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 really enjoyed reading all the comments. My father was a perfectionist . Difficult to do anything but he never said anything that we would know we hadn’t done a good job. Christ is the only way that I feel good about anything. Dad has gone to be with the Lord and we will all be perfect then so why worry about it. Praise be to our Lord Jesus Christ.

  2. These brownies sound so good, I will have to try them sometime. I really enjoyed this post. I have had a problem with perfection my entire life. I’m am not perfect, never have been and never will be. I grew up feeling like no one would love me if I wasn’t perfect, because then they would see how deeply flawed I am. And so I always felt deeply insecure. My grandmother called it an “inferiority complex”. A very old fashioned term. In reality we are all perfect as we are and if we were all the same, life would be pretty boring. The hardest thing for me, was learning to love myself knowing all my flaws. And I do love myself….most days! 🙂 There is a gospel song I love and it goes like this: “I may not be the best at anything, Or have the best of anything, Sometimes I feel like I’m the least of all, But I know someone who has everything , And He is my everything, And I’m happy just to know that I’m His child.” It lifts my soul when I have relapses of feeling “inferior”.

  3. Hello Christy, I am glad you wrote about perfection. I, too, thought as a child that my mom did everything perfect, which she did- and still does, and I could never compare to her sewing, cooking, housekeeping, planting, or able to adapt to any situation or stress with poise and sweet manners. I’ve learned much from her, and am still learning about life from her (who is 83). I think we all set unreachable goals for ourselves, when it’s the journey and process that we should embrace, and not search for perfection. My mother is a wise woman to let me find my own way in all that I have achieved in my life. I value her input and knowledge now, more than ever. She is always a rock, and I am blessed to have her. Lynda Adair

  4. Oh, Christy, THANK YOU for giving us all permission to be WHO WE ARE in spite of the expectations of our family of origin, our friends, and others with whom we come in contact. We are all made in God’s image and need to remember that we are all perfect in His eyes, no matter our feelings about our own shortcomings. That doesn’t mean we give up, but striving to be our best each day is where the joy resides. I also am extremely different than my Mother was, and I have struggled with the reality of who I am vs. the expectations she had as I was growing up. I think we all need to relax and give ourselves permission to smile and stop beating ourselves up about things we don’t need to change. 🙂

  5. Hi Christy, I loved your post today it was a nice timely reminder that I need to look for the joy in what I do instead of putting myself down because I can not achieve perfection. No matter how hard I try I always get it wonky or uneven always just short of perfect and often the little voice in my head says you are not clever enough, or you are not smart enough. I love your attitude I need to work on doing that myself. Thank you and god bless from Judi.

  6. “Fortunately, I learned early on that she and I had different personalities as well as different temperaments and so I went the other way. I figured that I’d never be as perfect as my mother so I might as well do things my way and enjoy life. I’ve never looked back.”

    I have never thought about this concept before this very moment. WOW! I’m almost crying because I never gave myself permission to be who I am. I am not a mini me of my mom & it’s OK! It’s hard to explain, but she wanted me to be a certain way & I never fit her “ideal” daughter concept. Too much gray hair, extra pounds around my middle are just two examples today that I know bother her quite a lot. I just has my 58th Bday on Sunday & I wish I would have given myself permission to be different than her much earlier in my life. I guess I was always trying to be her “perfect” daughter & I didn’t want to be a disappointment. Thank you for affirming that it’s OK to still be her daughter, just not a replica.

    1. You know, this life is such a journey. There are always twists, turns, unexpected detours and destinations we never intended on reaching. You sound like a truly wise woman who is still traveling, growing, learning, and as such becoming a wealth of inspiration and knowledge for others every day. I count myself blessed to know that we ended up at the same stop together for a little bit 🙂 And now we continue. So much wonderful living is ahead of us 🙂

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