Banana Blondies with Brown Butter Frosting

Banana Blondies with Brown Butter Frosting

Banana blondies with brown butter frosting are chewy, soft, and easy to make. The blondies have a banana bread taste which pairs so well with the brown butter frosting.

What I love most about this recipe, besides that they taste amazing, is how they use up a ripe banana. I don’t know about you but we always have some ripe bananas hanging around the house. This recipe use just one, compared to most banana muffins or bread recipes that use 3. This dessert comes together so easily and I’m sure will become your new go to for getting rid of those over ripe bananas.

I made this recipe with the help of my two young children. Lots of mashing, pouring, and mixing makes this recipe perfect to make with little helpers.

banana blondies with brown butter frosting

What is Brown Butter Frosting?

Just like the name sounds it is a simple frosting made up of brown butter. You get brown butter by slowly cooking the butter on the stove over medium heat until it reaches an amber colour. Cooking the butter gives it an amazing nutty sweet flavour. If you’ve never tried it, it’s easy to do and is really an amazing flavour. After the butter is browned you simply mix in the icing sugar, vanilla, and mix till smooth.

How to Make Banana Blondies

Preheat oven to 350F and line an 9×9 or 8×8 square baking dish with parchment paper

Banana Blondie Batter

In a large bowl whisk melted butter and brown sugar together. Add in the egg and vanilla extract and whisk till well combined. Add in the mashed banana and mix again.

banana blondie batter

In a separate medium sized bowl whisk flour, cinnamon, and salt together. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and use a rubber spatula to mix together. Mix just until no flour streaks remain.

Pour the batter into the lined pan and bake for 20 minutes or until the edges are just starting to turn a golden brown. Let the blondies cool completely in the pan before adding the frosting.

banana blondie batter in a square pan

Brown Butter Frosting

In a small pot, over medium heat, add the butter. Cook the butter until it turns an amber brown colour, stirring occasionally. After the butter is browned remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes.

Add the the icing sugar and vanilla extract and mix until smooth. Add the frosting on top of the cooled blondies and spread smooth. Let the frosting cool and competently set before slicing.

banana blondies with brown butter frosting

Bake them on your own or bake them with your kids, either way I’m sure you’ll love with these Banana blondies with brown butter frosting!

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banana blondies

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Banana Blondies with Brown Butter Frosting

Jessie M
Banana blondies with brown butter frosting are chewy, soft, and easy to make. The blondies have a banana bread taste which pairs so well with the brown butter frosting.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings 16 bars

Ingredients
  

Banana Blondies

  • 1/2 C salted butter melted
  • 1 C brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large ripe banana mashed
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 C all purpose flour spooned and levelled

Brown Butter Frosting

  • 1/2 C salted butter
  • 1 & 1/3 C powdered sugar also called icing sugar
  • 1 &1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F and line an 9×9 or 8×8 square baking dish with parchment paper

Banana Blondies

  • In a large bowl whisk melted butter and brown sugar together.
  • Add in the egg and vanilla extract and whisk till well combined.
  • Add in the mashed banana and mix again.
  • In a separate medium sized bowl whisk flour, cinnamon, and salt together. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and use a rubber spatula to mix together. Mix just until no flour streaks remain.
  • Pour the batter into the lined pan and bake for 20 minutes or until the edges are just starting to turn a golden brown.
  • Let the blondies cool completely in the pan before adding the frosting.

Brown Butter Frosting

  • In a small pot, over medium heat, add the butter. Cook the butter until it turns an amber brown colour, stirring occasionally.
  • After the butter is browned remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes.
  • Add the the icing sugar and vanilla extract and mix until smooth.
  • Add the frosting on top of the cooled blondies and spread smooth.
  • Let the frosting cool and competently set before slicing.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Bars can be stored at room temperature up to 3 days.
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