Chocolate Chip Blondies (Vegan + Gluten-Free)
Oh my, oh my… these chocolate chip blondies turned out better than expected. So gooey, soft, chewy, fudgy, moist, and delicious. If you don’t want to try them after seeing these photos and the video (see below), then why are you even here?! Just kidding, lol. But seriously, you have to give these bad guys a try, you HAVE! Because they might become your favorite dessert, ever. I always thought brownies are my weakness but now I am not sure anymore and this scares me a bit! Are you ready for these gluten-free, grain-free, vegan blondies?!
Like I said before, in a couple of my blog post, I LOVE brownies, I really do. You can see some of my favorite brownie recipes here. However, these chocolate chip blondies are killing me (in a good way). They are so rich and gooey and it’s hard to stop eating them. The best advice I can give you is this. Make a double batch and freeze leftovers. It’s pretty convenient to have them sitting in the freezer, especially on days when you crave them so badly.
Blondie Bars Made With Chickpeas
Yes, here we have it again. A dessert recipe made with chickpeas. I really love how my Flourless Brownies turned out and since they contain chickpeas I thought it would be smart to also add them to these chocolate chip blondies. Chickpeas are rich in protein, fiber, minerals, and vitamins. And isn’t it amazing to eat healthy desserts?
Gluten-free AND Grain-Free Recipe
I used almond flour (which contains 100% finely ground almonds) as flour and it makes the recipe gluten-free and grain-free. These blondie bars also contain ground flax seeds! Flax meal acts as an egg replacement, however, it also contains lots of fiber and healthy ALA (alpha linoleic acid). Instead of almond flour (ground almonds), you can use any ground nuts of choice, for example, hazelnuts. To make the recipe nut-free I would recommend using ground coconut flakes (unsweetened shredded coconut). Please do not use coconut flour because it contains less fat and it absorbs a lot of liquid.
These Chocolate Chip Blondies are:
- Vegan (egg-free, dairy-free)
- Healthier than most other blondie bars
- Easy to make
- Great for dessert or breakfast
I used mini chocolate chips for these easy to make blondie bars. You could also use dairy-free chocolate chunks or a combination of chocolate chips and chocolate chunks. Whatever you prefer, it’s your choice!
Easy To Make Blondie Bars
This recipe is seriously easy to make. All you need is some ingredients (which you maybe already have in your pantry) and either a food processor or a blender. I used a food processor and it worked like a charm. But feel free to use a blender instead. Watch the short video below to see how easy it is to make these healthy vegan blondies!
Should you recreate these delicious chocolate chip blondies, please leave a comment below and don’t forget to tag me in your Instagram or Facebook post with @elavegan and #elavegan because I love to see your recreations.
Chocolate Chip Blondies
- Watch the video (scroll down a bit) to see all instruction steps.
- Add all dry ingredients (except chocolate chips) and mix again.
- Now add the chocolate chips and stir with a spoon.
- Preheat oven to 360 degrees F (180 degrees C).
- Spoon the batter into a lined baking pan. My baking dish measures 9"x6" (23 x 15 cm).
- Top with more chocolate chips or chocolate chunks.
- Bake in the oven for about 25-30 minutes (it can take some minutes more or less, depending on your oven and the size of your baking dish). I have a gas oven and baked them for about 27 minutes and they were still a bit underbaked (which I love though!).
- Let cool and cut into bars. They will be still soft at first but firm up more once cooled down. Enjoy!
- You can use any ground nuts instead of almond flour. For a nut-free version try ground hemp seeds or ground shredded unsweetened coconut. I wouldn't recommend coconut flour since it contains less fat than almond flour and furthermore absorbs a lot of liquid.
- Any nut butter like peanut butter, cashew butter works fine. For a nut-free version use coconut butter. I wouldn't recommend sunflower seed butter as it will turn the blondies green unless you leave out the baking powder and baking soda (don't ask me how I know, haha).
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