I don't make blonde brownies (aka Blondies) very often but when I do this Copycat recipe from Applebee's is my go-to recipe. I'm sure if you make this recipe you will agree.
Making this blondie recipe is no different than making your typical brownie recipe. If you have a nut allergy you can omit the chopped pecans.
For a fun substitution, you could use peanut butter morsels or even some butterscotch chips instead of chocolate chips.
You can eat these delicious brownies by themselves but how good would they be with a nice scoop of ice cream? Yummy!
🥜 Nut Allergy Warning
Applebee's is a Grill + Bar restaurant chain focused on casual dining, with mainstream American dishes such as salads, chicken, pasta and burgers. All Applebee's restaurants feature a bar area.
Unlike some of my other brownie recipes, the batter for this blonde brownie recipe is quite thick. It almost has the consistency of peanut butter. So if that is what you end up with then you know you made it correctly!
💭 Ingredient Substitution
You can also use white chocolate chips for this copycat brownie recipe from Applebee's. I don't always have white chocolate chips on hand so I often use regular chocolate chips.
⭐ Copycat Rating
Since the goal of a Copycat Recipe is for it to taste exactly like the original, it's only natural to rate this recipe against the original. This Copycat recipe rates a solid 8 out of 10 in my opinion.
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this copycat blonde brownies recipe from Applebee's (see recipe card for quantities): All Purpose Flour, Baking Powder, Salt, Baking Soda, Unsalted Butter, Light Brown Sugar, Eggs, Vanilla Extract, Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips and Pecans.
🥣 How to make Applebee's Blonde Brownies
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
Sift the flour into a bowl. Add the baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Mix till combined. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, add the melted butter and brown sugar. Mixing well.
Add the eggs and vanilla extract to the sugar mixture and mix well.
Slowly add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture. Blend until all the flour is incorporated. The batter will be thick.
Spread the batter into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the chocolate chips and pecans over the top of the batter.
Bake for 25-30 minutes.
Copycat Applebee's Blonde Brownies
- 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- ¾ teaspoon Salt
- ¼ teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 ¼ sticks Unsalted Butter, melted
- 2 Cups Light Brown Sugar, packed
- 2 large Eggs
- 2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- ¾ Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- ¾ Cup Pecans, chopped
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
- Sift the flour into a bowl. Add the baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Mix till combined. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, add the melted butter and brown sugar. Mixing well.
- Add the eggs and vanilla extract to the sugar mixture and mix well.
- Slowly add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture. Blend until all the flour is incorporated. Batter will be thick.
- Spread the batter into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the chocolate chips and pecans over the top of the batter.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.