I had been given the challenge to come up with a vanilla version of the brownie recipe I shared last week, Chocolate Banana Brownies, since not everyone is a fan of chocolate. I’m sure you’re thinking “who doesn’t like chocolate?!”, but I assure you, there are plenty of individuals in this unthinkable circle :D. With that specific request in mind, I set out to plug in the ingredients very much like what I used for the chocolate version, but obviously had to substitute vanilla versions of some of the ingredients such as the fudge brownie protein powder and the cocoa powder. This vanilla version actually came out much better than I had hoped, and just as moist as the previous version, which is what I was most worried about.
Vanilla & Banana Cake Blondies
Yields: 12 servings
🔸159g FlapJacked Gluten-Free Buttermilk Protein Pancake & Baking Mix
🔸32g sugar free instant pudding & pie filling mix in vanilla
🔸60mL vanilla (or plain) almond milk
🔸2 whole eggs
🔸92g liquid egg whites
🔸344g (approx 3 small to medium size) banana, mashed
🔸150g plain Greek yogurt (I used 0% here, but vanilla would also work)
🔸1 scoop (30g) De Novo Nutrition Max MPS Whey Isolate in White Cake
🔸liquid stevia or sucralose to taste, about 30-40 drops
🔸1/2 tsp baking soda
🔸1/2 tsp baking powder
🔸10mL (2 tsp) vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Place bananas in a bowl and mash until relatively clump free. Add all other ingredients, and stir until well blended.
- Spray 3 glass or metal pie dishes (or 1 cake pan/casserole dish) with non-stick cooking spray, divide & pour batter and smooth out.
- Bake for approximately 18 to 23 minutes for pie dishes or 25 to 30 minutes for cake pan/casserole dish.
- Let cool & refrigerate; may be broken into blondie bites and frozen for a quick treat!
*Nutrition info below is approximate per serving. The most accurate way to calculate the nutrition per serving is to weigh the entire baked batch and record the total grams as your serving size (example: 900 grams for all 12 pieces). Then, when you want to track your serving, you weigh it and enter the total grams for that piece (example: 1 piece is 75 grams; enter as 75-1 gram servings). Of course, this isn’t required or totally necessary, but to be more accurate with your daily macronutrient targets, it’s a helpful method for any batch recipe :).