The Best Gluten Free Blondies Ever {Vegan & Paleo}


Welcome back to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Farrah from Fairyburger, Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl and Jess from Hello to Fit.  Also, make sure you hop around to check out all the amazing recipes in this link up and feel free to add your recipes as well! 

So this week we are sharing recipes from Pinterest that we’ve been dying to try.  I’ve pinned literally thousands of recipes and every time I pin one, I SWEAR I am going to give it a try. I sat down with the intent of finding one of those recipes, scoured through my boards only to find myself thinking of how I’ve wanted to make gluten free blondies for the longest time. PLUS today is National Blonde Brownie Day so I kinda had to!  

Problem is, I had no blondies pinned, I had always planned on just reformulating my Double Chocolate Protein Brownies and to make a blondie version so I started searching Pinterest for some recipes to try.  

I found lots.  Ones that promised to be moist, others that promised to be decadent and even a few that exclaimed they only needed three ingredients.  Each recipe looked amazing- I hardly knew which one to pick….so I didn’t.  Truth is, baking scares me a little.  I never know exactly how it’s going to turn out so I tend to stick with what I know…so I did.  

The best gluten free Sweet Potato Blondies. This recipe is super healthy, vegan, Paleo and perfect for a post-workout snack or way to refuel. Made with mashed sweet potatoes, almond butter and protein powder with macadamia nuts mixed in and dairy free white chocolate drizzled on top. Find recipe details on TheFitFoodieMama.com

I took the opportunity to remake my own Double Chocolate Sweet Potato Protein Brownies into Sweet Potato Blondies.  The recipe only really required that I swap out the chocolate protein powder for vanilla and instead of chocolate chips I used macadamia nuts…the white chocolate drizzle was my attempt to make them look fancy. 

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The best gluten free, flourless Sweet Potato Blondies. This recipe is super healthy, vegan, Paleo and perfect for a post-workout snack or way to refuel. Made with mashed sweet potatoes, almond butter and protein powder with macadamia nuts mixed in and dairy free white chocolate drizzled on top. Find recipe details on TheFitFoodieMama.com

Actually, I apparently didn’t do all that great of a job drizzling them as my 4 year old asked me if my 2 year old did it… :( THANKFULLY my decorating skills (or lack thereof) doesn’t change how AMAZING they taste.  Seriously, I can’t stop eating them.  

Just like the Double Chocolate Sweet Potato Protein Brownies I made previously, they are moist, decadent, gluten free, vegan and SUPER simple to make.  You don’t even need a fancy mixer, a spoon and a bowl will do! 

The best gluten free, flourless Sweet Potato Blondies. This recipe is super healthy, vegan, Paleo and perfect for a post-workout snack or way to refuel. Made with mashed sweet potatoes, almond butter and protein powder with macadamia nuts mixed in and dairy free white chocolate drizzled on top. Find recipe details on TheFitFoodieMama.com

The best gluten free, flourless Sweet Potato Blondies. This recipe is super healthy, vegan, Paleo and perfect for a post-workout snack or way to refuel. Made with mashed sweet potatoes, almond butter and protein powder with macadamia nuts mixed in and dairy free white chocolate drizzled on top. Find recipe details on TheFitFoodieMama.com

The best gluten free, flourless Sweet Potato Blondies. This recipe is super healthy, vegan, Paleo and perfect for a post-workout snack or way to refuel. Made with mashed sweet potatoes, almond butter and protein powder with macadamia nuts mixed in and dairy free white chocolate drizzled on top. Find recipe details on TheFitFoodieMama.com

White Chocolate & Macadamia Nut Sweet Potato Blondies {GF, V}


 RECIPE 

Ingredients:

  • 1 large sweet potato steamed + mashed (skin removed), about 1 1/2 cups
  • 1 cup raw almond butter
  • 1 25 gram scoop vegan vanilla protein powder (optional but add flavor) 
  • 1/8 cup maple syrup (or raw honey if not vegan)
  • 1 flax egg (or regular egg if not vegan)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • 2 oz  vegan white chocolate 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. In a large bowl mix together mashed sweet potato, almond butter, protein powder, maple syrup flax egg and baking soda.
  3. Fold in macadamia nuts. 
  4. Spoon into an 8×8 baking dish.  Batter will be thick so be sure to even it out. 
  5. Bake for 22-25 minutes. 
  6. Remove, let cool then cut into squares
  7. While cooling, heat 1 oz of broken white chocolate pieces in the microwave 20 seconds at a time until melted. 
  8. Drizzle white chocolate on top of each bar with a spoon.
  9. Enjoy! :)

Notes: I used Charm School Chocolate for the vegan white chocolate as it is dairy, gluten & soy free. 


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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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39 Comments

Courtney
Reply January 22, 2016

These look amazing! Saving this to try when I get more almond butter. :)

    aelicatese
    Reply January 25, 2016

    Yay! Let me know what you think! :)

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply January 22, 2016

Sign me up! These look amazing-- I'm always amazed at what you can flip to be gluten free! Thanks for hosting and pinned!

    aelicatese
    Reply January 25, 2016

    Thank you and thanks for joining!

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply January 22, 2016

Holy. Expletrive. I need these in my life right now. Pinning, Yumming, and possibly eating my computer.

    aelicatese
    Reply January 25, 2016

    Hahaha they are pretty damn good.

Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Reply January 22, 2016

National blondie day!!??? OMG!!! <3 Hahaha! These blondies need some Mac milk now!

    aelicatese
    Reply January 25, 2016

    Yes they do!

Cassandra @ Powered By BLING
Reply January 22, 2016

I'm a savory not a sweet, but these blondies look amazing! And total bonus that they are made with sweet potatoes. This could actually be a blondie I might fall in love with - I know the Hubby will!

    aelicatese
    Reply January 25, 2016

    I am a savory person too and these definitely are just the right amount of sweet!

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply January 22, 2016

These look incredible! I really don't use sweet potato in enough different ways and that needs to change!

    aelicatese
    Reply January 25, 2016

    Girl, that definitely needs to change!

Crystal Renaud
Reply January 22, 2016

Those look amazing!!! Nice job lady, they do look rather fancy! :) Happy Friday!

    aelicatese
    Reply January 25, 2016

    Why, thank you!

rachel @ Athletic Avocado
Reply January 22, 2016

i love that these beauties have macadamia nuts and white chocolate! how delicious!!!
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 25, 2016

    They were SO GOOD!

Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen
Reply January 22, 2016

Okay, yes. All of this just YES. These look to-die-for. I haven't put sweet potatoes in baking bar form yet, but you can bet I'll be trying soon! Lovely recipe Annmarie!

    aelicatese
    Reply January 25, 2016

    What?! You totally have to! So good!

Sarah @ BucketListTummy
Reply January 22, 2016

WOW, these are mouth-watering. I'm so excited to try these. Thank you for sharing, Annmarie!

    aelicatese
    Reply January 25, 2016

    Thanks so much for linking up! :)

Mary Ellen @ VNutrition
Reply January 22, 2016

These look a-mazing!! I don't use macadamia nuts often but I love them. I'll have to give these blondies a try!
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 25, 2016

    I am on a macadamia nut kick right now- so good!

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply January 22, 2016

Do you think these would still work without the protein powder? As much as I love them, I'm trying to stay away from them for a bit to see how my tummy feels. If so, I WANT!

    aelicatese
    Reply January 25, 2016

    Definitely would! You could use 2 tbsp of cacao powder or vanilla extract for flavor instead!

Elle
Reply January 22, 2016

These look and sound amazing! I wonder if I could use a real egg instead of the flax egg?

    aelicatese
    Reply January 25, 2016

    Sure could! :)

Sam @ PancakeWarriors
Reply January 22, 2016

OMG the flavors - and the macadamia nuts holy bananas I'm swooning over these!! I wish I had some almond butter, these would be a snow day must make!

    aelicatese
    Reply January 25, 2016

    Definitely give them a try when you get your hands on some almond butter!

Ilka
Reply January 22, 2016

These blondies look and sound look too good to be true! Love!

    aelicatese
    Reply January 25, 2016

    Thank you! They were amazing!

Mary beth Jackson
Reply January 22, 2016

I swear you could make a brownie out of anything! These look FAB!

    aelicatese
    Reply January 25, 2016

    Thanks! :)

Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner
Reply January 22, 2016

How did I not know it was Nat'l blondie day?! I love sweet pototoes and this looks like a great way to enjoy them
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    aelicatese
    Reply January 25, 2016

    Thanks! Yes, they are so yummy and so easy to make!

Marcia
Reply January 23, 2016

These look and sound fantastic! So little sugar in them too!

    aelicatese
    Reply January 25, 2016

    Yes- but they definitely don't lack in flavor! :)

Farrah
Reply January 26, 2016

I love that you used sweet potatoes in these! *-* They look and sound amazing! Can't wait to try em' out!!

Esther
Reply January 26, 2016

Those look extremely delicious!!! And I think they are pretty!
Thanks for sharing!
<3

Laura
Reply January 27, 2016

I love using sweet potato in blondies. Makes them so moist and tasty and adds a nice health boost. These look great!

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