The perfect balance of sweet and salty, these gluten-free and dairy-free butter pecan blondies are irresistibly chewy and packed full of warm toasted pecans and mini chocolate chips.
Butter Pecan Blondies
- 1 cup (120g) pecan halves
- ½ cup + 1 tablespoon (127g) dairy-free salted butter, softened
- 1 cup (192g) brown sugar
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 1 cup (120g) gluten-free all-purpose flour blend *
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon xanthan gum **
- ½ cup (120g) dairy-free mini chocolate chips
- optional: additional pecans for decor
Butter Pecan Blondies
- Combine the pecan halves and 1 tablespoon of butter in a medium pan and heat over medium. Allow the butter to melt and begin to sizzle. Stir every so often until you can smell the pecans and the butter is absorbed. This should take approximately 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF and prepare an 8×8 or 9×9 inch baking pan with non-stick baking spray and parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl combine the softened butter, brown sugar, and egg. Stir until combined.
- Add in the flour, baking powder, salt, and xanthan gum if using, and mix until a batter forms.
- Add in the butter pecans and chocolate chips and mix until incorporated.
- Spread the batter evenly into the prepared baking pan and top with additional pecans if desired.
- Bake for approximately 22-25 minutes or until the edges are a light golden brown and the center appears to be slightly underbaked.
- Remove from the oven and allow to fully cool before slicing. Enjoy!
- Store leftover butter pecan blondies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 7 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
* Check your gluten-free blend to see if it contains xanthan gum or not.
** Omit xanthan gum if your gluten-free flour blend already contains it.
- Prep Time: 10 Minutes
- Cook Time: 25 Minutes
- Category: Squares
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 Blondie
- Calories: 201
- Sugar: 16 Grams
- Sodium: 92 Miligrams
- Fat: 10 Grams
- Saturated Fat: 6 Grams
- Unsaturated Fat: 2 Grams
- Trans Fat: 0 Grams
- Carbohydrates: 23 Grams
- Fiber: 1 Gram
- Protein: 2 Grams
- Cholesterol: 31 Miligrams
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