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peanut butter caramel apple blondies

Peanut Butter Caramel Apple Blondies

Perfectly fluffy, and moist blondies studded with soft chunks of apple, rich notes of peanut butter, and drizzled in a creamy coconut-based caramel.

Course Dessert
Keyword healthy dessert recipe, peanut butter caramel apple blondies, vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12 blondies
Author Taavi Moore

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp flax seed meal
  • 2 tbsp water
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • ¾ cup non-dairy milk
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup finely chopped apple
  • ½ cup chopped pecans

Coconut Caramel

  • One 15 oz. can full-fat coconut milk
  • ¾ cup coconut sugar
  • Pinch of flaky sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper. To a large bowl, whisk together flax seed meal and water. Let sit for 5 minutes.

  2. To the same bowl, add peanut butter, milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Whisk until creamy. Add flours, coconut sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to combine until a thick batter forms. Fold in apple and pecans. Spread batter evenly into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 45 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

  3. While blondies are baking, prepare the caramel sauce. To a small saucepan, add coconut milk and coconut sugar. Whisk until combined. Bring mixture to a low boil, then reduce to simmer for 8-10 minutes until thickened and sauce coats the back of a spoon. Take off heat and stir in flaky sea salt.

  4. Allow blondies to cool for 10 minutes before slicing into 12 bars and drizzling with caramel sauce.