Banana Brownies


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

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
33 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 18 mins
16 brownies


  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 large ripe bananas, mashed

  • 2 eggs, well beaten

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ cup chopped pecans (Optional)


  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 ½ cups confectioners' sugar

  • 2 tablespoons milk, or more as needed


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Spread frosting over cooled brownies. Cut into squares.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

201 Calories
9g Fat
32g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 201
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 77mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 139mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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