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Paleo Salted Caramel Pumpkin Blondies


  • Author: Michelle
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 9 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

These paleo salted caramel pumpkin blondies are the ultimate fall treat when you’re craving something decadent! They’re gluten-free, vegan, and paleo.


Ingredients

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For the blondies

  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1/4 cup almond butter (I use the Barney Butter, Bare Smooth variety)
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda

For the salted caramel

  • 1/2 cup coconut cream
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/31/2 tsp salt

Instructions

For the blondies

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and line a 7×5.5″  baking dish (see notes for alternatives) with lightly greased parchment paper.
  2. Using a large bowl, combine the ground flaxseed and water. Allow to sit for 5 minutes to form the flax egg.
  3. Add the almond butter, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, and coconut oil to the bowl and mix well to combine.
  4. Add the almond flour, coconut flour, coconut sugar, cinnamon, and baking soda to the bowl and stir to combine, making sure the batter is smooth and well incorporated.
  5. Pour the batter into baking dish, using a rubber spatula to evenly smooth out the batter. Transfer to the preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes or until the blondies are lightly browned on top, and baked through
  6. Allow to cool before slicing into 9 even slices.

For the salted caramel

  1. Once the blondies are ready to serve, combine the coconut cream, coconut sugar, and salt in a saucepan set over medium heat and stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a low boil, and reduce to a low simmer, stirring often for 10 minutes or until reduced and caramel is formed.
  2. If serving immediately, drizzle the caramel over the blondies and top with salt additional salt to taste. If serving later, store the caramel and blondies separately and reheat the caramel over the stop top when ready to serve.

Notes

All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.

For the baking dish, you can also try to use a standard loaf pan (8×4″). If using an 8×8″ pan, the blondies will be thinner. Adjust bake time if needed for the pan size.

  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 45
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 311
  • Fat: 12.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.3g
  • Fiber: 3.4g
  • Protein: 6.1g

Keywords: salted caramel, pumpkin blondies

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