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Rich & Fudgy Ripe Banana Brownies Recipe


A stack of chocolate brownies on a wooden cutting board.

Seeking a chocolatey delight of richness and fudginess? If so, you’ve come to the right spot! Introducing Delectable Ripe Banana Brownies. This recipe will tantalize your taste buds and make your mouth water. It’s an easy one to make, combining the best of both worlds – ripe bananas and melted dark chocolate chips. Get ready to indulge in this delightful dessert that’ll certainly satisfy your sweet tooth.

Overview of the Recipe

Chocolate lovers, get ready for a treat! Our banana brownie recipe brings together the delicious duo of cocoa and banana for an incredibly fudgy texture and delightful taste. Serve as a snack or dessert with ice cream.

Few ingredients are needed, such as:

  • Ripe bananas
  • Eggs
  • Vegetable oil
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking soda
  • Cocoa powder

Combine the dry and wet ingredients separately, mix them together, pour into a pre-greased baking pan, and bake. Now, it’s time to indulge in these amazingly delicious brownies – enjoy every fudgy bite!


Banana Brownies? Yum! Making them is easy and they take minimal time to prep. What do you need? Ripe bananas, sugar, chocolate chips, butter, eggs, flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt.

Let’s go over each ingredient and how to make the most flavorful brownies!

Ripe Bananas

Ripe bananas are a must for yummy banana brownies! Look for yellow peels with speckles of dark brown – the more speckles, the riper! Mash the bananas before adding to the batter. This ensures the banana flavour is distributed throughout each bite. Enjoy your indulgent brownies!

All-Purpose Flour

All-purpose flour is a kitchen staple. It can be found in most stores. It’s great for many recipes, like these drool-worthy banana brownies. For this recipe, you need 2 cups of all-purpose flour. It binds the ingredients together and provides a rich, fudgy texture.

All-purpose flour is usually milled from hard red or white spring wheat. It can be used for a variety of forms – light, airy doughs to dense, chewy quick breads. It has an average protein content between 10% and 12%. It’s perfect for almost any baking project!

Cocoa Powder

Cocoa powder is an essential component in this recipe for delicious ripe banana brownies. It adds a rich, fudgy taste that chocoholics crave! Cocoa powder is made from the cocoa tree’s (Theobroma cacao) roasted seeds. Ground into a fine powder then processed with an alkali to reduce acidity and create a richer chocolate flavor.

When baking with cocoa powder, it’s best to use high-quality brands like Ghirardelli or Scharffen Berger. They are free of artificial flavors and preservatives. Always sift the cocoa powder before adding to the recipe. Lumps can cause dry brownies.

For an even more intense chocolate flavor, mix one part cocoa powder with one part melted dark chocolate for an amazing double-chocolate brownie.


Melt butter for a richer, creamier texture. No other fat can give you this level of flavour!

  • If you use unsalted butter, add a pinch of salt to balance the sweetness of the bananas and make the taste even better.
  • If you’d rather use salted butter, use the same amount as unsalted.
  • Be careful to measure the melted butter accurately with a measuring cup or spoon, so you don’t put too much or too little in.


Eggs are crucial in baking. Use two large ones for this recipe! Eggs make the brownies moist and soft. They add fat and protein to the mix, enhancing flavor and texture.

Make sure the eggs are at room temp before mixing them in. This ensures the best results for the chocolatey banana brownies.

Brown Sugar

Brown sugar is a sweetener with a brown hue. It contains molasses, giving it a softer texture than white sugar. In recipes, it adds complexity and helps bring out more flavor in the other ingredients. Compared to white sugar, brown sugar has more moisture.

This helps keep banana brownies moist and fudgy. It also adds a slight molasses-like sweetness. With chocolate cakes and cookies, light brown sugar balances the bitterness of cocoa powder and gives a richer flavor.

Vanilla Extract

Vanilla extract is a must for most bakes. It gives the resulting item a sweet aroma and yummy taste. For this recipe, you need pure vanilla extract. Otherwise, the brownies won’t just taste different but their texture will change too. So, carefully read the labels before buying!

Banana Brownies
Banana Brownies


Craving banana brownies? Gather the ingredients and prepare the batter!

  1. Mash those ripe bananas.
  2. Melt the butter.
  3. Whisk together eggs, sugar, and more.

Let’s take a closer look at how to make these yummy treats, step-by-step.

Preheat Oven

Before you get started on your delicious ripe banana brownies, preheat your oven to 350°F (179°C). Move the oven rack if you need to, so the brownies bake evenly. Test the oven with a thermometer before baking for best results. Let the oven heat for about 15 minutes.

Once the temperature is ready, grease an 8-inch (20 cm) square pan and place parchment paper in the bottom. Then set it aside.

Mash Bananas

Start by mashing ripe bananas until smooth. This is very important for the right texture and moisture. Make sure they are mashed fully. Overripe bananas are best for flavor and sweetness. Use a fork or potato masher to do this. You want chunks of banana in the batter, but not too hard or crunchy when baked.

Combine Dry Ingredients

Grab a bowl. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk until blended. Stir in cocoa powder. Keep whisking. Put the dry ingredients aside. Now, time for the wet ingredients!

Combine Wet Ingredients

Grab a large bowl. Combine butter and sugar. Use hand mixer on medium speed. Beat until creamy and fluffy.

Whisk eggs and banana. Make sure they are blended.

Pour egg-banana mix into butter-sugar mix. Beat again until blended.

Slowly add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Blend until fully incorporated.

Make sure wet ingredients are combined. Now, you can move onto dry ingredients.

Add Dry Ingredients

Grab a bowl. Mix the flour and baking powder with a whisk – until no lumps are left. If you want, add a pinch of salt to bring out the flavors of chocolate and banana.

Gently fold in the dry ingredients into the wet banana mash. Don’t over-mix. The batter should be thick but pourable when you’re done.

Grease Pan

Before you start preparing the brownie batter, grease the baking pan. This will result in a nice texture & clean output. Take butter or cooking spray and spread it evenly over the 8″x8″ baking pan. Make sure no spots are left!

For ideal results, line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper. Spray the sides with nonstick cooking spray too. Now your pan is ready!

Mix the ingredients for fudgy banana brownies!

Pour Batter

Combine all ingredients. Pour the batter into a 9-inch cake pan or similar size baking dish lined with parchment paper. Spread it evenly. Place in preheated oven. Bake for around thirty minutes. Insert a toothpick into the center of the brownies. If it comes out clean, remove from oven. Let cool.

Cut into squares. Serve!


Turn the oven heat to 350°F (177°C). Butter a 9-inch square pan. Keep aside.

In a medium-sized bowl, mash together ripe bananas, lemon juice and sugar. Put aside.

Mix cocoa powder, melted butter, flour, baking soda and salt in a different bowl. Stir in the mashed banana mixture until all is mixed properly. Add chocolate chips and chopped pecans (if using).

Pour the batter into the prepared 9-inch pan. Spread evenly with a spatula or spoon. Bake for 25 minutes. Put a tester into the center. If it comes out clean, it’s ready. Cool for 15 minutes. Cut into 12 or 16 bars. Enjoy!

Finishing Touches

The final step to creating a delicious dessert can make all the difference. Especially for our yummy banana brownies. To get that fudgy chocolatey goodness, you gotta add the right stuff in the right amounts! Let’s talk about the extra touches that’ll make these brownies extraordinary:

Let Cool

When the brownies are done baking, let them cool. Don’t be tempted to rush – wait until they’re no longer warm. This will stop them from crumbling or breaking apart when cut. Leave them cooling for at least an hour, until they’re room temperature.

For a special twist, top each square with a thin slice of ripe banana. This offers a unique flavor mix, plus sweetness and moisture. The slices should be ⅛ inch thick. Enjoy!

Cut into Squares

Before you can eat your yummy banana brownies, you must cut them into squares. Turn the mostly cooled brownies upside down onto a cutting board. Use a sharp knife. Cut across the top of the pan in even strips going one direction. Then, cut across the opposite direction. This will form small to medium size rectangles or squares. You decide how big you want them. Just make sure they’re all the same size so they cook evenly. If it is hard to cut, it may need more time to cool.

A dusting of powdered sugar is nice for decoration and to cover crumbs. Enjoy!


Mix and bake your ripe banana brownies and get a tasty treat. Serve warm or chilled with your favorite topping, coffee, tea, or milk. Leftovers? Store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days. Perfect for those picky eaters!

Topping with fresh fruit and nuts adds extra flavor and crunch. Your friends and family will love these decadent banana brownies. Make it your go-to dessert for parties!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are these brownies gluten-free?

A: Unfortunately, our Delectable Ripe Banana Brownies are not gluten-free as they contain all-purpose flour.

Q: How long does it take to make these brownies?

A: The preparation time for our brownies is approximately 15-20 minutes, and the baking time is 25-30 minutes.

Q: Can I use regular cocoa powder instead of Dutch-processed cocoa powder?

A: While you can use regular cocoa powder, we recommend using Dutch-processed cocoa powder as it gives the brownies a richer flavor and a darker color.

Q:Can I substitute sugar for a healthier alternative?

A: Yes, you can use a healthier sugar alternative such as honey or maple syrup, but keep in mind that the texture and taste of the brownies may differ.

How should I store these brownies?

The brownies should be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Can I freeze these brownies?

Yes, you can freeze the brownies for up to 2 months. To thaw, simply leave them at room temperature for a few hours, or heat them in the microwave for a few seconds.
Isabella Johnson
Isabella Johnson

Hello! I'm Izzy, a passionate pastry chef, food photographer, and lover of all things sweet. When I'm not painting or salsa dancing, you can catch me whipping up decadent desserts or capturing mouthwatering pastries on camera. Let's indulge our sweet tooth together and explore the delightful world of baked treats!