Sunday, January 22, 2012

Banana Cinnamon Chip Blondies

After the new year I decided it was time to clean out my baking drawer.  I found a few unused bags of cinnamon chips that were about to expire, so I began searching for new recipes.  I found a ton of ideas, but this recipe for Banana Cinnamon Chip Blondies ultimately won out.

Not to mention the smell in my kitchen, these blondies were incredible.  They were super moist, had just enough banana flavor to taste and were loaded with cinnamon.  They also had a hint of a crunch from the pecans which added a nice texture.  This recipe is certainly a keeper.

Banana Cinnamon Chip Blondies
adapted from Beantown Baker
6 PointsPlus per serving


6 Tbsp butter
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 cup banana puree
1 banana, mashed
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup cinnamon chips
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1/2 tsp cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 9X9 baking pan.

Cream the butter, add in the sugar and beat in the egg.  Stir in the banana puree, mashed banana and vanilla.  In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda and cinnamon.  Add the dry ingredients to the wet until just combined.

Add the cinnamon chips and pecans and bake for 25 minutes.  Remove from the oven and allow to cool before cutting into squares.  Makes 16 squares. (1 serving = 1 square, 6 PointsPlus per serving)

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