Bananas for a Saturday morning at ESPN Radio

Banana chocolate chip bars with brown butter frosting

I am filling in tomorrow morning at work and need a treat to bring in for my people. These are dense banana bars with chocolate chips and brown butter frosting. They are also made with melted white chocolate chips. I have done different flavored treat using melted white chips, so this time ibtried banana. I arrive at 6 am tomorrow morning, so breakfast will be served then.:)

Reminders – preheat your oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes before baking So it cycles to the right temp. Scoop your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup to get the right amount. If you pour the flour directly into the measuring cup, it gets packed in and can dry out the bars.

Bananas = fruit= breakfast
  • Ingredients
  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 2 cups mashed bananas
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 -2 cups of chocolate chips

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Line a 9×13 pan with tin foil and spray with baking spray. In a microwave safe bowl,melt white chips and butter in 45 second increments until you can stir smooth. Stir in sugar. Mix in eggs. Stir in bananas. Blend in flour. Fold in chocolate chips. Spread evenly into foiled pan. Bake 22 to 27 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center basically comes out clean. The edges will be a light golden brown. While bars are warm, make the frosting.

  • Frosting ingredients
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 plus cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Brown butter over low-medium heat (there will be little brown specs at the bottom. ) Remove from heat and pour into bowl. Cool 5 minutes. Add powdered sugar. Mix in cream and vanilla. Spread over warm bars. Cool completely and cut. Store in covered container.

See the little brown specs from the butter? 😋

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Brown butter triple chip cookies

The cookie monster!

As I continue to break in out new stove, I present another version of the triple chip cookie. I used browned butter to give them a different flavor and active yeast to make them chewy.

Tips – scoop your flour from your flour bag into your measuring cup. (Pouring it in packs in the flour and winds up being too much flour,which could make dry cookies). I like to chill the dough for a bit so they cookies don’t get too flat. Also, preheat your oven to 375 degrees for 20 minutes so it cycles to the right temp

  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, shredded
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp active yeast
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup white chips
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

In a pan, brown butter over low-medium heat. (The butter melts, you continue to cook and stir it occasionally until little brown specks appear. Once that happens, set aside for ten minutes. In a bowl, combine flour, baking soda and yeast. Cut in cold, shredded butter. Add browned butter, sugar, brown sugar, egg and vanilla. Stir in chips. Scoop out 1/4 cups dough. Chill a few hours. Preheat oven to 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Line a cookie sheet with nonstick baking liners or parchment paper. Stagger cookies. Bake 9 to 13 minutes (light golden patches on top). Cool completely.

My new pooh potholder!

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Football Friday for week 6 – brown butter blondies with chocolate chips

Brown butter blondies with chocolate chips

My president of taste testing, Rob, put in a request for these – brown butter blondies with chocolate chips. Super simple and are ready in no time. Browning butter is a very simple process. Just melt the butter in a saucepan, stirring occasionally until you see little brown bits in it.

Extreme closeup!😋

Couple of reminders – Make sure you preheat your oven for 20 minutes before baking. Also spoon your flour from your flour container into your measuring cup.

  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, browned and cooled for 10 minutes
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Line an 8×8 or 9×9 pan with tin foil and spray with baking spray. In a bowl, combine brown butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla. Fold in flour and salt. Blend in chips. Spread evenly into pan. Bake 20 minutes (no longer). Cool completely. Store in covered container.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day and remember to be kind. A small act of kindness can do wonders. Hoping your day is filled with love and happiness…. And Go Bills!! 🏈

Browned Butter Blondies with chocolate chips

Are they still blondies if I added chocolate chips? ☺

I went with a twist on blondies by browning the butter, as opposed to just melting it. Browned butter gives a little different flavor, and a very, very good one at that. It is simple to make – just put it in a pan over low to medium heat, stirring occasionally, until you see little brown specs in it.

One reminder, don’t bake longer than 20 minutes or they will dry out. They will be just fine after 20 minutes, even,if they seem underdone.

Perfectly done!
  • Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, browned
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Directions – preheat oven to 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Line an 8×8 pan with tinfoil and spray foil with baking spray. Combine browned butter and brown sugar. Add egg and vanilla. Stir in flour and salt. Mix in chips. Press into pan. Bake 20 minutes (no longer) cool completely. Store in covered container.