Spiced Apple Blondies | Refined Sugar-Free Recipe

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:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. I use a silicone square brownie tray. If you have a metal one, line it with greaseproof paper.
  2. 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.
  3. Pour the mixture into your brownie tray. Bake for around 40 minutes, until it is set and slightly crusty on top.
  4. Serve by itself or with some yogurt or ice cream.


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  1. 21st September 2016 / 7:53 pm

    Oh wow, never heard of coconut sugar but makes so much sense, I’m on this program at the moment and coconut oil is one of the few we are supposed to have for the very same reason, blood sugar levels and everything!
    The recipe sound easy to make and they look amazing!

  2. 21st September 2016 / 10:24 pm

    Oh, these sound fab! I went sugar free for almost 18 months and then completely went to pot over the summer holidays. Back on it now, so these are good timing for me

  3. 21st September 2016 / 10:43 pm

    They look great!

  4. 22nd September 2016 / 9:41 am

    I think i seriously need to give this “sugar-free” diet a go, especially if the food looks as yum as this! xx

  5. 22nd September 2016 / 9:50 am

    Oooo these sound really nice. I made a slightly naughty version recently with chocolate and rolos! x

  6. 22nd September 2016 / 10:32 am

    Oh my goodness, they look amazing! If I wasn’t attempting to loose weight right now I’d be making these, but definitely saving for future use
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  7. 23rd September 2016 / 8:54 pm

    These look great. I’ve heard of coconut sugar before but can’t seem to find it. Where did you get yours from? X

    • 24th September 2016 / 1:59 am

      Hi Kerry, I get mine from Amazon x

  8. 27th September 2016 / 11:46 am

    This looks really tasty. I wouldn’t mind trying to make it myself

  9. 28th September 2016 / 10:52 am

    I’ve never heard of coconut sugar! These look delicious and simple enough for me to make too, bonus! x

  10. Deborah Clarke
    25th October 2016 / 5:40 am

    Looks amazing. Definitely trying this one.

  11. Kim Styles
    3rd November 2016 / 7:59 pm

    These look really good – is there an alternative to buckwheat ?

  12. Heather Haigh
    22nd November 2016 / 4:45 pm

    These sound really good being both gf and sf – got this pinned to try 🙂

  13. Emma Walton
    29th November 2016 / 7:51 am

    I really like the fact that these brownies are sugar free 🙂

  14. Theresa Alison
    23rd January 2017 / 8:26 am

    They sound delicious <3

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