Thursday, February 18, 2016

Banana~White Chocolate Blondies

Yes, you're reading this right...Banana~White Chocolate Blondies!  More bananas left by hubby and needed to come up with something other than bread.  This will definitely go into my What Ya Gonna Do with all those Bananas:-D

Blondies, the antithesis to brownies substitutes brown sugar for granulated sugar and takes on a "vanilla" appearance as oppose to chocolate.  Pairing the banana with white chocolate gave this bar a wonderful flavor without being overly sweet; which I like very much.  Blondies can be frosted, but I chose to sprinkle some dried banana chips with a dusting of confectioners' sugar.  Great for a cup of tea!

Banana~White Chocolate Blondies
11 T butter (1 stick + 3T) unsalted butter
12 oz. white chocolate, chopped
3 medium bananas, mashed
2 tsp. vanilla
2 large eggs
1 1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 1/3 cups King Arthur all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
dried banana chips (optional)

Preheat oven to 350F-degrees.  Lightly spray a 9" x 12" baking pan with baking spray and line with parchment paper.

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over low heat.  Remove from the heat and add the white chocolate. Stir until the white chocolate melts.
Pour the melted butter/white chocolate into the bowl of a stand mixer.  Add the brown sugar, vanilla, mashed bananas, and eggs.  Mix on medium speed to combine. Remove bowl from the stand.

Sift the dry ingredients and fold into the butter mixture, stirring until completely combined.  Spoon mixture into the prepared pan.
Sprinkle dried banana chips over the top and press down slightly.  Bake 25 to 30 minutes until a cake tester comes out cleanly from the center.

Let stand in the baking pan for 10 minutes, then cut into bars and dust with confectioners' sugar.
These bars are perfect along, but if you have some vanilla ice cream...well, even better. Enjoy!


7 comments:

  1. You are such a creative baker, dear one! Lovely use of bananas that seem to go bad before you know it! xoxo ♥

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  2. Now I wondered what those "nuts" were on the top. Martha's got it right...you are creative!

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    1. Those are the dehydrated banana chips--but I suppose you could do nuts!

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  3. Looks and sounds utterly delicious Susan!! I am very fond of banana cake but mixed with white chocolate must give it that extra yum taste!!

    keep well

    Amanda xx

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  4. sounds good. just might have to try with recipe but without the chocolate. thanks!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  5. What # banana recipe is this? I've lost count!! The Blondies look really good!

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    1. I should go back and check, but I think I have about 50!!

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