Pumpkin Spice Blondies
Makes 15 Squares • Cooking 30 mins
These Pumpkin Spiced Blondies are the perfect way to combine two family favourites- pumpkin pie and brownies.
What you’ll need
425g pumpkin, peeled
390g The Healthy Baker Plain Flour
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon ground all spice
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon ground cardamom
225g unsalted butter, melted and cooled
180g dark brown sugar
110g caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
200g white chocolate chips
140g raw macadamias
Cut the pumpkin into chunks and boil for 10-20 minutes or until tender. Drain well, and leave to cool.
Pre heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius and line a small baking tray with baking paper. Roughly chop the macadamias and place on the tray. Lightly toast the macadamias in the pre-heated oven for about 6 minutes, checking half way. Set aside once done and reduce the oven temperature to 160 degrees Celsius.
Line a 30 x 20cm baking/lamington tray with baking paper, allowing some of the paper to hang over the sides.
Once the pumpkin has cooled puree using a stick blender or food processor until smooth, then set aside.
In a large bowl whisk together the flour and all of the spices.
In another bowl whisk together the butter and sugars until smooth, then whisk in the egg and vanilla extract. Mix until the egg has been completely incorporated. Add the pureed pumpkin and whisk again to combine.
Add the flour and spice mixture to the batter and gently whisk to combine, ensuring there are no lumps.
Keep a few white chocolate chips and macadamias for the top of the blondie, and mix the remaining into the batter.
Pour the blondie batter into the prepared tray and scatter over the last of the white chocolate chips and macadamias.
Bake for 30 minutes, or until the blondie is golden and a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Allow to cool on a wire rack, then using the overhanging paper remove from the tin and cut into squares.