Maple Pecan Blondies

These Maple Pecan Blondies combine classic maple and toasted pecan flavors in a moist, tender blondie that always has everyone coming back for seconds and thirds.

three maple pecan blondies stacked on table on a plate.

Maple and pecan is a classic flavor combination that you’ll find in everything from ice cream to pies. There’s a reason for that – it’s delicious! We love maple pecan in sweet and savory dishes from desserts to appetizers, and one of our favorite variations of that flavor is this brownie recipe. They’re easy to make, and they’re so moist and tender.

three maple pecan blondies stacked on table on a plate.

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s an easy blondie recipe that only takes a few simple steps.
  • It’s full of the classic flavors of sweet maple and roasted pecans.
  • It’s a great dessert or snack.


This recipe only uses a few simple baking ingredients that you can find in your kitchen or one quick trip to the grocery store.

Everything you need is listed here, but the exact amounts are in the recipe card at the end of the post.

  • Light brown sugar
  • Unsalted butter
  • Maple syrup
  • Vanilla extract
  • Eggs
  • All-purpose flour
  • Salt
  • Baking soda
  • Toasted pecans – chopped

🔪 How to Make Maple Pecan Blondies

This recipe is so easy that even beginners can make it. It only takes a few minutes and a few simple steps.

Step 1: Toast the Pecans

Place the pecans on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 350 degrees for 5 to 10 minutes.

Step 2: Cool

Remove the pecans from the oven and set them aside to cool while you make the blondies. Leave the oven on.

butter being browned in a saucepan.

Step 3: Brown the Butter

Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes, whisking frequently, until the butter is browned and has a nutty aroma.

Step 4: Cool

Remove the butter from the heat immediately, pour it into a bowl, and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Chop the pecans while the butter cools.

brown sugar, and eggs being mixed in a large bowl.

Step 4: Combine the Wet Blondie Ingredients

Mix the brown sugar, browned butter, maple syrup, vanilla, and eggs in a large mixing bowl.

dough being mixed in a large mixing bowl.

Step 5: Add the Dry Ingredients

Add the salt, baking soda, and about 1/3 of the flour, mixing to combine. Continue adding the flour gradually until the dough is mixed. Fold in the chopped pecans.

maple pecan blondie dough in a parchment lined baking sheet.

Step 6: Bake

Pour the blondie batter into a 9×13 baking dish lined with parchment paper and bake for 30 to 35 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean.

Step 7: Cool and Cut

Cool the browned for at least 30 minutes, remove them from the baking dish with the parchment paper, and slice. Enjoy!


Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • Toast your favorite nuts for these blondies. They all work with the maple flavor.
  • Try folding in chocolate chips for a blondie with a toffee-like flavor.
  • Reserve a few toasted pecans and top the batter with them for a fun presentation.

If you love sweet pecan recipes, then try our butter pecan pound cake recipe.

🥄 Equipment

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowl
  • Saucepan
  • 9×13 baking dish
  • Parchment paper

🥫 Storage

Store these maple pecan blondies in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. For longer storage, wrap the blondies in plastic wrap and freeze them in an air-tight, freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.

Serve With

Serve these blondies with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee or tea. They also pair well with fresh fruit or alongside your other sweet favorites as part of a larger dessert spread at parties.

💭 Tips

  • Scrape down the sides of your mixing bowl while mixing the dry and wet ingredients to ensure everything is incorporated.
  • Ovens vary, so check your brownies about 5 minutes before the specified time to prevent overbaking.
  • Leave an overhang of parchment paper when lining your baking dish. This makes it easy to remove the brownies for slicing.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

What are blondies?

Blondies are dessert bars that are similar to brownies. They replace the cocoa with vanilla and brown sugar.

How do you know when roasted pecans are done?

The pecans should be fragrant and a deep shade of brown.

How do you know if pecans are fresh?

Fresh pecans have a sweet, nutty scent and a golden color. Pecans are spoiled if they smell rancid and have a shriveled appearance or a soft feel.

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three maple pecan blondies stacked on table on a plate.

Maple Pecan Blondies

Maple pecan blondies are soft, rich, and full of sweet maple and earthy, toasted pecan flavor. They're a delicious dessert or snack.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 24 Blondies
Calories: 162kcal


  • baking sheet
  • medium saucepan
  • large bowl


  • 1 ½ cups light brown sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Baking soda
  • 1 cup chopped toasted pecans


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×13 inch baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a medium sauce pan, melt the ½ cup of unsalted butter over medium heat, whisking frequently.
  • Cook 5-7 minutes, until butter is browned with a nutty aroma.
  • Place the browned butter into a bowl and into the refrigerator to cool.
  • Whisk the butter every 3-4 minutes, and place back into the refrigerator.
  • It takes about 30 minutes for the butter to cool. In a large mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, browned butter, maple syrup, vanilla, and eggs.
  • Mix until well combined, making sure to scrape the edges of the bowl.
  • Next, add salt and baking soda, plus about ⅓ of the flour mixture.
  • Mix until combined. Continue adding flour and slowly mixing it into your batter.
  • Fold in chopped pecans. Pour blondie batter into your prepared 9×13 inch pan.
  • Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean.
  • Enjoy!


Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 141IU | Vitamin C: 0.05mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg

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