Almond Butter Blondies


  • 1/3 Cup of Coconut Oil, Softened (80ml)
  • 3/4 Cup of Almond Butter (195g)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3/4 Cup of Maple Syrup (185ml)
  • 2 Cups of Ground Almonds (240g)
  • 1 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
  • 75g of Chocolate Chips (min 70%)

My granny makes the most amazing blondies, or golden brownies as she calls them, and I’ve been trying for ages to make a healthy version that even come close to hers. I like them oozing and sticky and nice and fudgey, so it took me ages to come up with the right consistency. The other day I struck gold, literally. These gorgeous, golden, gooey squares are almost just like hers and the perfect way to treat yourself!


Cream the softened coconut oil and almond butter together until combined and smooth. Then add in the maple syrup and egg and mix.

Combine the ground almonds and baking powder and then add them to the wet mixture and mix.

Fold in the chocolate chips. Spread the mixture out into a baking tin lined with parchment paper and bake at 180’C for 20-25 minutes, you want the top to be nice and golden and the insides still a little mushy.  They might feel too runny when you take them out but they’ll set a little more as they cool. I take mine out at about 22 minutes.

Once they’ve cooled for about 10 minutes, slice them carefully and enjoy all the gooey goodness.



25 Comments to Almond Butter Blondies

  1. DetoxMama says:

    Yum!!! Looks amazing!!

  2. foodradical says:

    Those look fantastic!

  3. Just found your blog and have a list of things I want to make already! These look great, just wondering where do you get your almond butter or do you make your own?

  4. Tiffany says:

    These looks so delicious. What are your thoughts on subing for the agave?Think honey or maple syrup would work?

  5. fiona kelly says:

    I made these & left them in for the time said but checked them with 3 mins to go and they were almost burnt to a crisp:( I did everything by the recipe but they looked a lot less runny than yours before I put them into oven. How do you soften your coconut oil? I made the choc chip banana bread & that needed longer in the oven than in the recipe as it was very gooey in the centre. Do you use a fan oven? Thanks! Love your blog.

    • Indy Power says:

      Hi fiona! Yes the recipe calls for softened coconut oil. I use an aga so it’s quite different but the temperature is around 180’C when baking, I’m not sure where you’re going wrong! Maybe your almond butter and coconut oil were too cold so it wasn’t as runny?

      • fiona kelly says:

        Ok I was using the same coconut oil that I would use for cooking so maybe I need to change that. That’s great:-) thanks for the reply!!

  6. […] but trust me! They’re fudgey, chewy and the absolute dream for any chocaholic. After my Almond Butter Blondies were such a hit I decided to base a regular brownie recipe around them. These are so good I’ve […]

  7. Niamh says:

    Hey I love your blog! Thinking about trying these today..are the suitable to freeze or have you tried? Thanks a mill 🙂

  8. Rach says:

    Hi Indy! These look great – I think I’ll try them tonight 🙂 I was just wondering whether you use a one of those cup measuring jugs or an actual cup for your measurements? And do you think peanut butter might work instead of almond butter? 🙂

    • Indy Power says:

      I use an actual cup measure, I just find it much easier than weighing things out! Peanut butter should work perfectly, hope you like them!!

      • Rach says:

        Cool! Thank you 🙂 Yeah, I’m just thinking of what I have in the house at the mo and peanut butter comes to mind – fingers crossed for tonight 😀

  9. Amanda Brennan says:

    Hi, this looks great- i am off wheat, dairy and sugar- I suppose there would be sugar in the chic chips? Also softened coconut oil- is this different than what I would use for cooking?

    • Indy Power says:

      You could try using chocolate with a very high percentage (80+) to avoid excess sugar or leave them out altogether. You could also sub in your favourite nuts instead for a bit of crunch! Hope you enjoy!

  10. David says:

    Hi do you have the nutritional breakdown for your recipes?

  11. Grainne says:

    They are absolutely gorgeous. Was just wondering in your recipes;when you mention for example a 1/3 cup of coconut oil melted. Does this mean 1/3 cup when it’s melted or 1/3 cup in its solid form?

  12. Joanne says:

    I made these yesterday. All gone today. Divine! 🙂 Very Impressed! Will be definitely trying out more recipes! Thanks for posting.
    Just one quick question- are these high in calories? I’m trying to be healthy but also loose weight after having a baby!!! 🙂

  13. Made these tonight and hubby and I LOVED them!! Thanks for a fantastic recipe!

  14. Aisling says:

    They’re definitely not low calorie! My fitness pal gives the nutritional info :
    1 of 16 squares:
    281 calories
    28 grams fat
    21 grams carbs
    11 grams protein

  15. They look scrumptious,fudgey and moist! We love almond butter in our family 🙂

  16. I added some walnuts (my mum’s brownies always had walnuts! 😀 )
    Whilst the brownies were cooking I had set aside some if the mixture and popped it in the waffle maker…amazing!! 😀