There's nothing quite like a bit of good old Saturday night baking.
I've been planning on making these for about a month now but have only just got round to them!
Blondies are the brownies alter ego.
Made with brown sugar and white chocolate instead of cocoa powder and plain chocolate these are a a fun and new take on the wonderful gooey classic.
There are several rather fantastic recipes on blondie variations... peanut butter, banana, cinnamon, macadamia nut, gingerbread, toffee - the list goes on!
After looking at all the above lovely recipes, I had a little mind explosion of inspiration and decided I wanted my blondies to have a bit of a CRUNCH. I chose to use up some leftover granola (I used this one) and I also went down a relatively healthy route with this recipe by substituting half of the butter for a mashed banana.
WHITE CHOCOLATE GRANOLA BLONDIES
200g of White Chocolate
1 small ripe Banana
1 tsp Vanilla Essence
180g of Brown Sugar
180g Plain Flour
1/2 tsp of Salt
100g of Granola
1. Preheat your oven to 180°C and grease and line a baking tin (20x20cm).
2. Place the butter and 100g of the White Chocolate into a microwaveable bowl and place in the microwave on a medium heat for 3 minutes or until melted.
3. Mash the banana and add this to the melted butter/chocolate mixture along with the eggs, vanilla essence and sugar.
4. Gradually fold the flour and salt into the mixture, then add the granola.
5. Finally chop the rest of the white chocolate (you could also use white chocolate chips for this part) and add half of it to the mixture.
6. Place the mixture into the baking tin and scatter the rest of the white chocolate chunks on top of the mixture.
7. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes and allow to cool (you must do this as they are VERY gooey when fresh out the oven!).