Our banana blondies are rich, chewy, and incredibly simple, created with a no-bake technique which makes this one of the easiest recipes you will EVER try!
Also known as “blonde brownies”, the dessert bars are filled with a classic flavour combination - banana, walnuts, chocolate and dates - utterly delicious! A vegan and gluten-free sweet treat that you can enjoy guilt-free by following our recipe below. Made using our light & sweet syrup!
For best results use an overripe banana (the darker, the better), the softness of the banana will provide a chew to the blondies and a riper banana develops more natural sweetness with a distinctive fruity flavour. The no-bake banana blondies are filled with chocolate chips and walnuts for added crunch, then naturally sweetened using Sunnah Wholefoods Date Syrup.
This recipe has been created by our long-term food collaborator, Salwa Ismaily. Salwa is a Nutritionist - food and health engineer and develops delicious dishes with health and wellness in mind. This recipe was designed to solve ‘how to use a ripe banana’ with amazing results, the no-bake banana blondies are both vegan and gluten-free.
No-Bake Banana Blondies Recipe
- Difficulty Level: Easy
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
- Servings: 12
- 1 large ripe banana, mashed
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/4 cup peanut butter / almond butter
- 1/4 cup Date Syrup
- 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- Pinch of salt and cinnamon
- Optional (granola to sprinkle on the top)
- Mixing bowl
- Loaf tin
Here's How to Make No Bake Banana Blondies
Step 1: Combine Banana and Flour
Into a mixing bowl add the large ripe banana and mash using the back of a fork until crushed. Then add the coconut flour and stir with a spoon until well mixed.
Step 2: Warm Nut Butter and Date Syrup
Place the peanut butter and date syrup into a bowl and stir together. Transfer the bowl to a microwave and heat for 1 minute to soften the ingredients, continue to warm through until the peanut butter and date syrup are easily spreadable.
Step 3: Combine the Ingredients
Pour the softened peanut butter and date syrup into the mixing bowl of crushed banana and coconut flour. Stir the ingredients together using a spoon to form a smooth uniform dough.
Step 4: Mix in the Fillings
Stir into the mixing bowl the chopped walnuts, chocolate chips, salt and ground cinnamon. Taste the mixture at this stage and add extra flavourings or seasoning to your liking.
Step 5: Fill a Loaf Tin
Line a loaf tin with plastic wrap then pour the banana blondie dough into the loaf tin. Flatten using the back of a spoon to spread the mixture evenly through the tin.
Step 6: Add Extra Toppings
For an added crunch to the topping of the banana blondies scatter granola, chocolate chips or chopped walnuts over the surface of the blondies.
Step 7: Chill the Banana Blondies
Transfer the loaf tin of banana blondies to a refrigerator and chill for at least 1 hour. This will allow the mixture to set and form the signature chewy texture.
Step 8: Slice and Serve
After 1 hour remove the banana blondies from the refrigerator and lift the plastic wrap to gently release the dessert from the tin. Place the banana blondies on a chopping board and slice into 12 each portions. Serve the banana blondies immediately or store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for an on-the-go snack anytime.
- Use plastic wrap to easily release the banana blondies from the loaf tin. Alternatively use spray oil to grease the edges of the tin then turn out the banana blondies onto a chopping board.
- Allow at least 1 hour up to overnight for the banana blondies to set in the refrigerator.
- Store the prepared banana blondies in the refrigerator to maintain their texture for up to 5 days.
No-Bake Banana Blondies FAQs
- What is a blondie?
A blondie is a sweet dessert bar similar to a brownie which replaces the cocoa powder with vanilla. The traditional blondie is made with flour, butter, eggs, brown sugar, baking powder and an assortment of fillings such as chocolate chips or chopped walnuts. Our no-bake banana blondie closely resembles the classic blondie as a healthier, vegan and gluten-free option.
- What flour can I use instead of coconut flour?
If coconut flour is available then use almond flour or oat flour, adjust the amounts to achieve your preferred consistency.
- How to make nut-free Banana Blondies?
For a nut-free version of this recipe use sunflower butter or soy butter as a replacement for the nut butter and include extra chocolate chips rather than chopped walnuts.