Banana Blondies (Vegan & Gluten Free), Protein Donuts, and Ice Cream Sandwiches

vegan banana blondies

Hello friend! How are you doing? Today I have a recipe for soft, gooey vegan and gluten free banana blondies to share with you. They're SO EASY to make, so no excuses. You have to whip up a batch!

With the weather heating up around here, my homemade vegan ice cream sandwiches have been on the menu as well! We enjoyed a few seriously hot days here in Victoria BC in the last week. It has since cooled a little but my mind is fixed on ice cream and summer related desserts.

Vegan ice cream sandwich

I need your input 🙂

I'm working on some new ice cream desserts and I want to know, what is your favourite ice cream?

You can leave a comment here OR feel free to send your response to me directly on Instagram @sweetlyraw - you can send me a direct message. I'd love to hear from you! I end up having great chats with my readers.

But back to the above ice cream sandwiches! I posted the recipe on my Instagram account last weekend so you can hop over and see it HERE @sweetlyraw .

I'm also thinking about doing a Youtube video for ice cream sandwiches so you can see how easy they are to make.

Catch me sharing weekly LIVE recipe videos on my Instagram!

I've usually been doing them on Saturdays but do check into my account to see exactly when and what I will be making (I always announce in my stories and in a post). I also take viewers suggestions so let me know if you have them. I love doing the videos in live time and being able to connect with people (since you can comment along the way). I really miss teaching cooking classes at the cooking school and can't wait to get back to that but for now, its live recipe videos.

vegan banana protein donuts

I also mentioned protein donuts in my heading! Yup, I recently shared a recipe video for Banana Protein Donuts with Chocolate Glaze (vegan and gluten free) on my YouTube channel so you can check that out HERE. You will find the written recipe in the description box of the video (the same for all of my videos).

vegan banana protein donuts

Clearly I've been on a banana kick! haha. Just like everyone else, I've been doing a lot of quarantine baking which included banana bread, but I thought I'd switch it up with my banana blondies and donuts.

So lets get to the blondie recipe, shall we?!

What is a blondie?! It's simply a brownie without the cacao powder, making it lighter in colour but has the same dense, soft, slightly gooey texture. REALLY yummy!!!!

Oh and in my first photo in the post, I drizzled the blondies with peanut butter and extra chocolate chips. It takes them over the top!

Banana Blondies

Vegan - Gluten Free - Nut Free Option

3/4 cup brown rice flour

1/2 cup coconut sugar

1/4 cup tapioca flour

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup mashed ripe banana

3 tablespoons almond or coconut milk

1/4 cup nut or seed butter

1/4 cup melted coconut oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2/3 cup dark chocolate chips

Preheat an oven to 350F and grease the bottom of an 8x8" pan. Whisk the dry ingredients together. In a separate bowl, whisk the wet ingredients together. Add the wet to the dry and stir until completely combined. Pour the batter into the pan. Bake for 27-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely before cutting. Store at room temperature for up to 4 days OR freeze (do not keep them in the fridge).

Easy, right?!

As always, if you remake any of my recipes, be sure to tag me on Instagram so that I can re-post!

Have a great week and I'll see you soon.



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  1. Misako
    May 13, 2020 at 02:46

    I LOVE salted caramel, mint chocolate, and London fog!!

    • sweet_raw
      May 13, 2020 at 03:00

      Ooh those are all fantastic - someone else also mentioned salted caramel on instagram so might have to go in that direction! :)

  2. Shayna
    May 13, 2020 at 05:25

    Maple walnut ice cream!

    • sweet_raw
      May 13, 2020 at 19:54

      Yum, thats one I've always loved too!

  3. Nancy J Reed
    May 13, 2020 at 10:55

    My favorite ice cream used to be Vienna Mocha Chunk from Friendly's. It was coffee ice cream with hot fudge swirls and mocha chunks.

    • sweet_raw
      May 13, 2020 at 19:54

      Oh WOW!!! Does that ever sound decadent and incredible!

  4. Barb Muylaert
    May 13, 2020 at 12:20

    Salted caramel my all time fav

    • sweet_raw
      May 13, 2020 at 19:53

      You can't beat salted caramel! A few people have mentioned that to me, thanks for your idea :))

  5. May 13, 2020 at 17:50

    Mango coconut ice cream after a lovely East Indian meal is a favourite and chocolate pecan is a combo I like as well

    • sweet_raw
      May 13, 2020 at 19:53

      Ohh those both sound wonderful indeed!! Thanks for those suggestions :)

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