Paleo Pumpkin Pie Blondies

It May Not Be Fall But You Can Still Fall for These Paleo Pumpkin Pie Blondies

Paleo Pumpkin Pie Blondies

Paleo Pumpkin Pie Blondies

You know how the malls start putting up Christmas decorations in like September and you’re all, “What the hell? It’s too early for Christmas decorations.” That’s me right now with these Paleo Pumpkin Pie Blondies. You’re saying, “What the hell? Pumpkin? But it’s only July, it’s too early for Fall recipes.” I know. But you know how impatient I am, I just can’t wait any longer for pumpkin flavored everything! I’m like Nordstrom where they release the upcoming style trends for the following season months early. So you see winter coats in July and bathing suits in January. I’m trying to run a legit operation like that, keeping you guys in the Paleo Food know with all the hot and upcoming trends! What? Too diva?

I always OD on pumpkin during Fall. So much so that from January-June, I absolutely despise Pumpkin. It literally makes me gag. Then, lo and behold, as soon as July comes I’m like, “So when can we start eating pumpkin flavored everything again?” Just wait until Fall. You guys didn’t know me last Fall so you have no idea what you’re in store for pumpkin wise. I already have like 4 pumpkin recipes in my head just WAITING to be unleashed on you! All in good time. Trust me.

So have you guys tried the You Fresh Naturals Coco-Nut Butters? They are RIDICULOUS. Like so good they should come with a warning label and a lock and key because you’ll want to eat the whole jar in one sitting. Seriously, it could happen. Coco-Nut Butter is a mix of coconut butter and almond butter, you get the best of both worlds! They have two flavors, Cookie Dough and Maple Vanilla. The Cookie Dough one is my favorite! Duh, like that’s a big shocker. Seriously I would literally have to pry the jar out of my hand so that I wouldn’t eat the entire thing. I knew I wanted to use some to make my Pumpkin Pie Blondies recipe but the jar didn’t last that long. I had to get two more! Another great thing is You Fresh Naturals ships internationally! So all of you can get it, no excuses. Seriously, order some jars of this stuff if you want to really impress your taste buds. If you have any left over go make this recipe.
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    Paleo Pumpkin Pie Blondies

    *Makes 9 servings

    3 organic cage-free eggs
    1/2 cup coconut oil, melted (or grass-fed butter)
    1/4 cup pure maple syrup
    1/4 teaspoon vanilla
    1/4 cup You Fresh Naturals Coco-Nut Butter, Cookie Dough Flavor
    2 tablespoons creamy almond butter
    1/4 cup canned pumpkin
    1/2 cup blanched almond four, sifted
    1/4 cup coconut palm sugar
    1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
    1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
    1/8 teaspoon of sea salt
    pinch of ground cloves

    1. Pre-heat oven to 350. Grease an 8×8 square glass pan.

    2. In a large bowl, using a whisk, mix together the wet ingredients: eggs, coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla. Then mix in the You Fresh Naturals Coco-nut Butter, the creamy almond butter, and the pumpkin. Stir together until everything is combined and you have a thick pumpkin soup looking mixture. Set aside.

    3. In a medium sized bowl, use a fork to mix together the dry ingredients: sifted almond flour, coconut palm sugar, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, sea salt and cloves.

    4. Now mix your dry ingredients into the wet mixture and combine. Pour blondie batter into the glass dish and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool for at least 20 minutes. Cut and serve.

    Here is where you could get super creative and customize this recipe! You could add chocolate chips to the batter, raisins, pecans, walnuts, anything your little pumpkin pie blondie eating heart desires! I kept mine plain for all my weirdos out there (non-chocolate eaters). And also because I hate any kind of nuts in my cookies and brownies, or in this case blondies. I know, you might as well throw me in with the weirdos. But seriously, you could add so many fun twists and turns to this recipe, even bacon pieces would be yum to throw in!


Are you guys getting as excited for Fall to come as I am? I know summer just started and all, and trust me it’s been great, but I want PUMPKIN flavored everything already! I want scarves, and boots, and chilly mornings. I want warm drinks on the sofa wrapped in blankets watching movies. This will hopefully hold us over until then. Hopefully. Until then, back to the beach

So how was your week? Mine was awesome! I took a quick trip up north to Santa Cruz to go zip-lining for the first time. It was the coolest thing ever! Then I got to go out to a few great dinners with some amazing friends as well. One place I went to had this awesome gluten-free menu, like the best I’ve ever seen. They even had paninis, bruschetta, and a whole list of crazy things that should be gluten filled but weren’t. They even had a flour-less chocolate cake. Eek! It was so nice to see such a large gluten-free menu with so many choices! I hate when you go somewhere and ask for the gluten-free menu and they have like salad and eggs listed. Really? Ugh.

Speaking of gluten-free, guess who had gluten on purpose this week while in Santa Cruz? Me. Don’t judge until you hear my story. I had *gasp* beer. Oh my it was so good. Before I went Paleo(ish) I was a huge beer drinker. I just love the stuff. Like with a passion. It’s probably my number one thing that I wish was Paleo. My favorite place to get a cold one is this little pub in Santa Cruz called 99 Bottles of Beer. They have 99 different kinds of beer available and each is assigned a number. You get a stamp card to sign off each number and once you’ve stamped all 99 you get a t-shirt and a plaque on the wall with you name, date, and a personal quote! I was on number 67 before I stopped drinking beer. So of course, if I’m in Santa Cruz I have to get a stamp (or two). I have to people! It’s on my bucket list. It’s also hard living in San Diego, the home of craft beer heaven. So sometimes I fall off the gluten-free wagon and indulge in some good beer. Then it’s right back to Paleo(ish). What do you guys indulge in on occasion that’s not exactly Paleo? Something?…Anything?…Bueller?

Vanessa Barajas
Vanessa Barajas


  1. now I’m hungry!

  2. You crack me up, Nordstrom. I have never understood this American thing with pumpkins. But then, we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, either. ..

    • We only get pumpkins here in Fall, well technically you can go to the store anytime year round to get canned pumpkin, but real pumpkins you can only get once a year here for Halloween and Thanksgiving and then they go away for the rest of the year. So as soon as September hits we brace ourselves for pumpkin flavored everything. Seriously. It’s everywhere. Pumpkin flavored lattes, ice cream, yogurt, cream cheese, bagels, muffins, cheesecake, scones, pie, pretty much everything I don’t eat anyway! But of course I’ll be making tons of paleo versions! :) You can come to my house for Thanksgiving if you want. :)

  3. Stephanie Lee Says: July 30, 2013 at 4:46 am

    I’m totally with you on beer. I love(d) beer…mostly IPAs. I always said, the bitterer, the betterer. Now, throw in a free tee shirt and I would totally be all over that, cheat or not!

  4. As a fellow pumpkin addict, I almost cried from excitement when I saw these. I mean it’s practically August, aka the warm up month for fall, so these are absolutely acceptable. I can’t wait til fall to see what other pumpkin concoctions you come up with!

    • Oh Taylor, we are a match made in heaven! I was totally thinking the same thing about it being almost August which is OBVIOUSLY the warm up month for all things pumpkin! I will give you a hint, there may be pumpkin swirl cheesecake involved. EEK!!!! πŸ˜€

  5. schwansongs Says: August 13, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Mmm… It *might* be possible for me to have too much pumpkin pie-spice things, but I haven’t found that limit yet, so feel free to bring it all on! :-) I too am looking forward to the fresh-cooked-pumpkin goodies this year… I’ll trade you some when we start baking our versions of things. My wife may even make some home-made pumpkin-pie-spice soap this year!

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  7. Eva-Maria Says: August 22, 2013 at 8:09 am

    Hi! Your recepies sounds verry tasty! But the shipping from Your Fresh Naturals is very expensive (23 $) to Germany. Do you think, i could mix Coconutbutter and Almondbutter together for this recepice?

    • Hey there, you probably could, I haven’t tried it. I would favor more on the almond butter side than the coconut butter when mixing, I think, to get a similar texture/taste to the You Fresh Naturals. I would also add more nutmeg to the recipe. Hope that helps! :)

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  9. Totally need to try these out on my coworkers (without telling them until after that they’re healthy, of course!)!!!! These look amazing! Do you think using Cashew Butter would substitute for the Fresh Naturals? What about oat flour for the almond flour? I actually am almond-intolerant (insert a SUPER sad face here) so can do coconut or cashew or oat instead of almond, but… doesn’t always work well! Thought are appreciated on this one!

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