Coconut Oil Blondies

8 Dec 2014

Coconut Oil Blondies

Coconut Oil Blondies


You guys!! Where has the time gone?

Christmas is just a little over 2 weeks away, and I have only a handful of presents bought.

Do you think people would accept some baked goods as a Christmas gift? Because these blondies... They would be my favorite gift to give right now.




Coconut Oil Blondies


This is my first time making blondies, and I really can't believe I haven't made these earlier. Or maybe it's a good thing. Because I kind of want to make them every week now.

I have created a monster. But the tasty kind.


Coconut Oil Blondies


The great thing about these blondies is that you can put anything into them: chocolate chips, cranberries, crushed up candy canes...or a mix of all of those. Be creative! Maybe a different flavor for every gift you are making!


Coconut Oil Blondies


I just bought a large jar of coconut oil this weekend, and it is making my WEEK! Opening the jar and smelling the coconut...it reminds me of being 14 and working at a bubble tea store in the mall. My FAVORITE drink to make was real taro and coconut bubble tea. That drink was what I would drink in my teenage years. Along with matcha milkshakes and real mango bubble tea...

But the smell alone makes me want to bake with it at every single opportunity I can. And making these brownies was definitely one of them.


Coconut Oil Blondies


Now that I have finally been introduced to blondies in my own kitchen, I invite everyone to join me! Can you think of a better Christmas gift?

Unless you wanted a new laptop. But these blondies might very well come in a close second.


Coconut Oil Blondies



Coconut Oil Blondies
printable recipe


What you'll need:
  • 8 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

Directions:
  1. Heat oven to 350˚F. Lightly grease a 13x9 baking pan and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the melted coconut oil and brown sugar until smooth. Stir in egg, vanilla and almond extract.
  3. Slowly mix in the flour until fully incorporated.
  4. Pour batter into the prepared baking dish and bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Remove from oven, and allow them to cool. Cut them into squares and store in an airtight container.

Adapted from Inspired Taste



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27 comments:

  1. Hi Cathleen, these Blondies looked yummy!

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  2. These blondies would make a great gift. They look and sound delicious and are homemade with love. What could possibly be a better gift?! xo Catherine

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  3. These are gorgeous and I love that they don't have chocolate chips in them (weird, I know, but sometimes you gotta let the blondie be blonde!)

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  4. Oh man, I have SO much to do before Christmas!! But now I'm going to have to add making these blondies to my list :)

    Sues

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  5. I always have coconut oil in my pantry, these blondies are really tempting... saving this up for trial...

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  6. Cathleen, I would love these Blondies as present anytime!

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  7. Those blondies look delicious and moist.

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  8. Can I give these a big fat "YES!"??? I love coconut oil in baked goods.

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  9. These sound so good and I think they would make a fantastic Christmas gift. =) I know I would happy to receive them!! =D

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  10. These look amazing ! I would love to try blondes with coconut oil! Great for the holidays!

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  11. Mmmm I have all the ingredients necessary for these.... *shifty eyes*
    They look fantastic Cathleen! :D Haven't made blondies before, but have been O so tempted! x

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  12. There's not much better than edible gifts. I'm all for it

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  13. So cool that you worked in a bubble tea store! I love bubble tea (mango is my favorite). I also enjoy baking with coconut oil and usually try to use it as a substitute for butter. I still need to try it with blondies like you did - they look great!

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  14. Yum! I love coconut everything and these sound so good! I totally love homemade gifts (especially delicious ones) and I bet your loved ones would be delighted to have a box of treats from you! I feel like I'm behind on Christmas preparations too - isn't it easy to begin to feel like this month is passing at lightening speed? Good luck with your holiday preparations and happy baking! xo

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  15. Seriously coconut gets me everytime!! I can only imagine how these are moist and perfect. And yeah ... Christmas is only two weeks away!!!

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  16. Wow, your coconut blondies just blown me away, they look so delicious! I know Xmas is coming... is it too demanding to request for some of your blondies as Xmas presents? :p Have a delicious week ahead!

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  17. I adore coconut oil, and it sounds amazing in these brownies!! Definitely going to try them out, yum!

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  18. twist with the coconut oil...loved them..happy to follow you, please visit my space

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  19. hi cathleen, i hv not tried making blondies yet..these sounds great, i will love these as christmas gifts!

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  20. Coconut oil is so not overrated, it is as amazing as its rep :D
    Lovely blondies, they look so crumby and delicious!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  21. Hi Cathleen,

    I reckon that homemade gifts are always the best... because they are made with love. I see lots of love in your blondies.

    Zoe

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  22. Blondies are so fun to make, and your verious with coconut oil sounds great!!

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  23. I know, can't believe Christmas is almost here! I am sucker for blondies and I love that you used coconut oil! They sound delicious!

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  24. I love making blondies! I've never used coconut oil in them but I must say, I'm dying to try it.

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  25. These sound great! I think they make wonderful Christmas gifts! Plus, I love that you used coconut oil :)

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  26. Wow - they look so gooey and tasty! :)

    xox Sarah

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  27. (3 of these are shocking)

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    Flus
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