Blondies are a classic favourite around here. The un-chocolate version of a sort-of brownie always hits the spot with a big glass of milk. Blondies make a great base to add all kinds of goodies to. I like to mix in nuts like walnuts or pecans, or add dried cranberries or dried cherries. You can have some fun with peanut butter or chocolate chips or add one of my favourite things like I did in this recipe - Nutella! It's a great way to gets the kids to help out when you can give them some ingredients to get a little creative with. I like to make mine in a muffin pan, so I can change up the items to add and make them into individual serving sizes, perfect for a dessert portion.
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tbsp water
1/2 cup butter, melted and slightly cooled
1/2 cup Nutella
Butter to butter the baking pan
Pre heat oven to 350.
Butter an 8 inch baking pan or a muffin tin.
Set butter in a saucepan on low heat until melted. Set aside to cool slightly.
Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt together in a mixing bowl.
In another mixing bowl, lightly beat eggs (you can use a fork).
Add water, vanilla, butter.
Add sugar and mix together until well combined.
Add in dry ingredients and mix. Batter should be quite thick..
Spoon 1/2 the batter into your baking pan.
Spoon Nutella in dollops over batter.
Cover with remaining batter.
Take a toothpick and swirl batter in circles.
Bake for 25-30 mins or until a toothpick inserted comes out cleanly.
If baking in one large pan, cut into squares.