Peanut butter and banana blondies

Posted on 05/14/2008 by elanya
So, I wanted to bake something quick the other day when my friend was coming over to watch some anime. I wasn't in the mood for cookies, or too much chocolate. I did, however, have an overripe banana and some peanut butter that I'd bought specifically so I could bake with it. And I was feeling creative! So, this is what I concocted!

I've never made blondies before - I'm basically using the name here to denote a brownie that isn't, um, brown. Which is the point, right?

I started conceptually with a brownie recipe that I am familiar with, and went from there. I suspect you probably don't really *need* two eggs for this, but I kept them both for the sake of texture. I also suspect you could cut back on the butter without any trouble, to 1/3 or 1/4 of a cup. That said, they came out exactly as I was hoping this time! I took them i to school and they were gone in, like, half an hour.


2 eggs, beaten until frothy
add 3/4 C sugar
1 C flour
1/2 C butter or margarine, softened
1 over ripe banana
1/2 C peanut butter
~1C chocolate chips

Spread into greased 8x8 or 9x9 square pan. Bake ~370 for around 30 min, turning once, until the pass the knife test. These came out pretty much exactly as I was hoping. The blondie itself has a good peanut butter and banana flavour, like a PB&B sandwich, and the chocolate chips compliment very nicely. The texture is nice and dense, like a brownie. I recommend for anyone who wants a quick snack and likes these flavours :D

longpig 14th-May-2008 01:44 pm (UTC)
I wish you could mail me one of these!
elanya 14th-May-2008 01:46 pm (UTC)
I wanna make them again, but I'm out of choc. chips :/
longpig 14th-May-2008 02:02 pm (UTC)
How 'bout if I mail you some chocolate chips and you send me one of the squares :V
trunks_07 14th-May-2008 03:50 pm (UTC)
Those sound delicious
elanya 14th-May-2008 05:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks, they really were :D
megaroni_ 14th-May-2008 04:26 pm (UTC)
Those look sooooo good! I think I may try it out myself today :)
elanya 14th-May-2008 05:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Let me know how it turns out :D
whisperwheel Breakfast Bar Variation14th-May-2008 05:40 pm (UTC)
Elanya, this looked so awesome that I had to try it, but it was 9am SO.....

My variation:

1 egg
1/2 C sugar
1/2 C margarine
1 banana (mashed)
1/2 C PB
slivered almonds and sunflower seeds (or any other nuts)

Follow the above directions!

Thanks so much for a wonderful breakfast treat!
elanya Re: Breakfast Bar Variation14th-May-2008 05:49 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, that sounds really tasty too :D Glad to provide some inspiration ^-^
whisperwheel Re: Breakfast Bar Variation14th-May-2008 06:34 pm (UTC)
:-) Thanks again. I think next time I'd add raisins as well
mschilepepper 14th-May-2008 10:56 pm (UTC)
(PSst! 1/2 cup is more than 2/3 cup, so if you think one could cut back on the butter, you'll want to say 1/3 or 1/4 cup.)

They sound delicious! I'm going to purposefully let some of these bananas go "bad" and try this with Splenda, rather than sugar, so my Daddy-o can eat them, too.
heysmilepretty 15th-May-2008 04:02 pm (UTC)
1/2 cup is not more than 2/3 cup. :P
mschilepepper 16th-May-2008 03:13 am (UTC)
Um, I'm pretty sure the OP edited her post a bit after my comment, but nonetheless, I have no idea WHAT ... the HELL ... I was smokin' when I typed that.

Oh, look, a bunny!

elanya 15th-May-2008 04:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks - yeah, I meant 1/3 but 1/4 would probably also work.
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