yes, yet another day of baking sweet things. sometimes it’s a challenge to find new things for erik’s lunch desserts (and since he has become so much more willing to coddle his newfound sweet tooth it means i’m baking every weekend). but no complaints on this end (well unless you count my rear end because i can’t seem to stop myself from sampling). since i made him try out some brown sugar blondies, i think they’ve become his favorite sweet thing that doesn’t contain chocolate. i ran across this recipe over on Baking Bites and this particular blondie contains three of erik’s favorite things: coconut, maple syrup, and of course, the fact that it is a blondie. i’m not one to deny erik lunch dessert perfection so here these are. slightly gooey, buttery, and just plain nice to eat.
Maple Coconut Blondies
recipe from Baking Bites
1 stick butter, melted and cooled
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup (the real stuff, no imitations please)
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup coconut
preheat the oven to 350. foil-line (with overhangs) and grease an 8×8 or 9×9 square baking pan. in a bowl, mix together the butter, sugar, syrup, vanilla and egg. add the flour and salt in and incorporate all of it. stir in the coconut. spread the batter in the pan and bake until a tester comes out clean.
baking music: selections from Ryan Adams’ Heartbreaker have been running through my head …