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blondies on parchment paper with a caramel-colored drizzle over top
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Dirty Chai Blondies

These Dirty Chai Blondies are vegan-friendly and made with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and drizzled with a quick espresso glaze for the ultimate dessert recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time33 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: chai blondies, chai brownies, vegan blondies
Servings: 16 blondies
Calories: 155kcal
Author: Erin

Ingredients

for the blondies:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter dairy free
  • 1/3 cup cane sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon flaxseed meal + 2.5 tablespoon water)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

for the glaze:

  • 1 tablespoon espresso powder or instant coffee
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoon dairy free milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Grease an 8x8 baking dish or line it with parchment paper then set aside.
  • Cream butter, cane sugar and brown sugar together for 1 minute; then, add the flax egg and vanilla and stir to combine.
  • To that same bowl, add the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt and stir until the batter comes together (be patient, this might take a minute).
  • Scoop the batter into the baking pan and use a rubber spatula or your hands to press it into the baking pan. Bake the blondies for 16-18 minutes, or until the edges have set and a toothpick comes out clean. Immediately transfer the baking pan to a cooling rack and allow the bars to cool in the pan completely.
  • Once the blondies have cooled to room temperature, add the glaze. Whisk all glaze ingredients together, then use a spoon to drizzle it over top. Enjoy!

Notes

*Calories are per blondie and are an estimation 
*If you can't find espresso powder, try using instant coffee instead, or a pinch of cinnamon

Nutrition

Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg