Vegan Sticky Almond Blondies by Dreena Burton + a Giveaway

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Recently Dreena Burton sent me a digital copy of her  Plant Powered 15 to review.  She also offered to share one of her recipes with you.  Dreena is the author of 4 vegan cookbooks.  I reviewed Let Them Eat Vegan last year.  In addition to writing incredible vegan recipes, Dreena is active on Facebook and Twitter.  I really enjoy following her on both social media platforms.  Her Plant Powered 15 can be purchased on her website or you can win your own here.

Vegan Almond Sticky Blondie recipe by Dreena Burton

Before I post the recipe, I want to say that these Blondies are out of this world. They received high ratings from my husband, our 8 year old and myself.  We all had to eat a second one to make sure they were really that good.  The following recipe is from Plant Powered 15 with Photo credits to Nicole Axworthy

 

Sticky Almond Blondies

These are positively delicious. They have the dense, sticky, decadent texture and quality of a traditional blondie, yet are made with wholesome ingredients – and no flour or oil!

1 tbsp ground white chia

1/4 cup pure maple syrup

1/2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla

1/2 tsp blackstrap molasses

1/2 cup pitted dates, lightly packed

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 + 1/8 tsp sea salt

few pinches freshly grated nutmeg

2 1/2 cups almond meal

1/2 cup coconut sugar

2-3 tbsp nondairy chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat oven to 325°F. In mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add ground chia, maple syrup, lemon juice, vanilla, molasses, and dates. Process on low speed to first incorporate, and then increase speed slightly to fully pulverize and smooth dates. Once smooth, turn off mixer and add baking soda, salt, and nutmeg – mix just briefly and then add almond meal, and coconut sugar. Process on low speed until mixer just comes together (do not over-mix). Transfer mixture to an 8” x 8” brownie pan, and press in with a spatula. If using chocolate chips, lightly press into top of batter. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove, let cool completely, and cut into squares. Squares can be refrigerated for a week or more (as if they’ll last)! Makes 16 blondies.

Chocolate Note: I usually make these without chocolate chips, and sometimes I’ll simply sprinkle a few chips over top of half the batch – either way, these are crazy-good!

 Vegan Almond Blondie

 Dreena has agreed to give one lucky reader a copy of her Plant Powered 15.

I received a copy of Plant Powered 15 to help facilitate this review.  All opinions are my own.

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About the author: I am a plant-based mom, wife, educator and blogger.

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  • Mmmm! I am really into healthy desserts right now… This looks perfect!

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  • i would like to see a vegan eggplant Parmesan

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  • Boston Cream Pie.

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  • I’d love to see lox veganized!

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  • I think I’ve found veganized versions of pretty much everything I can think of, but I can never have too many vegan recipes that involve chocolate

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  • Cheesecake

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  • i would love to see lasagna veganized!

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  • Ice cream cake

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  • Spaghetti and Meatballs

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  • i would love to see ice cream be veganized, i dont think ive seen that yet

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  • I would love to see a stroganoff recipe vegan friendly

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  • I have never tried a vegan recipe, so I would have to try one first!

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  • I am not a vegan but due to health issues I would like to have some recipes from any meals to eat, I think this book would help a lot

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  • Pizza

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  • I am not vegan, but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate some vegan recipies! I think that some people feel that only vegetarians can like to cook vegeterain food, and same with vegan. But that’s not true. I’m not a vegeterain or a vegan, but I enjoy many veggie and vegan receipes. This one looks really good!

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  • The vegan cakes

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  • Vegan fetuccini alfredo

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  • I would like to see pizza

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  • Cheesecake

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  • I love Dreena Burton’s recipes!!

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  • Sorry, but I am in total confusion after my doctor told me I am allergic to all grains, dairy, eggs, fruits…He said that leaves meat and vegetables…so I am just starting to read up on vegan eating and need cook books!

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  • Wow, these look delicious! Would love to see german chocolate cake veganized!

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  • I’d like to see vegan cakes

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    • I will have to post a vanilla cupcake with PB frosting that I made!

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  • I would like to see cupcakes

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  • I would like to see “chicken” pot pie

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    • Good One! I loved chicken pot pie as a kid.

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  • Pizza

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  • This looks so good :)

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  • I love finding new recipes thanks for sharing

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  • Mushroom gravy without soy

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  • Brownies

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  • This looks really good, thanks for sharing!

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  • Chocolate cream pie

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  • Vanilla custard

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  • carrot cake and banana nut bread

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  • I love banana bread so that would be one choice. also chocolate chip cookies.

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    • Both are great choices…I need to work on my old Chocolate chip recipe.

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  • Yum. I want carrot cake too.

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  • I’d love to see zucchini or banana bread veganized!

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  • I would like to see Carrot Cake Veganized

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