Saturday, March 2, 2013

Butterscotch Banana Blondies

When I was little, my Mom would make Butterscotch brownies, which I found out recently are also known as blondies. I remember those pieces of buttery sweet chewy brownies and how delicious they were. Over the years I've made several different versions of blondies, but have still always been partial to the good ole regular blondie. Until now that is!

Always trying to find new ways of using bananas in baking, I wanted to see if I'd be able to incorporate them into blondies. I had some butterscotch chips hangin' around so I threw those in too. These smelled heavenly while baking. Even Hubby, who was under the weather and napping on the couch all day, woke up and asked what I was baking; commenting that it smelled REALLY good. One taste of these chewy blondies was enough for me to declare them my new favourites. They taste like a chewy banana cake, studded with sweet butterscotch chips. Phenomenal! These will be a sure hit in your house, so why not bake some up today?!

Butterscotch Banana Blondies
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7 Tbs butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
1 C mashed banana
1 egg
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/3 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder (optional, creates lighter blondie texture)
1 C butterscotch chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8 x 8-inch baking pan with cooking spray, line with parchment paper and spray parchment paper as well; making sure parchment paper is longer than pan, to help you remove the blondies more easily.

In a medium bowl, beat the butter, sugar and bananas until smooth. Add in egg and whisk until well combined. In a small bowl, combine the flour, salt and baking soda. Add in butterscotch chips and toss to coat in flour. Add dry ingredients to wet, mixing until just combined.

Pour into your prepared baking dish and bake for 30-35 minutes, until sides and top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in center, comes out clean. Cool completely. Using the excess parchment paper, remove the blondies from the pan and cut into 16 squares.

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Ruthie Armstrong said...

These have to be amazing!! I'm so glad you came to share at Super Saturday Show & Tell... come back again next week to party with me again :) xoxo~ Ruthie

April @ The 21st Century Housewife said...

I love that there is banana in your blondies! I adore butterscotch so blondies are one of my favourites, but I haven't made them in ages. I look forward to trying your recipe :-) They look delicious!

Anonymous said...

Is it baking powder, or baking soda? Looks delicious :)

Cindy Jamieson said...

Baking powder :o)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for getting back so quickly! They came out wonderfully, so delicious :)

Cindy Jamieson said...

I am glad you are enjoying them. Thanks for trying my recipe!!

April Tuell said...

These look amazing. I have some butterscotch chips in my pantry from an earlier project, I need to try this recipe soon. Thank you so much for sharing with Saturday Spotlight last week. I hope you come by tomorrow to share more of your awesome creations!