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 8×8 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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7 Responses to “My Favorite Brownies”

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    Michelle — June 6, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    This is my go-to brownie recipe also. I made them for Christmas this year and people said they were the best brownies they’d ever had. They really are as good as advertised!

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    Alicia — June 9, 2011 at 2:31 am

    Yum ! Love the pictures. This recipe reminds me of our trip to vermont last fall.

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    ~Bee — June 10, 2011 at 1:51 am

    I’m always more likely to opt for a tangy, fruity dessert over a chocolatey one, but I love brownies as a midday snack 🙂 These look sooo good!

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    Sophia — February 27, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    What kind of cocoa powder?

    • beantownbaker — March 3rd, 2013 @ 11:13 am

      Any kind will work. I like to use Ghirardelli or Scharffen Berger

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    Helena — December 21, 2013 at 7:59 am

    My absolute favourite brownie recipe – easy to make, absolutely delicious and always go down a storm.
    I like to freeze mine in smaller batches for weekend treats 🙂

    • beantownbaker — December 26th, 2013 @ 10:58 am

      I do the same thing! I always double the recipe and throw the extras in the freezer. Nothing beats a tiny bite of frozen brownie goodness!

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