FROSTED BANANA BLONDIES

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.

Banana Blondies via Hunt and Harvest

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.

Banana Blondies via Hunt and Harvest

WHAT YOU NEED:

blondies:

1 stick butter, melted

1 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup flour

1/2 cup mashed banana (1 large banana)

frosting:

1/4 cup butter

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 tablespoons milk (nondairy works just fine)

1 cup powdered sugar

HOW TO: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8-inch square baking dish with aluminum foil and coat with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. 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. 
  3. Bake for 20-30 minutes, until center is set. Allow to cool on a wire rack.
  4. 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