The five-minute raw vegan blondie

I used to feel guilty about eating treats – as if I was doing something wrong, something bad, something that would make me fat.

Not anymore. I relish my sweet tooth and channel my energy into preparing healthy desserts I can feel good about.

Like this single-serving blondie, which has anti-inflammatory walnuts, potassium-rich dates and palm sugar.

Palm sugar is low-glycemic and contains vitamins and minerals like potassium, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium and iron. Nutrients with my sweetener? Yes please!

This blondie had a really mellow caramel flavour and tasted just as good as any baked version. It was the perfect size, too – just enough for you to feel satisfied, and it won’t vault you into a sugar coma.

Or make you feel guilty, either.

The five-minute raw vegan blondie
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gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, soy-free, egg-free, refined sugar-free
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 1
  • ¼ cup cashews
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • 2 tbsp palm/coconut sugar
  • 2-3 pitted dates
  • ¼ tsp vanilla powder (or vanilla extract)
  • Big pinch of sea salt
  • Cacao nibs, for garnish (optional)
  1. Combine the cashews, walnuts and palm sugar in a food processor. Pulse together until the mixture is ground into a coarse powder.
  2. Add the dates, one at a time, pulsing several times between additions, until each date is well-incorporated. After the last date is incorporated, add the vanilla and a generous pinch of salt.
  3. Transfer the mixture into a single muffin cup or small mold and use your fingers to pack it down tightly. Run a knife around the edge of the muffin cup and invert the blondie onto a small plate. If using a mold, carefully lift it up. Garnish with cacao nibs if desired.


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5 Responses to The five-minute raw vegan blondie

  1. rooted nutrition July 27, 2011 at 10:12 pm #

    love your foodie site! It was lovely seeing you at my radha cooking class- our food geekiness powers combined are great!

  2. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan August 13, 2011 at 9:59 am #

    Yay, I’m so happy you made the blondie – and even happier than you loved it!

    • Sondi Bruner August 13, 2011 at 11:58 pm #

      My husband loved it too – he’s requested it a few times. :)

  3. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan August 13, 2011 at 10:43 am #

    PS – I shared your post on the Almost Vegan FB page. :)

    • Sondi Bruner August 13, 2011 at 11:59 pm #

      Thanks for the share! Much appreciated.