The most perfect blondies with maple buttercream – dairy-free, egg-free, and fully vegan! So decadent, perfectly sweet and the best recipe for weekend baking!
The base of these tastes like a rich butterscotch, while the icing is lightly maple flavoured and extremely buttery-creamy. They’re perfect for a mid morning snack with a cup of coffee or for a fall gathering/family dinner! The pan likely won’t last, everyone will go back for more! My dad actually ate 3 in one sitting. He has a sweet tooth, but he is always pretty honest when it comes to any baked goods, so you know these are really good.
Truthfully, I have been in search of a good vegan blondie recipe for ages! I came up with a delicious recipe a few autumn’s ago that was a caramel chai spice version, but this one is definitely better. That one is like ooey gooey apple caramel which IS delicious, but these are just the perfect basic blondies. I couldn’t believe how perfect the texture is!
So, what are blondies?
Basically, brownies without the chocolate! Think fudgey, indulgent, and sweet. Everything a good brownie is. Minus the chocolate! They’re such a nice switch up from brownies, for people who don’t love chocolate (um, who even are those people) or for when you want to switch it up.
How to make these blondies:
The batter is super easy to make! You need some aquafaba, which is the slightly thick liquid from a can of chickpeas! Its an excellent egg replacer and is a key ingredient for a lot of vegan baked goods!
Beat it together with the brown sugar and melted butter. Then, in a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir it in until just combined, then smooth into your parchment-lined pan.
Its not fancy or difficult at all, which is my favourite type of recipe! They bake for about 23-25 minutes, and while they bake/cool you can mix up the frosting.
This buttercream is soooo yummy, and also so easy to make! Simply let a 1/2 cup of vegan butter (I use Becel sticks) come to room temperature so its easy to mix. Then, mix it together with the maple syrup, vanilla and powdered sugar. I used my stand mixer for this, but a hand mixer works too. Or do it by hand! You arm might be tired but the result is worth it.
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