Banana Blondies

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These Banana Blondies with brown sugar frosting are out of this world delicious. They’re perfectly flavored with banana and literally melt in your mouth!

 

I am super into browning butter, just like any good food blogger is, I guess. And isn’t it a strange world we live in where food blogger is an actual job? Freaking crazy. Awesome, yes…but also crazy.

But you know what is actually NOT awesome….is buying a car when you are a food blogger. Filling out the “occupation” slot on the credit application is very confusing. To both me and the credit manager guy.

So like, do I put BLOGGER? That sounds so…I don’t know…not like a real job?

And then ALL THE QUESTIONS you get after you hand over the application…you make MONEY blogging? How does that work? Where does the money come from? How? HOWWW?

So yeah, I ended up putting “Website Publisher”, which I thought at the  time sounded super grown up and profesh. Until the guy came out and asked me what that meant. And I had to say blogger anyway.

Anyway. Next time I will just write “Food Blogger” as my occupation with my URL next to it.

Let’s now talk blondies. With browned butter, because it’s my JOB.

Banana Blondies

Browned Butter Banana Blondies. These are PERFECT blondies with a subtle banana flavor, topped with a brown sugar frosting that is INSANELY good!

These are Banana Blondies. And they are simple simple. Promise.

How to Make These Amazing Banana Bars

Grab you a banana and some brown sugar.

Browned Butter Banana Blondies. These are PERFECT blondies with a subtle banana flavor, topped with a brown sugar frosting that is INSANELY good!

Then melt your butter. Or brown it if you’re nasty.

Mix the butter and brown sugar together.

Browned Butter Banana Blondies. These are PERFECT blondies with a subtle banana flavor, topped with a brown sugar frosting that is INSANELY good!

Mix in the rest of your ingredients…including the banana, that you need to mash, btw.

Browned Butter Banana Blondies. These are PERFECT blondies with a subtle banana flavor, topped with a brown sugar frosting that is INSANELY good!

And then spread it in to a lined pan…

Browned Butter Banana Blondies. These are PERFECT blondies with a subtle banana flavor, topped with a brown sugar frosting that is INSANELY good!

Bake it up for about 25 minutes. And if you want (you want) make some brown sugar frosting. It’s so yum. and when they’re cooled spread it all up on there…

Browned Butter Banana Blondies. These are PERFECT blondies with a subtle banana flavor, topped with a brown sugar frosting that is INSANELY good!

I swear you need to make these. They are THAT good.

Browned Butter Banana Blondies. These are PERFECT blondies with a subtle banana flavor, topped with a brown sugar frosting that is INSANELY good!

If you like banana stuff, check out these other recipes I’ve got:

Banana Bread Crumb Cake

Brown Sugar Banana Bread

Banana Bread Cookies

Peanut Butter Cup Banana Bread

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Banana Blondies

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 16 blondies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description:

These Banana Blondies with brown sugar frosting are out of this world delicious. They’re perfectly flavored with banana and literally melt in your mouth!


Ingredients:

Blondies

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted and if desired browned
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup mashed banana (1 medium banana)

Brown Sugar Frosting

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Instructions:

Blondies

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line an 8×8 baking dish with foil and spray with cooking spray. Set aside
  2. In bowl of stand mixer combine melted (or browned) butter and sugar. Mix until combined. Add in egg and vanilla and continue mixing until incorporated. Stir in salt, flour and banana until batter is smooth and even. Spread in prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 25-30 minutes until center is set.
  4. Transfer pan to wire rack to cool.
  5. Frost the blondies when they are mostly cooled.

Brown Sugar Frosting

  1. In a medium saucepan melt butter. Add brown sugar and milk and stir until mixture comes to just a boil. Remove from heat, allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in powdered sugar with a whisk.
  3. Spread on top of blondies and allow frosting to set and blondies to cool completely before cutting into squares.

Notes:

If you choose to brown the butter, melt butter in saucepan and continue cooking, once it’s melted by swirling the butter in the pan until butter reaches a deep golden brown color.

Adapted from Smitten Kitchen.

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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  1. I love how supremely moist these babies are! My #1 fave thing to make is blondies. In any way I can. 1 stick of butter, 1 c of flour, 1 c brown sugar…you can never go wrong. Genius to put bananas in them!! And the frosting. Brown sugar frosting is the best! pinned

    you make MONEY blogging? How does that work? <— if I had a nickel. I just tell people now that I'm a writer. Or a photographer. It's easier. 🙂

    1. Angela pike

      Getting ready to go on a vacation to stay in a cabin and needed an easy , portable dessert, and I had a bunch of ripe bananas to get rid of . I doubled the recipe and used about a trap of baking powder also, along with 4 1/2 small very ripe bananas. I make a lot of banana cakes,, and I have to say, this my be my new favorite! The icing was divine! (Of course, I used heavy cream instead of milk, just because I had some). My 12 year olds eyes lit up when he took his first bite of his banana bar, and he said , “mmmm”. Score!

  2. I’m just shocked he didn’t know who you were. Can’t believe you had to explain yourself. Ugh. Duhhhh, I make the best desserts on the internet. I’m S-H-E-L-L-Y.

    I think these are going on the list to make this week! Pinned!

  3. Love sheet cakes! Blondie are even better with bananas You are a blogger fail, you simply are too good for titles. There really is a lot of stigmas around blogging too; too bad they fail to see who great is are as an individual artist

  4. Haha! I always take a deep breath while writing “blogger” on everything…the last time I wrote it was on my medical chart, and the first thing I got was “you’re a blogger? So do you cater?” Um, not even close to the same thing.
    I’m totally drooling over these. I want brown sugar frosting on everything! Mostly just my fingers…

  5. jud

    These look and sound delish. Definitely going to make them soon!

    Btw…I’ve had a lot of trouble loading your page lately. I haven’t had problems with any others. Wonder what is going on?

  6. Ha! I love it. So true. I tell people I’m a recipe developer and food photographer…which is technically true? Kind of?

    I want to shove all these blondies in my face!

    And I’ve yet to have cauliflower rice, kale smoothie, or zucchini noodles. So there.

  7. I feel like a total tool when people ask me what I do. And then it’s all awkward because they’re like “that’s your JOB?? You actually make money from that?” Nervous laugh ensues and it gets awkward real quick. Aaaand this is why we drive old crap cars. True story.

    Anyways. These blondies looks amazing.

    That is all.

    {talk about awkward…..cough cough….this comment…..cough cough…..}

  8. Lynae

    Shelly, Next time, just state, “Sugar Queen” or “Butter Master”. I too have one of those jobs that no one understands. I do sales for a web-based company that no one local has heard of. *sigh* It’s so much easier to just tell people I’m a welder.

    Please keep these wonderful posts coming!

    Lynae

  9. Lynae

    Shelly, Next time, just state, “Sugar Queen” or “Butter Master”. I too have one of those jobs that no one understands. I do sales for a web-based company that no one local has heard of. *sigh* It’s so much easier to just tell people I’m a welder.

    Please keep these wonderful posts coming!

    Lynae

  10. OG

    These were so delish!! The only thing for me was that it was a bit too sweet, and I didn’t even use the recommended amount of sugar, I used less, so next time I’ll use even less. But otherwise, wow!! added to my favorite dessert list. Thank you!!

      1. OG

        Ohhh also anyone who’s vegan, could use about 1/2 tsp baking powder and 2TBSP unsweetened applesause, I did this and it worked for me!

  11. Kelly

    These are absolutely delicious! The blondies are wonderful, but loved them even more with the yummy frosting!! Thank you for another fantastic recipe!

  12. Jennifer Valero

    I made these and I’m making them again to share with the neighbors (only a few..) They’re like glorified banana nut bread. Very moist and the icing was…well, the icing on the cake. I’ll probably never make banana nut bread again. Just these.

    1. Shelly

      I always use salted, but it’s really a taste preference.. if you use unsalted you may want to adjust the amount of salt in the recipe!

  13. Jennifer Parker

    Oh my goodness, I just made these barely and they are heavenly. The frosting is so so so good. The only change I made to the recipe is that I added chocolate chips to the blondie because I am a die hard banana-chocolate fan.

    1. Amy Corlett

      I know this is a really, REALLY late reply but I’m just finding this recipe now. I doubled but used 2 8×8 foil pans from the dollar store.

  14. Vicky

    I love, love these blondies and make them all the time! I use 1/4 cup of oil and 1/4 butter to make them marginally better for me (or so I tell myself). I also substitute white whole wheat flour for all of the regular flour and they are still so gooey and yummy. Thanks for this wonderful recipe!

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Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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