These soft and chewy Vegan Earl Grey Blondies are topped with a zesty lemon glaze. Serve these with afternoon tea or even as a midmorning snack!
If you’re looking for more vegan bakes, check out some of my other favorite vegan desserts like my Vegan Strawberry Carrot Cake, Vegan Dark Chocolate Almond Cookies, or my Vegan Toasted Coconut Brownies!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
You will love this recipe for Vegan Earl Grey Blondies because they are soft and chewy, vanilla blondies with Earl grey tea! I add a sweet and tangy lemon glaze on top of these easy vegan blondies for a sweet and tart treat.
I love baking these Vegan Earl Grey Blondies for a sweet afternoon snack. They go well with a cup of tea or big glass of milk. If you have non-chocolate lovers in your life (yes, those people do exist) then this is an amazing recipe to bake that they will love!
Ingredients for Vegan Earl Grey Blondies
Cairnspring Mills Organic All Purpose Flour (use code MIMIORGANIC15 for 15% off your order!)
Organic Earl Grey Tea
How to Make Vegan Earl Grey Blondies
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9 x 9-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
To make the batter: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or with a hand mixer or bowl with whisk) add the cane sugar, light brown sugar, canola oil, cashew butter, coconut milk, and vanilla extract. Mix on low to combine.
Add the flour, coconut flour, cornstarch, contents of the tea bags, baking powder, and sea salt in that order. Mix on low to combine, do not over mix.
Transfer batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
To make the glaze: In a medium bowl, add the powdered sugar and lemon juice. Whisk until combined into a smooth glaze. Drizzle on top of the blondies.
Can I use another type of oil?
Yes, if you want to use extra virgin olive oil or melted coconut oil, you can use those in place of canola oil. Both of these oils will have a flavor that will shine through in your blondies, so just keep that in mind. That’s why I chose canola oil as it’s the most neutral flavor.
Can I use another kind of milk?
Yes, you can use any dairy free milk you like. Almond milk or oat milk would also work. If you are not vegan, you can even use regular cow’s milk too! I love coconut milk as it provides a sweetness and neutral flavor compared to almond milk.
Can I use another kind of tea?
Yes, if you want to use another kind of tea, you totally can! Other types that would be delicious would be Green Tea, English Breakfast, Lemon Ginger, Lavender, Pomegranate Green Tea or any others that you enjoy!
Why is there cornstarch in this recipe?
I use cornstarch in these brownies because cornstarch can help brownies and blondies be more chewy. With eggless baking or vegan brownies and blondies, there are no eggs, so cornstarch can help. If you don't have it you can omit it, but it's better with it! If you have a corn allergy, then you can use Organic Irish Moss Powder instead.
How should I store blondies?
Just like brownies, blondies are soft and chewy, so they need to be stored in an airtight container to retain their soft and chewy texture.
Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!
So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.
Vegan Earl Grey BlondiesDifficulty: Easy
Soft and chewy, these Vegan Earl Grey Blondies are a light and zesty treat that make a delightful afternoon snack!
113 grams (1/2 cup) organic cane sugar
57 grams (1/4 cup) packed organic light brown sugar
1/2 cup organic canola oil
57 grams (1/4 cup) organic cashew butter
1 cup organic coconut milk
1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
191 grams (1 1/2 cups) organic all purpose flour
71 grams (3/4 cup) organic coconut flour
2 teaspoons organic cornstarch
2 bags Earl grey tea
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
142 grams (1 cup) organic powdered sugar
2 tablespoons organic lemon juice
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9 x 9-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
- To make the batter: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or with a hand mixer or bowl with whisk) add the cane sugar, light brown sugar, canola oil, cashew butter, coconut milk, and vanilla extract. Mix on low to combine.
- Add the flour, coconut flour, cornstarch, contents of the tea bags, baking powder, and sea salt in that order. Mix on low to combine, do not over mix.
- Transfer batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- To make the glaze: In a medium bowl, add the powdered sugar and lemon juice. Whisk until combined into a smooth glaze. Drizzle on top of the blondies.
- Cut into 9 bars.
- Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
- Gluten Free – Replace the all purpose flour with 191 grams (scant 1 1/4 cups) organic gluten free flour blend.
- High Altitude — Bake at 350°F for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
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