After a week of no cooking or baking, I woke up this morning ready to make something! The only problem was I had nothing! I’ve been bedridden all week and really haven’t been able to eat much of anything, so I had to get creative with whatever we had. I saw the bunch of bananas on the table, slowly turning brown and had the great idea to make these blondies!
I was surprised that they actually came out good on the first try! And I’m happy I have something to share since I have run out of recipes I hadn’t posted. I was also surprised to find that I was given another award last night! Montana from Slab2626 shared with me the One Lovely Blog Award and I am extremely honored! Her site is definitely “one lovely blog” and I recommend checking it out! It is beautiful and very easy to navigate through, she also has quite the collection delicious recipes and pictures!
Bananas Foster Blondies
recipe by Sabrina W. for eat.drink.and be merry.
yields 18 blondies
for the blondies:
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cup brown sugar, tightly packed
1 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
for the bananas foster:
2 to 3 ripe bananas, sliced lengthwise (about 1 cup)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar, tightly packed
1/4 cup butter
1 shot of dark spiced rum
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
First start on the blondies. Melt the butter and mix with sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Mix all the other dry ingredients together and add the wet mixture. In a greased 9x13in pan, evenly spread out mixture.
In a skillet on medium heat, melt the butter. Add the sugar and blend with butter. Add the bananas and sprinkle with cinnamon. Mix together and add the shot of rum. Stir and let the mixture simmer for 2 minutes. Mash the bananas with a wooden spoon or potato masher. Remove from heat and let sit for a few minutes until it cools a bit and thickens, about 2 to 3 minutes. With a tablespoon, drop mixture evenly over blondie batter. With a knife, swirl bananas foster mixture into blondie batter the same way you would if you were making marble brownies. Bake in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes.
Linked with: Sweet as Sugar Cookies and Real Sustenance
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1. Accept the award. Post it on your blog with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link, and thank them.
2. Pay it forward to 15 other bloggers, whose blogs you admire.
3. Contact those blog owners and let them know they’ve been chosen.
Thanks again Montana!