Fudgy vegan blondies are moist, gooey, packed with white chocolate, and oh-so-easy to make. These eggless blondies are perfectly sweet with coconut sugar and fudgy vanilla flavor.
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Table of Contents
- Fudgy vegan blondies are moist, gooey, packed with white chocolate, and oh-so-easy to make. These eggless blondies are perfectly sweet with coconut sugar and fudgy vanilla flavor.
- Why You’ll Love Fudgy Vegan Blondies
- What Is a Blondie?
- Ingredient Substitutions
- How to Make Fudgy Vegan Blondies
- Recipe Pro-Tips
- Recipe FAQs
- Tools Needed to Make This Recipe
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- More Vegan Baking Recipes
Mix-in options are endless, so these are really the perfect dessert to satisfy any sweet tooth or dietary restriction. Load them with nuts, coconut, and white chocolate chips, or skip the mix-ins for smooth fudgy goodness.
This chewy blondie recipe comes together quickly and clean-up is a breeze with a parchment-lined baking pan. Best of all, all of the ingredients are probably already on hand so you can make these whenever you want a fudgy treat.
Why You’ll Love Fudgy Vegan Blondies
- Freeze well for lunches, picnics, and more. Take vegan blondie brownies anywhere, anytime by wrapping them individually and popping them in the freezer. Thaw one, or thaw them all.
- Chickpea free. Made without chickpeas, black beans, or other legumes like some healthy blondie recipes, these fudgy blondies have a tasty texture with a flax egg and the flour of your choice.
- Naturally vegan. No ingredient swaps are needed to make these blondies vegan.
- A delectable vegan gluten-free dessert. Blondies have a fudgy center and smooth white chocolate chips but are easily made gluten-free for accommodating both vegan and food allergies in one delicious dessert. Make one dessert everyone can enjoy!
What Is a Blondie?
Blondies are the cocoa-less cousin of the brownie and are typically cut in squares and served like traditional chocolate brownies. Often compared to a brownie because of their gooey texture, blondies rely on brown sugar or coconut sugar to have a molasses-like sweetness.
Blondies can be loaded with delicious white or dark chocolate in chips, chunks, or chopped pieces. It’s easy to make dairy-free blondies with this coconut sugar recipe.
- Flaxseed meal: Key ingredient for making these eggless.
- Water: To make your flaxseed egg.
- Vegan Butter: My favorite brands are Earth Balance butter and Trader Joe's vegan butter, melted.
- Coconut sugar (or raw sugar): Coconut or brown sugar (if you consume traditional sugar) gives vegan blondies their signature flavor.
- Vanilla extract: Blondies rely on the sugar and vanilla combination to give them both their color and warm molasses-like flavor.
- All-purpose flour: Measure carefully or weigh the flour so blondies aren’t too gooey or too dry.
- Cornstarch: For the right amount of fudgy, cornstarch helps absorb moisture in the batter.
- Baking powder: Adds lift.
- Baking soda: Works with baking powder so your blondies don’t flatten.
- Salt: Balance out the sweet with a little savory.
- Vegan white chocolate chips: White chips are a sweet addition. Chop your favorite vegan chocolate bar if you can’t find chips.
- Shredded dried coconut or chopped walnuts (optional): Dried coconut adds to the coconutty profile of vegan blondies or walnuts add some crunch and make these reminiscent of nutty chocolate brownies.
- Flour: Make vegan gluten-free blondies using a measure for measure gluten-free flour in place of all-purpose flour. My favorite is Bob’s Red Mill to make this a vegan and gluten-free dessert.
- Egg: If you aren’t egg-free, swap the flax and water for one large egg.
- Brown and white sugar: If you aren’t concerned about consuming traditional sugar, you can also use ¾ cup packed brown sugar and ¼ cup granulated white sugar in place of the 1 cup of raw or coconut sugar.
- Butter: Dairy-based butter can be used if you aren’t making these vegan or dairy-free.
How to Make Fudgy Vegan Blondies
For the complete recipe and measurements, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line an 8 x 8 baking dish with parchment paper and then spray with non-stick cooking spray or grease with coconut oil or vegan butter.
Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, stir the flaxseed meal and water together. Let rest for 5 minutes.
Step 3: Whisk the melted butter, sugar, and vanilla extract into the flax egg until combined.
Step 4: Add the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to the mixing bowl.
Step 5: Stir into the wet ingredients until just combined and no streaks of flour remain.
Step 6: Gently fold in the white chocolate chips, coconut flakes, and chopped walnuts or dried coconut, if using.
Step 7: Spread the vegan blondie batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for 18 - 22 minutes, or until a toothpick or fork inserted into the center of the pan comes out clean.
Step 8: Cool the pan of blondies on a wire cooling rack. Cut into squares or rectangles and serve.
- Start with mixing your flax egg. The flaxseed and water need to be mixed together and sit for 5 minutes before using so the flax can hydrate and help bind things together. Skipping this step will result in blondies not having the right texture.
- Line with parchment for easy serving and cleanup. Use parchment paper to line your baking pan and use a larger piece that comes up over the sides. This will give you something to hold onto to lift the blondies out easily with no sticking.
- Let blondies cool in the pan for a gooey texture. Place blondies on a wire cooling rack to cool before removing them from the pan or cutting. Blondies will finish cooking, reach their ideal gooey level, and be easy to cut once cooled.
- Whisk butter with ingredients well. Make sure to melt your vegan butter and whisk well with sugar, vanilla, and flaxseed egg. Mixing these ingredients until smooth results in fudgy, not greasy, blondies.
- Chocolate chips: Add additional chocolate or swap white chocolate for semi-sweet, dark, or milk chocolate chips or chunks. My favorite dairy-free chocolate chips are Enjoy Life.
- Nuts: Use walnuts, peanuts, or your favorite nut for some crunch.
- Craisins or dried fruit: Dried fruit like craisins gives chewy and sweet bites. Blondies are ideal for adding in dried fruit because the fruit won’t be overpowered by cocoa.
Fudgy vegan blondies are really perfect alone, but can also be topped with fresh fruit, vegan or dairy-free ice cream, coconut cream, or additional white or chocolate chips. Make this sweet treat for an everyday dessert, party, or make these bars ahead for lunches, road trips, and sweet cravings.
Vegan blondies are naturally vegan, egg-free, and dairy-free making them the perfect dessert for almost anyone! Looking for a gluten-free blondies recipe? Easily make them gluten-free with one-for-one gluten-free flour instead of all-purpose flour.
- To store: Leftovers keep covered in an airtight container for 4-5 days.
- To freeze: Vegan blondies can be frozen in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months. Store them all together in a container or wrap them individually for easy lunches or treats. Thaw at room temperature and enjoy.
Blondies will be gooey in the middle when correctly mixed before baking and baked until just done. Over-mixed or over-baked blondies will not be gooey in the middle. Follow the mixing instructions in this vegan blondie recipe for just the right gooey center.
Vegan butter should be fully incorporated into the sugar before adding dry ingredients and then dry ingredients should be fully mixed into the wet ingredients so that the right amount of air is incorporated and blondies are not under-aerated.
A brownie is a richly chocolatey dessert made with cocoa powder and typically sweetened with white sugar. Blondies are cooked and served in the same square shape as chocolate brownies but are “blonde” with coconut sugar or brown sugar, with warm vanilla notes.
Both brownies and blondies can be baked with nuts or chocolate chips in the batter and are delicious topped with coconut cream, ice cream, or additional chocolate chips!
Undermixing in the vegan butter could lead to greasy blondies because the ingredients did not have a chance to fully work together before baking.
To avoid greasy blondies, make sure to mix the melted butter/coconut oil, sugar, and vanilla extract into the flax egg well before adding in the dry ingredients.
Blondies are meant to be fudgy and gooey in the middle. To have the best fudge blondies, cook just until golden around the edges and allow the blondies to finish cooking as they rest in the pan before cutting. The gooey middle is one of the signature qualities of this vegan blondies recipe.
Tools Needed to Make This Recipe
- Mixing bowls
- Measuring cups
- Parchment paper
- Silicone spatula or wooden spoon
- Baking dish
- Cooling rack
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