Blondies, for those of you out there that don’t know what blondies are; they are a rich, dense vanilla flavored brownies. Add the vegan chocolate chips and they will quickly become your new favorite dessert bar. Typically blondies are made with loads of butter and sugar but we have reworked this recipe so that you can enjoy them knowing that they are gluten free, (optionally refined sugar free) and oil free but still full of rich, dreamy goodness.
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- 2 ½ cups organic rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons flax meal
- 2 cups deglet dates
- 2 cups soy milk, or plant milk of your choice
- ½ cup peanut butter
- 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
- 1 ½ cups vegan chocolate chips, optional
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Grind oats lightly into a flour in the blender. (Don’t grind too fine, it should still be grainy)
- Pour into a mixing bowl.
- Stir in the baking soda, baking powder and flax meal.
- Blend the soy milk, dates and peanut butter in a blender until smooth.
- Add blender mixture to the flour mixture along with the vanilla and stir until well mixed.
- Stir in the chocolate chips if using.
- Pour into a lightly oiled or parchment paper lined 9″ x 9″ brownie pan.
- Bake for 30 – 35 minutes.
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Calories: 223kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 7gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 177mgPotassium: 348mgFiber: 5gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 157IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 91mgIron: 1mg
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Love this recipe – the places I post would not be accessible to you so no way to share a photo sorry. Instead of the 9″ pan I used two 6 squares silicone pans filling each square around half full. Had enough batter left to also make 16 mini-bites in a mini muffin pan. That’s a win for me enough to enjoy and plenty to freeze for later. I used the 6 squares pan for the pumpkin spice bread as well. Gives me perfect individual servings with the nice crusty edges all the way around. Glad you make your recipes so easy to make and versatile. Thanks!
If I substitute honey for the dates as the sweetener, how much do you think I should use? Unfortunately, I can’t eat dates. Thanks so much for sharing what sounds like a yummy dessert – I can’t wait to make it!
Hmmm, that is a tough one because honey is liquid and dates are full of fiber. I would say try 1 cup honey to start.
Thanks for the guidance.
Have a safe and happy holiday!
I made these thinking I could cut them and freeze for a sweet treat when needed-boy was I wrong! I brought 1/3 of the pan for dessert to a friend, and my husband ate the rest over the week! they are fabulous and it’s nice that it makes enough for a crowd. I’m making another batch this week,they are really good!
Oh my, these are the BEST ever!!!! I wish I could get a picture of them but my family eats them too fast. Thank you for all your wonderful recipes. I love the cookbook too!!
I made these and oh.my.goodness! They’re delicious! I have a question re. consistency – are they supposed to be really gooey and creamy inside? I baked them for 45 mins because they seemed too soft. Just wondering if this is how they’re supposed to come out… Thanks!
Hello Maria, that is so funny that you asked.My husband just made these yesterday and he had the same experience. When I make them, the middle cooks through. Not really sure what we are doing different that is getting a different result but my thoughts are that it is how fine the grind is of the oats. I don’t grind them very long. I think if they are ground too fine then the middle struggles to firm up. Hope this helps
That’s interesting because i have been grinding them pretty fine and they come out like a cake rather than a denser blondie for me. But I love them and have already made them 3 times. I am going to try a coarser blend of the oats. Thank you for this recipe. I find your baking recipes are the most consistently successful of all the wfpb baking I have tried.
Thanks, Jill! That’s what I thought, I’ll try not to grind them too much next time.
How do these rate only 3 stars?!?!?! They are delicious and easy to make. I cut them is 1/2 portions, freeze them and we have them when we want something sweet, especially after a meal. WONDERFUL!!!!!
Success! I had pre-ground a bunch of oat flour only to realize that you list the rolled oat ingredient quantity in its’ UNground state, but aside from that little bump, it was smooth sailing. I use sodium-free baking soda and powder, and I’m wondering if I even need to since it didn’t change height in the pan at all…
Used pure peanut (no sodium, very wet) peanut butter, probably 3/4 cup choclate chips, and an 8×8 pan in the oven for 40 minutes.
Yum. Healthy, sweet goodness.
I’ve watched a bunch of your videos in which you grind oats… I wish you’d do a camera close up of what you consider a not-to-fine grind to be… just a thought.
Thanks for all you give us.
I’ve made this recipe multiple times in 2021, Even by special requests by one of my adult children. Everyone who has tasted the blondies has loved them! Thank you Jill! Pat in Florida
Can I substitute GF flour for the oats and omit baking soda and powder?
I haven’t tried different flour substitutes with this recipe, sorry
Thanks. I used the oat flour I ground. Came out like a cake but moisture. Still good 👍
I made these as directed and they turned out perfect. Thanks for the great recipe!
after making many of your recipes, these really made their way to the top! Have you ever tried to make different variations with the base batter? For instance use berries or coconut or different spices? Thanks for your lovely recipes!
Hi. Can I substitute tahini for the peanut butter? Allergic to nuts.
I haven’t tried it but I think it would do fine
I’ve just made my second batch of these Blondies, in a week! I’m making them as muffins and get twelve out of the mix. The first were with choc chips and the ones that have literally just gone in the oven are with roasted hazelnuts instead of the chocolate… can’t wait!
We’ve been following you and really enjoying your recipes for a few years now. However, it’s been over the last few months that your ideas have really come in to their own.
I’ve been recovering from persistent concussion symptoms since last August. This has caused, along with other things, masses of inflammation and a UTI that took AGES to go. I completely cut out sugar, wheat and any other inflammatory foods and alcohol and at last things are improving.
Since I began to eat sweeter things again, I’ve ONLY been making your recipes or tweeking other recipes using your methods and it’s a JOY to be able to enjoy a sweet treat again. So, thanks mate!
We’ve enjoyed them all, but the Pineapple upside down cake was mega. A memory from our UK childhoods too and it tastes far more naughty than it is! You are VERY, VERY clever.
Take care and here’s to more Jill treats!
Very best wishes, Karen and Dave in Norfolk, UK xxx
Hello Karen, that makes me so happy that you are enjoying the food and especially the desserts. Life is just better with great tasting food that is also healthy. =)
💝 By the way, the hazelnut Blondies are just as tasty. It’s the crunch!
Do they taste like peanuts/peanut butter?