Cherry Blondies

by Marla on August 19, 2013 · 40 comments

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I find it tricky sometimes to name recipes like this. Simply put they are Cherry Blondies.

Beyond that they are soooooo much more. They are Paleo…which means they are grain free &  gluten free. There are no refined sugars and they are crazy tasty.

These are whole food blondies & you’ll feel great no matter what time of day you indulge.

Cherry Blondies | Paleo, Gluten Free, Grain Free | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Recently I posted grain free ~ nut free brownies & you guys sure seemed to like them a whole lot.

Cherries are all the rage ’cause its summer and all. Let’s celebrate them today…

Cherry Blondies | Paleo, Gluten Free, Grain Free | FamilyFreshCooking.com

These blondies are sorta a similar concept to the brownies ~ because they are healthy.

But they have almond flour in them.

Cherry Blondies | Paleo, Gluten Free, Grain Free | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Whereas the flour less brownies did not.

Cherry Blondies | Paleo, Gluten Free, Grain Free | FamilyFreshCooking.com

This batter comes together quickly. In about 30 minutes you can go from measuring a few ingredients to delicious Cherry Blondies…

Cherry Blondies | Paleo, Gluten Free, Grain Free | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Cherry Blondies

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 9 Cherry Blondies

Cherry Blondies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (200 g) Blanched Almond Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine Sea Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (45 g) Coconut OIl, melted
  • 2 larger Eggs, whisked
  • 1/4 cup pure Maple Syrup (I like grade B)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups Cherries, pitted & cut in half
  • Coconut Oil Cooking Spray

Method

  • Pre heat oven to 350 degrees F with the rack in the middle. Spray & line an 8X8 baking pan with parchment paper. In a bowl whisk together dry ingredients. In another bowl combine wet ingredients. Combine all ingredients in one bowl & mix together to form a batter. Fold in the cherries last. Bake about 20-25 minutes until a toothpick comes out of the center virtually crumb free.
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1 bridget {bake at 350} August 19, 2013 at 6:18 am

These look delicious, Marla! ♥

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2 Marla August 20, 2013 at 7:36 am

Thanks Bridget!! XOXO

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3 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar August 19, 2013 at 7:09 am

These sound fabulous!! Lovely blondie recipe!

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4 Rosa August 19, 2013 at 7:21 am

Deliciously fruity!

Cheers,

Rosa

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5 HeatherChristo August 19, 2013 at 7:58 am

I love that there are cherries in these!

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6 Maria August 19, 2013 at 8:00 am

Such a pretty blondie recipe!

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7 Marian (Sweetopia) August 19, 2013 at 8:02 am

These look delicious, and I love how you’ve managed to satisfy a sweet tooth’s cravings *and* create something healthy at the same time!

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8 Marla August 20, 2013 at 7:52 am

I try my hardest Marian :)

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9 Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet August 19, 2013 at 8:07 am

Just gorgeous! I love this idea!

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10 Kevin @ Closet Cooking August 19, 2013 at 8:12 am

Those look so good! I like the use of the coconut oil; I have been meaning to try baking with it.

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11 Marla August 20, 2013 at 7:53 am

Kevin, you should try soon….it is wonderful in flavor & texture.

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12 Teawench August 19, 2013 at 9:08 am

Holy cats, I’ve been DYING for you to post this recipe. ;-) Now that you have, I’ll have to hit the co-op for some almond flour.

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13 sally @ sallys baking addiction August 19, 2013 at 9:11 am

These look amazing. :) I love cherries so much and have to bake a recipe with them soon.

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14 Michelle S August 19, 2013 at 9:50 am

I will have to give these a whirl next weekend. I love cherries!

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15 Julia | JuliasAlbum.com August 19, 2013 at 11:32 am

I love recipes that involve cherries (including sour cherries)! This is the ultimate Summer blondie. Love that you’ve packed whole 2 cups of pitted cherries into an 8×8 baking pan!!!!

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16 Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain August 19, 2013 at 11:35 am

I seriously want to drive down to Telluride and cook/bake with you someday! Gorgeous photos, Marla!

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17 Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen August 19, 2013 at 12:07 pm

Gorgeous photography and recipe, Marla! I just adore cherries and paleo baking speaks to me because it is what I can eat. I just love paleo baking. Thanks so much for sharing! Pinning!

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18 Laura (Tutti Dolci) August 19, 2013 at 1:28 pm

So pretty, love the cherries!

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19 Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch August 19, 2013 at 1:36 pm

These look awesome, Marla!!

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20 Shundara@SavyNaturalista August 19, 2013 at 3:37 pm

Marla,
I love these bloodies they look to die for!!! I should make a recipe with cherries before they go out of season! Oh and thank you so much for linking my fluffy blondie recipe.. :)

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21 Ashley@BakerbyNature August 19, 2013 at 6:19 pm

I’m going crazy over how perfect these are! I want to eat the whole pan!

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22 Tieghan August 19, 2013 at 7:20 pm

Marla, these are stunning! I always love your photos, they are so gorgeous and so inspiring!

Love this recipe and love that is all about summer!

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23 kelley {mountain mama cooks} August 19, 2013 at 10:05 pm

These are gorgeous Marla! I love that you’ve made these guiltless. They’d be pret with a morning cup of coffee!

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24 Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) August 20, 2013 at 6:58 am

Would never guess how healthy these are! :) But I love it. Cherries, almond flour, maple syrup, coconut oil..the ingredients are right up my alley. I’ve never delved into Paleo baking, but it sounds like a fun challenge!

Definitely need these in my life!

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25 Gaby August 20, 2013 at 7:41 am

cherries in blondies?!?! BRILLIANT

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26 Marla August 20, 2013 at 7:53 am

Ha! Thanks Gaby ;)

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27 ATasteOfMadness August 20, 2013 at 8:04 am

Ooh, I’ve been looking for some good cherry recipes lately, and this looks like a winner. Yum!

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28 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. August 21, 2013 at 5:11 am

These are so pretty! Miss you girl!

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29 Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective August 21, 2013 at 6:31 am

These are gorgeous, Marla! Love the fresh cherries!!

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30 Marla August 21, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Thanks Sommer….I had so much fun with them!

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31 Jennifer August 26, 2013 at 5:51 am

Made these this weekend! I couldn’t find cherries in any of my grocery stores, though, so I used Trader Joe’s frozen Very Cherry Berry blend–they were awesome! Thanks for an awesome recipe. :)

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32 Wren Rose August 28, 2013 at 4:57 pm

These look delicious! Such a great idea!

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33 Nutmeg Nanny September 3, 2013 at 5:53 pm

Oh yes!! I just love good for you treats :) these look so sweet

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34 Meryl April 5, 2014 at 11:56 am

Just stumbled on to this recipe and it’s now early spring. These look so good I can’t wait for cherry season to try them. Has this been tried frozen cherries? I’m wondering if any adjustments need to be made.

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35 Marla April 6, 2014 at 9:24 am

Hi!! Thanks for stopping by. Go ahead & try the frozen cherries ~ I think they will turn out great. Be sure to let us know :)

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36 Hugo July 12, 2014 at 5:47 pm

Baked one tonight, it took a lot longer than 25 minutes to bake, more like 40! Not sure what I did wrong but the sponge turned out grey in color; I’ve never seen a grey cake before! Maybe you have some tips…

Still tastes nice though.

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37 Marla July 13, 2014 at 4:27 pm

Glad this tasted nice…the cherry juice might have spread too much into the batter when you mixed it? That’s my only thought….

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38 Vance August 10, 2014 at 5:04 pm

Can confirm. It took just over 40 minutes to bake. I used fresh, organic cherries and added all the juice to the dough, when I mixed the cherries in. No issues with them turning grey, though.

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39 Marla August 11, 2014 at 6:16 am

Fabulous! Thanks for letting me know :)

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