The gooiest fudgey Paleo chocolate chip blondies that no one will know are sugar free, gluten free, dairy free, and can be made vegan!

chocolate chip blondies with chocolate drizzle

Alright, serious poll: do you like brownies or blondies more?! I’m assuming that since you’ve clicked on this recipe, you’re a fan of the blondies…or at least curious about what the heck blondies even are!

Well, my friend, you’ve come to the right place! Because whether your a blondie enthusiast or a first timer, these Paleo chocolate chip blondies are about to blow your mind!

Easy, unfathomably delicious and sweet, and undetectably healthy?! Hell yes. We’re having a good day today.

close up of paleo chocolate chip blondies drizzled in chocolate

These Paleo blondies are gluten free, dairy free, no added sugar, and freaking irresistible. Just ask my 20 year old brother and all of his friends, who we all know are fans of more traditional American food 😉

Oh, and I did I mention that these can be made vegan? Now I have your attention 🙂

chocolate chip blondies on parchment paper

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Origins of the Banana Diaries Paleo chocolate chip blondie

Well, it all started with the Paleo sweet potato brownie! It was one of my first creations using the sweet potato, and I became instantly hooked! Can you tell that sweet potato is my favorite ingredient? 😉

I then started to think about what else could a sweet potato be used for. That’s what I created these sweet potato Paleo chocolate chip blondies…using a Japanese sweet potato! This way, the Paleo blondies have the look, feel and texture of their classic counterparts, but are undetectably made with sweet potato!

bite out of Paleo chocolate chip blondie

It’s actually insane how undetectable it is…if all of my taste testers (which include my little brother’s friends who are used to eating your classic American food) are in love with these Paleo chocolate chip blondies…you know I’ve done something right ha!

What gets me the most is how absolutely easy these blondies are…and you can easily make them into vegan blondies as well!

So what goes into these healthy blondies and how can we turn them vegan if need be? Let’s dive in!

bite out of paleo chocolate chip blondie

Paleo chocolate chip blondies ingredients

Sweet Potato: for this recipe, I love using a Japanese sweet potato. I find them to be the sweetest of the bunch of tubers. However, I know that not everyone can find them, so don’t fret! A regular orange sweet potato will do just fine! They will just look orange rather than “blonde,” as a traditional blondie looks, but they will still taste amazing!

Coconut Oil: this helps to give these healthy blondies a very fudgey texture after we add in the coconut flour! You can also sub in vegan butter here, or regular butter, as well as olive oil if that floats your boat!

Coconut Butter: basically gold to me, I’m quite obsessed with coconut butter! It’s one of my all time faves! This is what helps these Paleo chocolate chip blondies be absolutely nut free as well…and it gives a wonderful sweetness to them without any added sugar! Oh, that’s the other thing…there’s no added sugar in these blondies! Say what?!

close up of chocolate chip blondies on parchment paper

Coconut Flour: I highly recommend sticking with coconut flour if you can here, as this is what really absorbs all of the moisture from the sweet potato to make sure that these blondies turn out sturdy. I also find coconut flour to be a hell of a lot cheaper than almond flour (I often find it for $3/a bag vs. $10+/a bag for almond flour). However, if you want to use almond flour, I would use 1 cup of almond flour in place of the coconut flour!

Eggs: just 2 eggs for this recipe! However, if you’d like to make these Paleo blondies into vegan blondies, sub in 2 tbsp worth of ground flaxseed mixed with 1/3 cup of water. That should do it 😉

Vanilla Extract: because you can’t have Paleo blondies without a little vanilla extract! This is what gives these blondies that same taste and feel as a chocolate chip cookie, just in bar form!

Sea Salt: I just love a little sea salt on my chocolate chip cookies and blondies, don’t you?!

Chocolate Chips: if you just have naked Paleo blondies, I’m totally judging you. Just kidding, I’m not (sorta), but come on now, we need to add in the chocolate chips! I’m a huge fan of Enjoy Life chocolate chunks or Lily’s Sweets Chocolate chips- both are vegan, one is considered Paleo friendly, and both are found at your local grocery store!

chocolate chip blondies sliced into 16ths

How to make Paleo blondies

Get ready to whip out your handy dandy…food processor! One of my absolute favorite kitchen tools, the food processor saves lives…or really, arms because I’m not about to mash this all on my own!

You totally can, and I have, but then I discovered the food processor, and my life was changed…so there’s that ha!

First begin by pureeing your cooked sweet potato in the food processor until it’s nice, smooth, and creamy.

chocolate chip blondie batter

Then add in your flax eggs, coconut oil, coconut butter (can be solid), vanilla extract, coconut flour, baking powder, sea salt, and cinnamon. Puree again until it becomes nice smooth and creamy.

Fold in the chocolate chips and then pour all of the batter into a 9″ baking dish that’s been greased with coconut oil. Bake in the oven for 35 minutes at 375F and there ya go! Beautiful, fudgey Paleo chocolate chip blondies that are so incredibly easy and undetectably healthy!

chocolate chip blondies in baking tin

How to make easy vegan blondies

Now, we went over this a little in the ingredients section, but really it’s so simple.

All you need to do to turn these Paleo blondies into vegan blondies is simply swap out the egg! Simply mix together 2 tablespoons worth of ground flaxseed egg with 1/3 cup of filtered water, let it sit for about 3 minutes, and add it to your blondies batter!

Piece of cake right? Or should I say blondie… 🙂

healthy chocolate chip blondies drizzled in chocolate

Pair these beautiful sweet potato blondies with some vegan Paleo ice cream or just eat them warmed up so that the chocolate chips all melt together 🙂 OR be extra and make Paleo sweet potato brownie BLONDIES…a mash up of the two!

Do it for the ‘gram ha! Just kidding, do it because you want to, which I do, so don’t be surprised if that ends up being a recipe on here ha!

chocolate chip blondies drizzled in chocolate

I hope you love these blondies as much as I do! Happy baking, banana fam!

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chocolate chip blondies drizzled in chocolate on parchment paper

Easy Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies

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  • Author: thebananadiaries
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 35
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking


The gooiest fudgey Paleo chocolate chip blondies that no one will know are sugar free, gluten free, dairy free, and can be made vegan!


  • 14 ounces Japanese sweet potato, cooked and mashed, about 2 cups
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup coconut butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder, can use Paleo baking powder substitution
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed with 1/2 cup water (flax eggs)
  • 1/2 cup Paleo vegan chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 375F and grease a 9″ baking dish with coconut oil.
  2. In a large food processor, puree the sweet potato until smooth.
  3. Add in the remaining ingredients except for the chocolate chips.
  4. Puree until well combined.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips and pour batter into baking dish.
  6. Bake for 35 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Remove from the oven and let cool for 15 minutes before serving.