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Brown Butter Pecan Blondies are the ultimate dessert. Rich and decadent flavor, crispy tops and edges, and chewy gooey centers. Browned Butter adds a nutty flavor and lots of mix-ins (oats, toasted pecans, and chocolate chunks) make these blondies anything but boring.

Brown Butter Pecan Blondies


  • Author: Kathleen
  • Total Time: 60 minutes
  • Yield: 15 bars 1x

Description

Brown Butter Pecan Blondies are the ultimate dessert. Rich and decadent flavor, crispy tops and edges, and chewy gooey centers. Browned Butter adds a nutty flavor and lots of mix-ins (oats, toasted pecans, and chocolate chunks) make these blondies anything but boring.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 1/4 cups dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup rolled oats (also called old fashioned oats)
  • 2/3 cups pecans (measured then chopped)
  • 1 cup chocolate chunks (I prefer dark or semi-sweet chocolate)

Instructions

  1. First, brown the butter. Set out a heatproof bowl. In a light colored skillet or saucepan, melt half the butter over medium heat. Continue cooking, stirring, until butter begins to brown. This usually takes 3-5 minutes. It will be a nice golden, amber color. Watch the butter closely so it doesn’t burn – black specks are bad! Immediately pour into bowl to cool for 30 minutes.
  2. While the brown butter cools, toast the pecans. Add the pecans to dry skillet in a single layer over low-medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally for about 5-7 minutes until the nuts are lightly golden and fragrant. Be careful as they can burn quickly.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9×13 baking pan with parchment paper, leaving a slight overhand so you can easily lift out the blondies.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir in the oats.
  5. In a large bowl with a hand mixer or a stand mixer with the flat beater, cream the cooled brown butter and sugars together – about 1 minute. Add the egg and the egg yolk. Beat for 1-2 minutes until combined and thickened.
  6. On low, mix in the dry ingredients. Stir in the pecans and chocolate chunks.
  7. Press blondie dough into the prepared pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes in the preheated oven until edges are golden brown and the middle is set.
  8. Allow to cool before lifting out of the pan and cutting into squares.
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Dessert, Chocolate, Blondies, Cookies

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