Banana Cinnamon Chip Blondies

My little sister B (Happy Birthday B!) was in town earlier this year and put in a request for something with banana in them. So I headed over to my Google Reader to see what was available in the blogs that I read. I came across a few appetizing recipes, and chose this one because I had recently aquired some cinnamon chips and had no idea what to do with them.

These little blondies packed quite a punch. The pecans provide a nice crunch. The cinnamon chips compliment that banana blondies perfectly. B, Hubby, and I gobbled these up at an embarassing rate. If you have some cinnamon chips lying around, definitely try these. If you don’t have cinnamon chips already, but see them at the store, buy them so you can make these. Then send me a thank you note for passing along this awesome recipe 🙂

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Banana Cinnamon Chip Blondies

Ingredients:

6 Tbsp butter
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 cup banana puree
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

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a nine-inch-square baking pan.

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

Add cinnamon chips and walnuts and bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool before cutting into squares.

Recipe as seen on Erin's Food Files, originally from NY Times

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9 Responses to “Cranberry, Caramelized Onion, and Goat Cheese Dip”

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    oneordinaryday — January 11, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Bookmarked!! Sounds awesome!

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    Colleen — January 11, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    That sounds yummy! I don’t like goat cheese, but bet it would be good with feta too.

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    Julie — January 11, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful combo…except like Colleen, I’ve finally come to admit I don’t like goat cheese. Could use more cream cheese I suppose.

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    nutmegnanny — January 12, 2010 at 12:27 am

    Goat cheese is my ultimate favorite! Can’t wait to try this delicious dip 🙂

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    Colleen — January 12, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    This looks delicious! I can’t wait to make it! Although the cheddar cheese is throwing me off though – did it really match in flavor? Do you think something like asiago would work?

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    Jen — January 13, 2010 at 12:35 am

    I agree Colleen, the cheddar does seem out of place. In all honesty, you couldn’t taste it. The goat cheese / cream cheese mixture and caramelized onions and cranberries are all pretty prominent flavors. I’m sure any shredded cheese would be fine.

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    Colleen — February 13, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Just posted this – delicious! It will be one of my standards from now on!

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    Lisa Burnett — February 13, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    what do i do with the pecans if i choose to use them?

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    Jen — February 13, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Lisa – I’d mix them into the Cranberry mixture or layer them between the cheese and the cranberry layers.

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