Fudgey Banana Brownies

These brownies are seriously dangerous. Dangerously delicious. I was a bit skeptical about how they’d turn out. I figured the banana would just serve to boost the moistness of the brownies. When I took my first bite, I realized that the banana flavor is actually pretty strong.

Hubby did thank me for warning him that they were banana flavored. I think if you bit into one and weren’t expecting the banana flavor, it would really throw you off!

I threw these brownies into the freezer so we wouldn’t eat the whole pan of them in a day or two… They were great cold, at room temperature, and even better zapped in the microwave for a few seconds. Of course, if you have a warm gooey brownie, you might as well top it with a scoop of ice cream and some leftover dulce de leche. That was definitely my favorite way to enjoy these brownies!

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Fudgey Banana Brownies

Yield: 16

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 medium bananas, mashed
2 cups flour
1/3 cup dark cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.

Beat butter, crisco, sugar, and brown sugar until light and creamy. Add mashed banana and vanilla and beat until combined.

Add flour mixture and mix until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.

Press batter into a lightly greased 8ร—8 baking pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out semi-clean. Cool before cutting into 16 pieces.

Recipe adapted from Becky Bakes


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11 Responses to “Chocolate Oatmeal Almost Candy Bars”

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    Brisbane Baker — March 24, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Wow, you’re going to end up with a whole lotta bars by the end of the week ๐Ÿ˜€

    Yum! Love this recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

    http://www.brisbanebaker.blogspot.com

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    yumventures — March 24, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    I love when ingredients don’t sound like they would be good, but come together in an amazing way! These look lovely.

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    Valen — March 24, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    I really enjoy your blog, lots of great photos and recipes! These look so good! I love oats, chocolate, and raisins, but have never combined all three.

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    Memรณria — March 24, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    These bars look fantastic and full of flavor. I’m bookmarking this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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    themilkmanswife — March 24, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    These sound wonderful! I’m not huge on raisins either but it sounds like they really work here. I’ll have to try these! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Jen — March 25, 2010 at 12:52 am

    This looks really great but I don’t think I can do the raisins–maybe I would make this and then I could give it to other people instead of eating it all myself!

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    Kelly — March 25, 2010 at 1:04 am

    Who is getting to eat all these amazing creations? Those ingredients sound delicious to me so I can only imagine the combined taste!

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    Jen — March 25, 2010 at 1:08 am

    Ha Kelly! My husband and I take the baked goods to work with us. I am also the girl who always brings a dessert to any gathering. Everyone knows that if we’re hanging out, I’ll probably have desserts in hand. I usually only have about one of whatever I make (hey, I have to taste test my food!)

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    Katherine Martin — March 25, 2010 at 2:19 am

    I am soooo making my housemates make me these for my birthday. If they don’t, I’ll just make them this weekend!! Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

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    o — September 17, 2013 at 4:24 am

    How many grams in a stick of butter?

    • beantownbaker — September 17th, 2013 @ 7:30 am

      There is information about butter in my FAQ page. 1 stick=113g

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