Jul 25, 2009

Banana Walnut Brownies


What to do with the bananas that are about to go bad? I usually make banana bread, but today I was in the mood for something more chocolaty. Thanks to my son Alexander who loves cook books and he's always looking thru them, I came across a recipe that was perfect for my very ripe bananas. The recipe is from "Golden book of chocolate" which is one of Alexander's favorite book (lots of great pictures of even better deserts).
So, I end up making the brownies. Great tasting, chocolaty, not very sweet and not very dens, actually very light tasting and with just the right hint of banana. Perfection!

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
6 oz semisweet chocolate ( coarsely chopped , or chips)
3/4 cup butter
1 1/4 cups brown sugar firmly packed
1 cup of chopped walnuts (or pecans)
3 eggs large
2 firm-ripe bananas mashed

Preheat the oven to 325˚F. Butter a 11x7 inch baking pan and line the bottom with parchment paper.
In a double broiler, over barely simmering water, place the chocolate, butter and brown sugar.
Make sure the bottom of the bowl doesn't touch the water. Stir until melted, remove and set aside to cool slightly.


In a different mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder,cocoa and salt. Mix.


Lightly beat the eggs and add to the chocolate mixture,add the walnuts and the mashed bananas. Mix well.


Add the dry ingredients and mix well.


Pour the batter into the prepared pan, bake until dry on top and almost firm to the touch. Depending on your oven this could take between 25 to 35 minutes.


Place the the baking pan on a cooling rack and let the brownies cool completely before removing from the baking pan.


Cut into squares, and.....
..... Enjoy!


8 comments:

Tatti Cook: A Food Blog About Healthy Cooking said...

Look so delicious! Thank you for sharing!

Laura said...

Very delicious, and you're welcome.

CheapAppetite said...

Nice idea on how to use old banana. Very creative:0)

Kenny said...

hi laura.
the brownies looks so yummmmmmmmmmmmmy,wish i could just reach outfrm the net.just yesterday we had bananachoc chipscakefrm starbucks it was so delicious.kloves it. it's his fav.was asking me whether i can bake it for him.
do u have the recipe for lemon poppyseed cake?if u do cld u post it.
thanks.
bye&tc
rekha

Laura said...

Hi Rekha,
You know what I do have lemon poppyseed cake recipe and I will certainly posted. I don't know when but I will.

Laura said...

Thanks Cheap Appetite.

Nicole said...

Mmmm looks great, I love banana, I just made banana cake the other day, but if I had this recipe I would've tried it. Next time banana's are sitting around I'll give them a go!

Laura said...

Hi Nicole,
I hope you are going to try it next time, those are truly delicious. My boys love them.

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