These are the ramblings of a self-described wheat, grain and gluten-free “gourmet girl” that loves to cook and eat good food. I love creating and sharing recipes and photographing “beautiful food”. In July 2012, I eliminated wheat, grains and added sugar from my diet and rediscovered real, whole fresh foods again and effortlessly lost 65+ pounds. Join me in my wheat, grain and gluten-free journey. See how easy it is to enjoy grain free gourmet, one meal at a time! Welcome to my blog. Enjoy!
Since youngest son came for dinner this evening, I decided to make him a new dessert. I came across a recipe on Pinterest for..."Cinnamon Blondies" that incorporated 2 of his favorite things...blondies and cinnamon. They were quick and easy to make! Youngest son has always had the biggest sweet tooth in the family...and the worst part of it is that he is so skinny that if he turns sideways you can't find him! :-) Since I am not eating wheat or sugar, I had to rely on son and hubby to tell me how they turned out. They looked beautiful and both of them said they tasted really good. Baking with cinnamon made the house smell really good too. I've already packed all of them up for skinny-minny to take home with him tonight. I snapped a few pics below as well as the easy recipe. I hope to recreate this recipe into a grain-free version in the future. Enjoy!
INGREDIENTS: 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 stick, unsalted butter
1-1/2 cups light brown
1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350F.
Line a square 8X8 or 9x9 inch pan with parchment paper and then grease
In a small bowl, whisk
the flour, salt, and cinnamon together; set aside.
Melt the butter and
brown sugar together. Cook for 1 minute until it just starts to bubble
around the edges- but don't let it come to a boil. Pour into a large bowl
and let it cool for about 10 minutes.
Add the vanilla to the
butter/sugar mixture and then the egg and egg yolk. Whisk together.
Add the flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon, just until combined.
Pour into your prepared
pan. Bake at 350 degrees 25-35 minutes.
Remove them from the oven and allow to cool
completely in the pan on a rack. Cut into squares.