Recipe for Banana Brownies (with Quick Peanut Butter Honey Icing)

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Today, I want to talk about fudgey, not too sweet, recipe for banana brownies.  These bad boys are topped with a honey peanut butter icing that comes together in a flash.

Banana Brownies (with Quick Peanut Butter Honey Icing)

 These banana brownies are a great way to use up overripe bananas and they are one of those treats that hit that sweet note without going too far, and fill you up enough to count as an actual snack rather than merely a treat. 🙂 I love desserts like that.

Banana Brownies (with Quick Peanut Butter Honey Icing)

How to Make Banana Brownies

These are simple to make, throw it all together in a mixing bowl, pour batter into an 8×8, then make the icing by simply heating up a single bowl in the microwave and stirring.

Banana Brownies (with Quick Peanut Butter Honey Icing)

My kids love them. In fact, my whole family does. A great recipe to add to your banana recipe arsenal for those days when you hate to let them go to waste but may not be in the mood for banana bread.

Banana Brownies (with Quick Peanut Butter Honey Icing)

Fudgey, not too sweet, Banana Brownies, topped with a delicious honey peanut butter icing that comes together in a flash.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana, brownies
Servings: 4
Calories: 151kcal
Author: Christy Jordan


  • 2 small to medium ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick butter, at room temp
  • 1 cup light or dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch or 1/4 teaspoon salt

for icing

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar


  • Place brown sugar and peeled bananas in a medium sized mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until bananas are liquified. Add in all other blondie ingredients. Mix again with electric mixer until fully combined. Pour batter into greased 8x8 baking dish and bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes, or until set in center.

To make icing:

  • Combine peanut butter and honey in a 2 cup measuring cup or small bowl. Microwave at 30 second intervals until peanut butter is melted enough to stir together. Stir until smooth. Add in confectioner's sugar and stir until smooth and creamy. Spread over blondies. Allow to cool before serving.


Calories: 151kcal
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  1. I tried this recipe today and I messed up , lol. I used yogurt in place of the butter , doesn’t work here. I will have to try again. Great flavor , texture didn’t turn out like a brownie :-\

  2. Yum…I have to be gluten-free so I substituted a cup of gluten-free baking mix for the flour and hoped it would work, Wow, did it ever! This was so easy and so good, the topping reminded me of peanut butter fudge Yum!
    You are Christy Jordan and you are who we love, just as you are. I love that you are comfortable in your own skin and aren’t trying to be anyone you’re not. You are a wonderful role model for your daughter and other women…God 1st, Family 2nd and in my nearly 60 years I still haven’t got 3rd nailed down…
    I live a couple hours from Branson MO and would love to see you in person, Please let us know when exactly (I may have missed it) you’ll be there.

    1. I am so glad you liked it Stephanie!! Thank you so much for letting us know that the Gluten free baking mix worked in case others are wondering. I will announce the exact dates as soon as I can!!

  3. YUM! I was excited to find a new recipe for ‘old’ bananas and am happy to report that we LOVE them! Had to share with my mom so I wouldn’t eat them all. Thanks for the great addition to my recipe collection.

  4. Did I ever need this today! You know, other people can tell you how they do things, which is fine and sometimes helpful. But I had to learn that we must do what works for OUR OWN family. My mother and my mother-in-law had their own methods and preferences. But my two guys expect me to do what works for US. There is something liberating about that! BTW, we loved these banana brownies. Thanks so much!

      1. I made your brownies today. They are wonderful! Do they need to be stored in the
        Thanks so much for the recipe.

  5. Hi Christy. Thank you for the wonderful printables !!! I look forward to getting all of my recipes organized. You are so good to us. This recipe sounds wonderful. Can’t wait to try it. Thanks so much.

  6. Thanks Christy. THIS is (another) GOOD ONE! I’m sure the recipe is good and all that (I mean, it comes from Southern Plate after all!), but the lesson here… Good Stuff.
    P.S. I think your mom might be my older sister! I have a reputation for being able to tie a bow in anything no matter how small too! : )

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