It was a banana baking bonanza at my house this week. That bag of reduced price bananas purchased at the grocery store last week wouldn’t let me leave until I placed it in my cart.
Problem is, time just got away from me this week and when I finally checked to see how they were doing it was apparent they needed immediate attention.
Most of them went into my favourite banana breads and a couple into a batch of banana chocolate chip muffins.
This was the opportune time to try a new banana recipe. I’ve had my eye on this recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Brownies for a while and it seemed the time had finally come to make it happen.
Can it get any better than chocolate and peanut butter? Apparently so…just add bananas.
My first batch produced some very moist, fudgy, delicious brownies which are no longer around due to a high demand.
Personally, I prefer a brownie that is somewhere in between fudgy and cakey. Nothing that an extra quarter cup of flour and teaspoon of baking powder couldn’t fix. Perfect for those who prefer this texture in a brownie instead!
One banana left…now you know where that one is going to end up!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Brownies
2 ripe bananas
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cups flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter.
- Sift together flour cocoa powder and salt into a bowl.
- Into a blender add bananas, melted butter, sugar and vanilla, blend until smooth.
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir together until well combined.
- Place batter into a well greased 9×9 inch square baking pan.
- Using a spoon add dollops of peanut butter over the batter and using a knife or wooden skewer swirl the peanut butter into the brownie batter.
- Bake in a preheated 350 degree F. oven for 25 to 30 minutes until set, do not over bake.
- Cool completely before cutting into 9 to 12 squares.
Notes, Tips and Suggestions
- For a more cakey brownie add an extra 1/4 cup flour and 1 teaspoon baking powder to the dry ingredients.
- Instead of mashing the bananas and stirring in the butter and vanilla as the recipe originally instructs add them to the blender instead blending until smooth.
- For easier removal of brownies from pan line bottom of pan with parchment paper.