Banana Chocolate Chip Brownies

What to do with the bananas that seem to ripen overnight?  I was getting tired of banana bread and wanted to try something different, especially since the freezer seemed to exploding with all the overripe bananas that had been collecting.  One week I will not be able to keep enough bananas in the house and then the next week Stella will just stop eating them, with no notice or anything, this is what keeps our freezer full of very ripe bananas!

I had done banana cookies and they were good, banana pancakes, banana muffins but I really wanted something closer to a brownie and why not banana?!

Banana Chocolate Chip Brownies

Banana served

Ingredients (preferably organic)

3/4 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup  sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 egg, free-range, organic
1 tsp vanilla
3 – 4 very ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 cup chocolate chips, we used a combo of dark and bittersweet chips

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Using an electric mixer or stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugars.

Banana butter sugar

3. Add the egg and mix until fluffy and creamy.

Banana egg

4. Mash the bananas and then add to mixture along with the vanilla, mix well.

Banana mash

Banana b added

5. Add the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt to the mixture, mix until incorporated into the batter.

Banana flour

6. Add the chocolate chips, stir in by hand.

Banana chips

7. Spread the batter into the pan and bake for 20 – 25 minutes, the brownie should spring back and be golden brown.

Banana in pan

8. Allow to cool completely, cut and serve.  Ok – you could cut them when they are still warm – we couldn’t resist!

Banana out of oven

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3 Responses to Banana Chocolate Chip Brownies

  1. Jo says:

    They look luscious — I can almost smell them!

  2. Deborah Wilhelm says:

    I never met a brownie I didn’t love – these are a wonderful variation and sound delicious! I think I will add pecans when I make them. Hey, is there an easy way to print the recipe without the pictures, it may be obvious but not to me 🙂

    • simply0637 says:

      I am working on getting a recipe plug-in for the site. At this time best to either just print it all or cut and paste recipe into word. Sorry 🙁

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