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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Brown Butter Banana Blondies

Leftover bananas?  No problem.
These Brown Butter Banana Blondies will become your new favorite.

Closeup shot of brown butter banana blondies sitting on a cooling rack.

Hey y'all!

It's the beginning on another week {yes, I know it's Tuesday} and I have high, high hopes for this week.  I've shipped my kiddos off to their grandparents and I've got a to-do list about a mile long to tackle.

Yes, I'll miss them.  Yes, I do this every summer for my sanity.  Yes, I will get a LOT done while they are gone.

But in other news I have a ton of fun stuff coming up on the blog.  Next week I'll be traveling with the Iowa Pork Producers and Brenneman Pork for a fun filled 3 day blogging event.  I'm stoked!  I'll be knee deep with piggies {I'm not kidding}, plus I will be eating and tasting some of the best pork, veggies and wine around.  I'm excited to meet up with some old friends and meet many new ones all while tasting some great Iowa food.

Maybe I'll bring a pan of these blondies along...

Red spatula spreading on brown butter frosting on blondies.

So sometimes we have two lonely bananas sitting on the counter and I'll let them sit there. Until they turn black.  I swat away any hands that try and grab one, just so they can turn brown enough to make some form of banana anything.

My #1 Voted Junk in the Trunk Banana Bread is usually my go to, as everyone loves it.  I mean everyone.  All my local friends and my kid's teachers.  It really is that good.  When I'm feeling healthier I make my No-Bake Banana Bites.  These are perfect for a quick snack on the go or even breakfast if you are running late.  And when I really have my act together and have some extra time I make a double {hell, one time I made a triple batch} of my Naturally Sweetened Whole Wheat Banana Bread Pancakes.  Because really, who doesn't love a pancake?

Moral of the story is, if you see a brownish on-the-verge-of-death banana setting on my counter, LEAVE IT ALONE.

Cut banana blondies sitting on a cooling rack with a white background.

The key to these bars is the brown butter.  Do not be intimidated.  Instead of just melting the butter into the batter, take the extra step to heat the butter on the stove to a medium heat {do not boil}, letting the butter turn a bit frothy and get the slightest brown in color.  You will also start to smell a 'nutty' flavor.

Allow the brown butter to cool a bit and THEN add it to the batter.  Doing this easy step gives the bars a whole different flavor.  The best flavor in my opinion.

Make a batch of these bars and deliver them to someone.  Anyone.  Keep a few for yourself and watch your friends swoon over them.

Collage of banana blondies on cooling rack cut into bars.

You guys, these are teeth achingly good.

I would love for you to try them and leave a star rating review below on the recipe card. Tell people what you think!

Collage of Banana Blondies cut into bars on a wire cooling rack.

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