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5 from 2 votes

One-Bowl Peanut Butter Carrot Blondies (vegan + gluten free)

These One-Bowl Peanut Butter Carrot Blondies are rich, super fudgy, and seriously delicious! Made with just 8 real food ingredients and in one bowl, too boot! Egg free, vegan, gluten free, dairy free, but a total crowd pleasing treat for all eating styles!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blondies, carrot recipes, gluten free, healthy dessert, vegan
Servings: 16 blondies
Calories: 122kcal
Author: Taesha Butler

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 3/4 cup smooth natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey/maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt (if using salted peanut butter, leave out)
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips + extra for sprinkling on top (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350℉ and line a 8×8 pan with parchment paper. 
  • In a medium bowl, combine the water and chia seeds. Mix and let stand to “gel” for about 5 minutes.
  • Once the “chia egg” has gelled, add peanut butter, honey/maple syrup, vanilla, baking soda and salt (if using) to the bowl. Stir until very smooth and everything is well combined. 
  • Fold in shredded carrots.
  • Finally, fold in chocolate chips.
  • Spread the mixture evenly in the prepared baking dish and sprinkle on extra chocolate chips (if using)
  • Bake for 25 minutes. When the blondies are done baking, they will still seem soft. This is normal and they will firm up as the cool.
  • As hard as it may be, allow the blondies to cool COMPLETELY before slicing into them. They will taste amazing regardless, but will hold together much better when chilled a bit.
  • Once totally cool, slice into 16 blondies and enjoy. Store leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer to enjoy whenever your sweet tooth calls your name.

Nutrition

Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 118mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1350IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.4mg