Thursday, September 30, 2010

Recipe Box Fun #2

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!

Banana Blondies
1/2 cup butter/margarine
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 egg
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!

4 comments:

Lisa said...

I've never heard of banana blondies before. Is the texture similar to banana bread?

The Japanese Redneck said...

Well that's what makes the world go round. Different likes and dislikes....

Erika said...

I just bought bananas, hoping a few would ripen a little too much so that I could use them in some baking. This is so unique, I may just have to try it!

That or the pound cake down below- both sound fabulous!

Abby said...

Plus the bananas make them good for you, right?! Love the addition of the macadamias!