1cuppacked organic light brown sugar(can substitute coconut palm sugar)
1 1/2cupssprouted white wheat flour(can substitute sprouted sorghum flour for g-f)
1teaspoonaluminum-free baking powder
2largeorganic or pastured eggs, lightly beaten
add-ins(see variations below)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x13” glass or ceramic baking pan with parchment paper, allowing it to slightly overhang opposite edges. Coat lightly with cooking spray.
Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook, swirling often, until fragrant and starting to brown (4-5 minutes). Remove from heat. Whisk in brown sugar. Let cool for 15 minutes.
Whisk flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.
Whisk eggs and vanilla into the cooled butter mixture until well combined. Add the flour mixture in 2 additions, gently folding until just combined. Reserve 2 tablespoon of each Add-In. Fold the rest into the batter. Evenly spread the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the reserved Add-Ins on top.
Bake the blondies until light brown around the edges (18-22 minutes). They will appear slightly under-baked in the center, but will firm up as they cool. Let cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. Cut into 24 bars.
PB&J– ¾ cup coarsely chopped salted, roasted peanuts & ½ cup organic strawberry all-fruit preserves
Bacon-Date– 2/3 cup coarsely chopped cooked bacon & 2/3 cup chopped pitted dates
Coconut-Almond– ¾ cup sweetened coconut flakes & ¾ cup toasted sliced sprouted almonds
Hazelnut-Espresso– ¾ cup chopped toasted hazelnuts & 2/3 cup coarsely chopped chocolate-covered espresso beans
Pretzel & White Chocolate– ¾ cup coarsely chopped thin pretzel sticks & ¾ cup white chocolate chips
Pecan-Chocolate Chip– 34 cup chopped toasted pecans & ¾ cup semisweet chocolate chips
1cuporganic sprouted white wheat flour(can substitute g-f sprouted flour*)
3/4cuporganic sprouted red wheat flour(can substitute g-f sprouted flour*)
3tablespoons organic sugar or sweetener of choice
2teaspoonsaluminum-free baking powder
1/4teaspoon sea salt
6tablespoonsvery cold unsalted organic butter,cut into small pieces
1cuporganic whole buttermilkplus more for brushing
2teaspoons coarse sugar for sprinkling
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9”x13” glass or ceramic baking dish.
Combine peaches, brown sugar, 3 tablespoons flour, and pinch of salt in a large bowl. Transfer to the baking dish. Drizzle with bourbon or vanilla. Tightly cover with foil and bake until the fruit is steaming. About 20-30 minutes.
Meanwhile, whisk the other flours, sugar, baking powder and soda, and salt in a large bowl. Add butter and rub with your fingers or use a pastry cutter until the pieces are smaller in size, but visible.
When the peaches are steaming, add buttermilk over the flour mixture and stir with a fork until just combined. Dollop the topping on top of the hot fruit. Lightly brush the dough with buttermilk and sprinkle with coarse sugar.
Bake until golden brown, 35-40 minutes. Let cool about 15 minutes before serving. Great with vanilla ice cream!
*Baker’s note: I recommend sprouted sorghum flour for a gluten-free version to get the same taste profile as sprouted wheat flour.