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.

Nathan Lee
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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Place mashed bananas in a bowl. Stir in coconut sugar, egg, butter, milk, and vanilla extract until well blended.

  • 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.

  • Scrape batter into the prepared pan and smooth out the top.

  • 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

173 calories; 7 g total fat; 31 mg cholesterol; 137 mg sodium. 27.6 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2019
Delicious! Make sure you use ripe to very ripe bananas for the most banana taste. My son and I greatly enjoyed this dessert! Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/20/2019
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 butter and chocolate not fair to call them healthy. Super-moist. Great tasting. If they weren t called brownies I d give them a higher rating. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2019
Delicious! Make sure you use ripe to very ripe bananas for the most banana taste. My son and I greatly enjoyed this dessert! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/20/2019
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 in flavor. As the Cook s Notes suggested I did sprinkle some chocolate chips on the top before the brownies went into the oven and that may account for why I didn t taste as much of the banana bread flavor as I would have liked. Regardless these are good brownies with or with the additional chocolate chips and I would make again. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
03/19/2019
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 butter and chocolate not fair to call them healthy. Super-moist. Great tasting. If they weren t called brownies I d give them a higher rating. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2019
Delicious! Make sure you use ripe to very ripe bananas for the most banana taste. My son and I greatly enjoyed this dessert! Read More