With a satisfyingly fudgy texture, these white chocolate blueberry blondies are studded with chunks of white chocolate and pockets of soft, jammy blueberries and finished off with an artistic drizzle of blueberry maple glaze. Blueberry and white chocolate lovers, this one’s for you! These summery blueberry blondies somehow manage to taste like a blueberry muffin […]
With a satisfyingly fudgy texture, these white chocolate blueberry blondies are studded with chunks of white chocolate and pockets of soft, jammy blueberries and finished off with an artistic drizzle of blueberry maple glaze.
Blueberry and white chocolate lovers, this one’s for you! These summery blueberry blondies somehow manage to taste like a blueberry muffin disguised itself as dessert, with a bright and fruity blueberry flavor with just a hint of buttermilk and lemon.
When I first tested these bars, I thought they tasted a bit like blueberry muffins or blueberry pancakes, just slightly sweeter and baked into a bar… which was not what I expected at all, but also kind of… awesome?
So I decided to lean into the pancake idea, adding buttermilk powder and a hint of maple to the glaze. Both are optional, but I personally loved the extra acidity from the buttermilk powder, and felt it helped offset the sweetness of the white chocolate (one of my main complaints with many blondie recipes).
The result is an ultra-fudgy blondie, studded with chunks of white chocolate and jammy pockets of bright blueberry flavor and just a hint of tang from the lemon zest and buttermilk.
Blondies are a hard nut to crack sometimes, at least when it comes to texture.
These blondies are on the fudgier side, dense and almost gooey in the middle with lighter, cakier edges and a paper thin, crackly crust. This kind of blondie is really best after chilling overnight, when the fats solidify and become even more fudge-like.
Those little packets of ranch seasoning mix that you can get at the store are pretty versatile. You can do so much more with them than just mixing up a quick batch of ranch dressing. That flavorful mix of buttermilk and herbs can be used to coat just anything in a tangy, herby, creamy goodness. But I wanted to make my own homemade ranch seasoning so I could whip up any amount needed and so I’d know every last ingredient in the mix.
Buttermilk Powder is a Must
Most of the ingredients in this homemade ranch seasoning mix are pantry staples, but there is one special ingredient that can not be substituted, buttermilk powder, which is basically dehydrated buttermilk. Buttermilk powder provides tangy and creamy flavors without having to add a liquid to the mix. This allows you to get that classic ranch flavor in dry form, which is perfect for things like seasoning popcorn or making a dry rub for meat.
It usually comes in a small round container and can be found in the baking aisle, usually near canned evaporated milk or dry milk. I used Saco brand Buttermilk blend (the brand that I see most often in grocery stores here in the U.S.). It looks like this:
How to Use Homemade Ranch Seasoning
I’m super excited to have finally made my own ranch seasoning because there are just so many ways to use it. Here are just a few ideas:
Season roasted vegetables, like broccoli and cauliflower
How to Store Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix
The recipe below is a small batch about the same as one ranch seasoning packet you’d buy in the store. If you want to scale the recipe up and save some pre-made mix you can do that. Store the ranch seasoning mix in an air-tight container away from heat and sunlight, just as you would with any dry herbs or spices. It should stay good for several months, but as with any dried herb, the flavor will slowly diminish over time.
Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix
This super simple homemade ranch seasoning makes great ranch dressing and can also be used to season, meat, vegetables, pasta, and more.
Total Cost $0.53 per batch
Prep Time 5minutes
Total Time 5minutes
Servings 1batch (about 3 Tbsp)
Author Beth – Budget Bytes
1/4tsp onion powder$0.02
1/8tspfreshly cracked black pepper$0.01
Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Use immediately or store in an air-tight container until ready to use.
To Make Ranch Dressing
Combine the ranch seasoning mix with ¼ cup mayonnaise, ¼ cup sour cream, and ¼ cup milk. Whisk until smooth.
To Make Chip Dip
Combine the ranch seasoning mix with 1 cup sour cream and stir until smooth. Let the dip sit for about 10 minutes to allow the flavors to blend.