Chocolate chip paleo blondies made with all clean, whole food ingredients. This vegan blondie recipe is easy to assemble and requires only a few basic ingredients you probably already have on-hand!
…Because every Friday requires Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies, am I right?
Remember how I was telling you in my Carrot Cake Fat Balls post I’ve been using fat balls as my go-to snack of choice? WELL…this last week, I’ve been munching on Chocolate Chip Paleo Blondies like they’re going out of style.
First of all, have you made a blondie? They’re the sister to the brownie in the sense that they’re the chocolate-free version, but a super styling sweet treat in bar-form. Aside from the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies I posted many moons ago, these are my second go at the dessert.
These blondies taste like a chocolate chip cookie in bar-form and are quick and easy to make to boot!
Speaking of dessert…
I actually developed this recipe for my cookbook, Paleo Power Bowls, as there’s a full section on dessert bowls, and these beauties are a part of one of the bowls. I couldn’t have you wait until the book publishes to partake in the magnificence of it, so I figured I would share with you the baseline recipe. It is a staple, indeed!
Blondie prep! Let’s have words.
Ingredients for Paleo Blondies:
Almond Butter: Almond butter is a good source of fiber, magnesium, healthy fats and contains a small amount of plant-based protein. You can use it to make delicious grain-free desserts!
Coconut Sugar: Used to sweeten the cookies, coconut sugar is a great minimally processed sweetener that is easy to incorporate into baked goods. It is lower on the glycemic index than cane sugar, making it ideal for those who are craving a sweet treat but want to take in less sugar.
Coconut Oil: A sweet and nutty flavored fat option great for cooking and baking. Coconut oil is full of healthy fat and contributes a natural sweetness to any recipe.
Almond Flour: An easy to access grain-free flour that makes a delicious baked good. Almond flour is also full of fiber, magnesium, healthy fats. This ingredient, in combination with the almond butter is what helps hold the bars together.
Baking Soda: The agent to leaven, rise, and hold!
Sea Salt, Cinnamon & Vanilla Extract: These three ingredients aren’t mandatory in baked goods but truly add wonderful subtle flavor. You don’t want to skip them!
Chocolate Chips or Chunks: The main event of these delicious paleo chocolate chip blondies! Select your chocolate based on your own personal preference. I like using dark chocolate bars and/or stevia-sweetened chocolate chips.
You can use a stand mixer to prepare the blondies, or do as I did and stir everything together in a mixing bowl. I use a 9 x 5 loaf pan for baking these off, but you can easily double the recipe and use an 8 x 8 square pan.
- Feel free to use any nut butter of choice (if you’re a fan of peanut butter, get it ON!), and you can substitute hazelnut flour for almond flour.
- If you would like to use pure maple syrup instead of coconut sugar, here’s what you do: Replace the coconut sugar with ⅓ cup pure maple syrup and omit the coconut oil and almond milk.
- For the chocolate portion of this recipe, I took a 1.5 paleo chocolate bars and chopped them up, but you can use any of your favorite chocolate chips or bars.
More Delicious Bar Recipes:
- Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
- 7-Layer Paleo Magic Bars
- Paleo Blueberry Crumb Bars
- No-Bake Keto Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
- No-Bake Paleo Lemon Bars
My cookbook, Paleo Power Bowls, is now available! CLICK HERE to check it out. Thank you for your support!
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Chocolate Chip Paleo Blondies
- 1/3 cup unsweetened creamy almond butter
- 1/3 cup coconut sugar
- 1/3 cup coconut oil or ghee
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups finely ground almond flour
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk see note*
- 2/3 cup dark chocolate chips or chunks
- Preheat oven to 350, and line a 9” x 5” loaf pan with parchment paper.
- Cream almond butter, sugar, coconut oil, vanilla extract together in a mixing bowl until well-combined..
- Add almond flour, sea salt, cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix until well combined...the mixture should be crumbly.
- Add 2 tablespoons almond milk and continue mixing until dough forms. If necessary add 1 more tablespoon of almond milk if dough is still crumbly. Fold in chocolate chunks.
- Turn blondie dough out into the loaf pan and press into an even layer.
- Bake 12 to 15 minutes, until edges are golden-brown. Turn off oven, leave in hot oven an additional 5 minutes. Let rest 20 minutes before slicing and serving.