsweetened applesauce- Using a mere 1/2 cup does not provide many additional carbs, making it suitable for a keto diet. Ensure your applesauce is 100% unsweetened. 
  • Almond butter- Smooth almond butter is perfect for the gooey texture. You can replace almond butter with either peanut butter or cashew butter.
  • Keto Maple Syrup- Adds sweetness, but also keeps the blondies gooey and fudgy. If you don’t follow a strict keto diet, you can substitute this for pure maple syrup or agave nectar. 
  • Coconut Flour- This helps to hold the blondies together. I have not tried a substitution for this. 
  • Apple Pie Spice- Use either packaged apple pie spice or a homemade version (see below!) 
  • Granulated sweetener of choice (optional)– Add a sprinkle of your favorite granulated sweetener of choice on top of the bars, as they produce a gorgeous crust! 

The Instructions

In a mixing bowl, add your coconut flour and apple pie spice and mix until combined. Next, heat up your almond butter and maple syrup in a small saucepan or microwave safe bowl. Once warm, add it to the dry mixture, along with the unsweetened applesauce, and mix until combined. Transfer the blondie mixture into an 8 x 8-inch pan. If desired, sprinkle with some sweetener. Bake at 180C/350F for 30 minutes, before removing from the oven and allowing to cool completely. 

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How do you make an apple pie spice? 

If you can’t find packaged apple pie spice, easily make your own.

To make– 1/4 cup cinnamon, 2 teaspoons nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice, 1 1/2 teaspoons ginger.

Mix together and store in an airtight container or jar. 

Tips and Tricks

  • Once you remove it from the oven, it will still look undercooked. Allow it to cool completely and for the absolute best taste, refrigerate and enjoy cold- it tastes incredible this way.
  • For added apple flavor, feel free to fold through some diced apples into the batter. 
  • For thicker blondies, add a little extra coconut flour. 
  • Drizzle the blondies with some caramel sauce for a delicious caramel apple flavor. 

Storing and Freezing Apple Blondies

  • To store: Apple pie blondies need to be stored in the refrigerator, to avoid them spoiling. Refrigerated blondies will keep for up to 2 weeks.
  • To freeze: Place blondies in a ziplock bag and store in the freezer for up to 6 months. 

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Apple Blondies

Flourless Apple Pie Blondies are a soft, gooey and fudgy dessert recipe made with healthy and wholesome ingredients! Made with unsweetened applesauce, these apple blondies taste amazing with a drizzle of caramel!
5 from 117 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 9 Blondies
Calories: 105kcal
Author: Arman

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F and line an 8 x 8-inch pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix very well until a very thick batter is formed.
  • Transfer to the greased baking dish and top with the granulated sweetener of choice. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, or until the tops are golden.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Refrigerate for at least an hour before slicing.

Notes

* Depending on the brand of coconut flour you use, you may need to add an extra tablespoon of coconut flour OR maple syrup to have the batter 'firm'.
TO STORE: Healthy Apple Pie Blondies need to be kept in the refrigerator. They will keep fresh for up to 2 weeks.
TO FREEZE: Flourless apple pie blondies are freezer friendly and will freeze well for up to 6 months. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1Bar | Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg | NET CARBS: 3g
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Comments

100 thoughts on “Apple Blondies

  1. Do you think I could sub casein protein for the coconut flour? Would you suggest any modifications if I did try it? Thanks!

  2. Hi! I am planning to try this awesome looking recipe tonight!! Even though it’s not even fall 🙂 Are you totally vegan? Because I am wondering what might happen if I added an egg to this?
    Thanks!

  3. Hi!

    I am currently on an elimination diet per the doctors orders (no gluten, dairy, added salt/sugar and many other things!) so I was excited to try your recipe today!
    I substituted the maple syrup for raw honey, the coconut flour for almond flour and the peanut butter for raw almond butter. Unfortunately mine came out tastey, but pretty flat and dry. I used a packed 1/4 cup of almond flour and had it in the oven for 30 minutes in an 8×8 pan.

    Would you have any ideas as to what went wrong? I’d like to make the recipe again because it looks so delicious!

  4. Hi, I made these exactly following the recipe and they had the best flavour but unfortunately they turned out really crumbly 🙁 Should I have baked them for less time or made the batter less thick?

  5. I made these yesterday and followed the instructions but was only able to fill a 9×9 pan about a half inch. Yours seem thicker. I also didn’t know the ratio for apple pie spice and figured my local bulk store would have it premade. They didn’t, so I settled for a pumpkin spice since I’m assuming some kind of “fall” seasoning would suffice. Regardless, they still turned out nice and tasty for being a healthy treat. I know its your motto not to sacrifice flavour so it’s great when it doesn’t feel like healthy food but it is. Again, something else enjoyable that will help me avoid sugar and carbs.

  6. just made these and holy wow. They are amazing. I used sunflower seed butter and honey so the taste was a little different, but either way they are amazing and will be getting me through midterms.

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