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Paleo Gingerbread Blondies

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These paleo gingerbread blondies are packed full of holiday flavor. 100% Paleo made with almond butter, honey, warm spices and black currant jam. 

These paleo gingerbread blondies are packed full of holiday flavor. 100% Paleo made with almond butter, honey, warm spices and black currant jam.

Last May I made my way to Cape Cod and spend 4 lovely days with food bloggers taking pictures of food, talking about taking pictures of food and eating food. It was a dream getaway for a bunch of food and photography obsessed folks. My room for the weekend was a tiny little cottage that sat on the property. When I arrived my roommate wasn’t there yet but I anxiously awaited her arrival. I needed to find out who I was rooming with and figure out if I would like her…

Good news, I LOVED my roommate and we spend HOURS talking at night. It was like we were in high school and we shared tons of funny stories and laughed loudly all night long all while I kept thinking to myself “lord I hope there is not a spider in this cottage…also I really like this girl!” Now I know you’re probably all thinking “ok, so who was your roommate?” Welllllllll the lovely Becky Winkler from the blog A Calculated Whisk! And I’m here to tell you all about her new cookbook – Paleo Planet.

{Plus she said she would be the spider/bug killer of the cottage so that makes her a definite friend in my book!}


These paleo gingerbread blondies are packed full of holiday flavor. 100% Paleo made with almond butter, honey, warm spices and black currant jam.

Her book brings you 125 delicious Paleo recipe that are inspired by international cuisine. That means tons of flavor is packed into each and every single recipe. Now I’m sure you know I don’t live a full on Paleo lifestyle but that did not stop me from wanting to make everything in this book. The recipes are simple to follow and include easy to find ingredients that are probably already in your pantry.

How can you not love that?

These paleo gingerbread blondies are packed full of holiday flavor. 100% Paleo made with almond butter, honey, warm spices and black currant jam.

Now, about these totally awesome gingerbread blondies. They are full of gingerbread flavor and the black currant jam is the perfect touch. I knew being Paleo they wouldn’t include flour but this was the first time I have baked using almond butter so I was scared it wouldn’t turn out. Well, as you can tell from the pictures they turned out awesome! Super moist and full of gingerbread flavor and the swirled jam brings in pop of sweet flavor. These bars would be great for your holiday cookie tray OR tomorrows breakfast. I never judge for eating blondies for breakfast.

Christmas is coming up so remember to pick up a copy of Paleo Planet! It’s the perfect book for anyone living a Paleo lifestyle or anyone looking to add a little more flavor to their cooking!

{Looking for more tasty dessert recipes? Try my blueberry crumb bars, pumpkin pie cake bars or my homemade Girl Scout samoas bars.}

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Paleo Gingerbread Blondies

These paleo gingerbread blondies are packed full of holiday flavor. 100% Paleo made with almond butter, honey, warm spices and black currant jam.

Yield: 9x13 pan

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1-3/4 cup almond butter
  • 1 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons melted ghee
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup all-fruit black currant jam

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line a 9x13 baking dish with parchment paper.

Beat the almond butter with the honey in a large bowl using a hand mixer, or in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, until smooth.

Add the melted ghee, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and salt, and beat until just incorporated. Add the eggs and baking soda, and beat again until smooth.

Transfer the batter to the baking pan, using a spatula to spread the batter out so that it evenly covers the bottom of the pan.

Use a spoon to place dollops of jam across the top of the batter. Swirl the jam into the batter by dragging a butter knife across the pan, forming stripes in one direction and then the other.

Bake until just set, 40-45 minutes, being careful not to over bake. Cool completely in the pan. Use the parchment paper to life out the blondies, cut into squares an serve.

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Chrissie (thebusybaker.ca)

Monday 23rd of November 2015

These look delicious and your photos are gorgeous!! I especially love that plate :)

Amanda-The Kitcheneer

Monday 23rd of November 2015

These blondes look incredible and I'm on board since they are Paleo! I totally want this cookbook!

Rose | The Clean Dish

Sunday 22nd of November 2015

Mmmm these Gingerbread Blondies look amazing!! I love almond butter, it's my favorite baking ingredients! Also your get away does sound dreamy. Good thing you liked your room mate ;)

Maris (In Good Taste)

Saturday 21st of November 2015

These sound delicious! I'm doing a low-carb/paleo-y diet and I'm excited to try these!

Erin @ Texanerin Baking

Saturday 21st of November 2015

This sounds like the perfect book for me (although I'm not paleo, either!) These brownies look amazing. When I read that it was your first time baking with almond butter, I read almond flour. And when I looked at your ingredients list, I thought you had made a mistake and written butter instead of flour. Haha. My mind just can't process how awesome these are with their total lack of flour. ;)

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