Easy banana brownies

    40 min

    A small banana is added to a basic made-from-scratch brownie for a hint of banana flavour. This is a fudgy brownie and it does not rise much. Add 60g chopped nuts or chocolate chips for more flavour. No mixer required!

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    Serves: 16 

    • 110g butter
    • 100g plain chocolate or chocolate chips
    • 1 large egg
    • 150g light brown soft sugar
    • 1 small ripe banana, mashed
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 100g plain flour

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat an oven to 170 C / Gas mark 3. Grease a 20cm square tin.
    2. Melt butter in sauce pan over medium-low heat. Remove from heat, add chocolate, 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 and vanilla. Pour the melted chocolate mixture into the banana mixture, and stir until well combined. Add the flour, stirring just until incorporated. Spread the mixture into the prepared tin.
    4. Bake in preheated oven until a skewer inserted near the centre comes out with moist crumbs, 20 to 25 minutes. Don't over bake. Remove, and cool tin on wire rack before cutting.

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    this is awesome - so easy and truly delicious - a great way to use up old bananas - mine were black!  -  30 Jun 2009


    First time I've tried making brownies with my son. Very yummy & easy.  -  08 Mar 2010


    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!  -  01 Jul 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)