These gluten free vegan blondies are made nut free and have a lovely chewy texture! Loaded with chocolate chips, these healthy blondies will become an after school staple!
With no eggs, nuts, dairy, or gluten..these totally fit the bill!
We loved these, and I think YOU will too!
Optional gluten free blondies add in ideas:
While I generally stick to chocolate chips, there are few creative options you could play with! Here are few ideas:
- dried cranberries and white chocolate chips
- your favorite gluten free granola
- mini marshmallows
- bits of chopped caramel
Baking with sunflower seed butter, it turns green!
We use homemade sunflower seed butter almost exclusively since discovering my son has an allergy to peanuts, it is our favorite!
An added bonus is that nutritionally… it is a superior little seed to most nuts and seeds! It does however, turn green when exposed to akali (baking soda!)
I kind of like the green color and can have a lot of fun with it around St Patty’s!
The trick to avoid the green and not raise any eyebrows is to reduce any baking powder or soda by half.
Another option is to counteract the akali w/ some apple cider vinegar or lemon juice: acids!!
Can I use something besides sunflower seed butter?
Absolutely any nut or seed butter should do the trick…so use your favorite! We really like cashew butter too (not nut free)!
Gluten Free Vegan Blondies Recipe:
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Gluten Free Vegan Blondies w/ Sunbutter
- 3/4 cup sunflower seed butter or other nut or seed butter
- 1/4 cup coconut oil softened (could also use butter or palm shortening
- 3/4 cup palm sugar or other granulated sugar. I replace half the sugar with stevia equivalent
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 cup non-dairy milk I use coconut or almond usually
- 2 tablespoons chia meal or 1/4 cup flax meal
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and prepare an 8 x 8 pan with grease or parchment.
In a large mixing bowl, cream the wet ingredients together.
With the mixer running, sprinkle in the dry ingredients. Alternately, mix the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl and then combine with the wet.
Spread the mixture in your prepared pan and bake in the oven for about 20-23 minutes until a knife inserted in the center comes out just clean.