Ash is crafty

Crafty moments of a 29 year old wife and mother who is fortunate enough to work in a craft store!

Banana Maple Cake Mix Blondies

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I have to apologize to anyone still following this blog for the long hiatus. Life just hasn’t left much room for crafting or creative cooking. Having just bought a new house with the hubby, that has changed a bit. Having a house payment has inspired us to live a little more frugally and to keep the Depression era motto “use it up, wear it out, make do, or do without” close to heart. In the spirit of “make do” I was inspired to make these blondies when I found out that you can use bananas as a substitute for either eggs  or butter/oil.

I was nearly out of oil but I had just picked up some bananas at the store. I had also learned that you can make a brownieish kind of baked good out of cake mix when you cut down on the liquids and eggs.  I had always wanted to try making maple blondies so I substituted maple syrup for the water called for in the directions for the cake mix.

So here they are,  Banana Maple Cake Mix Blondies

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•1 box white cake mix

•1 egg

•1 banana (a medium banana should yield a little over 1/3 cup mashed banana)

• 1/3 cup maple syrup

This part is easy, just dump the mix and the syrup in the bowl, beat the egg, and dump that in the bowl too. Now, I have never had much luck with getting my mashed bananas very smooth with a fork, but this time my light bulb went off when I considered how to mash it. I pulled out my hand held fine grater and made short work of the banana.

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I dumped 1/4 cup of the banana in the bowl and mixed everything up. It was just a tiny bit dry so I added three more spoonfuls of banana to get the right consistency. Then I spread the batter into a sprayed pan and put the whole thing in the oven for about 20 minutes. IMAG0188

Before the oven

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After the oven IMAG0192

Blondies!

The banana flavor came through more so than the maple flavor. Not my best kitchen experiment, but certainly not my worst. If I were in a pinch for something baked and sweet I could go for it again. Cake mix is such a versatile medium that you could probably try many other flavor combinations.


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Author: ashiscrafty

This is just a little blog I have started to show off some of the crafty things I've done. Some of my older crafts will have text tutorials only as I was not thinking of taking pictures at every step of the craft. Once I have a chance to do more crafts I will have tutorials that have step by step pictures. I am more into seasonal decor crafting and cake decorating than anything, but once in a while I get inspiration for a hand made gift that is a little different. *I do not work for, shop at, or support Hobby Lobby*

2 thoughts on “Banana Maple Cake Mix Blondies

  1. Mmmm these banana blondies look amazing! What a great way to make your return!

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