A quick and easy recipe for delicious, healthy and moist vegan chocolate chip blondies made without chickpeas. They are egg-less, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, gluten-free, not too sweet and perfect as a simple snack or dessert!
What is the difference between blondies and brownies?
Blondies are considered to be the “blonde”, or light, version of the chocolatey brownie. This healthier version tastes like a cross between vanilla cake and banana bread, but is just as moist, gooey and fudgy and like classic chocolate brownies!
Blondies without butter and without eggs
While traditional blondie recipes contain dairy butter and eggs, I made my vegan version healthier and replaced those ingredients with peanut butter and banana.
If you’re not a fan of peanut butter, you can use other nut butters instead like the almond, hazelnut or cashew butter. If you have a nut allergy, you can also make this recipe nut-free and use sunflower butter or vegan butter or any plant-based margarine instead.
The banana not only gives the blondies a natural sweetness, but it also works as an egg substitute. Alternatively, you can also use applesauce or pumpkin purée. However, since these alternatives are not as sweet as bananas, you may need to add a little more additional sugar.
Vegan Blondies with or without chocolate chips?
The vegan chocolate chips make the blondies when more delicious, but you can also replace them with other dark or white chocolate, nuts, caramel, berries or apple chunks, or omit them altogether.
Ingredients needed + tips
To make these blondies, you’ll only need a few simple pantry staple ingredients that are easy to find at the supermarket. Here are all the ingredients you’ll need:
- Banana: or applesauce or pumpkin purée.
- Peanut butter: or any other nut butter (suggestions are mentioned above).
- Maple syrup: or other syrup like date or coconut syrup or agave syrup.
- Coconut sugar: or other sugar such as raw cane sugar, white or brown sugar.
- Vanilla extract: or ground bourbon vanilla or the pod of a vanilla bean.
- Apple cider vinegar: or regular white vinegar or lemon juice.
- Plant milk: such as soy, oat, coconut or almond milk.
- Oats: ground into flour. If you’re on a gluten-free diet, make sure your package of oats is labeled “gluten-free”.
- Salt: just a pinch.
- Baking powder
- Baking soda: or 1 tsp more baking powder.
- Vegan chocolate chips: or baking-safe chopped chocolate of your choice.
How to make vegan chocolate chip blondies
As always, I recommend checking out this step-by-step instruction and the recipe video first. Then you’ll find the full recipe with exact measurements in the recipe card below!
Step 1: Make the batter
First, mash the banana. Then mix it with the peanut butter, maple syrup, coconut blossom sugar, vanilla extract, apple cider vinegar and plant milk. Add oats, salt, baking powder, baking soda and stir until combined. Lastly, fold in half of the chocolate chips.
Step 2: Bake the blondies and let them cool!
Pour the batter into a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Spread the remaining chocolate chips on top and bake the blondies at 356 °F (180 °C) for approx. 20-25 minutes. Then let them cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Carefully remove and allow to cool completely before cutting into squares. Enjoy!
How to store Blondies?
You can store vegan blondies in a sealed container and keep them at room temperature for 3 days or in the refrigerator for 5 days. Before eating, simply reheat them briefly in the microwave or oven. This will make them moist, soft and fluffy again.
However, you can also freeze the blondies and thaw them anytime you want some!
This vegan chocolate chip blondies recipe is:
- Dairy-free (lactose-free)
- Without eggs
- Gluten-free possible
- Healthier than original American blondie recipes
- Soft & fluffy
- Quick and easy to make
- Incredibly delicious!
- Perfect as a snack or for dessert!
More Easy Vegan Recipes for Brownies, Bars and Cupcakes
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- Zucchini Brownies
- Cheesecake Brownies
- Hazelnut Brownies
- Raspberry Almond Bars
- Blueberry Cheesecake Bars
- Lemon Bars
- Pecan Pie Bars
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
- Vanilla Cupcakes
- Carrot Cake Cupcakes
- Pumpkin Cupcakes
- Chocolate Cupcakes
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Healthy Vegan Blondies with Chocolate ChipsAuthor:
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- 1 (160 g) large banana 5.6 oz peeled, or sub applesauce or pumpkin purée
- ½ cup (120 g) peanut butter or other nut butter
- ¼ cup (60 g) maple syrup or other syrup
- 2 tbsp coconut sugar or other sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar or other vinegar or lemon juice
- 3 tbsp plant milk e.g. soy, oat, coconut or almond milk
- 1 ¾ cup (160 g) oats ground, gluten-free if needed
- ⅓ tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda or 1 tsp more baking powder
- ¾ cup (120 g) vegan chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
*Note: Feel free to check out the recipe video + step-by-step pictures above!
- Preheat the oven to 356 °F (180 °C) and line a 8x8-Inch (20x20cm) baking pan with parchment paper.
- Mash the banana with a fork and add to a bowl. Then add peanut butter, maple syrup, coconut sugar, vanilla extract, apple cider vinegar and plant milk and mix together.
- Add oats, salt, baking powder, baking soda and stir until just combined.
- Fold in half of the chocolate chips, then transfer the batter into the prepared baking pan.
- Spread the remaining chocolate chips over the top and bake the blondies for 20-25 minutes.
- Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then carefully remove and allow to finish cooling.
- Cut into squares and enjoy!
- Tip: warm them briefly in the microwave before eating. This will make them extra yummy!
- The nutritional information is calculated for 1 large blondie without chocolate chips.
- More information about the recipe, including tips for storing and freezing, are mentioned in the blog post above!
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