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“Buttery” Banana Blondies




1/4 cup + 2 TBSP butter olive oil
1 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
1½ tsp vanilla
¼ tsp salt
1 cup flour
½ cup mashed banana (1 medium banana)

Brown Sugar Frosting

¼ cup  butter olive oil
½ cup light brown sugar
2 Tbsp milk
1 cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line an 8×8 baking dish with foil and spray with cooking spray. Set aside
  2. In bowl of stand mixer combine butter olive oil and brown sugar. Mix until combined. Add in egg and vanilla and continue mixing until incorporated. Stir in salt, flour and banana until batter is smooth and even. Spread in prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 25-30 minutes until center is set.
  4. Transfer pan to wire rack to cool.
  5. Frost the blondies when they are mostly cooled.
Brown Sugar Frosting
  1. In a medium saucepan warm butter olive oil. Add brown sugar and stir to dissolve. Then add milk and stir until mixture comes to just a boil. Remove from heat, allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in powdered sugar with a whisk.
  3. Spread on top of blondies and allow frosting to set and blondies to cool completely before cutting into squares.
makes 16 blondies 
Extra virgin olive oil can be substituted in the frosting if you don’t want the buttery taste. Also, chocolate chips can be added to the batter for more flavor.

Adapted from Cookies and Cups