These blondies you guys! they are so good! For those of you who don’t know, blondies are the white chocolate version of brownies. Traditionally made lots of butter, brown sugar and white chocolate. They really are amazing but full of sugar and fat 🙁 So I came with a healthier version, replacing most of the sugar and fat with bananas, and using healthy flours.. you’re welcome ;P
I went through a phase last year where I didn’t want anything chocolate.. brownies, ice-cream, shakes, etc. I still wanted my desserts though..just not chocolate. As a result, that month was filled with vanilla and caramel and banana flavoured everything. And these blondies
were are my favourite creation of them all!
The photos do not do these blondies justice. I blame the weather. I waited 4 days for photo friendly weather but it never came. I swear, I don’t remember the last time it was sunny outside 🙁 That’s also the reason why there’s only one square photographed. The rest were used as teatime snacks, in between packing snacks, post breakfast snacks, just because snacks..you get the point right? Unfortunately, the photo quality will only get better once I get back home.. where the sun is out every single day of the year! Until then, dark and boring photos it is.
- 3 bananas
- 2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
- 2 Tbs milk
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ cup brown sugar/date sugar/coconut sugar
- stevia to taste (I used 10 sachets of truvia)
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- ½ cup oat flour
- 1½ tsp baking powder
- ¾ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ cup peanut butter
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ⅛ tsp allspice
- Heat the oven to 160 degrees Celcius. Line an 8''x8'' baking pan with baking parchment.
- Mash the bananas using a fork or a potato masher**
- Add the brown sugar to the bananas and mix until no lumps of sugar are left.
- Add the oil, milk and vanilla to the banana mixture.
- In a large bowl, add the whole wheat flour, oat flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and mix it with a wooden spoon.
- Pour the banana mixture into the flour and mix it gently with a wooden spoon until all the ingredients are combined. Do not over mix it.
- The mixture will be very thick. Pour it into the baking pan and use the back of a spoon to evenly spread the mixture.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes.
- When you remove it from the oven it will look pale and slightly undercooked beneath the surface, this is normal.
- Let the blondies cool at room temperature.
- Make the frosting: add the honey and peanut butter to a microwave safe bowl and heat for 10-20 seconds. Remove the bowl carefully, add the cinnamon and allspice and mix it until it forms a smooth paste.
- The amount of frosting used is entirely up to you, go as big or small as you like keeping in mind that the more peanut butter you add the higher the fat content will be.
- Frost the blondies, cover with clingfilm or foil and leave them to set in the fridge for a few hours, preferably overnight. The taste and texture is SO much better once they've been set in the fridge overnight.