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Cranberry Pistachio Blondies [Vegan]

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Brownies shouldn't be the only exclusive oven-baked dessert you eat. Try these Crazy Delish Vegan Blondies, made with cranberries and pistachios, for a new favorite dessert.

Cranberry Pistachio Blondies [Vegan]

This Recipe is :

Dairy Free Vegan


15 blondies


  • 100g (3.5 oz) firm tofu
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) almond milk
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) apple sauce
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) rapeseed (canola) oil
  • 80g (1/2 cup) caster sugar
  • 150g (1 cup) self-raising flour
  • 50g (1/3 cup) dried cranberries
  • 40g (1/3 cup) shelled pistachios
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC (356ºF). Line a cake tin (roughly 20 x 20 cm/7.87 x 7.87 inches; mine was heart-shaped, so it’s hard to judge accurately) with baking parchment.
  2. Process the tofu, almond milk, oil, vanilla, spices and apple sauce in a blender until smooth.
  3. In a bowl, combine the liquid with the caster sugar and flour. Fold in the dried fruit and pistachios.
  4. Pour the batter into the lined tin and bake for 25 minutes. Keep an eye on your cake; if it browns too quickly on top, lower the heat and bake for longer.
  5. Cool on a wire rack. The centre should be gooey but the outside fairly firm.


I list dried cranberries in the recipe, but I used sultanas for the blondies I photographed, as you can see from the photo. I have tried them with dried cranberries, though, and I much prefer them.





After turning vegan, I discovered a particular talent for baking delicious cruelty-free cakes and cookies. It was then that my friends named me ‘The Vegan Cookie Fairy’ and my blog was born. I find happiness in preparing and eating food that is good for my body and soul — but cats and yoga help, too.



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8 comments on “Cranberry Pistachio Blondies [Vegan]”

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Katherine Heidinger
4 Years Ago

Look good!

Rachel Katz
4 Years Ago

I'm so making these

Healthy Lifestyle
4 Years Ago

Looks very tasty !!

Barbara Boehland
4 Years Ago

I just sd I don't like brownies. ..chill

Lisa Leonard
4 Years Ago

I would love to hear some comments from people who have tried this recipe before I try it! Sounds too much like fruit cake!

Barbara Boehland
4 Years Ago

Don't like brownies Too much chocolate

Sheri Bradfield
13 Apr 2014

Uh right...

Jakki Diamond
13 Apr 2014

These are blondies, not brownies!

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