These definitely don't look like much. They're incredibly simple to the point of appearing like a boring version of banana bread. No special add-ins, no buzzworthy ingredients. Just pantry staples and a single banana. But sometimes things are more than the sum of their parts. Way more. Like 30 million times more.
The frosting here is sort of optional, but trust me - make it. It's the real crown jewel of this recipe. It reminds me of whatever magic goes on top of a maple eclair. And it sets to be just slightly crunchy on top. Unreal.
WHAT YOU NEED:
1 stick butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup flour
1/2 cup mashed banana (1 large banana)
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons milk (nondairy works just fine)
1 cup powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8-inch square baking dish with aluminum foil and coat with nonstick spray. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, mix together melted butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla and stir until combined. Stir in salt, flour and banana until batter is smooth. Use a spatula to evenly pour into prepared pan.
- Bake for 20-30 minutes, until center is set. Allow to cool on a wire rack.
- One blondies are mostly cooled, make frosting: Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar. Bring just to a boil, then remove from heat. Allow to cool for five minutes, then whisk in powdered sugar. Spread onto blondies with a knife or spatula. Allow frosting to set completely before slicing into squares
Recipe from Cookies & Cups