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Make These Brown Butter Maple Blondies Your Next Fall Baking Project

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brown butter maple blondies
Credit: Grandbaby Cakes

If you’re looking for a new baking project to do right now, without having to make a trip to the grocery store, check out these gorgeous maple and brown butter blondies from Grandbaby Cakes. They’re rich, chewy, and sweet, with a buttery texture and a nutty flavor that brings to mind pumpkin patches and crunchy leaves underfoot. Best of all, there’s a good chance you already have everything you need in your pantry to make these.

Start by melting and browning unsalted butter in a small pan, then let it cool before using it. Don’t skip this step! Jocelyn Delk Adams from Grandbaby Cakes calls brown butter “liquid gold,” and says it will give you a deeper, richer, more intense flavor than using plain butter. The toasted flavor of browned butter takes this dessert to the next level, and it’s definitely worth the time it takes to brown the butter.

Combine the brown butter with brown sugar and maple syrup, which will give you the rich, caramel-like liquid that forms the base of these gooey, chewy blondies. All that’s left is to combine that liquid with the rest of the ingredients and bake them until they’re set and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

A maple-butter glaze poured over the blondies while they’re still warm from the oven makes them extra sticky and delicious. If you want to make them even more special, sprinkle a little bit of flaky sea salt over the top after they’re finished baking. Delk says you can also top with nuts, chocolate chips, or even candied bacon (but they’re great on their own, too).

Get the recipe: Brown Butter Maple Blondies from Grandbaby Cakes

Credit: Angela Chung
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