Monday, February 8

Good Eating Monday: Cinnamon Blondies

Today's Good Eating recipe is another new Pinterest recipe I decided to try out. It was on my Mama Kat Thursday list of "5 New Pins," a couple weeks ago. 
The result: it was much more "cakey" like a coffee cake then blondie-like.
 In fact, it'd be perhaps better in a 8x8 square baking dish with raisins added and served as a coffee cake.
It doesn't come out chewy. The recipe calls for a 9x9 baking pan and used a 8x10 and it still came out like cake. It was dry tasting, too.
Plus the bars are dark colored, so anyone assuming they're about to bite into something chocolate flavored get a little surprise.

If I made it again, I'd replace the 1/2 cup butter with applesauce for better moisture and I'd make coffee cake.
My M&M Blondie recipe uses only 1/4 teaspoon baking soda and NO baking powder, so if you really want blondies, skipping the baking powder might do the trick.
And the recipe has a lot of steps that seem frivolous to me.
But here's the whole recipe as I found it on Pinterest for you to experiment with:

Cinnamon Blondies

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon butter (melted)

  • Directions:
  • Preheat over to 350. Line 9x9 baking pan with foil. Spray foil with baking spray or oil spray.

  • In a medium bowl mix flour, cinnamon, baking powder & baking soda. Set aside. 

  • In medium saucepan, combine brown sugar & butter and melt over med low to low heat until smooth. Remove from heat & cool in pan for 10 min or so. Then stir in eggs & vanilla, then stir in flour mixture. Spread batter into the prepared baking pan.

 Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Remove from oven & cool for 5 minutes. Mix together the topping, then brush tops of bars with the Tablespoon of melted butter, then sprinkle with topping. Lift the bars out by lifting foil and set on wire rack to continue cooling.
Eat up, me hearties, yo-ho!

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