Jammie Dodgers remind me of my childhood. They are one of those nostalgic biscuits that I would share with my friends as a treat. So, when Jammie Dodgers were announced as plant-based in 2020 I knew I needed to create a bake with them. That’s when I created these healthier vegan Jammie Dodger Blondies!
These chewy and delicious blondies are my plant-based take on the traditional blondie recipe. By adding peanut butter and chickpeas I’ve created a tasty yet high-in-protein bake. In summary, it’s basically peanut butter and jam but in blondie form, topped with Jammie Dodgers! Also, this is a bake that will be loved by adults and children alike and makes a super fun baking activity for Valentine’s Day.
WHAT ACTUALLY IS A BLONDIE?
Blondies are pretty similar to brownies, they are just a non-chocolaty version. The ingredients are pretty similar you just aren’t adding cocoa or chocolate.
As these are my healthy take on a vegan blondie, you will see a few differences from the traditional recipe and not just because it includes whole Jammie Dodgers. Mostly, you’ll notice they are a little flatter and not quite as rich in taste. That said, they are still an awesome bake with pleasing macros.
- 1 tin chickpeas (drained)
- 75 g peanut butter (smooth)
- 75 g soy yoghurt (unflavoured)
- 85 g maple syrup
- 50 g oat flour (blended oats to a flour)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 9 Jammie Dodgers
- 100 g raspberry conserve
- Preheat an oven to 180oc and line a square baking pan with parchment paper
- Place the chickpeas, yoghurt, peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla, baking powder and salt in a blender and process until you get a silky smooth consistency
- Add to this the oat flour and mix until well combined
- Pour into the lined baking tin and smooth over with the back of a spoon
- Add small teaspoons of jam to the top and swirl in with a knife
- Top with 9 Jammie Dodgers and bake in the oven for approximately 30 minutes until golden and crisp on the edges
- Leave to cool fully before slicing and enjoy!
Top tips for the best vegan blondies
If you don’t have any chickpeas, swap them out for butter beans and you’ll get an almost identical result. Likewise, if you’d rather not use maple syrup, agave and date alternatives will get the job done beautifully.
Meanwhile, the nut butter is essential. However, if you’re not a peanut fanatic, try another smooth but neutral option. Cashew butter will work exceptionally well.