You know, there’s an old saying, “two wrongs don’t make a right”. I wonder what they’d say about two rights? Does that make it wrong? Let’s hope not because today I’m sharing with you something that has two super right things – bananas and peanut butter. That’s what these Banana Blondies with Cream Peanut Butter Frosting are all about. And you know what? If these Banana Blondies are wrong, I’m not so sure I even want to be right.
And now I have a quandary for you. If we’re talking about a person and we call them kind of dense, that’s not such a good thing. Right? But if we’re talking about a blondie and we call it dense, we hear groans of pleasure in response.
Sometimes I think too much.
All I know is dense blondies (or brownies for that matter) make for some pretty good eatin’ in my book.
What I Love About these Banana Blondies
That peanut butter frosting is so perfect on top of these Banana Blondies. Sometimes I like to spread lots of that creamy peanut butter frosting and let it ooze over the sides. And sometimes I like to have it all neat and tidy. I can’t decide which one is best!
Also, these Banana Blondies are sweet, and oh-so-easy to make. Just a few ingredients and around 30 minutes later and you’ve got yourself a decadent dessert that everyone’s gonna swear you spent hours on. (Don’t worry, your secret is safe with me).
I love that this dessert is made with bananas and ground flax meal. Throw in a little protein with the peanut butter, and this is almost a health bar instead of dessert. Again, let’s just keep that part between us. There’s nothing like the word “healthy” to create a total dessert buzzkill.
So you can see this recipe makes me happier than a bird on a wire. You know what would make me even happier? If you’d make this recipe and share it with the #NamelyMarly on Twitter or Instagram. I LOVE seeing your take on Namely Marly recipes!
- ½ cup margarine
- 1 flax egg 1 tbsp ground flax, 1 tbsp corn starch, 3 tbsp water
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- ½ cup mashed ripe banana 1 banana mashed with a fork
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1¼ cup all purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2-4 tablespoons plant-based milk almond, soy, etc
Heat your oven to 350F and line the bottom of an 8X8-inch baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Spray with a light coating of vegetable spray.
Place the margarine in a microwave-safe mixing bowl and heat in the microwave for about a minute, until melted.
Add the brown sugar, mashed banana, flax egg, and vanilla and stir until well incorporated.
In a separate, small bowl combine the flour and salt and give it a whisk to combine. Add the flour to the banana batter. Stir to combine.
Pour the batter into your prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
In the meantime prepare your Creamy Peanut Butter Frosting.
Allow bars to cool for about 10-15 minutes before removing from the pan and adding the frosting.
Combine the peanut butter and coconut oil in a medium-size bowl. Stir to combine. If your coconut oil is too firm, it can be helpful to heat it up by placing it in the microwave for about 11 seconds. It doesn't take long!
Add the powdered sugar and stir until you have a crumbly mixture. Add the plant-based milk one tablespoon at a time until you reach a desired, spreadable consistency.
If you like this recipe, you might also enjoy some other tantalizing blondie recipes. Check these out:
- No-Fail Blondie Recipe by Inspired Taste. I’ve got to try these!
- Blondies by Smitten Kitchen. It’s hard to go wrong on this site.
- Brown Sugar Blondies by Cheeky Kitchen. Love Brooke’s photos!
- Check out these Flourless Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies by Ambitious Kitchen. You know me and chickpeas. I’ve gotta have these!
- Or you may be interested in these Pumpkin Blondies by yours truly.
Whatever blondie you’re chomping on, enjoy!