About a week ago, I received an email from the lovely folks over at Love Grown Foods. The email, which was sent to all of us Love Bloggers, announced that they were going to be hosting another LOVE Blogger contest to help celebrate the upcoming holidays.
Celebrating? Contests? I was intrigued…
Then, I saw what the contest challenge was: COOKIES.
Celebrating? Contests? AND cookies? Count me IN!
As I read through the email, I didn’t see where there was a requirement to incorporate some “Love” into my cookies of choice, but I decided to do it anyways…and I knew exactly the recipe to use it with.
Some of you may remember my Granola Blondies. Some (most) of you may not, since this is a recipe that goes wayyy back. Nonetheless, this is actually one of my favorite recipes for bar cookies and I knew it would work perfectly with some Love Grown goodness mixed in.
These blondies are both soft and chewy yet crunchy and sweet, thanks to the granola. Basically, they’re awesome. So much so that my Christmas bears were totally eyeballin’ them this morning.
Courtney’s “Love” Blondies
(inspired by my original Granola Blondies)
- Prep Time: 7 minutes
- Cook Time: 25-28 minutes
- 1 egg
- 1 egg white
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups Love Grown Foods Raisin Almond Crunch granola
- 1 cup dried cranberries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine egg, egg white, brown sugar and oil; mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; stir into the wet ingredients just until blended. Stir in granola & dried cranberries (batter will be thick).
Spread into a 9-in. square baking pan coated with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-28 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool & cut into bars…or use a cookie cutter to cut into hearts to spread the love. ENJOY!
Typically, I cut these blondies into bars, but considering that they’re made with Love Grown granola and all, I found it rather fitting to cut them into hearts.
These are not going to last long in my house. No way at all.
But I suppoooose that if I win the contest then I’ll be able to justify the extra blondie consumption…right?