Maple-Pecan Sticky Blondies

28 Mar

Sigh.  I loving having entire days off to myself.  I always seem to get something accomplished at least.  Today with the snow lightly falling all day, I finished a history paper, did laundry and other household tasks, found time to take a power nap with Benji and best of all, bake.

Maple Pecan Sticky Blondies

These are the Maple-Pecan Sticky Blondies from Eat, Drink & be Vegan. I had some anxiety baking these as I almost always have trouble baking with spelt flour. I’m not sure what it is but spelt baked goods rarely turns out for me! (It seems to act weird with the liquid ingredients, particularly the oil, like cookies would get really flat and oily, like the proportions are all off) And after taking these babies out of the oven, they seemed to have not set enough, but following Dreena’s advice I cooled them in the fridge before slicing them up. Once chilled, they sliced easily, still a tad delicate but once I tasted these I didn’t care! I actually really liked its tender bite and the Maple-Pecan streusal on top? Heavenly! They weren’t quite as maple-y as I had hoped they would be (I blame the cheap-o maple syrup I used) so next time I’m going to sneak in some maple extract. They were perfect, anyway, to have on a snowy afternoon while sipping tea.

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15 Responses to “Maple-Pecan Sticky Blondies”

  1. Romina March 28, 2008 at 9:51 pm #

    That picture is the ultimate in food porn!

  2. trina March 28, 2008 at 10:17 pm #

    What a nice day!

  3. melisser March 29, 2008 at 3:00 am #

    Ooh, I think my husband would love these. Time to break out ED&BV!

  4. ashley 79 March 29, 2008 at 5:42 pm #

    Yummy! I obviously REALLY need to finally buy ED&BV!

  5. magpie March 30, 2008 at 2:08 am #

    Yeah, just to reiterate – this is so food porn 🙂 I was at work when I first saw this and couldn’t stop thinking about them.

  6. meghan March 31, 2008 at 7:00 pm #

    anything dessert with the word “sticky” in it immediately grabs my attention. gooey and delicious looking!

  7. Lori- pleasantly plump vegan March 31, 2008 at 9:17 pm #

    these look great

  8. VeggieGirl April 1, 2008 at 4:40 pm #

    nothing better than a day to yourself, to relax – you deserve it, girl!! :0) those blondies from ED&BV = by far one of my all-time favorite recipes, period.

  9. ashmacaroon April 1, 2008 at 8:38 pm #

    Thanks everyone!

    I made these blondies upon your reccomendation, VeggieGirl! Way back when you posted about them on your blog, I sticky-noted the recipe and just got around to making them. THANK YOU so much for posting about these!

  10. Jennifer April 3, 2008 at 6:05 pm #

    YUM!!! I just found your site doing a Google blog search for vegetarian recipes and now I’m sitting here DROOLING! Everything looks so wonderful. I’ve been a vegetarian since I was 13 (23 years) although I’m not vegan. But I am definitely going to be trying out some of these deserts in the upcoming weeks. Thank you!

  11. ashmacaroon April 3, 2008 at 6:14 pm #

    Thanks Jennifer! I hope you love the recipes I try as much as I do!

  12. Bianca April 4, 2008 at 5:28 pm #

    Wow! I need to bake more. I have such food guilt about eating dessert, but I need to quit worrying about getting fat and enjoy sweets! The more I see tasty stuff like this on food blogs, the more I want to not worry about calories and crap!

  13. Kala April 5, 2008 at 11:24 am #

    Those look really yummy! And I have that book but I passed over the recipe because spelt scares me, I’ll have to give it a go!

  14. Samantha April 6, 2008 at 6:41 pm #

    Wow, those look great! I’m addicted to the recipes in ED&BV, but I haven’t made the blondies yet. I’ll have to do that soon!

  15. veganhomemade April 15, 2008 at 10:07 pm #

    I am continually convinced that I need to get ED&BV ASAP. These bars look so good.

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