‘Caramel’ Blondies (Gluten Free)

Nov 5, 2020 | Recipes, Sweet treats

ok, not real caramel. But these blondies are so rich and decedent that makes them worthy of caramel in their title. I woke up this morning so happy because of the “winter” season that came upon us in Israel the night before. The smell of rain was still in the air, my neighbors tree was down and in my yard, my kids were sent to gan in jackets! I had a busy day ahead of me but I just needed a fudgey deliciousness with my coffee this morning to go with the vibe. And I didn’t have much to work with. But isn’t that how all godo recipes come about?!

This recipe is so simple. Almond butter, silan and an egg. That’s the bulk of it. And then those ooey gooey chocolate chips that just make the decadence so much more decedent. My two ingredient notes here are 1) to try to find a pretty runny and smooth almond butter. The thicker ones may make the batter a bit too sticky and not give the same fudgey effect. Here’s what I used, and you can find it at most supermarket chains here in Israel (not just the health food stores). And 2) USE THE SILAN IN THIS RECIPE! Try your hardest not to swap with honey or maple (though you can and it will be ok) because this is what gives the blondies their “caramel” name. Dates are used by vegans quite often to mimic caramel. And that’s exactly what the silan did in this recipe.

Hubs took one bite and was in shock. He said this is the best one yet. I can’t decide if I agree, but it’s definitely up there. So had to get this recipe up ASAP for you guys to vibe along with me. Just in time for our first proper “winter” Shabbat here in Israel.

Xoxo

About Me

Hi! Thanks for stopping by! I’m Liat, a certified yoga instructor and dietician in training. My goal is to help you navigate healthy living here in Israel with recipes and tips that will show you just how doable healthy eating can be without sacrificing the dishes that you love! Happy navigating fellow fresh sabras xoxo

'Caramel' Blondies

Servings: twelve blondies

Ingredients

1 cup smooth and natural almond butter
1/2 cup silan
1 egg
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celcius. Line an 8x8" baking pan with parchment paper sides hanging out. Alternatively you can grease any baking pan really well but just not that the serving size will change.
2. In a medium bowl, mix all the ingredients, excluding the chocolate chips, together. Mix until you have a thick and uniform mixture.
3. Fold in the chocolate chips until fully incorporated.
4. Pour batter into pre-lined pan, getting as even of a layer as you can. You may want to spray your spatula for this step to make the batter easier to handle.
5. Bake for 22-25 minutes and then cool completely before cutting into squares.

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