Chocolate Chunk Coconut Blondies

Chocolate Chunk Coconut Blondies (Vegan GF)

Chewy, chunky and moist cake-like blondies studded with melting chocolate chunks and lots of desiccated coconut. These little squares are naturally gluten-free, vegan and easy to whip up in 30 minutes with only 9 ingredients.

These Chocolate Chunk Coconut Blondies are the second bake I made for when my coeliac friend visited me, and I had remembered too late that she was not a fan of bananas. So, I was a little worried my brand-new Chocolate Swirl Banana Bread wouldn’t go down too well. Despite her dislike for bananas, it is safe to say, she loved both of these bakes.

Chocolate Chunk Coconut Blondies

Chocolate Chunk Coconut Blondies

If you’re not sure what a blondie is, it is basically a brownie without the cacao powder in a sense. It is a cake-like tray-bake that’s slightly moist and fluffy, airy and perfect with a cup of tea.

These Chocolate Chunk Coconut Blondies are naturally gluten-free as I used a GF flour blend, but you can substitute this for another flour like plain, wholemeal or spelt flour. The bites also use coconut flour which cannot be swapped for another flour as coconut flour behaves very differently! You could try rice or almond flour, but I haven’t tried this myself.

The second element of coconut is the desiccated coconut which adds great texture without being overpowering in flavour. A little raising agent, chia or flaxseeds, some coconut sugar, nut butter and milk all bring these Chocolate Chunk Coconut Blondies together, before stirring in the chocolate chunks! This bake really is an easy one-bowl recipe that comes together in 5 minutes. You want to choose a more subtle nut butter like cashew or almond, but I loved it with hazelnut butter, too. You could use peanut butter, but the flavour would be stronger.

Chocolate Chunk Coconut Blondies

Chocolate Chunk Coconut Blondies

Bake these Chocolate Chunk Coconut Blondies until golden and firm before allowing them to cool slightly and serving up. They are great warm with melting chocolate but also great served cold with cups of tea or hot chocolate. You can even heat up slices to enjoy warm later on. Or, serve them as a dessert with custard or ice cream as they make an easy and healthy dessert option.

I hope you will love these Chocolate Chunk Coconut Blondies; they are naturally gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan while being deliciously simple to make and bake. They are light and airy, cake-like, moist and full of texture and melting chocolate chunks.

If you are looking for more easy bakes, how about my Gooey Chocolate Blueberry Flapjack, Blueberry and Almond Cookie Bars, Vegan S’Mores Crumble Bars or Hazelnut Chocolate Swirl Buns.

Chocolate Chunk Coconut Blondies

  • Servings: 16 small squares
  • Difficulty: easy
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Chewy, chunky and moist cake-like blondies studded with melting chocolate chunks and lots of desiccated coconut. These little squares are naturally gluten-free, vegan and easy to whip up in 30 minutes with only 9 ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 100g GF flour blend
  • 30g coconut flour
  • 25g desiccated coconut
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp chia or flax seeds
  • 60g coconut sugar
  • 240ml plant-based milk
  • 30g hazelnut, almond or cashew butter
  • 60g chocolate, chopped into chunks

Directions


1. Preheat the oven to 160Fan/180*c and line a square baking tray with parchment paper (about 18cm square).
2. Stir together the GF flour, coconut flour, desiccated coconut, baking powder, chia seeds and coconut sugar. Pour in the plant-based milk and nut butter and whisk until smooth and creamy. Stir in the chopped chocolate.
3. Pour into the lined tray and bake for 25-30 minutes until firm to the touch in the centre. Allow to cool in the tray for 10 minutes then lift out and cool fully in the parchment paper on a wire rack. Slice into squares and store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Chocolate Chunk Coconut Blondies

Chocolate Chunk Coconut Blondies

Let me know what you think of these Chocolate Chunk Coconut Blondies in the comments below and tag me in your bakes. I’m @nourishing.amy on Instagram and use the hashtag #nourishingamy. I’m also on TwitterFacebook and Pinterest  – please say hello!

With chocolate coconut blondie love x

11 thoughts on “Chocolate Chunk Coconut Blondies (Vegan GF)

  1. sophiedxx says:

    Hey Amy. They just look simply decadent and delicious for sure. Love the flavours chocolates and coconut flavour and splendid photography as always. Just catching up with your new blog updates! So sorry I haven’t commented for ages I have been ahh at the moment 🌱🙉 Definitely saved to my WordPress collection

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  2. sophiedxx says:

    Can’t wait to bake some for myself and never heard of s blondie bake before. Now I get it a cake 🍰 tray bake xxxx would love to see some more of your wonderful trwybakes xxxx

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