My love affair with cookies does not discriminate against a good and chewy blondie.  Banana Blondies with Cream Cheese Frosting are moist, delicious and absolutely perfect.  In fact, I already have them on my Thanksgiving dessert menu.  Keep scrolling to see how simple they are to make.

Banana Blondies Recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting featured by top US dessert blog, Practically Homemade

I am not a plain banana fan but add it to a baked good and I am all about it!  This Banana Blondies Recipe is what dreams are made of.

Although this Banana Crumb Cake is right there too.  There is something so comforting about a banana baked good.

Add a luscious cream cheese frosting to a baked banana item and you have added even more wonderfulness.  I promise you these blondies do not disappoint.

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Banana Blondies Recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting featured by top US dessert blog, Practically Homemade

 

What Kind of Bananas Work Best in Banana Blondies or Bread Recipe?

I always suggest using ripe bananas.  You will know it is ripe because the outside will be brown and black.  There are a number of reasons that ripe bananas work best.  First of all, they mash easier when they are more ripe but they are also sweeter.

You could use a banana that is less ripe but you may have to adjust the amount of sugar depending on the sweetness of the banana.

How to make Banana Blondies

Begin by combining the wet ingredients {melted butter, brown sugar, vanilla and egg} together.  Mix it together until you have a smooth texture.

The great part about using melted butter in a blondie is that the brown sugar dissolves into it and creates this sweet and thick mixture.

Banana Blondies Recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting featured by top US dessert blog, Practically Homemade

To the wet ingredients, add the cinnamon, salt, flour and mashed banana.  Mix together until you have a thick and brownie like batter.

Why do we not Use Much Flour in Blondies?

Some of you might question the amount of flour we are adding to the mixture because a normal cookie recipe typically calls for a lot more.

But Blondies and Brownies {their chocolate counterparts} are baked in a pan, so we are not worried about them holding their shape.  We are also going for a different texture and adding less flour will give you that.

Banana Blondies Recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting featured by top US dessert blog, Practically Homemade

Pour the banana blondies batter into a 8×8 baking pan that has been sprayed with non stick cooking spray.  Spread it into an even layer.

Banana Blondies Recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting featured by top US dessert blog, Practically Homemade

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 18-22 minutes.  Do not over bake.  Blondies need to be dense and almost gooey, like a brownie.

Banana Blondies Recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting featured by top US dessert blog, Practically Homemade

Once the blondies are baked and cooled, combine all of the cream cheese frosting ingredients.  Spread it over the top of the banana blondies in an even layer.

Banana Blondies Recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting featured by top US dessert blog, Practically Homemade

Sometimes I will use a butter knife to make lines in the frosting for an easy decoration.

Banana Blondies Recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting featured by top US dessert blog, Practically Homemade

Now it is time to cut these Banana Blondies into squares and serve.  One single bite will have you hooked!

They are tender with a hint of cinnamon {but not too much} and the small layer of cream cheese frosting takes it over the top in the delicious department.  A definite crowd pleaser and perfect for your Thanksgiving Dessert Table…or any day of the week!

Banana Blondies Recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting featured by top US dessert blog, Practically Homemade

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Banana Blondies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Wonderful and delicious banana blondies with a hint of cinnamon and topped with the perfect cream cheese frosting. A definite crowd pleaser!

Course Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 52 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter {melted}
  • 1 cup brown sugar {packed}
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup bananas {mashed} I used 1 banana

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 2 oz cream cheese {softened}
  • 2 tbsp butter {softened}
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° and spray your 8x8 pan with non-stick spray, set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl combine the melted butter, brown sugar, vanilla and egg. Stir {by hand} until everything is nicely incorporated and you have a thick mixture.

  3. Add the cinnamon, salt, flour and mashed banana to the butter and brown sugar mixture. Mix {by hand} until all of the ingredients are incorporated. Pour batter into the prepared 8x8 baking pan.

  4. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until the edges of the blondies are slightly browned. The middle will be set but still look a little under cooked. Remove from the oven and let them cool.

  5. Once your banana blondies are cooled, combine the frosting ingredients and mix {I used a hand held mixer} until you have a smooth consistency. It will be thick for a few seconds but keep mixing and it will loosen up. Add frosting to the top of the banana blondies and spread out into an even layer.

  6. Cut your banana blondies into squares and serve. Keep covered at room temperature for up to 4 days or refrigerate covered for up to 5 days.