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We got a lovely surprise visitor in town who requested I bake whatever came to mind, and so here is a little treat to keep us warm in this never-ending winter.

Date & Chocolate Butterscotch Chip Blondies


  • 1 cup of  Whole Wheat Flour
  • ½ tsp. Baking Soda
  • ¼ tsp. Salt
  • ½ cup  (1 stick) Butter (browned)
  • 1 cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 1 bag of Butterscotch Chips
  • 1 cup of  sliced and pitted dates, divided
  • ½ cup of All-Bran Bud


1.   Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C) and lightly grease with butter and dust with flour a  8 in. x 8 in. baking dish.
2.  In a small bowl, whisk together the flour baking soda, and salt and set aside.

3.  In a small pot, met the butter till its lightly browned, foams and smells nutty.


4. In a large bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, egg, vanilla and yogurt for about 2-3 minutes till you get small bubbles. Then gradually add in the flour mixture.

Date & Chocolate Butterscotch Chip Blondies

5.   After the dough is fully incorporated, pour in the browned butter beat till you get a glossy dough

(will be a bit sticky).

6.  Afterwards, fold in half of the chocolate butterscotch chips, half of the dates and half of the all-bran buds.
7.  Evenly spread the batter in the prepared pan, mix the remaining dates with the all-bran buds then scatter the remaining chocolate butterscotch chips and bran-dates mix over the top and gently press with your palms.

8.  Bake for 20-25 min or until a toothpick comes out clean.
9  Leave it to cool before cutting it up for serving.