Banana Brownies

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Banana Brownies

Light as a cake –  Moist like banana bread – Richness like a brownie. YUM

I made these.   My guest loved them.  We discussed them.  Talked about what to name them as we were eating another one.  And before you know it…poof….they were gone!

Bananas are just one of those fruits that I am always buying.  I use them mostly in smoothies that are made daily around my house.  Lucky for me I prefer them on the riper side.  And turns out, I have seen articles stating that the nutrition value increases as they ripen.

I always wait for the local grocery store to bag the not so pretty bananas to make room for the new ones.  $1.45 for a bag!  Yes, that always makes me happy.  And so what if every once in awhile a few get tossed.   It is such a deal.

Bag 'O' Bananas

Banana Brownies

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, optional

Cream butter and sugar in mixing bowl till light and fluffy.  Beat in egg and vanilla.  Stir in the banana.  I used slow speed on mixer.  Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.   Add to creamed mixture and mix well.  My grandma always said you could never mix to much!

Pour into greased 13×9 baking pan.  Sprinkle walnuts on top.

Bake at 350 degree for 25 minutes.  Cool completely.  Then cut into desired size serving pieces.

Ready to go in the oven.  Batter

 

One thought on “Banana Brownies

  1. Dawn

    August 2, 2014 at 5:28pm

    This recipe sounds divine. There’s nothing better than banana and chocolate. Unless, of course, you count brownies. Therefore, I shall be making these banana brownies in the very near future. Yum!

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  2. Rachel Ralston

    August 2, 2014 at 5:41pm

    This looks great and the best thing is that I already have most of the ingredients already at the house. Yum! I see this as being dessert in the near future.

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      Kathy

      August 2, 2014 at 7:01pm

      And it is even better the next day or two.

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  3. Anastasia

    August 2, 2014 at 7:31pm

    Yum! These brownies look scrumptiously mouthwatering, and I think I need to try making them. Do you think I can substitute pecans for walnuts?

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      Kathy

      August 2, 2014 at 11:24pm

      Absolutely. I think pecans would be delish!

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  4. Mrs. Mashed Up

    August 2, 2014 at 11:49pm

    My hubby loves banana bread, and I always tend to have bananas getting ready to go bad. I might have to try this.

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      Kathy

      August 4, 2014 at 12:00am

      It is a nice change from banana bread.

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  5. Roch

    August 3, 2014 at 12:34am

    I just had bananas now for breakfast. Having those banana brownies for sure would be a hearty meal. How about make them into cupcake?

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  6. Joyful Gifts by Julie

    August 3, 2014 at 5:24am

    hmmm I did not know bananas nutrition value increased as they ripened. I guess I’m not getting the nutrition I need I like mine a little on the green side. 🙁

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      Kathy

      August 3, 2014 at 11:59pm

      We have an Albertson’s that does this. Usually about once a week.

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  7. Bonnie @ wemake7

    August 3, 2014 at 12:32pm

    What a great recipe. I can’t believe you can get those for $1.45 a bag! That is awesome, we buy them all the time too, my kiddos love bananas.

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  8. Paula Parker

    August 3, 2014 at 5:14pm

    Oh Yes, this is a definite with morning coffee. What a great way to use up the bananas you don’t get too!

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  9. Rebecca Swenor

    August 3, 2014 at 5:58pm

    I love bananas and brownies so this is right up my alley. I will have to copy this recipe. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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      Kathy

      August 4, 2014 at 12:02am

      That would be awesome!

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  10. Jessica Peeling

    August 3, 2014 at 11:28pm

    My mom makes banana bread a lot, but I’ve never had banana brownies! Yum!

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  11. Sandy Sandler

    August 4, 2014 at 12:41am

    Goodness I have never heard of banana brownies. These look delish. thanks for the recipe.

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  12. R U S S

    August 4, 2014 at 1:50am

    I’m big on anything banana and chocolate. Add walnuts and it’s going to be very much Russ-friendly! I saved your post for future use.

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      Kathy

      August 4, 2014 at 2:27am

      Thank you. Hope you enjoy. Having the last piece with ice cream and chocolate syrup tonight.

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  13. Ann Bacciaglia

    August 4, 2014 at 2:34am

    I love banana bread and I love brownies. What a fantastic combination! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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  14. jane

    August 4, 2014 at 10:25am

    thanks for this recipe! why do i never thought of this before haha i love both of them

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  15. Rosey

    August 4, 2014 at 12:14pm

    Ohh brownies and bananas??? That is a perfect combination!

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  16. Leira Pagaspas

    August 4, 2014 at 1:03pm

    This is perfect for my kids!! I want to serve them something yummy and healthy too

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  17. Alyssa C

    August 4, 2014 at 1:37pm

    Banana brownies? These look and sound AMAZING!!!! Thank you for sharing

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  18. Kath Rivera

    August 4, 2014 at 2:51pm

    Yay to this recipe. Saving this post because my sister is looking for a recipe of banana cake with a twist and this one is the answer. Thank you so much!

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      Kathy

      August 4, 2014 at 3:29pm

      Thank you. Hope she enjoys these as much as we did.

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  19. michele d

    August 4, 2014 at 5:44pm

    Love bananas so this would be ideal for me to make for the family. It looks so yummy. Can’t wait!

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  20. Terry C

    August 4, 2014 at 11:18pm

    That looks so delicious. I would love to try it out.

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  21. Natalie

    August 5, 2014 at 3:21am

    never heard of banana brownies before, looks like something the kids would really enjoy.

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  22. Alysia

    August 5, 2014 at 7:30am

    Woah. Weirdest thing…Honest to God…
    I had a dream last night that I made these!! LOL
    Not even kidding! I made them and took them to a party we were at.

    So weird to see this post the next day 0_0

    Now I *have* to make them….but I’m creeped out about it at the same time lol

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