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Gluten Free Kitchen Sink Blondies

Updated: Jul 29, 2022

Blondies are the perfect mix between cookies and brownies, making them one of THE absolute best desserts in my opinion. These Gluten Free Kitchen Sink Blondies made with almond flour are filled with everything delicious - peanut butter; dark chocolate, butterscotch, and white chocolate chips; shredded coconut; pecans and walnuts; and chewy oats! This is the perfect chewy dessert bar for any occasion.

Everything But the Kitchen Sink Blondies

I love love love a homemade "everything but the kitchen sink" cookie filled with nuts, oats, and all kinds of chocolate... Is your mouth watering? MINE IS.


Made with all kinds of delicious ingredients like peanut butter, dark chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, white chocolate chips, unsweetened shredded coconut, pecans, walnuts, and old fashioned oats, these Gluten Free Kitchen Sink Blondies, the blondie version of one of my all time favorite cookies, is ridiculously good!


These blondies are chewy, nutty, and absolutely delicious. For extra deliciousness, serve these bars warm with your favorite vanilla ice cream or milk.


Customize Your Blondie Mix-Ins

As the creator of this recipe, I obviously enjoy the mix-ins in these Gluten Free Kitchen Sink Blondies, but you can customize these dessert bars with whatever nuts, chips, and dried fruits that you prefer.


This recipe is super forgiving and customizable, so feel free to make it your own. I hope you love it!

  • Don't like walnuts? Replace them with more pecans or omit them altogether.

  • Don't like peanut butter? Do people like you really exist? JK, replace it with coconut oil.

  • Don't like butterscotch? Replace it with chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, or even dried cranberries or raisins.

  • If you're a fan of cinnamon, add 1/2 tsp. cinnamon to the dough and/or replace some of the other mix-ins with cinnamon chips.

What’s in This Recipe?

  • Coconut oil – contains medium chain triglycerides (MCTs)

  • Creamy peanut butter – contains vitamin E, healthy fats, fiber, and plant-based protein

  • Brown sugar or coconut sugar – provides sweetness and tenderness

  • Granulated white sugar or coconut sugar – provides sweetness and tenderness

  • Eggs – contains protein, choline, antioxidants, and fat soluble vitamins

  • Vanilla extract – adds flavor

  • Almond flour (or 1:1 baking flour) – contains vitamin E, fiber, and healthy fats

  • Baking powder – leavening agent

  • Salt – brings out the sweetness in this recipe

  • Gluten free old fashioned oats – heart healthy complex carbohydrate that is rich in fiber and B vitamins

  • Dark chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and butterscotch chips

  • Unsweetened shredded coconut – contains medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), fiber, and antioxidants

  • Pecans – contains heart healthy fats, vitamins, fiber, and plant-based protein

  • Walnuts – high in ALA omega 3 fatty acids which have a variety of health benefits, vitamin E

Notes: This recipe is naturally gluten free and can easily be made dairy free* by replacing the white chocolate chips and butterscotch chips with dairy free dark chocolate chips.

Gluten Free Kitchen Sink Blondies

Prep time: 15 minutes

Bake time: 20 minutes

Total time: 35 minutes

Servings: 12-18 bars


Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil or 1/4 cup coconut oil plus 1/4 cup natural creamy peanut butter

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar or coconut sugar

  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar or coconut sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

  • 1 1/2 cup almond flour or Bob's Red Mill 1:1 Baking Flour

  • 1 tsp. baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp. salt

  • 3/4 cup gluten free rolled oats

  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp. dark chocolate chips

  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips*

  • 1/4 cup butterscotch chips*

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans and/or walnuts

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Lightly grease a 7x11" or 9x13" baking pan or casserole dish.

  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the coconut oil and peanut butter and sugars. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix on high until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes).

  3. Add the almond flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix to fully incorporate. Stir in the oats, chocolate and butterscotch chips, coconut, and nuts.

  4. Pour the dough into the greased baking dish. Smooth into an even layer. If using a 7x11" dish, bake for 25-30 minutes or if using a 9x13" dish bake for 20 minutes, until golden brown.

  5. Allow blondies to cool on a cooling rack for at least 15 minutes. Slice into bars and enjoy!

  6. Store any extras in an airtight container at room temperature or the fridge for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

 

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