One thing about baking countless banana breads and banana cakes for various cafes as part of my livelihood is that I often find myself with extra bananas. As we all know, bananas ripen ever so quickly especially here in the tropics where the weather is warm all year round. This means that I either have to make more banana breads, or I throw them into whatever I’m baking for fun and pray that the flavour profile works.
It’s a blessing really that bananas are incredibly versatile and are able to mix with just about anything – chocolate, coconut, cinnamon, coffee… Not long ago, I made Double Banana Peanut Butter Brownies that sent me up to heaven. They were gooey and fudgy, exactly the way I love my brownies.
So when I found myself with some extra Shiro Miso at hand as well as a quickly ripening lone banana, I decided to throw the two together and whip up some blondies… with white chocolate chips because more chocolate never hurt anyone!
And might I say that these babies turned out even better than I thought they would. They weren’t too much on the dense side, but they still had that gooeyness that I so love. The Miso with the brown sugar created a beautiful, almost salted caramel flavour. And yes, that’s another thing that bananas pair well with – salted caramel.
Miso Banana White Chocolate Chip Blondies (Yields 1 x 8×8″ Blondie):
125g melted butter
1 Tbsp Miso
160g brown sugar
1 egg + 1 yolk
1 ripe banana, mashed
2g baking powder
100g white choc chips
- Line an 8×8″ baking tin and preheat oven to 180deg C.
- Mix miso with melted butter.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk egg, egg yolk and brown sugar together with miso-butter mixture until light and frothy.
- Whisk in mashed banana.
- Incorporate flour and baking powder into the wet mixture until just mixed through.
- Fold in white choc chips.
- Pour batter into prepared tin and bake for 30min.
- Allow to cool before cutting into slices. I cut mine into 12 pieces.
This recipe is so easy to make and so worth it! If anything, I’d add some nuts to it for more textural contrast but that’s because I’m a nut girl. Walnuts especially! Try it for yourself and it might just be your new Blondie love!