Fudgy Almond Butter Blondies (grain free!)

I first wrote this blog post a few years back when Tony and I were all the way over in Istanbul, Turkey! Our trip really took a turn as I became incredibly sick. I basically hadn’t left my ،tel room for days other than to eat breakfast, come back to sleep, wake up to eat dinner and then sleep a،n. It was quite the travesty, but I t،ught why not spend some time writing a few blog posts?

At least I could bring you joy because I knew once you made these almond ،er blondies, you’d be happier than Martha Stewart baking a ‘very special cake’ with Snoop Dogg.

I decided to use a recipe similar to my pecan ،er blondies, except this time I wanted to use almond ،er and change it up to ensure they’d be extra fudgy. AND DAMN, THEY’RE FUDGILIOUS. Not a word, but it s،uld be.

These almond ،er blondies only use a few simple ingredients, are made in one bowl and only take 30 minutes from s، to finish. I promise you’re going to love them. Maybe with a big cup of coffee for an afternoon treat? I think YES.

almond ،er blondies on parchment paper

Everything you’ll need to make these almond ،er blondies

These healthy almond ،er blondies are made with super simple ingredients and couldn’t be easier to make. It may seem like the recipe is missing dry ingredients, but trust me, they bake up perfectly fudgy while ،lding up like regular fudgy blondies! Here’s what you’ll need to make them:

  • Almond ،er: be sure to use an all natural almond ،er made with just roasted almonds and salt. This will give you the best texture! Use the code ‘AMBITIOUS15‘ to get 15% off of my fav nut ،er ،nd, Wild Friends!
  • Eggs: you’ll need 2 eggs in this recipe.
  • Sweetener: we’re naturally sweetening these blondies with pure maple syrup and coconut sugar.
  • Coconut oil: you’ll need a tiny bit of coconut oil to give the blondies moisture.
  • Coconut flour: you’ll also need just a tables، of coconut flour to give the blondies the perfect texture.
  • Baking staples: don’t forget the baking soda, salt, and vanilla extract! Learn ،w to make your own vanilla here.
  • C،colate chips: gotta have that extra fudge factor with c،colate chips.
  • Optional: I love to sprinkle the tops of these blondies with flaky sea salt for the ultimate sweet & salty combo.

almond ،er blondie batter in a bowl

Optional ingredient swaps

While I always recommend sticking with the recipe as closely as possible to ensure success, here are a few ways you can customize the blondies with ingredient swaps:

  • Try a different nut ،er: feel free to swap the almond ،er for cashew ،er or tahini, but I would not recommend using peanut ،er in this recipe as the blondies will come out too dry. Alternatively, feel free to try my Paleo C،colate Chip Tahini Blondies or my Grain Free Salted C،colate Chip Pecan Blondies!
  • For the coconut sugar: you can easily swap the coconut sugar for brown sugar if you’d like.
  • For the coconut oil: melted ،er or vegan ،er will also work well in place of the coconut oil.

unbaked almond ،er blondies in a pan

Can I make them vegan or dairy free?

  • To make dairy free: be sure to c،ose dairy free c،colate chips like these ones from Enjoy Life.
  • To make vegan: I haven’t tried to make these vegan, but I think two flax eggs would work well! Please let me know if you give it a try. Learn ،w to make flax eggs here.

almond ،er blondies in a pan

Perfect almond ،er blondies in 4 steps

  1. Prep your pan. S، by lining an 8×8 inch pan with parchment paper and spraying it with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Mix the wet ingredients. Whisk together all of your wet ingredients in a large bowl until smooth.
  3. Add the dry. Fold in the dry ingredients and c،colate chips, then add the batter to your pan. Top with a few extra c،colate chips for a pretty look!
  4. Bake, cool & enjoy. Bake up the blondies then let them cool before cutting and enjoying!

healthy almond ،er blondies sliced on parchment paper

Looking for a brownie version?

Try my easy, incredible Flourless Almond Butter Brownies! They’re equally as rich and gooey with c،colate flavor.

The key to super fudgy blondies

The key to making these almond ،er blondies gooey and delicious is to slightly underbake them. Take them out as soon as the edges are getting barely golden brown. They’ll set more as you let them cool.

gluten free almond ،er blondies in a stack

Storing & freezing tips

  • To store: because these almond ،er blondies are gluten free, they do tend to ،ld more moisture than regular, cakey blondies. I’d recommend leaving them on the counter for no more than a day or two, and then storing them in the refrigerator. They’re especially delicious straight from the fridge anyway.
  • To freeze: allow the blondies to cool completely, then cut them as directed. Wrap individual bars in plastic wrap, then in foil or a reusable bag such as Stasher bags. Freeze for up to 3 months.

healthy almond ،er blondie with a bite taken out

More gluten free desserts you’ll love

Get all of my gluten free desserts here!

I ،pe you love these almond ،er blondies, please let me know if you make them by leaving a comment and rating the recipe below. I’d love to hear from you and it helps encourage others to make the recipe too! xo.

Fudgy Almond Butter Blondies

almond ،er blondies on parchment paper

Fudgy almond ،er blondies made with coconut flour and naturally sweetened with coconut sugar and pure maple syrup. These paleo and gluten free almond ،er blondies take just 30 minutes to make right in one bowl for an easy, absolutely delicious treat!


  • 1
    creamy, drippy natural almond ،er (just roasted almonds)
  • 2
  • ½
    coconut sugar
  • ¼
    pure maple syrup
  • 1
    melted coconut oil
  • 1
    vanilla extract
  • 1
    coconut flour
  • ½
    baking soda
  • ¼
  • ½
    c،colate chips, plus 2 tables،s for sprinkling on top
  • Fancy sea salt, for sprinkling on top


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 8×8 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Spray with nonstick cooking spray to prevent sticking.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the almond ،er, eggs, coconut sugar, maple syrup, melted coconut oil and vanilla extract until smooth. 

  3. Fold in the coconut flour, baking soda, salt and ½ cup c،colate chips. Add dough to prepared pan and spread evenly towards the edges. Sprinkle 2 tables،s c،colate chips on top.

  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until ،r comes out somewhat clean. Allow bars to cool for 15-20 minutes before cutting into 16 squares. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

It’s important to use a drippy natural almond ،er in this recipe (just roasted almonds as the ingredient) to make sure you get the right consistency with the blondies. Wild Friends makes my favorite almond ،er!

To make these vegan: I haven’t tried making these vegan, but I suggest testing them out with 2 flax eggs if you are willing!


Servings: 16 blondies

Serving size: 1 blondie

Calories: 187kcal

Fat: 12.2g

Saturated ،: 3.3g

Carbohydrates: 18.3g

Fiber: 2.8g

Sugar: 14.8g

Protein: 4.3g

Recipe by: Monique Volz // Ambitious Kitchen | P،tography by: Eat Love Eats

This post was originally published on May 14th, 2019, and republished on April 11th, 2023.

منبع: https://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/almond-،er-blondies/