Peach Pie Blondie Bars {vegan, whole wheat, unrefined sugar free}

30 Jun

Cookout desserts should be easy as pie, right? Ok, real pie takes a lot of time and effort to make. What’s more, it’s not easy to transport, even if you have one of those fancy pie boxes. And then there’s the need for a knife, serving trowel, plates, and forks to consume it. Ugh, so much work!

Instead, make bar desserts! Whether in the form of cookies, brownies, blondies, brookies, or anything in between (is a blonde brookie just a cookie?), this type of sweet is MUCH easier on everyone! They’re quick to make, easy to travel with, and you just need an empty hand to enjoy one.

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Am I selling this too hard? I’ll just get to the recipe. These peach pie blondie bars capture the flavor and aroma of a peach pie, in the form of a fun-to-eat bar! They’re also vegan and made with whole wheat and natural sweeteners, so it’s a dessert you can feel good about eating and serving to loved ones. They’re dense, moist, flavorful, and just too fun! Make a pan for your next cookout.

Peach Pie Blondie Bars {vegan, whole wheat, unrefined sugar free} | xtinaluvspink.wordpress.com

Peach Pie Blondie Bars

Makes 16 bars

  • 1/4 C coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 C coconut sugar
  • 1/2 C honey or maple syrup
  • 1 flax egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 C whole wheat flour
  • 1 C diced peaches – about 2 small peaches

Preheat oven to 350. Line a 9×9″ baking dish with parchment paper and spray liberally with PAM. Make sure the paper hangs over the sides, so you can easily pull the blondies out of the pan.

In a small bowl, make your flax egg by combining 1 tbsp with 3 tbsp warm water. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, mix together the melted coconut oil, sugar and honey or syrup. Stir in the now-congealed flax egg and vanilla. Stir in the cinnamon, salt and baking powder next.

Finally, stir in the flour, being careful not to overmix. Fold in the diced peaches until the batter looks well-combined.

Pour the batter into your lined, greased baking dish and spread out into an even layer, making sure the peaches are evenly distributed in the pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Remove from the oven before the edges start to brown.

Let cool completely (like overnight). Lift up the paper from the overhanging edges to pull out the blondies. Cut into 16 bars and enjoy! Keep leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge up to 5 days.

This post was part of #CookoutWeek. Check out some other great cookout recipes here:

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31 Responses to “Peach Pie Blondie Bars {vegan, whole wheat, unrefined sugar free}”

  1. Christine @ www.rustic-refined.com June 30, 2016 at 8:30 am #

    Those blondies sound amazing! Shared your post across twitter and G+ to help ya with your giveaway.

    Have a great day!

  2. SuzLyfe June 30, 2016 at 10:45 am #

    Peach pie + blondies? Be still my southern heart!

  3. Abbey June 30, 2016 at 11:31 am #

    OMG these look insanely good! And vegan?! Amazing !!

  4. Rachel @ Delicious Balance June 30, 2016 at 1:15 pm #

    Yum! Such a great idea for a fun way to change up bar cookies!

  5. Corina June 30, 2016 at 1:38 pm #

    I’ve never had peach pie but I love peaches and these sound delicious!

  6. Chrissa- Physical Kitchness June 30, 2016 at 4:36 pm #

    NOTHING beats peach desserts in the summer. This looks SOOOOO good!!!! Usually I’m a s’mores fan when it comes to summertime treats but this may have me converted!

  7. Chrissy @ Snacking in Sneakers June 30, 2016 at 4:39 pm #

    These look so delicious! I’m so sad that our area in the Northeast won’t have any peaches this year – the weather didn’t cooperate for the farms. I’m going to miss peach picking this summer!

  8. Wendy Klik June 30, 2016 at 4:42 pm #

    Your bars look amazing but reading through your recipe you have 1 flax egg. I don’t know if two ingredients got combined or if there is a product out there I don’t know about.

    • xtinaluvspink June 30, 2016 at 4:48 pm #

      Oh! Oops, I’ll fix that in the instructions. I meant to say combine 1 tbsp flaxseed meal with 3 tbsp water.

  9. Mikki June 30, 2016 at 5:27 pm #

    WOW! These look excellent! Perfect for a summer cookout!

  10. carmyy June 30, 2016 at 9:18 pm #

    whoa! Those blondie bars look delicious!

  11. acbrandt June 30, 2016 at 9:31 pm #

    I do love a good peach recipe! I just got a basket of fresh peaches from the farmer’s market this weekend…now I know what I’m going to do with them!

  12. Kimberly July 1, 2016 at 7:00 am #

    These look amazing! I love that they are vegan and mostly guilt free. I’ll give them a try.

  13. Aliah July 1, 2016 at 9:48 am #

    YUM! I’ve been craving peaches and these look delicious. Plus gluten free to boot!

    • xtinaluvspink July 1, 2016 at 9:56 am #

      Well, I used whole wheat flour, but these could easily be made with a GF flour blend!

  14. Diana July 1, 2016 at 10:34 am #

    So glad you do things that are in-season! May need to look at the GF ideas as well as I’m low carb. thx!

    • xtinaluvspink July 1, 2016 at 10:53 am #

      I’m sure these could be altered to use coconut flour. You’d just need more liquid in the batter.

  15. Erin Vasicek July 8, 2016 at 12:23 pm #

    Yesss peach pie in blondie form!!

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