Sticky-toffee blondies

These sticky toffee blondies are almost refined sugar free. I made them with the little guy in mind but… #realtalk I ate most of them. These have all the best bits of a blondie but with the flavour of sticky toffee pudding. The sweetness comes from date caramel and stewed pears with an optional sprinkle of brown sugar on the top. A perfect treat for a lazy afternoon. It is a super easy traybake style cake so it would be great for bake-sales.


After preparing your fruit, it is very much a ‘chuck it all in’ kind of recipe – which are my favourite kind! I served it up warm from the oven with a big blob of natural yoghurt and it was delicious. If I do say so myself…


150g wholemeal plain flour

50g melted butter

2 eggs

80g dates (blitzed up with 2tsp water)

100g (or 2) stewed pears

1 tsp baking powder

1tsp cinnamon

1 tsp of dark brown sugar (optional)


Firstly – you need to cook your pears in a little water until they are really soft – like a puree. You also need to make a date caramel by blitzing up your dates with a couple of teaspoons of hot water. Both of these steps can be done ahead. 

Preheat your oven to 180c (fan)

Put all your dry ingredients in a bowl, then add all your wet ingredients

Mix well and transfer to a baking tin (mine is a square 20cm silicone one – I never grease it. But if you have a regular one I would grease well to make sure it lifts!)

Sprinkle with dark brown sugar, if using.

Bake for around 20 minutes. The texture will be similar to a brownie so expect cracking on the top.

yummy blondies!

Your welcome…

Faye xx





8 thoughts on “Sticky-toffee blondies

  1. There’s just something about healthy bakes that tells my brain that it’s totally cool to eat the lot! These sound gorgeous, I’d be interested to see how they sold at our bake sale where the unhealthiest cakes always sell first! Thanks for linking up with #CookBlogShare


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