Peanut Butter & Banana Brownies

I’ve had serious reservations about posting this recipe… Many of my tasters did not like these brownies. Actually, there’s never been such an unfavorable response to an item that I’ve presented to them… So then why are you seeing it here today? I happened to really liked them.

I’ll say now, that if what you’re looking for is a traditional brownie, then keep looking because these are far from it… These richly banana flavoured brownies have a soft, chewy, fudgy center. Almost a hybrid of a confection and a baked good. It’s a texture that I found intriguing, and loved… I imagine that they’d be out of this world, warmed up and served with a scoop of ice cream (just sayin’ :-)).


Have you ever had doubts about posting a recipe (then did it anyway)?



Peanut Butter & Banana Brownies




Peanut Butter & Banana Brownies

1/2 cup Smooth Peanut Butter (natural)

1/4 cup Margarine

4 1/2 ounces (128 grams) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

1 1/4 cup Sugar

1/2 cup Pureed Banana

2 tsp Vanilla Extract

1 cup All-Purpose Flour

1/2 tsp Baking Soda


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Line an 8 x 8 baking pan with foil and lightly grease.

Over low heat, melt peanut butter, margarine and chocolate. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Once chocolate mixture has cooled, stir in sugar.

Beat in banana and vanilla, with a spoon.

Stir together the flour and baking soda. Add to chocolate mixture, stirring just until combined.

Spoon batter into baking pan, leveling and smoothing surface.

Bake for 30 – 35 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean (will probably have oil residue).

Cool in pan on wire rack. When completely cool, cover and refrigerate for several hours (I left mine in overnight).

Slice and serve.


Note: My edges come out very crunchy, so I cut them off when slicing the brownies… And save them for myself. They’re like crunchy cookies (great for dunking). Baker Bonus!



19 thoughts on “Peanut Butter & Banana Brownies

  1. Tiffany

    Yes! I do this from time to time. I figure that if my kids like a recipe, it has got to appeal to some people, even if a few taste testers did not like it. I had some doubts about a few things in my book, but I figured if we all like it, then it is good. Different people also have different tastes and some are very picky about texture and things too. You’ve just got to go with your gut and not worry about trying to please everybody. Your brownies look yummy to me! I love PB and banana! Too bad we couldn’t get together and share our yummy creations.:)

    1. Starr

      Thanks for the moral support, Tiffany. You’re right, everyone doesn’t like the same thing (and wouldn’t it be a boring world if they did!)… If you ever find yourself in the Vancouver area, let me know. We’ll get together for tea and goodies! 🙂

  2. * Vegan Sparkles *

    hehe, YES, and funnily enough, the recipes I think will be hits are sometimes overlooked and other ones that I don’t think are that special get all the love! Thankfully there are all kinds of tastebuds out there and mine are saying they want these, NOW! 🙂

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