Brown butter makes everything taste better… that melt-y, caramel-y, rich flavor just enhances everything and takes it to the next level. Y’all already know I love blondies, so making brown butter blondies is a no-brainer. It’s the best of both worlds!
The rich vanilla flavor combines so well with the caramel notes of the brown butter, and with a cashew base that compliments sweet treats well, you won’t be missing the gluten in traditional blondie and brownie recipes.
To keep these super paleo, use this brown butter ghee. Ghee is allowed on paleo because it’s had the milk solids removed. This stuff is liquid gold, for serious. I may or may not eat it by the spoonful. It also makes the most perfect accompaniment to a little raw honey for keto fat bombs.
If you tolerate butter, read the instructions below for how to brown it to get the nice, deep flavor.
To make brown butter blondies:
Brown Butter Blondies
Yield 9 servings
- 2 cups raw cashew pieces
- 1/2 cup brown butter ghee -or- grassfed butter
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 tbsp. vanilla
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 tsp. dash salt
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 8 dates, pitted
- 1/4- 1/2 cup hot water
- 1-2 tsp. coarse pink Himalayan salt
- Preheat oven to 350º.
- If you’re using butter, place it in a skillet and turn on medium heat. Let cook until it becomes brown and has a deep, caramel scent. Watch it carefully and do not burn it! If you’re using the brown butter ghee, skip this step and move on to step three.
- In a high-powered blended like this, combine the blondies ingredients, using a tamper tool if necessary to get the ingredients combined well until you have a smooth batter.
- Grease an 8 X 8 baking dish and pour the batter into it, smoothing the top with a rubber spatula so that it’s smooth and even.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, until it’s cooked in the center. Cook more if you like more cake-y blondies and less if you like them fudgy.
- While the blondies are baking, put the dates in your blender (make sure they’re pitted) and turn it on high.
- Slowly pour the hot water in until the dates blend into a nice, thick paste. I like the caramel pretty thick, but if you like a thinner consistency, add a little more water.
- When the blondies are done baking, let them cool for 15-20 minutes before spreading the caramel on top, then sprinkle the coarse salt over the blondies before cutting and serving.