What about a slice of cake together with having a nice cup of coffee? I used to make all kinds of cakes, brownies and blondies that are sugar-free, gluten-free and/ or dairy-free. But so far I haven’t made a lot yet that is vegan as well. It was about time!

Again, I had some overripe bananas on my kitchen counter and I felt like making some kind of vegan snack with it. I right away thought about my previous vegan cookies, crisps & bars, like:

Date walnut squares with oatmeal crustย Pecan chickpea cookiesย Gluten-free banana chocolate almond cookiesย Black 'N white crispies

skinny-dark-roast-coffee-cake-1What I like about all of these is that they came out really well, even though there was no egg or dairy in it! (which are usually a great tastemaker). I hadn’t really made some kind of vegan cake or blondies yet, so that was my challenge this time. At the same time I was thirsty for coffee, so besides drinking a cup of coffee I felt like adding coffee granules in the cake as well. Yes, weird, but that’s how I get inspired to bake something new: by being conscious in what I am hungry/ thirsty for and thinking about a cool new combination of all these nutrients.

My potential vegan banana coffee snack was born! As egg replacer I wanted to try if a flax egg worked in a cake batter, to keep it vegan. Also, I wanted to use almond milk to keep it dairy-free and vegan. As additional sweetener (besides the overripe bananas) I chose to go with maple syrup. To keep it gluten-free, I chose to grind gluten-free oats to flour. So, in the end banana, coffee granules, flax eggs, maple syrup and oat flour were my biggest taste makers. I added vinegar to activate the baking soda (usually I prefer yogurt to activate the soda) and added cinnamon for an awesome finishing taste touch!

vegan-banana-coffee-blondies-12The blondies came out naturally sweet, moist and little spiced by the coffee granules. I loved it! It is a great snack in between meals; it provides in good & quick carbs (bananas, maple syrup), secondairy protein (oats, flax seed and almonds), and good fats (flax seeds, almonds).

Since it was a success, I would love to share the recipe so that you can make this snack yourself too. Recipe is below! Let me know how yours came out! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Vegan banana coffee blondies
These vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and sugar-free banana coffee blondies are amazing! It provides in a lot of good nutrients and it for sure tastes good with a cup of coffee or tea ๐Ÿ˜‰
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30-35 minutes
Passive Time 15 minutes
Servings
blondies
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30-35 minutes
Passive Time 15 minutes
Servings
blondies
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Put the flax seeds in a small bowl, add the water and stir. Let rest until it becomes gelatinous (usually takes about 10-15 minutes)
  3. Put the oat flour, 3 (out of 5) TBSP oats, coffee granules, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon in a big bowl and stir with a spoon
  4. Add the bananas, maple syrup, milk, vinegar, vanille and flax eggs in a tall bowl and blend this to smooth (I used a hand blender)
  5. Add the liquid mixture to the dry ingredients
  6. Stir until all ingredients are incorporated very well
  7. Put the batter in a square baking pan (e.g. 8x8")
  8. Spread the almonds on top of the batter and finish with adding 2 TBSP of oats on top as well
  9. Bake in preheated oven for about 30 minutes until firm (and when top is golden)
  10. After taken out of oven, leave in the pan for 15 more minutes
  11. Cut the cake in about 16 blondies, and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Alternatives:

  • Use almond flour to substitute oat flour
  • Not gluten-free: use 1 cup whole wheat flour to substitute the oat flour (leave the instant oats in there)
  • Use coconut milk to substitute almond milk
  • Use chia seeds to substitute flax seeds
  • Use honey to substitute maple syrup
  • Use any other nut (e.g. walnuts or pecans) to substitute almonds

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2 thoughts on “Vegan banana coffee blondies

  • November 30, 2016 at 4:16 AM
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    Tried this recipe and I loved it! However I made some small adjustments, I put 2 tablespoons of organic honey instead of the maple syrup and sprinkled walnuts and 99% dark chocolate on top.

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    • December 9, 2016 at 9:31 AM
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      Those are very good substitutes! Chocolate sounds nice too, I should give that a try myself too. Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚

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