Olive Oil Blondies with Apricots and Pistachios
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Details

Prep time 10mins
Cook time 24mins
Serves or Makes: 8

Recipe

  • 1 cup dark rye flour
  • 1/ 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/ 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/ 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/ 4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/ 2 cup olive oil
  • 3/ 4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/ 4 teaspoon orange blossom water, (optional)
  • 1/ 2 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/ 2 cup raw shelled pistachios

Method

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line a standard 9” x 5” loaf pan with parchment paper and nonstick cooking spray.

  • Step 2

    Whisk rye flour, all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, and kosher salt in a medium bowl.

  • Step 3

    Whisk olive oil, brown sugar, egg, vanilla extract, and orange blossom water (if using) in a medium bowl until well combined.

  • Step 4

    Add dry ingredients to olive oil mixture and stir until no patches of flour remain. Stir in chopped apricots and pistachios.

  • Step 5

    Spread batter in an even layer into prepared loaf pan. Bake for about 28-30 minutes. Allow to cool completely before cutting into 8 squares.