Banana-Macadamia Nut Blondies









Banana-Macadamia Nut Blondies

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 medium banana, mashed
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup shortening
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut, toasted
1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts, toasted
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8x8-inch baking dish with foil; grease foil.

In a medium mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking soda and salt.
In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together banana, butter, shortening and brown sugar until creamy, about 2 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla for an additional 2 minutes. Beat in flour mixture until just combined. Beat in coconut, macadamia nuts and chocolate chips until just combined.

Spread batter evenly into prepared baking dish. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until deep golden brown and a toothpick inserted into blondies comes out with moist crumbs attached. Cool completely before lifting out foil and slicing into bars. Freeze for easier slicing.

Makes 12 bars

51 comments:

  1. Hi Emily!

    I made your recent chocolate chip cookie recipe last night, and wanted to let you know that they turned out AMAZING. In fact, I just ate one for breakfast. I think next time I may substitute salted butter for part, or sprinkle more kosher salt on the actual cookie, but that's just my preference.

    I agree with you that they're the best chocolate chip cookie ever, and it will definitely be a regular recipe for me from now on. Can't wait for my boyfriend to taste them later. They might make him propose.

    I love your blog - you seem very talented, and I hope all your cooking aspirations come true. Thanks for the awesome recipe!

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  2. That is one terrific looking blondie. Very rich and just so tasty. Love the banana in it. Emily, you are one talented lady!

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  3. say 'banana-macadamia nut blondies' ten times fast...

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  4. MM these sound great! Do you know I've never had a blondie before?! I really have to make them! You should really try Luna bars, they are really tasty :-D My favorite is the Chocolate Raspberry, they remind me of my dad's Raspberry/Chambord Truffles :-D

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  5. Hey you gotta totally respect the blondie. Enough with this 13th fiddle playing thing. I'm glad you gave her the tropical vacation she deserves.

    If, uh blondies were a person of course :)

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  6. check, check, check, check and check! guess I know what I'll be making this weekend! right on.

    cheers,

    *heather*

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  7. Yummmm...your blondies just blindsighted me. I am now craving them big time! I do believe I will be making these babies for the weekend ahead.
    Thanks Lexie for stopping bye my blog this a.m. How great to discover your fabulous blog. I goggled your ? re: the difference between whole wheat pastry flour as I was not 100% sure. This is what I found:
    http://www.seriouseats.com/talk/2007/11/whole-wheat-flour-vs-whole-wheat-pastry-flour.html
    Have a great holiday weekend. I know I will eating your B/M Nut Blondies!!

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  8. Emily so sorry, I had you confused with Lexi who had left a comment on my blog ): I should never leave comments without caffeine in the a.m.!! My apologies. Very happy I found your blog (:

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  9. Yummy, this recipe looks great.
    great blog :)
    xo

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  10. Wow Emily, you develop so many recipes. I am so impress! THIS BLONDIES look really good, bake to perfection!

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  11. Yum! I've never made blondies before, but I do agree with you...its nice to have a (small) break from chocolate every once in a while.

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  12. flavor in every single inch of this.
    I must try this as I love macadamia nuts and bananas, and have never tried to combine the two.

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  13. These look delicious. Although I'm quite fond of brownies, last summer when I was pilfering desserts from everyone's blogs, I stole not one, but two blondie recipes. I have loyalty to the blondie.

    These do look scrumptiuos - a sweet trip to the tropics!

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  14. I like that you use a banana for some extra moisture in these :)

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  15. I think blondies are definitely more versatile, they can carry a wider variety of flavours... but brownies are still my favourite! The dark side captured me!
    These looks lovely!!! Macadamia nuts are so under-used in baking and they're so great!
    Thanks for this recipe :)

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  16. I really want one of these right now!!

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  17. I LOVE blondies! And prefer them over brownies. Yes, I said it....hold the chocolate chips. :)
    ~ingrid

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  18. I love blondies! And I'm with you on chocolate - I rarely order it at restaurants, although I do love brownies! I really like your banana, coconut, macadamia nut combo :)

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  19. I am making these RIGHT NOW. They are in the oven. I didn't have macadamias on hand so I used sliced almonds (toasted with coconut). Let me just say the batta was lucky to get into the pan. It might be my new fav raw batter. Also, I used semisoft coconut oil for the shortening. Tasty!

    Thanks for all the great recipes.

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  20. oh these look delicious! I ll surely give them a try. I made your chocolate chip cookies and they were amazing. I also froze some of the dough so that I ll have some ready when I crave them . super yummy :)Hope you don t mind if I post them in my blog and link to yours

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  21. Oooooo...yum! This looks wonderful! One of my favorite things to play around with is bananas, though I rarely have "bakeable" bananas b/c of how quickly my roomie eats them.

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  22. For just a dash of chocolate, those pictures sure look like there is some major chocolatey goodness going on! Which is always good by me - maybe just pair it with a vanilla milk shake.

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  23. i like blondies, feel free to send any my way :)

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  24. I would never want to ignore the blondie. I love blondies and brownies equally :) And particularly these blondies. Coconut and macadamia nuts and chocolate chips?! OH MY. They look absolutely delicious. Adding this one to my "to bake" folder!

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  25. Ok, next time I have an extra banana or two, I know where I'm coming!!

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  26. These were really good, but that isn't why I'm commenting. I'm testing to see if Jeremy will follow through on his statement to read your blog more often. Let's play that poker game soon, eh? I'll bring the booze, you bring the Fulltilt.

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  27. I don't think he reads it, but I bet he looks at the pictures.

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  28. Good point; I forgot he can't read. xD Maybe Rachel will show him my comment or something.

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  29. yep, i'd like to give your blondies a nice and gentle hug...with my teeth. coconut and macadamias are two ingredients that currently have me smitten. toss in some chocolate and i'm done.

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  30. those look so moist. i love baking with bananas =)

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  31. Hey Emily, these blondies do it for me!! yummie all the way!! I love them, even that I am a brunette!

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  32. Who can argue with these? They look positively fabulous... and so different.

    I'd trade my chocolate brownie for one of these :)

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  33. What a great invention! I am not a huge coconut fan, but I am always willing to give one of your recipes a try.

    ;) amy

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  34. I have all those things! Wait, no coconut. I could just add loads more chocolate and nuts, couldn't I?

    Why did this post bring out many strong opinions on my part? I love blondies MORE than brownies. There! I said it. And I adore vanilla milkshakes. Chocolate in a milkshake is a waste of good chocolate syrup that could have been used on VANILLA ice cream.

    Deborah Harry probably LIVES on blondies.

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  35. These look amazing! I don't know if I could give up chocolate chip blondies though :)

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  36. Oh my goodness. These look divine. I will be making them for sure--BANANA!!!

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  37. Emily,
    I made these today. I didn't have macadamias, so I used pecans and I was 1/2 cup short on coconut, but the flava is de-licious. Mine are a litte bit "cakey-er" than yours look, but I used two really small bananas, which may have been more than 1 large. Still-de-lish! You rock!

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  38. Thanks everyone!

    Hi Maggie! Glad you liked them. I agree - the more salt the better. :) Good luck on the proposal.
    Thanks for such a nice comment!

    Neighbergrl, glad you liked the batter.

    Eric, maybe she will show him the comment. I don't think she reads the comments. Jeremy did leave a comment on the PB Twix post, I think.

    Sue, no coconut! Why no coconut?!

    Katrina, glad you liked them!

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  39. Banana and Macadamia tandem this is really delicious

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  40. Yes, these sound amazing. I have to try these.

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