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Moist, chocolate, banana infused brownies are topped with a peanut butter and banana frosting for a rich and delicious dessert.

Banana Brownies with Peanut Butter Banana Frosting on Taste and Tell

Is it just me, or is it when you want to eat all the bananas, they turn brown super fast, but when you want brown bananas, they take forever to turn?? It seems like these days, I’m either drowning in overripe or underripe bananas. Luckily, we are banana lovers at our house, so even if they aren’t in the form that I’m wanting at that moment, I can find a way to use them!!

While there is nothing wrong with regular ol’ banana bread, I’m on a kick lately – turning those bananas into just about anything but the ordinary. At this rate, you all may start to think that all I do is hoard the bananas to let them go overripe to make something else with them. Hopefully you all love bananas just as much as I do. :)

I’ve done muffins, banana bread variations, cake, even cookies, but this time around, I thought I’d experiment with brownies. As much as I love brownies, I don’t have a lot of recipes for them here on Taste and Tell, so I thought I’d remedy that.

These brownies have a great banana base, making them moist and chocolatey and giving them the perfect amount of banana flavor. And if that wasn’t enough, (which really, you could totally get away with just making the brownies), I decided to top them with frosting. And what goes well with bananas and chocolate? Peanut butter!! You also get an extra kick of banana flavor with banana right in the frosting.

These are rich and moist and everything you want from a brownie. And something totally different to do with those overripe bananas. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself hoarding bananas now, too!!

Banana Brownies with Peanut Butter Banana Frosting

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Banana Brownies with Peanut Butter Banana Frosting
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Moist, chocolate, banana infused brownies are topped with a peanut butter and banana frosting for a rich and delicious dessert.
Serves: 24 servings
Banana Brownies
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1⅔ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 eggs
  • 1⅔ cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup mashed banana
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
Peanut Butter Banana Frosting
  • ½ cup butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup mashed banana
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Grease the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. Place the butter in a small pan over medium-low heat. Melt completely, then add the chocolate chips. Stir until the chocolate has melted. Set aside to cool slightly.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the eggs lightly, then stir in the sugar, banana, vanilla and salt. Add the chocolate mixture and stir to combine. Add the flour and stir just until combined. Spread the batter into the prepared baking dish.
  4. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs, 55-60 minutes. Cool completely.
  5. To make the frosting, beat the butter and the peanut butter together until light and fluffy. Add in the banana, vanilla and salt and beat to combine. Slowly add in the powdered sugar until completely incorporated and creamy. Spread over the top of the cooled brownies, then cut into 24 pieces.

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19 Responses to Banana Brownies with Peanut Butter Banana Frosting

  1. These brownies look amazing! I love the all the banana :-)

  2. Let’s see, we have chocolate, peanut butter, AND banana…three of my favorites! Yep, I would happily eat these brownies anytime 😀

  3. Love the flavoring in these brownies! What great use of those bananas:)

  4. Oh my gosh, I love these! I agree with you. I hate when the bananas I just bought turn brown quickly, but the ones I have (like right now) are perfect, and I wish they would brown fast so I can make these yummy brownies for my little monkeys!

  5. Preach. I totally understand your banana dilemma. In fact, I’m about to go buy a whole new bunch of ripe ones because mine are way too green.

    These brownies look so so delicious! I can only imagine how delicious they are!

  6. Yeah, these will be made as soon as possible!!!

  7. Sherry says:

    Thanks for sharing – this looks delicious!

  8. Bananas and brownies are my two favorite things! I’ve gotta try this!

  9. Azu says:

    Love banana bread and brownies, what a great idea to mix them.

  10. Banana, chocolate, peanut butter…the holy trinity of sweet treats! This looks fantastic!

  11. tahnycooks says:

    I love trying to find different uses for bananas other than bread! Great recipe!

  12. Brownie perfect, love the PB banana frosting!

  13. Ahh, yes. This is a perfect combo. I love banana everything! :)

  14. Easily the best combination, ever! These look incredibly moist and I can only imagine the banana flavor in these. YUM!

  15. Joanne says:

    We always seem to have bananas around also and since I only like them when they’re barely yellow….guess I’ll just *have* to make these brownies this weekend!

  16. Oh my god woman, I’m dying for 6 of these!!!! Best brownie EVER.

  17. Carole says:

    I’ll have to pass this recipe on to a friend who loves brownies, and bananas. 😉

    Btw, you may already know this, but you can freeze bananas. Just peel, slice in half, place in freezer bags and stick in the freezer. They’re great for smoothies, and can also be used in baking.

  18. felicia says:

    I made these for a potluck yesterday and got tons of rave reviews. Thanks for a great recipe!

  19. Great use of ripe bananas! Such a fantastic alternative to banana bread. Being a foodie and food blogger myself, I couldn’t help but tinker a bit (which I continuously do to my own recipes too) when I made these AMAZING brownies yesterday. I added a tsp of espresso powder which made the chocolate really sing. My husband is never going to want regular banana bread again…

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