A very ripe banana against yellow background
Mash Up Ripe Bananas For A Tasty Twist On Brownies
Mashed ripe banana will add extra moisture to brownie batter, resulting in a rich and fudgy brownie that will be good at room temperature for three days.
Use a banana that is anywhere from flecked with brown spots to fully darkened, but with no moldy spots. If the banana is leaking liquid or has an off aroma, toss it in the compost.
If your bananas are perfectly ripe for baking but you have no plans to use them yet, popping them in the freezer can buy you an extra week or two. Plus, they’ll be easier to mash.
There's no mixer required — simply stir the ingredients together. Just remember to sift the cocoa powder to prevent clumps in the batter.