A blondie, also known as a blond brownie, is a sweet and decadent dessert cake. It’s similar to the classic brownie, but you substitute the cocoa with vanilla. It is usually made with brown sugar, but this version is sweetened with delicious maple syrup and dates. Traditional blondies are made with flower, brown sugar, butter, eggs, baking powder and vanilla, but can also have walnuts or pecans. White or dark chocolate shavings, butterscotch chips or other chocolate trimmings are also often added.
Blondies can easily be veganized by eliminating eggs, and substituting them with bananas, apple sauce etc, and replacing the butter with vegan margarine or coconut oil, and using a plant based milk alternative in stead of cows milk. Unlike the white chocolate brownie, or the classic brownie, they dont contain any chocolate at all. Unless you want to add it, of course!
In this recipe we have swapped the egg/flour/milk with chickpeas, ground rolled oats and water, and all the sweetness is from a small amount of maple syrup and four dates.
Pro tip: Concider of the texture while blending the ingredients. We prefer some resitance while biting into the blondies, but if you prefer a smoother texture just blend for a little longer.
Writer: Gunnar Birkeland
- 400 g canned chickpeas (Use one can, drain off the liquid.)
- 70 g almonds
- 130 g dates
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 100 ml water
- 100 g chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips
- Add all igredients exept coconut oil, water and chocolate chips into a blender.
- Blend for one minute, and add coconut oil.
- Blend until desired texture, and add up to a cup of water. You are looking for a hummus like consistency.
- Stir in chocolate chips and pour batter into a rectangular baking dish.
- Bake for 25 minutes at 180 degrees celsius.
Veganeren has a lot of brownie recipes, but one of our absolute favorites is this gooey one with peanuts!