I usually try to make treats to bring for call but this month has just been so busy and tiring that I didn't do it many times. However, one of the recipes that I got from my Granny's recipe box seemed like a fun one to try. It intrigued me because I've tried to make banana blondies but just wasn't pleased.
And I must admit, when I finished these, I wasn't sure either. However, the nurses in the PICU stated differently! They all thoroughly enjoyed them...and they helped us get through another busy night taking care of our kiddos. I did make some slight changes to dress up the blondies. I added coconut and macadamia nuts to the top, which I think really added to the flavor. Be aware, these are not your typical dense, rich blondies but do have a wonderful taste and a moist texture. I enjoyed them and they have been approved by PICU nurses...so take a stab at them!
1/2 cup butter/margarine
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 tsp vanilla
1 t baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup mashed banana (about 2)
3/4 cup coconut + 1/4 cup
1 1/4 cup flour
1 small bag macadamia nuts, chopped
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cream together margarine, sugar, egg, and vanilla. Add baking powder and salt. Mix well. Add the banana and 3/4 cup coconut. Blend in flour. Pour into greased 13 X 9 pan. In a small bowl mix the 1/4 cup coconut, 1 T melted butter and 1T sugar and nuts. Spoon across the top of the batter. Bake for 45 minutes. Cool 15 minutes prior to cutting. Enjoy!