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Flourless Peanut Butter Blondies {Vegan, Grain-Free}

By Sara McGlothlin

I love a brownie, blondie, bar. A couple of bowls, one pan, 9 squares, perfectly portioned for people to enjoy. I am usually the person that volunteers to bring something sweet, so whenever a gathering pops up on the calendar and calls for dessert (any situation calls for dessert if you ask me), it is these recipes I turn to for a quick and easy way to contribute.

When making these flourless peanut butter blondies, you actually don’t need a bowl at all, just a food processor. If you don’t have one, you can try to whip everything by hand, just ensure your peanut butter is very creamy. I always recommend chocolate chips, but you have the option to omit. Go ahead and gather around the table, slice and enjoy!

Flourless Peanut Butter Blondies

These easy flourless peanut butter blondies are perfect for when you need to whip up something sweet for a gathering, or you simply want to satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthier way. All-natural peanut butter and pumpkin puree come together to offer plant-based nutrition, while low-glycemic coconut sweeteners make them more blood sugar balancing. Use any creamy nut butter of choice to mix it up. Loved ones will never know they are good for you!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Cooling Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 9 blondies

Equipment

  • Food processor
  • 8-by-8-inch baking dish

Ingredients
  

  • 1 3/4 cups all-natural creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or coconut nectar
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot starch or tapioca starch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips I love Hu Kitchen gems

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line an 8-by-8-inch baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a food processor, combine the peanut butter, pumpkin puree, maple syrup or coconut nectar, coconut sugar, starch, and vanilla extract. Blend until creamy. Add the chocolate chips and blend again until they are fully incorporated into the peanut butter mixture.
  • Using a spatula or large spoon, transfer the filling to the baking dish. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until the edges are golden brown and have started to “pull away” from the baking dish. Allow the bars to completely cool in the baking dish, about 1-2 hours.
Keyword Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Nut-free, Paleo, Soy-free, Tree Nut-free, Vegan

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