First bake: caramel banana blondies

Caramel banana blondies

We get a weekly delivery of fruit at work, and as we had some extremely ripe bananas going begging from a previous delivery, I thought I’d claim them to bake some lovely banana-based goodies. The first thing I made was these caramel banana blondies – or white chocolate brownies.

The blondies were unbelievably easy to make. I think I got the whole thing done in about 45 minutes. Melting the butter, sugar, caramel and chocolate together made things much easier (no spending ages trying to cream the butter with a whisk).

Caramel banana blondies ingredients

Melting the ingredients for caramel banana blondies

I deviated from the recipe a little after reading some of the comments on it. I halved the amount of sugar and also took the blondies out of the oven after 30 minutes, rather than 45.

Caramel banana blondie mix

Caramel banana blondie mix, pre-baking

I thought 250g of sugar seemed far too much considering there’s white chocolate and caramel too – not to mention the sweetness of the ripe bananas. Halving the sugar worked fine and they were definitely sweet enough (perhaps even still a little too sweet!). Taking the blondies out early also meant they stayed squidgy and suitably brownie-like.

Giant caramel banana blondie

Giant caramel banana blondie!

Overall, the blondies were excellent and adding blobs of caramel to the top before baking meant there were some lovely gooey bits in the middle of them. I would definitely make these again, sticking to my changes to the original recipe.

The recipe

From BBC Good Food here: