Gluten Free Blondies

After just one bite I knew that these would become a family favorite!  I tried a lot of blondie recipes in my gluten days.  They were good.  A chocolate chip cookie in a pan, right?  I always thought it was strange to call them blondies, until now.  I finally get it... it's about the texture.   A blondie is basically a brownie without the cocoa.  And oh how I love the texture of a good brownie!  Moist, slightly chewy and rich - not cakey and definitely not hard and crumbly.  Although blondies don't have cocoa they still fill that chocolate fix since they almost always have chocolate chips.  YUM!

I hope you try these and love them as much as we do!

Gluten Free Blondies

1/2 cup (1 cube) butter, melted
2 cups packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tablespoons vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon xanthum gum
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups gluten free flour mix
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 360 degrees F. In a mixing bowl, mix melted butter and brown sugar on medium speed for 1 minute.  Add eggs and vanilla. Continue mixing another minute or until mixture is light and fluffy. Add the rest of the dry ingredients except the chocolate chips and mix until just combined. Stir in 1 cup of the chocolate chips. Spread batter into a greased 9x13 pan and sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips over the batter.  Bake 33-38 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.  Cool slightly before cutting into bars.

8 comments:

Lee Ann said...

Oh my goodness! I can't wait to try these! I've been looking for a good blondie recipe and you never let me down! :)

Lonny and Jill said...

Yum...Yum!! They look delicious!

Lee Ann said...

These were so yummy! The texture is great! I cut them up and put them in the freezer - so I wouldn't eat them all in one day :)

I made these GF as well and they were really yummy! http://hoosierhomemade.com/peanut-butter-swirl-bars-2/
I'm always looking for regular recipes that don't call for much flour. I think I added 1/2 tsp xanthum gum.

Michelle said...

Thank you very much for posting this recipe. My mom makes these and I have tried converting the recipe, without success. So, now I have success! Yay! She makes them without chocolate and uses pecan chips instead (about 1 cup). I also tried halving the recipe and using a square dish. It seemed to work. They were only slightly thinner. Thanks a bunch!!!

Leah Brown said...

In a word, divine! Thank you for this recipe!!!

curlybean said...

I just found these and they are delish!!! My family can't stop raving about them, thank you!!!

curlybean said...

These are so delish!! I passed them onto a gluten free co-worker and my family adores them. Can't thank you enough!!

Sally Hamed said...

These are A-MAZING!! The texture is incredible, my family couldn't believe they were gluten free. They devoured it! Thank you so much for this excellent recipe.
PS: I didn't have brown sugar so I used coconut palm sugar, worked great.