Whole-Grain Pecan Blondies

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Whole-Grain Pecan BlondiesRecipe

Photo: Whitney Ott; Styling: Lindsey Lower

Blondies are simply brownies without the chocolate. A light-colored metal pan is your best bet for even baking and cakey, moist blondies.

Serves 16 (serving size: 1 blondie)

Ingredients

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6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup canola oil
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
6.75 ounces white whole-wheat flour (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted
Baking spray with flour
16 toasted pecan halves

Preparation

Hands-on: 11 Minutes
Total: 35 Minutes

1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Place butter, oil, and sugar in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Pour mixture into a large bowl; cool 8 minutes. Stir in vanilla and eggs.

3. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl; stir with a whisk. Add flour mixture and chopped pecans to butter mixture; stir until completely combined.

4. Scrape mixture into an 8-inch square light-colored metal baking pan coated with baking spray. Smooth top. Arrange pecan halves in 4 x 4 rows. Bake at 350° for 24 minutes. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cut into 16 squares.

Whole-Grain Butterscotch Blondies: Omit 1/3 cup chopped pecans and pecan halves. Follow instructions through step 3; stir 1/4 cup butterscotch morsels into flour and butter mixture. Proceed with step 4. CALORIES 189; FAT 9.6g (sat 4.1g); SODIUM 78mg

Whole-Grain Toffee Blondies: Omit 1/3 cup chopped pecans and pecan halves. Follow instructions through step 3; stir 3 tablespoons almond toffee bits (such as Heath) into flour and butter mixture. Proceed with step 4, sprinkling 2 tablespoons toffee bits evenly over batter before baking. CALORIES 197; FAT 10.2g (sat 4g); SODIUM 98mg

Created date

January 2015

Nutritional Information

Calories 196
Fat 11.3 g
Satfat 3.4 g
Monofat 5.1 g
Polyfat 2.1 g
Protein 3 g
Carbohydrate 21 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 35 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 75 mg
Calcium 41 mg