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!
Servings: 16 blondies
- 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)
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.
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