Sweet Cherry Blondies

Courtesy of www.nwcherries.com



1-1/3 cups each flour and packed light brown sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup pitted and halved Northwest fresh sweet cherries

1/2 cup chopped pecans


Combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, oil, eggs, and vanilla; mix on low speed of electric mixer until blended. Mix one minute on medium speed. The batter will be thick. Spread half of the batter in oiled and floured 9-inch baking pan. Toss cherries in a small amount of flour. Scatter cherries over batter; spread remaining batter over cherries. Sprinkle pecans over top. Bake at 325° F 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on a rack and cut into 16 pieces.

Chocolate Chip Variation: Sprinkle 1/2 cup chocolate chips over batter with pecans.