Perfect Vegan Raspberry Blondies

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I couldn’t be happier that raspberries are in season almost all summer and even into autumn in Slovenia. It’s almost October and raspberries are still going strong, which definitely calls for a nice, warm batch of fudgy and truly perfect vegan raspberry blondies. Are you familiar with blondies? If not, this is your moment of enlightenment that will change your life. And if you are familiar with them, why not make a vegan batch this time? Adding raspberries will only make it 100x better.

This recipe was created for Spar Slovenija.


What Are Blondies and Why Are They So Irresistible?

Blondies, often referred to as “blonde brownies,” are a classic dessert that has won the hearts of many dessert lovers.

Here’s what Urban Dictionary says about them: “A dessert that is similar in appearance, texture, and recipe to brownies, but the chocolate is left out in favor of a variety of fruits.” I believe blondies can be perfect even without fruits, but when it comes to raspberries, I believe you simply cannot leave them out.

Unlike their chocolate counterpart, the brownie, blondies are made without cocoa, resulting in a golden, buttery treat that’s rich in vanilla and caramel flavors. Their chewy, fudgy texture, combined with the occasional crunch of chocolate chips, makes them a versatile dessert. It can be tailored to many different taste preferences. As I’m not as much a fan of chocolate as I am a fan of vanilla, I would almost always choose a good blondie over a brownie.




What makes blondies so irresistible?

It’s their perfect balance of sweetness and richness. They’re not overwhelmingly sweet, yet every bite offers a decadent experience. Their soft center provides a delightful experience, ensuring that each bite is better than the last. These particular blondies go to the next level when you pair them with raspberries, as that gives them an additional fresh and sour tone, creating a lovely contrast of sweet and sour, warm and fresh taste. Adding ice cream to them will complete your experience of a heavenly dessert that gives you everything: a homey feel, the refreshing sour taste of raspberries, creaminess of ice cream.

Just imagine the poetry that is this dessert and you will no longer be able to resist it. And you’ll want to thank me for it later.


A Berry Memorable Day

Growing up, my friend and I would meet up over the weekend to bake. We went through many failed attempts at cakes together, but also many chocolatey delights. I remember we were teenagers and as all teenagers, we loved chocolate. Brownies were our go-to recipe.

It took me years to stumble upon blondies. At first, I didn’t really get it. Blondies were supposed to be brownies without chocolate – but doesn’t that make them just a regular sponge cake? Oh, how wrong I was about that! Blondies are so much more than just another regular sponge cake. Through time I created my own recipe for vegan blondies, which satisfies me even more than a good brownie recipe. I know not loving chocolate is something close to a sin, but I must say I prefer desserts without chocolate. Blondies give me all that I love about brownies, but without chocolate. Tell me I’m not alone in loving blondies, am I?


a stack of perfect vegan raspberry blondies with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top


The Best Idea

I still remember the day I got the idea of adding raspberries to my blondies. It wasn’t really a surprise, given my love for raspberries. I mean, those little nuggets of fresh juice make my head spin. There’s something about them that makes me crave them more than any other fruit. Adding them anywhere and everywhere is kind of my thing. So adding them to blondies was only natural. Little did I know that this ‘logical, natural’ decision would lead to one of the most delightful dessert discoveries of my life. It may be my love for everything vanilla or my love for raspberries or maybe both, but these vegan raspberry blondies are on top of my favorite desserts of all time.

I used the idea of vegan raspberry blondies and created ice cream sandwiches for Spar Slovenija. I cannot tell you how amazing those are. Two layers of blondies, ice cream in the middle, and the tartness of raspberries created an extraordinary sunny day dessert. I crave this combo even if it’s not as hot now as it was in July.


Why I Adore Vegan Raspberry Blondies

There’s something truly magical about vegan raspberry blondies. The combination of the buttery vanilla flavor of the blondie with the tartness of raspberries creates a symphony of flavors that makes your tastebuds dance. But it’s not just the taste that I adore; it’s the values behind it.

Choosing to make these blondies vegan is a testament to the belief that delicious desserts can be created without any animal products. It’s a celebration of plant-based ingredients and their ability to create rich, indulgent treats. Every bite of these blondies is a reminder that compassion and culinary delight can go hand in hand. Adding the seasonality of raspberries to the story makes even more sense. Choosing seasonal and local foods contributes to saving our planet massively.


Apart from that, here are some things that I simply love about these (I mean it) perfect vegan raspberry blondies:

-> they are chewy and fudgy, just like they should be

-> the combination of sweet white chocolate and sweet-sour raspberries is irresistible

-> they are perfect for hot summer days and colder autumn days




Ingredients for Perfect Vegan Raspberry Blondies

Ingredients for the perfect vegan raspberry blondies are a crucial part of the final result. They might look very simple, and they are. But the amounts and these exact ingredients make these blondies what they are: a fudgy gorgeousness. So let’s dive into each of them so you can understand why we need them:

White flour: otherwise known as all-purpose flour makes the texture of these blondies smooth. Using wholemeal flour, for example, would change the texture and the color of blondies. Using any other flour might not work for this recipe.

Salt: while seemingly simple, plays a crucial role in enhancing the flavors of other ingredients and balancing the sweetness in desserts.

Vanilla sugar is a fragrant blend of sugar infused with vanilla beans. Blondies are known for their vanilla flavor. White chocolate certainly brings some of that, but enhancing it with vanilla sugar adds another layer of taste Using bourbon vanilla sugar is the best option in my opinion.

Brown sugar: it contains molasses, which imparts a caramel-like sweetness. I use demerara sugar, which doesn’t add much color to blondies.

Plant-based milk: whether it’s almond, soy, or another variety, it provides the necessary liquid we need for the recipe.




Ingredients that make a difference:

Lemon zest is the outer peel of the lemon, grated finely to release its zesty and citrusy aroma, adding a refreshing note to recipes. It doesn’t bring the sourness as the juice would, but brings a lot of aroma as the peel of the fruit is full of essential oils. It adds a dimension to the taste and rounds up the harmony or these blondies. Please, use bio lemons when using the peel in the recipes.

Vegan white chocolate is a dairy-free alternative to traditional white chocolate, made without any animal products but still capturing that creamy and luscious texture. It’s still made with cocoa butter, but instead of cow’s milk, it’s made with oat, rice, almond, or coconut plant-based alternatives. It doesn’t act the same way the non-vegan white chocolate would when melting, so follow instructions closely.

Coconut oil is a versatile fat used in vegan baking, known for its subtle coconut flavor and ability to mimic the properties of butter. While it’s not good for buttercream, it’s great for cake batter, cookies, or pie crust either melted into oil or used in its hard version. It withstands high temperatures so it really is great for baking.

Plant-based milk: whether it’s almond, soy, oat, or another variety, it provides the necessary liquid we need for the recipe. Here the variety doesn’t matter, you could even use water, but plant-based milk has more taste and creaminess, and it also binds well with other ingredients like oil, which makes it a much better option.

Raspberries: the most perfect, juicy, tasty fruit under the Sun. They bring a pop of color and a taste that accompanies the sweetness of blondies better than anything else.

Vegan vanilla ice cream: pairs perfectly with warm blondies, offering a delightful contrast of temperatures and flavors. But if you want to make ice cream sandwiches with these blondies, you’ll need to make sure blondies are cold so they hold up the form. But you can serve just one layer of blondies at room temperature or slightly warmer with a scoop of ice cream and enjoy the melting of the cold with the sweetness of the warm.


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Exploring Similar Delights from Little Kitchen Vibes

If you’ve fallen in love with these vegan raspberry blondies, you’re in for a treat! Little Kitchen Vibes is brimming with similar delightful recipes that are sure to fulfill your sweet desires:

  • Rhubarb Galette with Blackberries: A rustic and charming dessert that perfectly balances the tartness of rhubarb with the sweetness of blackberries. A must-try for those who love the combination of crunchy crust and softness of fruits. Read more
  • Blueberry Lemon Cream Slices: A harmonious blend of tangy lemon and sweet blueberries, these slices are the epitome of summer in dessert form. Dive into the recipe
  • Simple Vegan Raspberry Crumble: If raspberries are your fruit of choice, this crumble is a must-try. A crunchy topping paired with a juicy raspberry filling – it’s a match made in heaven! Discover the magic


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close up of a piece of vegan apple pie

Vegan Apple Pie

Soft yet crumbly crust, juicy and incredibly tasty filling - this is what a nostalgic apple pie is like. Perfect for weekend baking with friends!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, european, vegan
Servings 12 pieces


  • 250 g white flour or oat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 70 g almonds ground
  • 1 packet vanilla sugar 8 g
  • 50 g brown sugar demerara
  • 100 g coconut oil melted
  • 100 g plant-based yogurt any natural flavor

Apple Filling

  • 800 g apples
  • 1 lemon zest
  • 1 packet vanilla sugar
  • 50 g brown sugar demerara
  • 3 tsp cinnamon


  • Grind whole almonds into flour. Place white flour or ground oats, ground almonds, sugar, vanilla sugar, and baking powder in a bowl and mix with a whisk. Then add coconut oil and vegetable yogurt and knead to get a ball of soft dough. This dough will not become a flaky crust, instead it will be soft when baked, yet still crumbly.
  • Cut the ball of dough in half. Set one half aside to rest on the counter and not in the cold. Place the remaining half of dough in a greased pie tin. It's easiest to spread it out with your fingers and palms. It's also the least messy. Put the dough in the oven at 180°C for 13 minutes to pre-bake it.
  • Grate the apples together with the peel. If the peel bothers you, you can peel the apples beforehand.Do not squeeze the grated apples. We want the juice to stay inside as we want a juicy pie. Add fresh lemon peel, vanilla sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon to the apples. Mix well.
  • During this time, the pre-bake of the dough will be over. Take the dough out of the oven and place the apple filling on top of it. Press the apples against the bottom to fit as many of them as possible into the pan.
  • Divide the remaining half of the dough into parts and roll each into a thin snake. Place these snakes on top of the apple filling in the baking dish - 5 horizontally and 5 vertically. Carefully intertwine them to get a net or lattice. If desired, the pie can be decorated differently, or you can make the job easier and just grate the dough over the top of the pie to create a crumble on top.
  • Bake the pie for at least another 20 minutes at 180°C. When the pie is golden brown, take it out of the oven and let it cool for a few minutes to let the filling settle a little. It can then be served warm or left to cool completely. It goes well with vanilla ice cream or vegan whipped cream.
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