After a little bit of an Indian summer last week, I think it might be safe to say that we are now fully into Autumn. Autumn always has me thinking of pumpkin spice, apple crumbles and plenty of lovely pies! So with a bit of a twist on some of those things, I have got a spiced apple blondie for you all to try.
It has natural coconut sugar in for sweetness, instead of white refined sugar. Coconut sugar doesn’t affect your blood sugar levels like other sugars do. So they are perfect for a little treat for PCOS sufferers like myself. The blondies are a little crumbly, so do bear that in mind. They won’t work too well for a snack in the car, for example. They are moist and squidgy, though, too.
The spices come from cinnamon, but you could add any others if you like a bit more spice. There is a gorgeous nutty flavour when it is all combined with the inclusion of walnuts too. You can use any four you like, such as plain flour or rice flour. I have used buckwheat flour and that worked well.
- 100g unsalted butter, melted
- 200g coconut sugar
- 1 large egg
- 175g buckwheat flour
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 100g walnuts, roughly chopped
- 1 apple, peeled and diced
What to do:
- Preheat the oven to 180°C. I use a silicone square brownie tray. If you have a metal one, line it with greaseproof paper.
- Beat together the butter, sugar and egg. You want it to be quite thick and well combined. Stir in all of the other, dry, ingredients.
- Pour the mixture into your brownie tray. Bake for around 40 minutes, until it is set and slightly crusty on top.
- Serve by itself or with some yogurt or ice cream.
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