Blondies Gluten-free


6 Tablespoons grass-fed unsalted butter

1 cup chopped walnuts (or nut of choice)

¾ cup almond butter (I used crunchy)

½ cup dates cut up

1 Tablespoon maple syrup

2 Tablespoons flaxseed meal

2 tsp vanilla extract

½ teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon baking powder

3 organic eggs


Set oven to 350. Line 8X8 pan with parchment. Melt butter in a frying pan on medium low heat. Add chopped nuts and cook stirring frequently until butter foams and then turns brown, 5-6 minutes. Be careful not to burn the nuts. Remove from heat and set a strainer in the Kitchen Aide. Pour nuts into strainer and let strain.  Place cut dates into hot butter and mix, let sit 5 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients to the baking powder. With the paddle attachment mix well for a couple of minutes. Add eggs one at a time. Pour mixture into the prepared pan and sprinkle the top with the reserved nuts. Bake for 20-25 minutes testing at 20. Batter should be dry when tested. Cool.   Enjoy!

Recipe Story

Deserts are something I don't have very often, but when I do... when the craving comes, that is when my creativity comes out. How can I make that with less sugar? Less fat? Gluten-free? This recipe was born out of my curiosity of baking. Enjoy