When I’m in a time crunch (which is OFTEN these days with a one year old!) but REALLY want to bake, I think “ok, what can I throw in a pan and just bake all at once?!” Obviously brownies come to mind immediately but sometimes I want something that doesn’t involve chocolate. Crazy, I know! Blondies are great for curing that sweet craving and take no time at all. These particular blondies are deliciously rich and chewy. They start with browned butter (YUM) and finish with loads of oats, white chocolate and shredded, sweetened coconut. Doesn’t that just sound amazing?! I enjoyed one (ok, two) of these with a steaming cup of coffee! I highly recommend you do the same.
- ½ c. Unsalted Butter
- ½ c. Sugar
- ½ c. Light Brown Sugar, packed
- 1 Large Egg
- 2 t. Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1 c. All-Purpose Flour
- ½ t. Baking Powder
- ½ t. Salt
- 1 c. Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats
- 1 c. White Chocolate Chips
- 1 c. Sweetened, Shredded Coconut
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and 8×8 baking pan. Brown the butter in a pan over medium heat until it just begins to turn brown, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt and set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugars until well combined. Add the egg and vanilla. With the mixer on low, gradually add the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Gently stir in oats, chocolate chips and coconut. Pour batter into pan and press until it’s even in the pan. Bake for 30 minutes or until a tester inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool completely and cut into squares.