Meatless Mondays: Vegan Dessert- Chunky Peanut Chocolate Chip Blondies

We all need a little sweetness in our lives sometimes. Every once in a while, you should be able to fully enjoy a sweet, gooey, chocolatey and delicious dessert without any feelings of guilt and remorse. With the holidays around the corner, finding vegan desserts that actually taste good and have some redeeming nutritional qualities can be difficult. Look no further! For all you vegan dessert lovers out there, bring this recipe to your next holiday gathering and even the carnivores will be licking their plates clean.

Chunky Peanut Chocolate Chip Blondie’s

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 30-35 min
Yields: 12 or 15 servings

Ingredients:

1 ¼ cup Sucanat or other dry sweetener
¼ cup Safflower Oil
¾ cup Silken Tofu
¼  cup Soy Milk
1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
1 ¼ cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
¾  teaspoon Baking Powder
¼ teaspoon Sea Salt
½  cup roughly chopped roasted and salted Peanuts
½  cup Chocolate Chips

Directions:

1) Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
2) Mix together all the dry ingredients, except the peanuts and chocolate chips, in a large bowl and set aside.
3) In a blender, combine all the wet ingredients until creamy.
4) Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and combine.
5) Gently fold in the peanuts and chocolate chips.
6) Pour mixture into a well oiled 7×11-baking tin.
7) Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the blondie comes out clean.
8) Let cool for about 10 minutes before cutting into 12 or 15 squares

Photo Credit: Emseearr at Flickr for Creative Commons

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About the Author

Rachel Venokur-Clark is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor through The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Rachel is trained in all the different dietary theories, eastern and western nutrition, modern health issues, personal growth and development, and health counseling. Rachel specializes in helping clients transition away from the standard American diet (SAD) to a more plant-based way of eating for optimum sexual health and overall vitality. Whether you are looking to clean up your diet, lose weight, control your symptoms, increase your quality of life or make a full transition, her coaching will empower you to make long lasting choices that work specifically for you. Her career has given her the opportunity to help others not only improve their health, but improve their lives and go on to live the lives they have always wanted. Rachel is currently practicing in NYC. The program can either be done in person or over the phone. Visit www.renewforanewyou.com to begin you journey towards a healthier you today.
  • Thanks so much for the vegan recipe! I’ll be trying these this week.

  • Thanks for this recipe – looks great! My motto is – too many desserts, too little time!
    Marly