These dense, fudgy brownies get their flavor and texture from ripe bananas. An easy favorite with our family.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
33 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 18 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 brownies
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Frosting:

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch square glass baking dish.

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  • Melt chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl on low power in 15-second intervals, stirring after each melting, 1 to 3 minutes. Cool slightly, about 5 minutes.

  • Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Add melted chocolate, bananas, eggs, and vanilla extract; beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until well-blended. Stir in pecans. Spread batter in the prepared baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until top is dry and edges have started to pull away from the sides of the pan, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool, about 25 minutes.

  • Combine butter and cocoa powder in a saucepan over low heat; cook, stirring constantly, until smooth, about 3 minutes. Stir in confectioners' sugar and milk. Add more milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until frosting is spreading consistency.

  • Spread frosting over cooled brownies. Cut into squares.

Nutrition Facts

201 calories; protein 2.3g 5% DV; carbohydrates 32g 10% DV; fat 8.5g 13% DV; cholesterol 26.3mg 9% DV; sodium 77.1mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (17)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2018
I needed to use a few overripe bananas, but didn’t want to go with the standard banana bread, so I’m glad I was able to find something different. This does come out more like a sheet cake than brownies, as another reviewer stated, but it’s still really good. I made the following changes: used 3 bananas and added 1/2 tsp cinnamon to the batter, then with the frosting, added 1 tsp vanilla, a pinch of salt and about 1/3 cup peanut butter (if you’re a fan of peanut butter and chocolate, that makes a really nice addition). It’s been a hit with everyone who’s tried it and I’ll definitely make it again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/30/2018
I made these as directed and I would describe them more as a banana Texas sheet cake than a brownie. Very dense and strong banana flavour. Read More
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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2018
I needed to use a few overripe bananas, but didn’t want to go with the standard banana bread, so I’m glad I was able to find something different. This does come out more like a sheet cake than brownies, as another reviewer stated, but it’s still really good. I made the following changes: used 3 bananas and added 1/2 tsp cinnamon to the batter, then with the frosting, added 1 tsp vanilla, a pinch of salt and about 1/3 cup peanut butter (if you’re a fan of peanut butter and chocolate, that makes a really nice addition). It’s been a hit with everyone who’s tried it and I’ll definitely make it again. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2019
This was a real hit... instead of icing I topped with powdered sugar & served with vanilla ice cream & a dollop of whipped cream... oh yummm Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/30/2018
I made these as directed and I would describe them more as a banana Texas sheet cake than a brownie. Very dense and strong banana flavour. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2018
It was good, I had 3 big bananas so increased the recipe by 1/3. Cooked it 10 minutes longer because my oven is like that. My niece don't like nuts, had to pick them out, but she's like that. My wife said the frosting was too sweet but I told her sugar is like that. It was all eaten, it was like that. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2017
These were amazing! I made them without the nuts. If you like bananas these are for you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2018
They where amazing....we loved them Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2018
Absolutely terrific! I doubled the recipe used dark chocolate chips and dark cocoa powder and used a Pyrex 9 X 13 baking dish. It took about 35 minutes to bake. Moist and fudgy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2018
Delicious it would be good with nuts too Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2020
This was very good. However, I cannot call it a brownie. It turned out tasting more like a very moist banana bread with chocolate sauce on it. The whole family liked it, though! Read More
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