Easy Gluten-Free Vegan Blondies

gluten-free vegan blondies on a plate.

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Hallelujah! The weather here has finally broken! And just in time to do some birthday baking for one of our coronacamp friends. I thought I'd try something new - these Easy Gluten-Free Vegan Blondies.

This recipe appealed to me because it's simple and doesn't require too much oven time. You don't even need an egg substitute!

If you have gluten-free friends, I highly recommend keeping a bag of Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free 1 to 1 flour in your pantry. You can use it to replace wheat flour in your cookie, cake,  and other non-yeast raised baked goods. As the package says, you use the same amount of this gluten-free flour to replace the wheat flour in the recipe. It's great!

Most recipes for blondies call for brown sugar as did the one I used for inspiration here. I don't carry brown sugar in the RV, but I do have molasses. So in this recipe, I make brown sugar from regular sugar and molasses. If you have brown sugar, replace the sugar in the recipe with the brown sugar and omit the molasses.

I was too lazy to look up the exact amount of molasses I'd need to make brown sugar but I actually guess pretty close and it worked fine. But if you want to be exact, here are the correct ratios.

How to make brown sugar

Light brown sugar

Stir together 1 cup of granulated sugar and 1 tablespoon of molasses

Dark brown sugar

Stir together 1 cup of granulated sugar and 2 tablespoons of molasses

Dark brown sugar (from light brown sugar)

Stir together 1 cup of light brown sugar and 1 tablespoon of molasses

This saved our butts a few times at the bakery!

Now I would't call these Gluten-Free Vegan Blondies healthy, but 230 calories each isn't too bad for an occasional treat. These will be done when they are still a little bit soft. Don't cook the blondies until the center is firm or they will harden up as they cool. But crunchy edges are kind of nice.

Easy Gluten-Free Vegan Blondies

This is a sweet treat that your gluten-free friends can eat and it comes together quickly.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 9
Calories: 230kcal


  • hand mixer
  • 8" square baking pan


  • 6 tablespoons Earth Balance or other vegan butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon molasses
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Bob's Red Mill 1:1 Gluten Free Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup vegan chocolate chips Enjoy Life brand is also gluten-free
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 350F and line the 8 inch square pan with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, beat the vegan butter, sugar, molasses, vanilla extract until light and fluffy. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt until combined. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir to combine. Once all of the dry ingredients are incorporated add the chocolate chips and walnuts. The batter will be thick.
  • Add the batter to the baking pan, spread evenly, and bake for 15-20 minutes. Cool completely before you cut and serve.


I made these for a gluten-free friend but you can substitute unbleached all-purpose wheat flour for the gluten-free flour if you prefer.

Do you prefer blondies or brownies? Or are you good with them all!


Laura Nunemaker

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Laura Nunemaker

vegan. full-time traveler. rv dweller. food lover. cow petter.

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