Peanut Butter Banana Brownies {Easy Vegan Brownies}

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These Peanut Butter Banana Brownies are healthy vegan brownies that don’t taste ‘healthy’ at all. Use up your ripe bananas in this easy-to-make recipe. Suitable for vegan diets. Post includes Weight Watchers points.

5 Banana brownies (vegan brownies) cut into 12 pieces stacked on top of each other

Hey peeps, guess what?

I can barely believe it, but my little corner of the internet just turned the big 6.

6 years of developing and creating and photographing and writing and publishing and promoting and, most importantly, connecting with all of you and reading each and every single one of your lovely comments.

Thank you for being here. This blog wouldn’t be what it is today if it weren’t for your support.

It still amazes me how much this little blog of mine has grown over the last 6 years. And the last year has been especially amazing in a ‘wow I really can’t believe it’ kind of way. Thanks masses, again, for reading.

How about we celebrate with some blogging birthday brownies?

Not just any brownies. Peanut Butter Banana Brownies. They are soooooooooooo good.

They’re so good that it would be a crime not to lick the bowl, the fork, the anything-that’s-touched-this-amazing-brownie-batter. I let the kiddoes do this, but if they hadn’t been around and helping, I would not have felt ashamed one bit about doing it myself.

(Confession: I tried to tell them it was my blogging birthday, which meant mama should be allowed to at least lick the fork, but they were unconvinced. ‘But you can have a brownie,’ they said.)

So let’s get started on these Peanut Butter Banana Brownies. The best part about these brownies is they’re an easy way to use up ripe bananas – the ones that are starting to look dreadfully brown-peeled and have nearly reached ‘banana emergency’ state.

Peanut Butter Vegan Brownies: What You Need


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A quick list of items you will need to make this recipe.

Make Peanut Butter Banana Brownies – Step-by-Step

  • Step 1. Once you’ve preheated your oven, get out a large bowl and mash two ripe bananas.

 Banana brownies (vegan brownies) ingredients - with mashed bananas in a bowl with a fork

  • Step 2. Add sugar, oil (rapeseed or canola), almond milk, 1 tbsp of peanut butter (the rest comes later), and vanilla extract. Mix until combined.

 Banana brownies (vegan brownies) ingredients - with mashed bananas, oil and vanila

  • Step 3. Next, add flour, cocoa powder, chocolate chips (if making this vegan, ensure these are vegan chocolate chips), and the best sea salt flakes.

 Banana brownies (vegan brownies) ingredients - with mashed bananas, flour, chocolate, chocolate chips in a bowl

  • Step 4. Mix until combined.

 Banana brownies (vegan brownies) batter in a bowl

  • Step 5. Pour batter into a lightly oiled baking tray, silicone baking tray if you have it. Pour remaining 3 tbsp peanut butter on top and swirl it into batter.

Banana brownies (vegan brownies) batter with a peanut butter swirl in a baking try

  • Step 6. Bake for 27-30 mins, being careful not to overcook.

Pre-cut Banana brownies (vegan brownies) in a baking try

  • Step 7. Allow the brownies to cool, then add to a cooling rack to cool completely before cutting. This step may feel a bit impossible when the aroma of these Peanut Butter Banana Brownies has filled your kitchen, but you can do it.

Banana brownies (vegan brownies) cut into 12 pieces

Why You’ll Love Peanut Butter Banana Brownies

  • They’re a great way to use up ripe bananas. Or maybe that should be ‘a great excuse to buy bunches of bananas and be forced to make several batches of Peanut Butter Banana Brownies to use them up’…
  • They’re vegan. Peanut Butter Banana Brownies contain no eggs or other animal products, so they are suitable for vegan diets. They’re the perfect treat to bring to parties and gatherings when you’re not sure of the dietary preferences of guests.


  • They’re made in one bowl. All ingredients go in one bowl and then into one baking tray. Less time cleaning up, more time enjoying the brownies.
  • They’re healthy. Maybe not ‘kale and grapefruit smoothie’ healthy, but they’re made with wholesome ingredients.

Reader Feedback

I love it when readers make my recipes. Here is Janice’s lovely photo of these banana brownies:

Try These Vegan Brownies Too

If you like these Peanut Butter Banana Brownies, you should also try my vegan Instant Pot Brownies with Pumpkin. More delicious vegan brownie bliss.

More Peanut Butter Desserts

Decadent Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate.

No Bake Peanut Butter Pie with an Oreo Crust.

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate.

Vegan Brownies With Sweet Potato

To make vegan brownies with sweet potato, simply swap the bananas for some mashed sweet potato and you are good to go.

Weight Watchers Points in Peanut Butter Banana Brownies

There are 5 Freestyle Points in a serving of these healthy vegan Peanut Butter Banana Brownies.

Enjoy These Healthy Banana Brownies

I hope you enjoy celebrating my blogging birthday with these healthy banana brownies. I might just have 2 since it’s my blogging birthday and calories don’t count on birthdays (even blogging birthdays).

Guys, 2018 has been brilliant fun. I am signing out now and taking little time to hang out with the family, eat good food, rest up and think of brand new recipes for 2019. I can’t wait to get back to tempting you with eats, treats and a whole lot more.

Banana brownies (vegan brownies) cut into 12 pieces with a knife and coffee

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Thank you for reading my Peanut Butter Banana Brownies recipe post. And please come visit again as I continue dreaming up recipes, traditional African recipes, African fusion recipes, Sierra Leone recipes, travel plans and much more for you.

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Previously published Dec 2017. 

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5 Banana brownies (vegan brownies) cut into 12 pieces stacked on top of each other
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Peanut Butter Banana Brownies {Vegan}

Try these healthy vegan brownies with a peanut butter swirl.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Vegan, Western
Servings: 16
Calories: 141kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy


  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 175 g caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp rapeseed or canola oil
  • 3 tbsp almond milk
  • 4 tbsp smooth peanut butter, divided (warmed to stirring consistency in microwave)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 90 g plain flour
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 3 tbsp chocolate chips, dark
  • pinch salt


  • Preheat oven to fan-assisted 160C / 180C /350F / gas 4 and lightly oil a 23 X 23 cm (9 inch by 9 inch) baking tray. (Silicon is good for this.)
  • Mash the bananas in a large bowl using a fork.
  • Then add in the sugar, oil, almond milk, 1 tbsp peanut butter and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
  • Then mix in the flour, cocoa powder, chocolate chips and salt until combined.
  • Pour the brownie batter into prepared baking tray, then add the peanut butter on the top and swirl into patterns.
  • Bake for approximately 27-30 minutes, until brownie starts shrinking away from the sides of the tin, the centre feels a bit springy and a skewer inserted comes out cleanly. (Careful not to overcook – the brownies will firm up as they cool down).
  • Allow the brownies to cool completely before cutting and serving.
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These healthy vegan Peanut Butter Brownies are are a great way to use up those ripe bananas. 
Weight Watchers Points in Peanut Butter Banana Brownies
There are 5 Freestyle Points in one serving of Peanut Butter Banana Brownies.


Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.6mg

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  1. 3 stars
    Maybe it’s just because I’m not used to vegan recipes but these have a strange consistency, almost rubbery. I don’t think I’ll be making them again.

  2. These are soo good but is there supposed to be unbaked chocolate parts inside? Could it be the chocolate chips? I baked them as instructed and honestly maybe a bit more.

  3. 5 stars
    I made these brownies for a vegan friend, we both absolutely loved them.
    Then another time I didn’t have bananas, I used lightly boiled squash which I mashed. Also delicious and I preferred it slightly less sweet. A good way of using up extra garden produce!