Maple Glazed Apple Blondies
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Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Maple Glazed Apple Blondies are chewy, perfectly sweet, and filled with soft yet crunchy cinnamon apples.
- This recipe is perfect for dessert, a sweet snack or a sweet breakfast.
- Tastes amazing served with a warm cup of coffee.
- Serve these bars warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the ultimate fall dessert.
- Great for thanksgiving, or any holiday party.
- These blondies are made with oat flour making them a healthier option.
- Filled with healthy fats from the creamy, all natural almond butter.
- As written, this recipe is refined sugar free.
- Completely dairy-free!
- Check out my cinnamon apple oatmeal bars for a similar recipe!
Ingredients And Substitutions
These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Maple Glazed Apple Blondies. Scroll down to the recipe card for a full list of ingredients and instructions.
The base of these bars are made with a blend of old fashioned oats and oat flour. I have not tested this recipe with any other flour substitutes.
Ground cinnamon adds a lovely warm fall flavor and a bit of spice.
Baking powder helps these bars rise during baking time and have a nice and fluffy texture.
A touch of salt helps to balance out all the flavors.
Almond Butter is a healthy fat that I love using in my recipes in replace of regular butter or oil. You can also use any other type of nut or seed butter such as cashew, pecan, peanut, or sunflower seed butter.
Maple Syrup is an unrefined natural sweetener that I love to use in my recipes. It adds a lovely caramel like flavor that tastes delicious. Can sub for honey, agave or date syrup. Stay away from Pancake Syrup as this is not the same.
Coconut sugar is also an unrefined natural sweetener, may sub for cane sugar, brown sugar or monk fruit sweetener.
Eggs add to the overall texture of these bars. I have not tested this recipe with an egg replacement.
Vanilla extract adds a lovely flavor to any baked good!
Use green apples for a sweet and tart flavor, or red apples for a more overall sweet bar. I prefer the green apples for a good balance.
The maple glaze is made with almond milk (or any other milk of choice), maple syrup, vanilla extract and powdered sugar.
How To Make
ONE: Use a potato peeler to remove the skin from the apple and dice into bite sized pieces. Heat a medium skillet over medium to low heat and add in the diced apples, cinnamon and maple syrup. Mix well and let simmer for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally until apples are soft and tender. Remove from heat.
TWO: In a medium bowl, add in the almond butter, maple syrup, coconut sugar, eggs and vanilla extract. Whisk until well combined and mixture is smooth and creamy. Add in the oats, oat flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt last and mix with a rubber spatula until combined.
THREE: Fold in the sautéed apples last and mix once more. Pour batter into the prepared 8×8 dish and spread evenly.
FOUR: Bake for 30-35 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely before adding on the glaze. To make the glaze, combine powdered sugar, milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract in a small bowl.
FIVE: Pour over cooled blondies and let firm up for about 10 minutes before slicing into and enjoy!!
Tips And Tricks
Use almond butter where the only ingredient is almonds. This will be a runny texture and will work much better than one that is thick and contains palm oil.
Make your own oat flour by blending oats until they are a smooth and thin powder.
Let bars cool completely before adding on the maple glaze. Then allow the maple glaze to firm up before slicing into.
Use a clean knife to slice each bar, this will help the bars from falling apart.
How To Serve And Store
Serve these Maple Glazed Apple Blondies warm and with a cup of coffee, tea or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. These bars may also be served at room temperature.
Store in an airtight container on the counter and enjoy within 2-3 days, or you may refrigerate and enjoy within 5 days.
Can also be frozen, wrap up tightly and store in the freezer. Enjoy within 30-60 days. Let defrost on the counter fully before warming up in the microwave, oven or air fryer.
Taste And Texture
These Maple Glazed Apple Blondies are the perfect blend between apple pie and an oatmeal bar.
They are chewy, and filled with warm fall spices.
Frequently Asked Questions
I have not tested this recipe with any other flour substitutes.
No, you don’t have too.
I have not tested this recipe without eggs, however, 2 flax eggs should work just the same! The texture may differ slightly.
Yes! Just use certified gluten free oats!
Other Recipes You May Like
- Cinnamon Apple Oat Bars
- Old Fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies
- Gluten Free Apple Bread
- Apple Cinnamon Rolls
- Apple Pie Cookies
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