Gluten Free Chocolate Chunk Blondies

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I’ve always wondered what the difference between ‘brownies’ and ‘blondies’ is.  Now I know, it’s just a little molasses.  Or Brown Sugar.

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Creating a Vegan Blondie wasn’t too tricky, but this version is also Gluten Free so I was very pleased that it turned out moist and cakey.  Gluten free and I are not friends yet in the kitchen………..but we’re talking at least

The flax ‘eggs’ worked well, I added both yeast and baking powder to make sure the batter had some lift.  And homemade brown sugar makes them as fresh as possible.

I mixed up my first batch of brown sugar last year and am

truly addicted to the difference from store bought.


If  you’ve never tried your own, here’s some details on how easy it really is to mix up and have fresh on hand anytime:





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Homemade brown sugar makes up in about 5 minutes and only has two ingredients.

You can make it dark or light, store it just like store bought and more importantly

you’ll know what’s in it……….you can use the molasses of choice and sugar of

choice for that matter.  Check here for more details.  It’s worth the effort.






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 Of course I couldn’t just settle for a plain blondie.  I added in some chopped dark chocolate and chopped hazelnuts for some texture.

The chocolate left in chunks settles into all the crannies of the batter and fills each bite with cocoa.  Chips would work of course but I had this big block from Whole Foods so I went with chunks.  Any nut you have on hand will do as well to give moisture to the cake.

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Want a bite?

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Gluten Free Chocolate Chunk Blondies
Recipe type: Dessert / Snacks
  • 2 Flax Eggs or egg substitutes
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Yeast mixed in 11/3 Cup warm Non Dairy Milk
  • 1 tsp. Liquid Stevia
  • 1 Tbs. Vanilla
  • ⅓ Cup Olive Oil
  • 1½ Cup Gluten Free Flour (I used Corn Flour)
  • 1 Tbs. Baking Powder
  • 2 Cups Almond Meal
  • ½ tsp. Ginger
  • 1 Tbs. Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. Cloves
  • ½ tsp. Sea Salt
  • ¾ Cups Chopped Nuts
  • ¾ Cups Chocolate Chunks or chips
  • Melted Chocolate and Peanut Butter for drizzle (Optional)
  1. Mix together wet ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Allow the wet mix to sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir together dry ingredients except for nuts and chocolate.
  4. Mix dry in with wet mixture and pulse until just blended. Don't run the blender after flours are moistened. Stir in the chocolate chunks and nuts.
  5. Pour the batter into a greased iron skillet or 8X8" pan. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
  6. Check the top of the cake for spring back or clean toothpick.
  7. If the center isn't quite done, turn off the oven and allow the cake to sit another 10 minutes until done. Do not over cook.
  8. When serving, drizzle with melted chocolate and/ or peanut butter for garnish.
  9. Makes about 8 blondies.

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9 thoughts on “Gluten Free Chocolate Chunk Blondies

    1. Angela @ Canned Time Post author

      That should be fine Liz. If you keep them in the fridge it may change the texture slightly as the coconut oil hardens up some but at room temp they should be great. Please let us know how they turn out if you try them out 😉 Thanks for asking!

  1. narf77

    I am drowning in drool at 3.06am! It’s not an easy feat as these old tastebuds of mine have been exposed to many delicious things (on a regular basis 😉 ) over my lifetime and those brownies take the cake (pardon the pun 😉 ). I wonder if you threw in some almond or other nut flour, if it would give another dimension to these gorgeous chunks of happiness? Might have to try it 🙂

    1. Angela @ Canned Time Post author

      I used 2 cups of almond meal and I was worried they would be too dry with any more. They might not rise well either from my experience. Don’t know, gluten free is still a bit of a mystery for me so I’m glad it worked. I hate wasting ingredients when I’m experimenting.
      Thanks Fran 😉

      1. narf77

        I keep trying to make almond flour/meal. I end up making paste with my vitamix. I meant “paste” when I said meal there ;). May as well go with what I seem intent on producing ;). It did make lovely friand though.

  2. The Vegan 8

    Angela, I realized I never officially left feedback on this recipe and I know how important it is to me to get feedback on my blog recipes. I was reminded of it as I was typing up my blog post draft to come to recap all the bazillion blogger recipes I’ve been making lately.
    Anyways, I loved these brownies. Loved that they were gluten-free, so I didn’t need to further adapt it and I simply used oat flour as the “gluten-free flour” and used almond butter in place of oil, since hubby can’t have oil. They turned out so moist and delicious. Loved the cinnamon in them too. Thanks for the yummy recipe! xo

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