‘Glow’ Blondie Brownies


Here’s a little something for the weekend and the first of Tinker Tailor’s recipes. Cooking and feeding people in general is a big part of my life, I love the process: from buying the ingredients to setting the table. I missed my calling here as I think I would have made a decent food stylist!

I tried these blondie brownies at one of hero‘s fabulous workshops and they are truly delicious and incredibly satisfying with a rich, almost fruity taste. They do however, contain lots of lovely glow-getting ingredients that are good for your body. You can find the original recipe here, it’s from Madeleine Shaw of ‘Get the Glow’ fame.

The recipe doesn’t make a huge amount but you won’t want to eat big slabs of these rich treats anyway and to be honest the ingredients are a little pricey – £7 for a bag of raw coconut sugar anyone? I do think they are well worth it though and they really are so so easy to make that you can ‘glow’ from the smugness of eating and serving something so indulgent yet virtuous.


  • 2 organic eggs
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 175g of cashew butter
  • 120g coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 100g of good quality dark chocolate

I just put all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl in no particular order and use my hand held mixer for a couple of minutes. The original recipe calls for a 20cm baking tray which is actually very small and I don’t own one anyway so I improvise with a small stoneware dish like this. Line your baking tray or dish with greaseproof paper and pop the mix into a preheated oven (160C FAN) for 25 minutes. Make a brew and enjoy once cooled. You might find that the blondie sinks a little once it has cooled but this seems to be normal and doesn’t affect the fabulous taste.

Happy eating y’all!

Antonia x


  1. 29/04/2016 / 10:10 pm

    These look delish!! I’ll be trying these for a Bank Holiday treat slash comfort food

    • tinkertailoronline
      30/04/2016 / 11:46 am

      Let me know how you get on, thank you for your support! X

  2. Elena
    06/11/2016 / 8:33 pm

    These look amazing !

    • tinkertailoronline
      07/11/2016 / 3:02 pm

      The taste as good as they look and they are good for you too!

  3. Laura
    10/01/2017 / 6:35 pm

    Can’t wait to try these… They look amazing! X

    • tinkertailoronline
      11/01/2017 / 7:14 am

      They really are delicious and so easy to make, though be warned, it’s far too easy to eat the whole lot in one sitting!

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