Happy Friday luvs,

Yesterday was a tad chilly around here. We had to pull out our scarves and heavy jackets for our daily walk. Oh Spring please come soon. We did have a little fun yesterday in the midst of having a few video issues by taking a little shopping break over at Hobby Lobby.  Such a dangerous store.

I (Lori) was in the market for some new decorations for the mantle over the fireplace. This has been on my to do list for a long time. I will have to share a picture here soon. I was so excited because I saw some really cute things. It was hard for me to decide.  Usually I am pretty good about making decisions, but decorations for the house take some thought.

One thing that doesn’t take a lot of thought…blondies. Especially peanut butter ones. Since you weren’t too big chocolate thin mint french toast fans (it’s okay just more for us which we have it in our freezer to enjoy here soon) hopefully peanut butter is better.

Flourless vegan peanut butter chocolate chip blondies.

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These past few weeks we’ve been on a peanut butter kick. Peanut butter was definitely our go-to nut growing up. Probably most of us would agree. And one thing we remember from childhood is having peanut butter with chocolate. Definitely a favorite of Michelle’s.

You might be thinking of our ingredients for our blondies a little strange… but… probably not.

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Oh wait… these peanut butter blondies are only made from 5 ingredients?  Delicious bites of peanut butter with chocolate chips. Pure bliss.

No regrets either. They’re just SO worth it! So dense, full of flavor.

yummy peanut butter blondies

And another great thing is that these are so easy to whip up in no time (which could be dangerous) and can be in your belly in half hour! Dangerous for sure.

Plus, these blondies are rich, packed with chocolate chips, and so wonderfully soft. Yep dangerous.

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Bonus is there aren’t any weird ingredients either. Nope. Just simple ingredients like plantains, peanut butter, maple syrup, chocolate chips and coconut oil.  Really just 5 main ingredients.

And the real kicker with these is that they are vegan friendly!

5 ingredient flourless grain free paleo vegan peanut butter chocolate chip blondies purelytwins

 Peanut butter chip blondies that are gluten-free, grain-free, egg-free, dairy-free, soy-free and paleo friendly.

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If you are vegan, paleo or just like good wholesome treat from time to time we think you’ll really enjoy them! We sure did.

Since we use plantains we were able to keep the amount of sugar content low as plantains provide natural sweetness. Promise you won’t miss that extra sugar as these blondies are full of flavor!  Mom we know you would be all over these 😉  And the peanut butter we used was the freshly ground whole peanuts. Nothing added to it.

{flourless vegan} peanut butter chocolate chip blondies

{flourless vegan} peanut butter chocolate chip blondies

Flourless blondies made from 5 main ingredients. All natural ingredients. Soft, dense, full of flavor. Super easy to make. Peanut butter blondies that are gluten free, grain free, vegan, egg free, dairy free and low in sugar!

Ingredients

  • 2 large greenish yellow raw plantains (14oz after being peeled)
  • 3/4 cup natural creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, liquid
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt (optional)
  • 1/2 cup of Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease a 8x8 pan with coconut oil.
  3. Peel plantains.
  4. Place plantains into food processor (or blender) and peanut butter. Blend.
  5. Next add in maple syrup, coconut oil, baking soda and powder and sea salt.
  6. Continue to blend until smooth.
  7. Pour batter into a large bowl.
  8. Scoop chocolate chips into bowl. Stir until well combined.
  9. Pour into greased pan.
  10. Bake for about 30 minutes.
  11. Cut into 10-12 slices.
  12. Enjoy.
  13. Store in refrigerator or freezer for longer shelf life. Good room temperature or slightly warm.
http://purelytwins.com/2014/03/14/flourless-vegan-peanut-butter-chocolate-chip-blondies/

You can use any nut or seed butter to replace the peanut butter.

You’ll never believe these treats are flourless and low in sugar!

Perfect to make for a group of friends to enjoy.

Nothing beats chocolate with peanut butter, especially with good company making memories.

Are you a peanut butter fan? Creamy or chunky? Do you like chocolate with peanut butter?

Not a peanut butter fan, what nut would you use in this recipe?

#bepurelyyou

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34 thoughts on “{flourless vegan} peanut butter chocolate chip blondies

  1. Peanut butter basically makes up 50% of my diet. I’m only slightly exaggerating, but I seriously eat it every day.

    Posted on March 14, 2014 at 9:13 am
    1. love it Jojo 🙂

      Posted on March 14, 2014 at 2:09 pm
  2. can you sub bananas for the plantains?

    Posted on March 14, 2014 at 9:53 am
    1. you can give it a try, we are not sure Cindy, as bananas are not as starchy as plantains, maybe try more green like bananas

      Posted on March 14, 2014 at 2:10 pm
  3. wow wow wow Eddie and my Mom would love these 😀

    Posted on March 14, 2014 at 10:41 am
    1. awesome Meg 🙂 we can have a big peanut butter party haha hugs

      Posted on March 14, 2014 at 2:10 pm
  4. SWOON!!!!

    Posted on March 14, 2014 at 11:10 am
  5. These sound amazing. I love that you used plantains to sweeten them! I need to experiment with plantains more often.

    Hope you ladies are doing well. xoxo

    Posted on March 14, 2014 at 2:14 pm
    1. thank you sweetie, oh yes we think you would love them 🙂 yes things are going well, hope everything good with you! hugs

      Posted on March 14, 2014 at 3:37 pm
  6. I love all of your plantain recipes. I will definitely need to try this one soon!

    Posted on March 14, 2014 at 2:21 pm
    1. thank you Brittany 🙂 we are so happy to hear this!!

      Posted on March 14, 2014 at 3:42 pm
  7. I am a lover of all NUT BUTTERS, but I love chunky! I start off almost every morning with a BIG tablespoon. It makes me very happy. I want to come over and have these with you. XOXO

    Posted on March 14, 2014 at 5:29 pm
    1. we would love that!!

      Posted on March 14, 2014 at 6:07 pm
  8. Blondes… They just have more fun 😉

    Posted on March 14, 2014 at 5:46 pm
    1. haha they do 🙂

      Posted on March 14, 2014 at 6:07 pm
  9. I need these!! Yum!

    Posted on March 17, 2014 at 9:13 pm
  10. Do you have the calorie/nutritional information on these?

    Posted on March 19, 2014 at 8:56 am
    1. no we don’t sorry, we don’t really track that, they are very nutrient dense so little goes a long way.

      Posted on March 19, 2014 at 9:20 am
  11. Wow! Those flourless vegan peanut butter chocolate chip blondies look delicious. And …calling them blondies simply add to their appeal. love them!

    Posted on March 21, 2014 at 2:07 am
  12. Made these tonight and they turned out amazing! I’m trying to get my dessert loving husband off of sugar and grains and he devoured them.

    Posted on June 13, 2014 at 10:10 pm
    1. wahoo Michelle, so happy to hear this!! yay! enjoy 🙂 xo

      Posted on June 14, 2014 at 10:55 am
  13. I just made these and was wondering the end consistency of the bars? Are the to be crunchy? Or like a soft cookie? I’m trying to determined if I under cooked them or not!

    Posted on August 29, 2014 at 4:10 pm
    1. Christina they are soft cake like, kind of like a soft cookie.

      Posted on August 29, 2014 at 5:23 pm
  14. Just made these! They are sooooo fluffly! I loved them, thanks! (I used a nut butter mix though, ran out of peanut butter).

    Posted on December 21, 2014 at 8:17 am
    1. yay! so happy to hear it ! enjoy

      Posted on December 21, 2014 at 8:34 pm
  15. Here in New Zealand we cannot get very easily at all and certainly not out in the country where I live, is there anything else I could use instead? I so want to make this recipe for. My kids! Would bananas be a swap for plantain?

    Posted on January 14, 2015 at 1:47 pm
    1. you can try using very green bananas (unripe) to replace the plantain

      Posted on January 14, 2015 at 1:55 pm
  16. These are delicious, moist and light! The nut butter/plantain combination gives these a nice texture similar to a “made with grain” item. I was surprised that 2 T.maple syrup was enough sweetener. BTW, I used a mixture of peanut butter and almond butter and it was great.

    Thank you for a great flour less, egg free recipe!

    June

    Posted on April 19, 2016 at 5:07 pm
    1. Glad you enjoyed the recipe 🙂

      Posted on April 20, 2016 at 9:42 am
  17. Yum! I’m going to try this with sunbutter. Looks delicious!

    Posted on April 27, 2016 at 1:44 am