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If you like buttery, chewy and dense blondies that are speckled full of sprinkles and also happened to be gluten-free with a dairy-free paleo option, then you are going to love these Funfetti Gluten Free Blondies! They’re so ridiculously tasty, and come to you today to celebrate Lexi’s Clean Kitchen turning 6 years old this month!
Funfetti Gluten Free Blondie Bar Recipe
Lexi’s Clean Kitchen just turned SIX. Where has the time gone? Six years of recipes, cleaner living, healing journeys together, and so much more. Remember when I quit my teaching job? Or when I shared this epic birthday cake to celebrate 5 years? To say I’m grateful for our amazing community is an understatement. So let’s celebrate! These Funfetti Blondies are the perfect treat to celebrate any occasion, but especially LCK’s 6th birthday! They’re pretty easy to make and are SO, SO, SO GOOD!
Here’s what you need to make them:
- Butter or coconut oil
- Almond butter
- Maple sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Almond flour
- Coconut flour
- Baking powder
- Sprinkles (see below for the brands we recommend)
A note about sprinkles
We stay away from artificially dyed sprinkles at all cost. Lucky for us there are so many good brands out there for naturally dyed sprinkles derived from fruits, vegetables and herbs. And for a true funfetti look try to avoid sanding sugars or nonpereils, the best kind of sprinkles here are the classics.
Here is a list of some of the ones we’ve tried and liked:
- India Tree
- ColorKitchen Foods
- Let’s Do Organic: This one will add some color to the blondies but are similar to nonpareils. We’ve added this to the list because this brand can be purchased at a few natural grocery stores and Whole Foods and might be easier to find, though these would be our last choice.
If you like this birthday inspired recipe, check out these others:
- The BEST Gluten-Free Layer Birthday Cake
- Paleo Cupcakes With Matcha Coconut Buttercream Frosting
- Naturally Colored Buttercream Frosting: 5 Ways
- Gluten Free Hostess Cupcakes
- Gluten-Free Carrot Cake (Easy Sheet Cake)
- Secret Ingredient Brownies [VIDEO]
- The BEST Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake Recipe
Thank YOU for being a part of the LCK family. We couldn’t do all that we do here without each and every one of you!
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Gluten-Free Funfetti Blondies
- 1/3 cup grass-fed butter or coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons almond butter
- ½ cup maple sugar see note
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cup 192g almond flour
- 2 tablespoons 14g coconut flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup sprinkles plus more for garnish
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF and prepare an 8" baking dish by greasing it and lining it with a parchment paper sling.
- Add the butter and the almond butter to a small pan. Melt together over low heat and whisk to combine, and set aside to cool slightly.
- To a large bowl add maple sugar, egg, vanilla extract. Whisk until combined. Slowly pour in melted butter, a little bit at a time while whisking until it is all combined.
- Add in the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder and salt and combine until it comes all together.
- Fold in the sprinkles and place better into the prepared pan. The batter will be thick. Using an spatula press the batter down evenly into the pan and smooth over the top. Add more sprinkles to the top of the batter.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the blondies have puffed up throughout.
- Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Remove the blondies from the pan and let cool on a rack.
- Cut into 9 portions and enjoy.
- Store in the refrigerator or freezer.
- You can substitute coconut sugar if you cannot get maple sugar but it will change the color of the blondies and make them darker.
Made these for a bake sale and they turned out great! Parents were happy to have a gluten free option.
Is there a healthy version of sprinkles?
We use all-natural ones without food dye. Our favorites are listed in the post!
I made these today, and they turned out like brittle! I don’t think anything was wrong with the recipe because I used my air fryer oven and think I either left them in for too long or didn’t put them on the right setting. They didn’t rise…so probably the wrong setting. Still also new to the whole gluten-free/dairy-free notion, and also the idea of using an air-fryer oven to bake with…
Can I use maple OR agave syrup or honey instead of coconut/maple sugar? If so, how much? I’m making these for a friend who’s vegan. Can I use applesauce instead of an egg? (She’s okay with honey.) What other adjustments should I make in order for this to work? Thank you so much!
Hi there! I do not think either of those changes will result in the exact recipe as intended. But you can experiment and see if they work for you! Let us know if you do.
Can you substitute ghee for butter or would it be better to use coconut oil?
I’d recommend trying coconut oil!
I have trusted Lexi with all of my gluten/dairy free needs and she’s done it again. This is my fourth baking recipe I’ve used from her and this one was DELISH. I actually couldn’t find regular almond butter at the store but there was a hazelnut almond butter spread. Used that and it gave a nice Nutella type taste! So tasty and the sprinkles were a nice texture touch!