Vegan Snickerdoodle Blondies

Vegan snickerdoodle blondie (a la Gracie)

I love me some Girl Meets Life.

What started as a healthy living blog has evolved into a know-your-limits-and-push-them┬álifestyle blog about food, fashion, dating and nightlife with a “whatever, I eat McDonald’s sometimes” slant. It’s just delightful.

So Gracie makes these cake batter blondies that I’m sure you’ve already heard about because, well, everyone keeps talking about them. WELL… I’ve never made them because I never have cake mix in the house, and I’m beginning to think this may be the root of all my problems…

However, when she posted a snickerdoodle version of cake batter blondies the other day, I knew I’d have one in my face by the end of the week, cake mix be damned!

I was right.

I tend to bake under stress. I think you know this by now. So last night when I realized the six hours I spent studying on a gorgeous 75-degree day were but a sliver of the microbiology pie I have to ingest this weekend, I started to feel a little sick. Enter: snickerdoodle blondies.

Once again, I did not have cake mix in the house so I didn’t use Gracie’s recipe, but it did serve as the inspiration for this vegan cinnamon sugar blondie I whipped up by modifying Bittman’s classic blondie recipe from How to Cook Everything Vegetarian.

Vegan Snickerdoodle Blondies
Recipe type: Dessert
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  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flax seed + 3 tablespoons warm water)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar + ½ teaspoon cinnamon, combined

  1. Combine oil, sugar, flax egg and vanilla.
  2. Sift in flour and salt.
  3. Mix to combine.
  4. Spread batter into a greased 5×10 loaf pan (Bittman calls for an 8×8 but I find they are way too thin in this).
  5. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool completely before cutting.


7 thoughts on “Vegan Snickerdoodle Blondies

  1. I would totally go vegan for your blondies…like, “only get french fries at McD’s from now on” vegan.

    Thank you for the plug, girl :) Now about that Twitter marriage proposal…

  2. I was going to ask you how you made these so thick, but then you went and answered with the most obvious reason that I’ve never considered. Use a smaller pan, Hillary. Duh.

    Forgive my stupidity. It’s Friday and I feel like I’ve been hit by a truck. I could use an entire pan of these right now.

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  4. Super yummy! I doubled and then undercooked them. While I love this I am not going to take them to the event I had planned them for tomorrow, because I think the crowd wouldn’t go for it. Never the less, more ooey gooey goodness for me!!

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