Coconut Blondies

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These are about as rich and decadent as a cup of coconut milk can make anything to be. When these first came out of the oven, I weren’t sure if they were technically a cake or a blondie. It turns out the difference(very unscientifically) lies in the ratio of fat and sugar to flour. Since these are full of fat and sugar(and taste delicious in case that’s not a clue), I feel pretty comfortable calling them blondies. Also, a cake needs frosting I feel and these just melt in your mouth all their own.

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Coconut Blondies


  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup safflower/canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour(I used Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free flour)
  • 1/2 coconut shreds
  • 1/3 cup white chocolate chips(optional)
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8×8 pan.

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Mix together the coconut milk, oil, eggs, sugar, and extract until the eggs are just beaten in.

Sift in the flour and baking soda and mix until it has just come together. The batter should be pretty loose.

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Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 40-45 minutes or until the center of the cake has cooked through.

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I would definitely make this again in a heartbeat, except I might have to double the recipe next time and add toasted hazelnuts. The coconut flavor is just strong enough to notice but the vanilla keeps it from taking over.

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Did I mention I really love them? I think I’ll have another.

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42 Responses to Coconut Blondies
  1. Lori @ RecipeGirl
    March 3, 2011 | 9:09 am

    Love coconut. Love blondies. They look delish!

  2. VeggieGirl
    March 3, 2011 | 9:10 am

    Cake, blondie, whatever they are, they look SENSATIONAL!

  3. brandi@BranAppetit
    March 3, 2011 | 9:10 am

    those look SO good!

  4. Kierstan @ Life {and running} in Iowa
    March 3, 2011 | 9:14 am

    Oh wow! I am on a serious coconut kick lately and need to add these to the rotation! Looks like I should make them when we have friends down for dinner so I don’t eat the entire pan…

  5. Heidi
    March 3, 2011 | 9:47 am

    Wow those look so good. Coconut is one of my favorite things 🙂 Mmmm

  6. Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen)
    March 3, 2011 | 9:56 am

    You had me at coconut blondie! YUM!

  7. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun
    March 3, 2011 | 10:13 am

    I’m on a coconut kick lately so I’m drooling over these. Blondies are better than brownies after all.

  8. Celia
    March 3, 2011 | 11:43 am

    These look so good – I’m a coconut nut so…I bet toasted hazelnuts would bring some awesome flavors in; you’ll have to let us know how that turns out!

  9. Lisa
    March 3, 2011 | 12:01 pm

    My husband and I are doing low carb right now but I can make a few adjustments to this recipe to make it work for us – thanks!

  10. Lauren @ Healthy Food For Living
    March 3, 2011 | 12:24 pm

    These look fantastic! I made blondies yesterday, but they seem more cakey than yours. I’m still calling them blondies ;).

  11. Olivia
    March 3, 2011 | 12:26 pm

    Ahhh these look delicious!! I’m definitely game for anything coconuty and delicious:) Thanks for the recipe, and CAN’T wait to try it!!

  12. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)
    March 3, 2011 | 12:27 pm

    I love blondies! I’m not a fan of coconut, but you sold me on ‘fat and sugar’ 🙂

  13. Jo @ Jo In the Kitchen
    March 3, 2011 | 12:44 pm

    Oh my! I’m not normally a fan of coconut, but I think you’ve sold me!

  14. janetha @ meals and moves
    March 3, 2011 | 1:12 pm

    WOW. making.

  15. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine
    March 3, 2011 | 1:22 pm

    I think today is decadent dessert day in the blogworld, because this is like the tenth time I’ve kicked myself for not having a jar of frosting to snack on while reading. These look amazing. Love coconut!

  16. Ela
    March 3, 2011 | 3:04 pm

    This sounds fantastic. I make raw coconut goodies for my snacks all the time, but will almost certainly make this for family–will let you know!

  17. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    March 3, 2011 | 3:05 pm

    Evan those look awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. Christin@purplebirdblog
    March 3, 2011 | 3:23 pm

    “Since these are full of fat and sugar,” you go boy!! 😀

  19. Jesse
    March 3, 2011 | 3:46 pm

    my mother is on such a coconut kick lately, i just have to make these for her, thanks for sharing!

  20. J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog)
    March 3, 2011 | 6:50 pm

    YUM! I love how doughy they look.

  21. CH
    March 3, 2011 | 7:10 pm

    The only word I can think of to describe these, based on the pictures, is “dreamy.” And pillowy. Mmmmm.

  22. Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama}
    March 3, 2011 | 7:47 pm

    I am all over coconut desserts. These look amazing.

  23. Susi
    March 3, 2011 | 7:49 pm

    I’m a huge coconut fan, but have never had coconut blondies. These look incredible moist and bet they would be amazing with a scoop of ice cream :o)

  24. Hannah
    March 3, 2011 | 9:05 pm

    Plus, as everyone knows, blondies have more fun.

    (I feel like such a traitor right now. I’m brunette.)

  25. Lisa (Dishes of Mrs. Fish)
    March 3, 2011 | 9:27 pm

    Coconut and blondies? Amazing! Love them!

  26. Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down)
    March 4, 2011 | 7:00 am

    Ahhh… irresistible! I love blondies. And as if they couldn’t get any better, you go and add coconut. Love it! I can’t wait to make a batch. 😀

  27. Errign
    March 4, 2011 | 7:31 am

    ohmygosh, drooling! I love coconut & I love blondies so this just might be a match made in heaven!

  28. lisa
    March 4, 2011 | 6:11 pm

    mmm looks yummy. do u think i can omit coconut flakes? dont have them on hand, but i wanna make these asap!

    • Wannabe Chef
      March 4, 2011 | 6:16 pm

      They might not have as much coconut flavor, but they’ll definitely bake just fine.

  29. Kate @
    March 4, 2011 | 10:53 pm

    Coconut + Blondies = Love for my tastebuds! These sound amazing!

  30. Yesim
    March 5, 2011 | 6:34 am

    looks yummy..

  31. Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen
    March 5, 2011 | 9:13 am

    I love coconut in anything! These blondies look incredible! Yum!! 🙂

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  33. Emily @ Relishments
    March 6, 2011 | 8:02 am

    You’re my hero. These look amazing.

  34. Lindsey
    March 6, 2011 | 9:39 am

    These look so good… I love coconut! I think I need to make these today!

  35. Amy
    March 6, 2011 | 8:40 pm

    These sound wonderful! I’ll bet the toasted coconut smelled amazing as they baked, and they are delicious!

  36. holly
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  37. Joy
    March 8, 2011 | 10:21 pm

    That looks great. I love blondies and the add of coconut just makes it better.

  38. Tiffany
    March 9, 2011 | 12:47 pm

    I think I’d have another too if these blondies were in front of me! Mmmmmmmm…….

  39. Sophie
    March 10, 2011 | 3:35 am

    Waw!! These blondies look absolutely FABULOUs!!!

    Ooooh yes,…delightful food!

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