Insane Butterscotch and Nut Butter Blondies

I had never tried a blondie up to this point in my life. To me they just looked like sad, pale sister of the brownie. But I decided to give them a try and I have to say, my view has changed hugely on these delicious little squares! I swirled mine through with my mum’s home-made butterscotch and a winter spiced nut butter I had made just before but you sass them up however you feel – I’m sure these would even be equally delish plain!

Ingredients: 

  1. 1 cup of butter, melted
  2. 2 cups of light brown sugar
  3. 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  4. 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  5. 2 cups of flour
  6. ½ teaspoon of baking powder
  7. A pinch of salt

Method:

  • In a large bowl, mix together your melted butter and sugar (don’t use an electric beater in this recipe – you don’t want to incorporate too much air otherwise they’ll lose their signature moistness).
  • To the butter and sugar add the eggs and 3 generous teaspoons of vanilla extract and mix to combine.
  • Sift your flour, pinch of salt and baking powder into the wet ingredients  and combine.
  • To this mixture you can add whatever floats ya’ boat!
  • Bake at 180°C for 35 minutes until golden.

*Some solid flavor combinations could be: Raspberry and white chocolate, butterscotch and nut butter (my choice) or even just as simple as a good sprinkle of cinnamon!

My Winter Spiced Nut Butter Recipe:

Ingredients:

  1. 1 cup almonds
  2. 1 cup pecans
  3. 1 cup macadamias
  4. 1 tsp coconut oil
  5. 1 tsp cinnamon
  6. 1 tsp ginger
  7. 1 tsp mixed spice (clove, nutmeg)
  8. A pinch of salt
  9. 3 Tbsp Honey

Method:

  • Coat your nuts in a thin layer of oil and sprinkle with the spices ( “massage” them with your hands to evenly coat them all with the oil and spices).
  • Place them onto a shallow, wide baking tray and roast until just toasted!
  • Pop your toasted nuts into a blender and blend on high speed until they release their oils and become more liquid and smooth.
  • Add a good pinch of salt and honey to taste!

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My Finished Nut Butter!

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