Easy Banana Brownies

Easy Banana Brownies


"A small banana is added to a basic made-from-scratch brownie for a hint of banana flavor. This is a fudgy brownie and it does not rise much. Add 1/2 cup chopped nuts or mini chocolate chips for more flavor. No mixer required!"

Ingredients 45 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 151 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 151 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 8.2 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 19.4g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Sodium:
  • 85 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat an oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease an 8 inch square pan.
  2. Melt butter in sauce pan over medium-low heat. Remove from heat, add chips, and stir until melted. Set aside to cool for 5 minutes.
  3. Lightly beat the egg in a medium bowl. Stir in the brown sugar, banana, vanilla, and salt. Pour the melted chocolate mixture into the banana mixture, and stir until well combined. Add the flour, stirring just until incorporated. Spread the batter into the prepared pan.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with moist crumbs, about 30 minutes. Don't over bake. Remove, and cool pan on wire rack before cutting.
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I am the submitter of this recipe and I am continually perfecting it. These changes should yield a compromise between fudgy and cakey. For 8x8 pan you can try these changes: (They won 3rd prize at the Minnesota State Fair in August-2009) Here are the changes: 2 eggs instead of one. 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar instead of 2/3 cup. 5 oz semi sweet and 1 oz bittersweet chips or baking bars (for about a whole cup total chocolate to melt) instead of 2/3 cups. 6 Tablespoons butter instead of 1/2 cup. About 4 inches of banana, then mash ( or a little more if you like strong banana flavor.) 1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder mixed into the flour and salt mixture. Optional to FOLD into completed batter: 1/2 cup lightly toasted pecans and 1/2 cup semi sweet chips. No change to vanilla, flour, or salt. Follow mixing instructions in recipe. ONLY GREASE BOTTOM OF PAN. Bake at 325 for at least 35 minutes to 40 min. Check at 35 min. You should get a shiny, crackly crust. Enjoy!


Fantastic and easy. I doubled these and made them in a 9x13 pan. I also added some extra chocolate chips to the batter right before baking. They took about 35 minutes in my oven and were chewy and delicious. They don't need frosting, but I was taking them to an event and dressed them up with the banana buttercream icing from this site. They disappeared very quickly!

Pelirojo Peligroso

These are the best brownies I have ever made. I had to share them with our neighbors! I doubled the recipe. Instead of doubling the butter to one cup, I used only half a cup of butter plus half a cup of extra mashed banana. The brownies are moist, delicious, and nobody missed the extra fat!