White Chip Granola Blondies

I seem to be on quite a “bar” kick lately.

Can I tell you why?

Because I’m lazy.

Bars are easy.

There is only one batch.  One pan.  And usually, one bowl involved.

Plus, they are incredibly versatile.

 

And just so you know I am getting ready to go on a trip…all the way across the country to Seattle.

And because packing and also the shopping for the packing takes many, many hours, sustenance in the form of a bar cookie is really the right way to go.

Especially if there is granola involved, because that not only makes them delicious, but it also quantifies cookies as health food.

These bars have you covered for breakfast…hello granola.  Snack…yes, more granola.  Or you can even be one of those girls who eats a health bar in place of a meal…HELLO GRANOLA.

So basically you can eat these for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack time and still be one of those girls.

I do it for the people…

White Chip Granola Blondies.

PhotobucketStart with, yes, granola.  Any kind you like…it all works.

PhotobucketThen you mix it up with some butter and brown sugar.

Oh yeah and white chocolate chips…can’t forget those.

Spread it in a pan and bake.

PhotobucketThis is what you end up with…

These are good.  Like really good.

And I may or may not have exaggerated on the health benefits here, but who’s counting?

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White Chip Granola Blondies

  • Author: Cookies & Cups

Description

makes 20 squares


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 cups granola of your choice
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Line 9×9 baking pan with foil, allowing foil to hang over the side for easy removal and spray with cooking spray.
  3. Cream butter and brown sugar in a mixing bowl for approx 1 min. Add in eggs and vanilla and mix until incorporated, scraping sides as necessary.
  4. Turn mixer to low and add in baking powder, salt and flour. Mix until just combined.
  5. Stir in granola and white chips.
  6. Spread in prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes until edges start to golden.
  7. Cool on wire rack and cut when cool.

Notes

store in airtight container for up to 3 days.

 

34 Responses

  1. Emily Freeburg

    As a self-proclaimed bar (the snack not the watering hole) enthusiast and will definitely add this to my “to bake” list!

  2. Love it! I’m lazy too… just made a skillet cookie bc I didn’t feel like going through the rigamarole (is that a word?) of spooning out little blobs of cookie dough for cookies. I like your thinking on the bar thing! See ya soon Girl! Seattle- yahoo!

  3. Love it. I love searching for a way to call something healthy when I just want to eat whatever it is without feeling guilty! I’ve mixed granola into muffins too before which was awesome. Great idea, and I love anything with white chocolate chips!

  4. Everything about these blondies sound delicious, except for the white chocolate chips. I am slightly allergic to them and afraid to ever eat them. The rest of this recipe sounds so good though. I might try using butterscotch chips instead of the white chocolate chips.

  5. I was once struck by the very same compulsion – to put granola in cookies! I paired ’em with banana and dark chocolate, but I love the idea of white chocolate. I’m such a sucker for white chocolate.

  6. Mariah

    Perfect combination of sweet, salty and crunchy. I used store bought oats and honey granola. I don’t know that I would eat it for breakfast but it was very good! Dark chocolate sounds good too!

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