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Banana Bread Brownies

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"Banana bread-based dark chocolate dessert. Great for a breakfast on the go or a late-night snack. Sprinkle a handful of chocolate chips on top before baking if desired."
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35 m servings 173
Original recipe yields 9 servings (9 large bars)


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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line an 8x8-inch baking pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on 2 sides. Coat paper lightly with nonstick spray.
  2. Place mashed bananas in a bowl. Stir in coconut sugar, egg, butter, milk, and vanilla extract until well blended.
  3. Stir flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt together in a separate, smaller bowl. Add to the banana mixture and mix until incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Scrape batter into the prepared pan and smooth out the top.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 16 to 20 minutes. Lift out of the pan using the parchment paper overhang; place onto a cutting board. Slice into bars and let cool.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Ensure you have as close to 1 cup of mashed bananas as possible, as too little will make your bars dry.
  • Substitute white sugar for the coconut sugar if preferred.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 173 calories; 7 27.6 3 31 137 Full nutrition

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Delicious! Make sure you use ripe to very ripe bananas for the most banana taste. My son and I greatly enjoyed this dessert!

These are not like brownies. These are like chocolate cake that has chunks of banana in it. The banana is muted, barely there. It seems to be an attempt at “healthy” brownies. But will all the b...

2.20.19 This tastes like a fudgy, classic brownie, and that’s a good thing! Although you get a hint of banana bread, it’s definitely in the background, as the cocoa/chocolate is what’s upfront...