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Quick and Easy Gluten Free Blondies

Gluten Free Blondies are rich and chewy – it’s the perfect blonde brownie recipe! This easy chocolate chip blondie recipe will be a hit with everyone, gluten free or not!

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Gluten Free Blondies have been a highly requested recipe and they were worth the wait! I guarantee, once you make a batch of these, they’ll become part of your weekly baking rotation.

Blondies are so easy to make, faster than cookies, and satisfy that sweet tooth 1000x over!

Once again, I’ve used my favorite store-bought gluten free flour blend – King Arthur Gluten-Free Measure for Measure Flour. Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for the new white packaging that’s rolling out.

Be sure to let me know where and when you find it!

a bag of King Arthur Gluten Free Measure for Measure Flour with new white packaging


What is a Blondie?

Blondies are basically blonde brownies. Since blondies have a higher fat to flour ratio than cookies, they’ve got that same irresistible rich, chewy texture that makes brownies so amazing.

However, unlike brownies, blondies don’t contain cocoa powder or melted chocolate which keeps their color light.

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Chocolate Chip Blondies

Traditionally, blondies are made with white chocolate chips. However, I used a combination of semi-sweet chocolate chunks and white chocolate chips. 

The semi-sweet chocolate cuts a little bit of that sweetness and balance the flavor of white chocolate and brown sugar perfectly. For a fun flavor twist, sub in butterscotch chips to make butterscotch blondies!

overhead shot of gluten free blondies on a cooling rack with bowls of white chocolate chips and chocolate chunks

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Ingredients for Gluten Free Blondies

overhead shot of ingredients to make gluten free blondies


Equipment Needed to Make Homemade Blondies

  • Large microwave-safe bowl
  • Small Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Measuring Cups + Spoons
  • 9×13 baking pan – prefer using a metal pan with straight sides for baking brownies, blondies, and bar cookies.
  • Parchment Paper or Aluminum Foil

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How to Make Blondies

Step 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×13 baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil, leaving enough overhang to use as a sling to remove the blondies from the pan. Spray with non-stick spray and set aside.

Step 2. Whisk the gluten free flour, baking powder, and salt together in a small bowl. Set aside.

Step 3. Add the melted butter and brown sugar to a large bowl and whisk to combine. Whisk in the eggs and vanilla extract until the eggs are completely incorporated.

Step 4. Stir in the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Fold in the semisweet and white chocolate chips.

Step 5. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan, spreading it evenly throughout the pan. Bake on the center rack for 22-24 minutes or until just done. Don’t overbake!

Step 6. Cool completely on a wire rack before removing from the pan and cutting into bars.

a stack of Gluten Free Blondies


Tips for Making Blonde Brownies

  • Use cold eggs to prevent the blondies from rising too much while baking.
  • Cool the melted butter slightly before mixing in the eggs and sugar. You don’t want the butter to be hot (see above about cold eggs).
  • Don’t overbake! The blondies will get dry and crumbly if you bake them too long. It’s better to slightly under-bake than over-bake, IMO. 
  • Store in the refrigerator. I find that blondies stay fresher when stored in the refrigerator. They dry out faster when kept at room temperature.
  • Feel free to sub 1 cup of chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts) for a cup of chocolate chips. I chose to keep them nut free due to personal taste. (AKA I have a kid who won’t eat anything with nuts baked into it but will happily snack on raw nuts 🙄)

a gluten free blondie on a wax paper lined cooling rack with a bite taken out


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Gluten Free Blondies

Yield: 36 bars
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 37 minutes

Gluten Free Blondies are rich and chewy – it’s the perfect blonde brownie recipe! This easy chocolate chip blondie recipe will be a hit with everyone, gluten free or not!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups King Arthur Gluten Free Measure for Measure Flour
  • 1 teaspoon aluminum free baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 12 Tablespoons (3/4 cup) unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs, cold
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips or chocolate chunks
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x13 baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil, leaving enough overhang to use as a sling to remove the blondies from the pan. Spray with non-stick spray and set aside.
  2. Whisk the gluten free flour, baking powder, and salt together in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Add the melted butter and brown sugar to a large bowl and whisk to combine. Whisk in the eggs and vanilla extract until the eggs are completely incorporated.
  4. Stir in the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Fold in the semisweet and white chocolate chips.
  5. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan, spreading it evenly throughout the pan. Bake on the center rack for 22-24 minutes or until just done. Don't overbake!
  6. Cool completely on a wire rack before removing from the pan and cutting into bars.

Notes

  1. Read the post for helpful baking tips!
  2. Feel free to sprinkle extra chocolate chips over the blondie batter before baking.
  3. These bars are best when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator and stay fresh for up to 5 days. Freeze blondies in a freezer bag for up to 3 months for longer storage.
  4. Butterscotch chips or nuts can be used in place of the white chocolate chips or semisweet chocolate.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 101

Nutrition Facts are estimated and aren't always accurate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist if you have special dietary needs. Calories based on 36 servings.

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Kim

Sunday 26th of September 2021

How much brown sugar do I use? I don’t see it in the actual recipe

Shay

Sunday 26th of September 2021

Thank you so much for catching that! It's 1 1/2 cups of light brown sugar :)

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