When the sweet tooth popped up this morning, I decided to bake a quick batch of Maple Nut Blondies. These go together really fast--unless you forgot you were out of eggs like I did. Hubby to the rescue. What a great guy. Now he gets to take this in his lunch bag. He has his motives.
This recipe was featured in the April Diner newsletter. Like the Mr. Peanut Bread, it does not require any special flours, just natural peanut butter. The recipe is adapted from the peanut butter brownies popular on the SCD diet plan. That recipe uses honey, but I subbed sugarfree maple syrup. This imparts a nice maple flavor which reminds me of the Brach's maple nut candies my grandma used to buy. If you don't do sugar alcohols, then you may have to experiment a bit. I bet it can be done, but for now, this is quick and easy. Let me know if any substitutions work.
Maple Nut Blondies
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Just as a side note, I already had the oven hot this morning, so I baked this batch at 350 for 20 minutes and they did fine.
Depending on the brand of syrup you choose, you may wish to increase the sweetness by adding an additional packet of sweetener. We like them fine this way, letting the maple and peanut flavors shine through.