Chocolate Banana Nut Brownies

I’m really not a huge fan of brownies or baking with bananas. But with yet another bunch of forgotten about overripe bananas hanging on the holder I knew I had to bake them in brownies.

INGREDIENTS

3oz 85% cocoa chocolate ♦ 4oz unsalted butter ♦ 4oz light brown sugar ♦ 4oz nuts ♦ 2oz all purpose flour ♦ ¼ teaspoon salt ♦ 2 large eggs ♦ 9oz (3 medium) overripe bananas

Heat the oven to 350°F, and line and 8″ x 8″ pan with parchment paper, make sure the parchment goes up the sides of the pan

Break the chocolate into pieces, add that and the butter into a heat proof bowl, I use the bowl of my kitchen aid.

Melt the two together, stirring occasionally until you have a glossy smooth mixture

I used light brown sugar to give a little more depth to the brownies, plus I think it helps keep them gooey

Add the sugar…

and eggs to the melted chocolate and beat in thoroughly

I used half almonds and half pecans, but anything works, so go with your favourite or just what you have on hand

Roughly chop the nuts and add them to the batter, mixing well

I broke my bananas to to fairly large pieces, but you could mash them to within an inch if their lives if you like. The same with the nuts, it all depends on how much texture you like in your brownie. OK so mix these in and move on to the flour

Mix that in and now you’re ready to…

pour the batter in to the line pan

I give the pan a tap and a wiggle it a little to make sure the batter gets into the corners.

Pop it in the oven, I set the timer for 2o minutes, It takes a little longer,so I set it for 5 minutes more and check again. The middle should remain a bit gooey when you test it.

PING! They are ready, a little crust on top and gooey inside.

Enjoy.f

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