Applebee’s Copycat Gluten Free Blond Brownies with Peanut Butter Chips

These delicious gluten free blondies are moist and delicious…and perfect with ice cream.

Blond Brownies with Peanut Butter Chips with ice cream and hot caramel sauce on top

Have you ever tried a blondie brownie?

I saw a recipe recently for an Applebee’s copycat recipe, and I have not been able to get it out of my mind.

My sweet tooth was screaming for these blondies, and I knew I HAD to make a gluten free version.Β  As I dug into the copycat recipe, I noticed a common theme. Flour and a ton of sugar.Β  Substituting a gluten free flour for a regular flour was easy, and I added almond flour for some added protein. Can you believe I was able to reduce the amount of sugar by over a half a cup and switched the sugar out for a lower glycemic coconut sugar??

This copycat recipe has it all. I hope you love these gluten free blond brownies as much as my family did.

A stack of blondies with Peanut Butter Chips

By the time I was finished changing this recipe, my gluten free version was very different from this original. My family will be the first to say that the final result was pretty incredible. This blond brownie is moist, chewy, and has just the right amount of sweetness.

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Things You Need To Make This Recipe:

  1. This gluten free flour blend makes these blondies so good.
  2. My favorite almond flour adds protein and moistness to these brownies.
Gluten Free Blond Brownie with Peanut Butter Chips
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Yummy gluten free blondies with peanut butter chips

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 bars
Calories: 238 kcal
Author: Sandi Gaertner
  • 1 1/4 cup gluten free flour blend
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla
  • 1 1/4 sticks of butter melted
  • 2 cups coconut sugar
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray an 8x8 baking tin with coconut oil (or oil of your choice.)
  3. Blend all dry ingredients in a large bowl and whisk to blend.
  4. Blend all wet ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to blend.
  5. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, add in chips and blend well.
  6. Spread onto into pan and bake for 15-20 minutes until done.
  7. Cut when cool.
Nutrition facts per serving (1g)
238kcal | Fat: 7g | Saturated fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated fat: 1g | Monounsaturated fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 211mg | Potassium: 43mg | Carbohydrates: 39g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Protein: 5g | Vitamin A: 0.8% | Calcium: 4.2% | Iron: 6.2%

More Yummy Brownie Recipes!

Blond Brownies with Peanut Butter Chips on a plate. It is topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce

Love brownies? Here is a recipe for a gluten free brownie that holds its shape well enough to shape with a cookie cutter!

Heart shaped Brownies on a cutting board









  1. Where is the recipe for the blondies?

    • Wow Claudia, that is my big doh! moment πŸ™‚ I guess my brain has spaced out with my kids gone at sleep away camp for 2 weeks. It is so quiet here I am not used to it. Thank you very much! The recipe is there now.

  2. Jillian Babbel Mendioro says:

    I LOVE blondies and these sound absolutely delectable!

  3. Oh the decadence…are you sure it’s gluten free πŸ™‚ I have friends that eat only gluten free and they are gonna love this one! Come by tonight and share at the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop (7 Est) if you get a chance. Love, love, love this!

    • Thank you so much Shari. This is truly a delicious creation. I have to be careful with all of these sweets for the next two weeks because my kids are both at an overnight camp in Yosemite. Bad for me because I am left to eat of the things I creae πŸ™ I need to see if these freeze well. I will stop by your hop, thank you again for the invite.

  4. Thanks for coming by the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. Love your post and appreciate you taking the time to share. I will be featuring this fabulous post this week on Facebook and Twitter. Pinning today!

    • Thank you very much Shari, I really appreciate it. I love your Wednesday Hop, there are always so many fun people to meet and recipes to try. Have a great morning.

  5. My daughters been dying to try making blondies this summer-perfect timing! Just pinned-these look fabulous!

  6. I really love this recipe and the way you tweeked it to make it gluten-free, have more protein and less sugar – genius! I featured this on my fb and pinned. Thanks for linking up at Wonderful Wed Blog Hop. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

  7. I couldn’t resist your delicious looking Gluten Free Blond Brownies (or doing another month of the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop)! You are being featured tomorrow. Hope to see you there πŸ™‚

  8. It’s not often that I would pick a blondie over a brownie, but this recipe might make me reconsider. Yum!

  9. These sound amazing but what kind of peanut butter chips do you use? The only ones I know of are GF but full of junk!

  10. These look scrumptious! I’ve never used coconut sugar – a must try!

  11. These look absolutely perfect and beyond, considering they are gluten-free. Very nicely done!

  12. Dear Sandi, what a wonderful dessert. This looks absolutely fantastic! I would love to try this. xo, Catherine

  13. That first photo had me drooling and I just had breakfast! So I thought it was butterscotch chips, but peanut butter is even better. Lovely and thanks for turning me on to a new ingredient, Xanthan Gum. I looked it up, nice stuff.

  14. Hi,
    Dear Sandi, what a wonderful dessert. This looks absolutely fantastic! I would love to try this. xo, Catherine


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