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Vegan Blondies

These vegan blondies are a plant-based twist on the classic dense and chewy dessert bar. Sprinkles and bittersweet chocolate are optional add-ins to make them extra special!

  • Author: Leanne Ray, MS, RDN
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 bars 1x
  • Category: sweet treats
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

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  • 1 Tablespoon ground flax (8 grams)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened soy milk (116 grams), divided
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour (134 grams)
  • 1/4 cup almond flour (28 grams)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder (2 grams)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (3 grams)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed (105 grams)
  • 1/2 cup tahini (115 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (5 grams)
  • optional: 1/4 cup each vegan sprinkles and vegan chocolate chips (see notes), flaky sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Line a metal loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside. 
  2. Make a flax egg: In a small dish or liquid measuring cup, mix flax and 1/4 cup of the soy milk. Let sit while you prep the rest of the ingredients.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk flours, baking powder and salt. 
  4. In a separate large bowl, mix brown sugar, tahini, and vanilla extract. Add the flax “egg” and mix well.  
  5. Add dry ingredients to wet and stir until completely combined. Mix in remaining 1/4 cup of soy milk (dough will be thick, not pourable). Fold in sprinkles and chocolate chips if using.
  6. Transfer batter to the loaf pan and press it down, flattening/smoothing out the top (I used my hands). 
  7. Bake for 30 minutes or until slightly brown around the edges and a paring knife comes out clean when inserted in the middle. Sprinkle with flaky salt. Let cool in pan for about 15 minutes before transferring to a wire rack. Cool completely before cutting into eight squares. 

Equipment

Notes

  • The equipment section above includes affiliate links to things I use often in my kitchen and recommend. 
  • If you want to keep these vegan, you’ll need to use sprinkles that are free of confectioner’s glaze such as this brand.
  • For vegan chocolate chips I like Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Morsels and Equal Exchange.

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