Butternut Squash Blondies


For anyone wondering, blondies are like brownies but are vanilla based rather than chocolate based.

This time, we will be healthifying this sweet and nicely spiced recipe by substituting a healthy amount of  butternut squash and applesauce for sugar and oil.

Ingredients: – 

  • 150g oat flakes
  • 60g brown sugar
  • 200g butternut squash, cooked
  • 100g applesauce (boiled apples, mashed)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 60ml vanilla soy milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of pink himalayan salt
  • handful of pecans, chopped (optional)



  • Preheat oven at 180 degrees celsius
  • In a food processor, blend the oat flakes, spices, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda to a fine flour consistency. Set aside
  • Blend together the butternut squash, applesauce, vanilla soy milk into a fine puree
  • In a bowl, gently fold in the wet mixture into the dry one
  • Mix in the pecans (optional)
  • Pour the mixture in a lined baking dish and bake for 45 minutes.

Side Note: –

If you don’t have butternut squash at hand, you can use pumpkin instead.

These blondies can be enjoyed as a healthy snack or dessert or even be taken for breakfast; can be made in advance, then have a slice (or two) for breakfast at work or school.

Even though this recipe is oil-free, the blondies will still be moist and fudgy – right how they should be!



Author: Ramona Debono

Plant-based human with a passion for cooking, baking (and eating). A firm believer that food should nourish your body, and satisfy the soul.

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