Chocolate Banana Brownies Recipe

There are thousands and thousands of brownies recipes out there, and each one is unique in its own way. But if you want to make brownies with a bit of hidden fruit, then we have the perfect recipe for you. These chocolate banana brownies combine your average brownies ingredients with ripe bananas to give it that special banana flavor. This is also an excellent way to add a serving of fruit to your dessert! Add some dark chocolate chips and you have one of the sweetest and most decadent brownies out there. 

Recipe developer Catherine Brookes of Blue Sky Eating came up with this tasty brownie recipe, and we guarantee it will leave you feeling happy. "Chocolate and banana are a match made in heaven, especially in the form of these super fudgy brownies. The banana flavor really comes through and adds to a unique twist to a traditional bake," Brookes raves. She adds that she loves to serve these brownies "for birthdays, celebration, parties, to bake as a gift for friends, or just for some fun home baking." So basically, any occasion is a good occasion to indulge. 

Keep scrolling to find out how to make this wonderful dessert.

Gather the ingredients for chocolate banana brownies

The first thing you need to do is gather all the ingredients to throw together these yummy brownies. The first thing you will need to get is butter, followed by a white sugar. Then, pick up large eggs and vanilla extract. The recipe also calls for some very ripe bananas, so keep that in mind when you're making your selections.

When you hit up the baking aisle, throw cocoa powder and all-purpose flour in your cart. Last but not least, you will need some baking soda and dark chocolate chips. Voila, that's it! 

Start your prep work and mix the wet ingredients

As with most brownie recipes, this one requires the use of an oven. Before you think about doing anything else, take a stroll over to your range and crank the heat up to 350 F. We always suggest this as the first step, so the oven will be ready when you finish the prep work.

Next, grab an 8x8-inch square pan and line it with parchment paper. Be sure to also grease the inside of the pan. This will prevent the parchment and the brownies from sticking to the bottom. 

Take out a large mixing bowl that's big enough to fit the bulk of your ingredients. Toss in the butter, sugars, and eggs, then mix in the vanilla extract and pre-mashed banana. 

Mix your batter and bake the brownies

Now, move onto your dry ingredients. Take out another bowl and add your cocoa powder, flour, salt, and baking powder. Use a whisk to mix everything together. 

Grab the bowl with your dry ingredients and begin to sift it into the bowl with the wet ingredients. Gently fold everything together until it's well-combined. Next, add your dark chocolate chips and fold again. Be sure to mix well so you have a little bit of chocolate chip in each part of the batter. 

Transfer the mixture into your prepared pan and bake for 30-40 minutes. You can check doneness by poking a skewer in the center and seeing if it comes out clean. A few moist crumbs are okay.

Cool and serve

When you remove the brownies from the oven, let them cool in the pan for about 15 minutes. Then, transfer the brownies to a wire rack and let them cool completely. This recipe calls for 12 bars, so simply slice them into 12 pieces. Of course, you can always make the servings bigger or smaller if you'd like.

These are great on their own, but Brookes also provides a few serving suggestions. "[Serve them] with more fresh banana, berries, ice cream, cream, or chocolate sauce," she says. 

If you don't eat these all in the first day, don't sweat it. "Leftovers should be good for 3 days at room temperature in airtight container," Brookes shares. 

We hope these sweet treats hit the spot. 

Chocolate Banana Brownies Recipe
5 from 100 ratings
Combine the rich and distinct flavors of chocolate and banana together with this perfect and easy recipe for chocolate banana brownies.
Prep Time
10
minutes
Cook Time
30
minutes
Servings
12
brownies
banana brownies on counter
Total time: 40 minutes
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup butter, melted
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅔ cup mashed very ripe banana (approximately 2 bananas)
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and grease and line an 8x8-inch square pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, and mashed banana.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder, flour, salt, and baking powder.
  4. Sift the flour mixture into the bowl with the wet ingredients, then gently fold them together until just combined.
  5. Add the chocolate chips and fold the batter again.
  6. Transfer the mixture to your prepared pan and bake for 30-40 minutes or until a skewer poked into the center of the brownies comes out with no wet batter (a few moist crumbs are okay).
  7. Leave the brownies in the pan for about 15 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Slice into 12 bars and serve.
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 346
Total Fat 19.1 g
Saturated Fat 11.4 g
Trans Fat 0.5 g
Cholesterol 62.0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 42.0 g
Dietary Fiber 2.9 g
Total Sugars 30.3 g
Sodium 80.9 mg
Protein 3.6 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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