Peanut Butter Blondies – Catford Cookbook

Has this new lockdown put you once again in the mood for baking? Luckily, the Catford Cookbook is packed full with lovely recipes which are just perfect for chilly Autumn days like this. Including this easy, affordable and super yummy recipe for peanut butter blondies – which can be made with only 5 ingredients (and it’s vegan too)!



Makes 16

Made with only five ingredients, these vegan blondies take just 25 minutes to make and can be customised with any extras you like. Try pretzels, dark chocolate, nuts, jam or dried fruit in them, and make them multiple times to decide which version is your favourite.



  • 60ml extra virgin coconut oil
  • 200g brown sugar
  • 250g smooth peanut butter
  • 150g plain flour
  • 60ml almond milk
  • 50g extras as above (optional)
Illustration by Nancy Ellis.

Oil and line a 20 x 20-centimetre baking tray with non-stick baking parchment and heat the oven to 180°C.

Melt the coconut oil in a small pan on the stove or in the microwave. Pour the liquid oil into a bowl with the sugar and peanut butter and beat until smooth and creamy.

Add the flour and stir until it forms a thick ball, then stir in the almond milk until it is a soft, fudgy texture.

If adding chocolate, it’s best cut into rough chunks. Add it or any other extras at this stage, stirring through lightly, and tip the dough into the baking tray.

Press out into the corners of the tray with a spoon until the top is smooth and about an inch-and-a-half thick all over. Bake for 20 minutes or until the top of the blondies look cooked and the very edges are crisp but the centre is still soft if you press the top of it.

Allow the blondies to cool completely in the tin on a rack and then lift out using the greaseproof paper. Cut into 16 squares. The centres will be soft and gooey and they’ll be delicate to handle. They’ll keep for three to four days in an airtight container.

For more delicious and locally inspired recipes, the Catford Cookbook can be purchased via House of Catford.


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