Banana M&M Blondies

This recipe was born out of two small dilemmas:

1. I needed to bring a dessert to my nephew’s birthday party, and didn’t have time to shop for any ingredients.

2. I had very ripe bananas that would shortly go beyond edible

This recipe ended up tasting like a blondie crossed with banana bread (hence the name), so if you like those two things you should definitely give the recipe a go.

Ingredients

1 & 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) of butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tsp vanilla
3 small ripe bananas, mashed
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup M&Ms

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9×13 pan and set aside.

Cream together butter and sugars in a mixer. Add vanilla, mashed bananas, and eggs, and mix well.

In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder.

Add half the flour mixture to the wet mixture and turn mixer on low until combined, then add the rest and finish mixing. Stir in half the M&Ms with a spoon or spatula.

Pour the mixture into the pan, and sprinkle the rest of the M&Ms on top.

Bake 35 minutes.

Remove from the oven and let cool. Once cooled, cut into squares and use a spatula to remove from the pan.