These Vegan blondies are gooey, fudge like and so delicious! This recipe takes under 30 minutes from start to finish. They are made without chickpeas. This quick and easy dessert is great for holidays, birthdays, Christmas and more!

Stack of Vegan blondies.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • These Vegan blondies are quick and easy.
  • This recipe takes less than 30 minutes.
  • They are made without eggs and without chickpeas.
  • No flax eggs or chia eggs.
  • They are gooey and fudge like.
  • This recipe is Vegan, dairy free, and easily made gluten free.
  • Both gluten free 1 to 1 flour and all purpose flour work well.
  • Check out these Gluten Free Blondies for another great sweet treat!

Ingredients & Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions. Scroll down to the recipe card for full ingredients list and instructions.

Melted Vegan butter adds the classic buttery flavor. For this recipe, butter works much better than coconut oil. My favorite brand is Earth Balance.

Tightly pack brown sugar. For refined sugar free, feel free to use coconut sugar.

Vanilla extract adds a great warmth.

Unsweetened applesauce acts like eggs in Vegan baking. I highly recommend using applesauce instead of flax eggs or chia eggs.

Both regular all purpose flour and gluten free 1 to 1 flour are great options. The photos in this post showcase gluten free flour.

A little baking powder helps these bars rise slightly.

Add in a pinch of sea salt if using unsalted butter. Feel free to omit if desired.

Use any type of Vegan chocolate chips. Mini, regular, white chocolate chips or chocolate chunks can be used. Enjoy Life is a great brand for allergy friendly baking.

Applesauce and other baking ingredients.

Vegan Baking

These Vegan blondies are made with entirely Vegan ingredients.

Instead of regular butter, these blondies use Vegan butter. Earth Balance is a great brand for baking.

Applesauce replaces eggs. Use unsweetened applesauce. Many Vegan baking recipes call for flax eggs or chia eggs. I find applesauce works best.

Lastly, use Vegan chocolate chips. There are many brands on the market today. My favorite is Enjoy Life.

Taste & Texture

These Vegan blondies are chocolaty, buttery and sweet.

Their texture is soft, gooey and light. Avoid over baking, which yields dry blondies.

How to Make

Step 1

First, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line an 8 inch by 8 inch square pan with parchment paper.

Step 2

In a mixing bowl, add melted butter and brown sugar. Stir to combine.

Melted butter and brown sugar in bowl.

Step 3

Add in vanilla extract and applesauce.

Dissolved butter and sugar in bowl.

Step 4

Then, add in flour, baking powder and sea salt. Stir to combine.

Swirl of blondie dough.

Step 5

Fold in chocolate chips.

Vegan blondie dough.

Step 6

Transfer this dough into the parchment lined pan. Press down into an even layer.

Raw cookie bars in pan.

Step 7

Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until the middle is set.

Baked Vegan blonde brownies.

Step 8

Finally, remove from oven. Allow the blondies to cool in pan for 30 minutes before slicing and serving.

Expert Tips & Tricks

For best results, carefully measure all ingredients.

Both gluten free 1 to 1 flour and all purpose flour work well.

Use an 8 inch square pan instead of 9 inch square pan.

Press batter down into the parchment lined pan.

Do not over bake Vegan blondies. They are meant to be gooey.

Blonde brownie squares.

How to Serve & Store

Serve Vegan blondies once cool enough to slice into.

Serve with a cup of coffee or mug of oat milk hot chocolate.

They are great served with a scoop of Vegan ice cream!

Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Freeze for up to 1 month.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a brownie and a blondie?

A brownie contains cocoa powder, whereas a blondie does not. Blondies have a more caramel like flavor. Otherwise, they are relatively similar.

Are blondies supposed to be gooey?

Yes, blondies are supposed to be gooey.

Are they gluten free?

Use gluten free 1 to 1 flour for gluten free.

Which brand of Vegan chocolate chips do you like?

Enjoy Life dark chocolate chips are my favorite.

Blondie bars with chocolate chips.

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Stack of Vegan blondies.

Get the Recipe: Vegan Blondies

These Vegan blondies are gooey, chewy and so delicious! This quick and easy recipe takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish. They are great for holidays, Christmas, birthdays and more!
5 from 3 votes

Ingredients

  • ½ cup melted Vegan butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar, tightly packed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 ½ cups flour, all purpose or gluten free 1 to 1 flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch sea salt
  • cup Vegan chocolate chips

Instructions 

  • First, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line an 8 inch square pan with parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl, add melted butter and brown sugar. Stir to combine.
  • Add in vanilla extract and applesauce.
  • Then, add in flour, baking powder and sea salt. Stir to combine.
  • Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Transfer this dough into the parchment lined pan. Press down into an even layer.
  • Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until the middle is set. Do not over bake!
  • Finally, remove from oven. Allow blondies to cool in pan for 30 minutes before slicing and serving.

Notes

  • For Vegan baking, I recommend Earth Balance butter.  Any brand should work though.
  • Both regular flour and gluten free 1 to 1 flour can be used.  Since I am gluten free, I used King Arthur Flour gluten free 1 to 1 flour.
  • The applesauce replaces eggs.  I much prefer this to flax eggs or chia eggs.
  • Do not over bake these blondies!  They really only take about 18 minutes.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days.
  • They freeze well.
Calories: 186kcal, Carbohydrates: 28g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 76mg, Potassium: 37mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 17g, Vitamin A: 179IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 40mg, Iron: 1mg

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