You think I’m kidding about the title, but I’m definitely not. I can’t believe that for my first cooking/baking post I’m going to give away my most prized recipe….but you guys are amazing for checking out the blog, so I’ll share. 😉 The dessert I’m baking today is banana blondies! They are moist (yes, I’m sorry for all of you out there that hate that word, but I have no other way to describe it), soft, and absolutely delicious. They are super easy to make too, which always is appealing to me! So? Are you ready to get started baking your way into culinary history? Ok, good. Let’s get started!
First things first. Cute apron? Check.
Next, Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line your 8×8 pan with aluminum foil. Spray with cooking spray then set aside.
Next, melt a stick of butter. After the butter is melted put it in your stand mixer. Mix butter and 1 cup of light brown sugar until combined. Then add an egg, 1 1/2 tsp vanilla, 1/4 tsp of salt. Mix until combined.
Finally add in 1 cup flour and 1 mushed medium sized banana. Now, I don’t know about you, but there is something really soothing in mushing a banana with your hands. I’m sure there is probably an easier and less messy way to mush a banana, but I’m in it for the fun. Ha! After all these ingredients are mixed together and smooth, spread the mixture in the foil lined pan you previously prepared.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. I take them out at 25 minutes. Once they are out transfer to a wire rack to cool. Or if you are like me and aren’t cool enough to have a wire rack, I find taking them out of the pan and putting them in the foil on some dish towels works just fine!
Next, you have to make the yummy brown sugar frosting! In a medium saucepan melt 1/2 stick of butter. Add 1/2 cup light brown sugar and combine. Add 2 Tbsp milk and stir until mixture comes to a boil. After it comes to a boil, remove from heat and let it sit for 5 minutes. That part is so important! Sometimes I let it sit for 6 minutes just to be safe.
After, stir in 1 cup powdered sugar with a whisk. It should turn into a pretty thick frosting-like texture, because after all it is icing!
Next, and THIS IS IMPORTANT, lick half of the whisk! You’re welcome.
Then let your friend, or husband in my case, lick the rest of it. They’re welcome.
Spread the frosting on the blondies and allow the frosting to set.
Let the blondies cool most of the way before cutting. But, if you’re a rebel like me, and you just can’t take the smell of the delicious banana goodness for another second, you can let them sit for like 5 minutes then cut into them. They may not be as beautiful as they would’ve been if you could wait…. but who cares! You’re going to eat them anyways!
And that’s it! You’ve baked your way into history! Your friends and family will thank you for weeks. They will invite you over to their house just so you will make them your famous blondies. Feel free to share… or don’t. I won’t judge!
~1/2 cup butter ~1 cup light brown sugar ~1 Egg ~1 1/2 Tsp Vanilla ~1/4 Tsp salt ~1 cup Flour ~1/2 cup mashed banana (1 medium banana)
Brown sugar frosting Ingredients:
~1/4 cup butter ~ 1/2 cup light brown sugar ~ 2 Tbsp milk ~1 cup powdered sugar
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line an 8×8 baking dish with foil and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
2. In a stand mixer combine melted butter and sugar. Mix until combined. Add in egg, vanilla, and salt. Continue to mix. Finally add flower and mashed banana. Continue mixing until the mixture becomes smooth. Spread in previously prepared pan.
3. Bake for 25-30 minutes. I suggest 25 minutes.
4. When done baking, transfer to wire rack or towel.
Brown sugar frosting instructions:
1. Melt butter in saucepan, then add brown sugar and mix until combined. Then add milk.
2. Let mixture come to a boil. After, remove from heat and let sit for 5-6 minutes to cool.
3. Stir in powdered sugar and mix with a whisk until texture becomes thick.
4. Spread frosting on top of blondies and allow frosting to set and blondies to cool.
5. Enjoy and try not to eat the whole pan. 🙂