When I get hungry you know what I crave? Well, besides homemade mashed potatoes, brick oven pizzas and wings… sweets! Yep. Anything sweet. That is why the Double Stuffed OREOs don’t last in our home. Ever.
But besides my sweet tooth, I am actually trying to get better at not being so wasteful. Especially when it comes to food. So, when some ripe bananas hanging out on my kitchen counter caught my eye, I thought, “I better use them up.”
Being bored with Banana Bread I had this brainiac idea… Banana Cookies. Then after some Pinterest thumb searching, I decided to abort the mission when I stumbled across a Banana Blondie recipe. This one right Here.
Oh, thank the high heavens I found you through all this social media noise. You, dear dessert recipe are delightful and so delicious that I think I will keep you forever and ever saved digitally to my Pinterest Board and now through this Blog. See how that works? Sigh.
BANANA BREAD BLONDIES WITH CARAMEL FROSTING
- ½ Cup of Butter (melted)
- 1 Cup of Light Brown Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 1½ tsp of Vanilla Extract
- ¼ tsp of Sea Salt
- 1 cup of Flour
- 2 Bananas (mashed)
- ¼ Cup of Butter
- ½ Cup of Light Brown Sugar
- 2 Tbsp of Milk
- 1 Cup of Powdered Sugar
Turn the oven to 350 degrees. Melt 1/2 a cup of butter. In a large bowl mix the butter and brown sugar until combined. Add an egg, vanilla extract and sea salt and stir well. Add flour slowly in batches, continuing to mix. Mash the two bananas and then add to mixture. Line an 9×9 baking pan with foil and spray with cooking spray. Pour the mixture into the pan and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Once the middle has set, remove from oven and set aside.
Melt 1/4 cup of butter in saucepan on stove top. Once melted add the brown sugar and milk and stir until the mixture comes to a boil. Once boil is met, remove from heat and let the mixture set for 5 minutes. Slowly add the powdered sugar in batches and whisk. The frosting will thicken. Once combined, pour over the blondies and let everything set.
After the blondies have cooled and the frosting has set, cut into square pieces and remove from the pan. Enjoy!