Maple Walnut Blondies


Maple Walnut Blonde Brownies are a creative twist on traditional blondies.

They come from the folks at King Arthur Flour, who call them Maple Walnut Brownies, a name I find misleading since they are definitely more like blondies than a brownies, to my way of thinking.

These blondies (or brownies) are moist and chewy with a definite flavor of maple thanks to the addition of both maple syrup and maple flavoring.

You should be able to find maple flavoring in with vanilla and other flavorings at your grocery store.

If you haven't guessed yet, I love maple walnut!

Maybe it's because I grew up in Connecticut where I developed a love for maple walnut ice cream early in life.

Maybe it's because my Mom has been baking maple walnut cakes every year since she was a teenager for my grandmother's birthday.

Maybe it's just because it's a wonderful flavor combination!

If you are like me, a fan of maple walnut, I hope you add Maple Walnut Blondies to your list of must try recipes. They are also a great change from your standard brownie or blondie recipe.

Maple Walnut Blondies Recipe

  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Lightly grease an 8-inch square pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking powder; set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan, heat heat the butter and sugar on the stovetop over medium low until melted and well combined.
  4. Remove from the heat and stir in the syrup.
  5. Allow the mixture to cool to lukewarm.
  6. Stir in the eggs one at a time, then the maple flavor.
  7. Stir in the dry ingredients, and then the walnuts, until just combined.
  8. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
  9. Bake just until the edges pull away from the sides of the pan, about 25 minutes.
  10. Remove from the oven, and cool on a wire rack before cutting and glazing.

This blondie recipe yields one 8-inch pan or sixteen 2-inch Maple Walnut Blondies.

Maple Glaze Recipe

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk or cream
  1. In a small to medium bowl, whisk everything together, adding more liquid if necessary to make a pourable glaze.
  2. Pour over cooled Maple Walnut Brownies.

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