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Paleo Caramel Apple Blondies | Get Inspired Everyday!

Gluten Free Apple Blondies

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  • Author: Kari Peters
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 9 - 2 1/2" brownies 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


The classic caramel and apple combination turned into decadent blondie brownies!



Caramelized Apples:

2 Granny Smith or other baking apples, 1 pound, peeled and diced into 1/2” pieces

1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon, Vietnamese cinnamon is my favorite

2 Tablespoons caramel sauce, I used this Double Coconut Salted Caramel Sauce

Blondie Brownie Base:

2 cups fine almond flour

1/4 cup tapioca starch

1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 1/2 Teaspoons baking powder, see notes

1/2 cup coconut sugar

1/4 Teaspoon sea salt

2 Teaspoons orange zest, grated with a microplane

6 Tablespoons melted ghee or butter, or coconut oil

2 eggs

1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

Topping: 1/4 cup additional caramel sauce for drizzling


Preheat the oven to 400ºF and line a cookie sheet with parchment.

Toss the apples, cinnamon, and caramel sauce together on the parchment. Spread the apples out evenly and roast until tender and caramelized, 20-25 minutes.

While the apples cook lightly grease an 8″ baking pan. Cut 2 strips of parchment paper the width of the baking pan, then place them into the pan crosswise.

In a medium sized bowl, mix together the almond flour, tapioca starch, cinnamon, baking powder, coconut sugar, sea salt, and orange zest until completely combined.

When the apples are done, remove them from the oven and lower the heat to 350ºF. Finish mixing together the blondie brownie base by adding the ghee, eggs, and vanilla. Mix until a stiff batter forms.

Spread the batter evenly into the prepared baking pan, then top with the caramelized apples and bake until puffed in the middle and a toothpick inserted comes out with moist crumbs, 20-25 minutes.

Let the blondie brownies cool for at least 15 minutes on a cooling rack before carefully lifting them out of the pan. Drizzle with additional caramel sauce and serve warm or at room temperature.


Baking powder can often have additives which means it’s not always gluten free or paleo. To be on the safe side, you can make your own by using 1 part baking soda and 2 parts cream of tartar, and using the mixture right away.

  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American