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Healthy Blondie Brownies

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When you can’t decide between blondies and brownies – combine the two and make these blondie brownies! Gooey chocolate brownies merged with cakey blondies, laden with chunky chocolate chips – can you imagine anything more perfect? These brownies are refined sugar-free, oil-free and can be made vegan and gluten-free!

Stop drooling and go make them!

Five healthy blondie brownies stacked on top of each other - someone is holding the top one.

These are so quick and easy to make and you only need 8 ingredients which I’m sure you’ll have in your cupboard already, but if not – I’ve provided some ingredient substitution ideas below.

The blondie brownie bars are a healthier alternative to your traditional desserts as instead of oil or butter, we use peanut butter which contains healthy fats and instead of refined sugar we use agave, maple syrup or honey (your choice!).

Ingredients & Substitutions

  • Coconut Yoghurt – This can be replaced with Greek yoghurt, soy yoghurt or any plain yoghurt. Some yoghurts are runnier than others, so you may have to adjust the amount of milk you use later in the recipe.
  • Agave – Can be substituted with maple syrup, honey or even sugar-free syrup
  • Peanut Butter – You can use any nut butter (almond, cashew etc.) or use sunflower seed butter for a nut-free option!
  • Plain Flour – Also known as All-Purpose Flour or Cake Flour depending on where you are in the world. You can use gluten-free plain flour if needed, or you can use oat flour (the texture will be different though!). I do not recommend using any other flour as I have not done so myself and it may completely change the recipe.
  • Cocoa Powder – You can use Cacao Powder instead if you like.
  • Milk – Use any plant milk or cow’s milk if you want.
  • Chocolate Chips – Use dark chocolate and make sure it’s vegan if necessary. You can chop up a chocolate bar instead if you don’t have chocolate chips.

How To Make Brownie Blondies

These healthy treats are quite simple and straightforward, but I’ll give you a rundown. I’ve also added a video for you to follow!

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Start by combining your yoghurt, syrup and peanut butter. Use a whisk to mix until smooth. It may look a bit lumpy at first, but keep mixing!

Next, sift our flour, baking powder and salt into a large mixing bowl. Add your wet ingredients in and mix until just combined.

Set aside a third of the batter (just eyeball it).

Add cocoa powder and the rest of the yoghurt into the batter (the larger portion) and mix until combined. You may have to add some milk if the batter is too thick – see the video for the correct consistency!

Now, add your chocolate chips to the other part of the batter.

In a square baking dish (8×8 inches), spoon in your two batters and spread it out. You want to create almost a marble effect!

Pop into the oven and bake!

How to Store Healthy Blondie Brownies

Store these in an air-tight container or zip-lock bag in the fridge for up to a week.

You could also freeze them for up to 3 months in a freezer bag, just leave them at room temperature for a few hours to thaw before eating.

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BAKING IN GRAMS

All of the recipes I create are tried and tested a few times until it has been perfected. My goal is to develop recipes that are simple to make and easy to follow so that anyone can make them – even if you’ve never baked before!

One very important thing that will ensure that you get the best results is to measure your ingredients by weight! I recommend purchasing a kitchen scale, they are very affordable and it will honestly change your baking game for good! Not all measuring cups are made equally – for example, a cup of flour to me weighs 120g, but for you, it may be anywhere between 100g and 200g – that’s a BIG difference!

If you don’t have a kitchen scale yet, you can use this Ingredient Weight Chart as a guideline to convert the ingredients to help you!

Now – dust your apron off and get baking! X

Five healthy blondie brownies stacked on top of each other - someone is holding the top one.

Healthy Blondie Brownies

When you can’t decide between blondies and brownies – combine the two and make these blondie brownies! Gooey chocolate brownies merged with cakey blondies, laden with chunky chocolate chips. These brownies are refined sugar-free, oil-free and can be made vegan and gluten-free!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 9 squares
Calories 243 kcal

Equipment

  • Square BRownie Tin (roughly 20cm x 20cm)

Ingredients
  

  • 200 + 100 g Coconut Yoghurt* or any thick yoghurt
  • 125 g Agave* or maple syrup or honey
  • 100 g Peanut Butter* any nut butter or seed butter for nut-free
  • 110 g Plain Flour* gluten-free if necessary
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 50 g Cocoa Powder
  • 50 g Dark Choc Chips

Instructions
 

  • Combine 200g yoghurt with the agave and peanut butter, mix until smooth.
  • Preheat your oven to 180°C / 350°F / 160°C fan and line a brownie tin with parchment paper.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder and salt. Add in the wet mixture and fold until combined.
  • Set aside a third of the mixture.
  • Add cocoa powder and 100g yoghurt to the 2/3 mixture. Add a splash of milk if needed. (See video for consistency)
  • To the other third, add in the choc chips.
  • Spoon in the two batters into a baking tin (8×8 inch) and spread out to make a marble effect.
  • Bake for 30 mins.
  • Once cooled, remove from the tin and slice!

Video

Notes

 
These nutritional values are provided as a guide only and may be different depending on your ingredients and measurements.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Blondie Brownies
Serving Size
 
1 square
Amount per Serving
Calories
243
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
11.7
g
18
%
Carbohydrates
 
26.5
g
9
%
Protein
 
6
g
12
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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20 Responses

  1. hi! this vegan cakie is so delicious! Everyone should take a try… soft, very chocolatey, at the end I added fruit in the gel – perfect❤️

  2. I made these over the weekend and they tasted exactly how they look — absolutely delicious. So happy to find a healthy easy treat !!! Can’t wait to try more of these recipes

  3. I replaced regular flour with oat and added some orange zest. It turned out great and tastes delicious 🤤
    Thank you for the perfect recipe…

  4. I tried these brownies yesterday and my family loved it!! We are vegan and your page is a great find! Your other recipes look amazing too, cant wait to try them. Thank you for sharing these amazing vegan recipes!

    1. Thank you so much Shams! I’m so glad you all enjoyed them, I hope you try some of my other recipes too xx

  5. The gluten free version was horrible. The texture was very gummy. The flavor was very bland as well. We had to toss the whole batch which was very disappointing as they looked good.

  6. Omg these blondie brownies are sooo goood ❤️ I am trying out some vegan and healthy recipes lately and they don’t always turn out well… But this one was so easy to make! And the result was YUM! Definitely making these again!

    1. Thank you so much, Ellen! I’m so happy you found them easy and loved them! I hope you’ll try some of my other recipes, too! xx

  7. 5 stars
    So DELICIOUS, CREATIVE and EASY to make! I made the brownie-blondies when I had too much coconut yogurt left… But next time I’ll be buying the yogurt just to make these again! Everybody loved them, and we enjoyed them both warm and cooled.

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