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Banana Brownies


"These dense, fudgy brownies get their flavor and texture from ripe bananas. An easy favorite with our family."
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1 h 18 m servings 201 cals
Original recipe yields 16 servings (16 brownies)

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  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; 8.5 g fat; 32 g carbohydrates; 2.3 g protein; 26 mg cholesterol; 77 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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These were amazing! I made them without the nuts. If you like bananas, these are for you.

This is a nice dense bar. I could eat it with or without the frosting.

This is almost banana bread in its consistency which was a surprise because we were expecting more of a dense brownie texture, but the flavor was excellent. I may experiment with more chocolate ...

Delicious! Made per the directions and they were moist and fluffy, with just a slight banana flavor. Will make again next time I have overripe bananas.