The rest of this month and pretty much the entire month of March are INSANE for me! My stress level is out the wah-zoo! So much for resting before the baby comes, right? 😉
Anyone else have those kind of months? What do you do to relieve the stress and just relax in those little moments when you can take a break?
I my case…I bake. Then eat. 😉
And there’s no better stress realiver than a sweet treat. Am I right?
Anyway. Just to give you a heads up I’m heading to Nashville, TN for BlissDom at the end of this week. I can’t believe it’s already here!
Stressful, yet fun. I just hope my little ‘ole pregnant self can keep up with all of these amazingly enthusiastic women bloggers! ;-D
Maybe in lieu of a nap, a sugar rush from these blondies will be my trick to keep up with the pack. Wish me luck! 😉
Whole Grain White Chocolate & Butterscotch Blondies
adapted from Taste and Tell
- 1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup canola oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Set aside a 9″ x 9″ pan covered in parchment paper.
- In a bowl, combine the flours and baking soda. Set aside.
- In a larger bowl, stir together the eggs, brown sugar, sugar, canola oil, and vanilla extract until well combined. It’s a good upper body workout!
- Stir in the flour mixture until well combined.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Pour the dough into the prepared pan, spreading evenly along the bottom of the pan.
- Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips on top.
- Bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
- Allow to cool completely before cutting and serving.
Everything about these blondies sounds phenomenal! They look perfect =). Have fun at BlissDom!
They look so gooey! Butterscotch and white chocolate are two of my favorite flavors (I’m sure some people think that’s horrible) so I have got to make these. I hope you have lots of fun at Blissdom and that it doesn’t add more to your stress. 🙂
Oh, and I also bake and then devour what I’ve baked to relax. Too bad I don’t like a fewer calorie activity like reading or exercising…
Mmm I’m a sucker for butterscotch chips! These sound lovely!
These look fabulous, Caroline! And, I didn’t realize you were expecting, so a huge congratulations! Enjoy BlissDom, and I hope you’re able to stay stress-free. xo
These are everything I need on this crummy morning! I hope you have a wonderful time at BlissDom–SO jealous!! 🙂
I have to agree, baking a sweet treat gets me to wind down and relax. And these look absolutely delicious! I am going to book mark these so I can make them when I get stressed out later today! LOL
these look awesome, caroline – yum! safe travels up to nashville – can’t wait to see you while you’re in town!!
I feel you on the stress! Baked goods are usually my favorite solution…. although vegging out in front of mindless TV or reading help too. Hope you have a fabulous time this weekend!
Mmmm, that gooey center is calling to me!
Hey girly, sorry to hear about the stress. My advice would be to go to yoga. Vinyasa yoga for me is a huge stress relief and really helps wipe all the jumbled up thoughts out of my mind. In Charlotte you guys have got to have some great yoga studios. Good luck on everything and awesome blondie recipe. Butterscotch is such a treat!
I actually go to a prenatal yoga class here in Columbia, SC (I just visited Charlotte) once a week. You are definitely right about that though, very good stress reliever. Love it!
I’m such a huge fan of blondies. And I love that these use oil instead of butter…my recipe uses butter and I’m definitely swapping it next time. These texture of yours looks incredible. Have a blast at Blissdom!
These looks so yum! Might try making them without eggs 😉
Safe travels and enjoy yourself at Blissdom!
I don’t think I’ve ever had butterscotch chips before – something I need to rectify right now!