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!

Looking for more Banana Recipes? Try my Chocolate Chip Banana Bread or my Banana Bread Crumb Cake!

Banana Blondies with Brown Butter Frosting

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:

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Banana Blondies

  • Prep Time Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield Yield: 16 blondies 1x
  • Category Category: Dessert
  • Method Method: Oven
  • Cuisine 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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kel
July 10, 2020 1:50 am

It’s pretty much just an extra moist mini banana cake more than a blondie in my opinion. I wasn’t super impressed with it. I thought it was too sugary and not that exciting, but the rest of my family was absolutely in LOVE with it. They are addicted!! It barely lasted three days.. Will definitely be making it for them again. Might try adding some spice or something to give them a bit more umph though

Simon
July 6, 2020 3:10 am

Can I replace the milk with rum, for the frosting?

Jen
July 4, 2020 4:20 pm

WE LOVE THIS RECIPE! These are easier to make than regular old banana bread and they taste even better! The icing reminds me of my mother’s pralines! The only addition I made was toasted chopped pecans, which I added to the batter. These are absolutely delicious and moist. This is in my permanent recipe box now!

Kayla
July 2, 2020 2:56 pm

I made these gluten-free and they turned out amazing! Great Job!! 🙂

Alison
July 1, 2020 2:24 pm

Really yummy. We added choc chips and cinnamon.

Briana
June 20, 2020 5:06 pm

My neighbor is gluten free, can i replace the flour with almond flour?

Timi Castle
June 15, 2020 12:10 am

Amazing. Everyone loved them. I used a 9 x 13″ pan and doubled the recipe. Still turned out great. I have a gas stove and baked at 325 for 35 mins.

June 11, 2020 8:26 am

Hi Shelly,
These look amazing! I can’t wait to get some bananas so I can try this. I noticed that there wasn’t any baking powder or soda in the recipe. Was that an oversight? Or do they really not need it to rise?
Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Suzanne

Patricia
June 3, 2020 5:07 pm

I made them. Followed the recipe exactly and everyone loved them.

May 31, 2020 2:36 pm

I added Walnuts on top for texture! I used a 8×8 Pryex glass baking dish. My Blondies also came out thin! Not sure why! More like Bars than Blondies

Marilee
May 25, 2020 4:23 pm

Has any one doubled this? How’d they turn out?

Mary
May 8, 2020 3:57 pm

Hi – can i use a 9 inch pan? If so, how would you reco I alter the recipe?

Erin
May 3, 2020 7:53 pm

So good and super easy to make, mine turned out pretty moist and the banana taste comes out perfectly.

Erin
May 3, 2020 7:50 pm

So easy and super good!! Really moist bars!

Jaclyn
April 28, 2020 1:16 am

This was soooooo delicious!!!! I added chcolate chips and walnuts and cut down a little sugar on the frosting and it came out just right! Thank you so much!!

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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