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Chewy and Delicious Fudgy Chocolate Banana Brownies

Fudgy chocolate banana brownies? Seriously? Absolutely, yes please! These chewy brownies are easy to make with a few overripe bananas, some chocolate chips, and a few other ingredients.

plate of chocolate banana brownies

The way I made them, with dark chocolate chips, they’re not as sweet as a typical brownie. If you like them sweeter, simply use milk chocolate chips and add your favorite sweetener. This recipe is wonderful if you’re looking for an extra chewy brownie with a strong banana flavor. If you want a more traditional brownie with a hint of banana, try this banana brownies recipe from Back to My Southern Roots. Both versions are very good, but they’re completely different.

Chocolate Brownies with Banana

This is a great way to use fresh bananas that have gotten extra ripe. If you like extra fudgy brownies, there’s a good chance you’ll like these.

plate of chocolate banana brownies


This is an easy recipe that may surprise you. The fudgy texture and depth of flavors coming together make it oh-so satisfying.

3 very ripe bananas

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 3 extra ripe bananas
  • A package of your favorite chocolate chips (10 ounce package)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil (or melted butter)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup almond flour, all purpose flour, or whole wheat flour 
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, powdered sugar, or your favorite sweetener (optional)
dark chocolate chips
avocado oil
vanilla extract
almond flour and egg

If you want to print this recipe, go to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

I like less sweetness, so I use either semi-sweet or dark chocolate. You can also use milk chocolate instead. If you want even more chocolate, add a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder to the mixture. I like chocolate, but I personally think that the chocolate chips provide enough. That said, you can add extra chocolate chips if you want.


You’ll need either a 7” x 11” rectangular or an 8” x 8” square baking pan. Spray it with nonstick cooking spray. Or line your pan with parchment paper. The goal is to keep the brownies from sticking to the bottom of the pan. It also makes cleanup much easier.

I also used a medium bowl for mixing and a microwave safe bowl for melting the chocolate chips. Heat oven to 350˚ F. Also make sure the oven rack is in the center position for even baking.


Now comes the fun part. Peel the bananas and puree them in your food processor.

pureed bananas in the food processor

You’ll want the puree to have the consistency of a thick batter. I’ve used mashed bananas, but you’ll get chunks of banana in the brownies. Crack the egg into the mixing bowl.

whisking egg

Whisk until the whole egg is well blended. Now pour the banana puree into the bowl and mix it with the egg.

pouring pureed bananas into whisked egg

Add the oil (or butter) and vanilla. Stir. Set this aside.

pouring oil into the mixture

Pour the entire bag of chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl.

bowl of chocolate chips

Microwave them on high for about a minute. Or if you prefer, you can also melt the chocolate chips in a medium or large saucepan on top of the stove. Remove from the microwave, stir, and put them back in for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat in 30 second increments until the chocolate chips have melted. 

It took a little less than 2 minutes total. However, the time depends on the power of your microwave and the size of the chocolate pieces. After the chocolate chips have melted, pour into the egg and banana mixture.

melted chocolate added to banana and egg mixture

Add the flour and stir until it is well mixed. If you want them sweeter, add the sugar now. Stir.

almond flour added to the batter

Now pour the banana brownie batter into your greased baking pan.

brownie batter in a pan

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out without batter on it. You may get some moist crumbs, and that’s okay. You just don’t want a watery batter.

baked brownies in a pan on a cooling rack

Set the brownie pan on a cooling rack and let them rest for 30 minutes. Serve them warm or at room temperature. Then cut them into squares and serve.

brownies on a couple of plates

How to Serve Fudgy Chocolate Banana Brownies

I enjoy any kind of brownies with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. You can also add a dollop of whipped cream. But they’re actually good all by themselves. I enjoy eating them with a glass of cold milk.

How to Store Leftover Brownies

Either wrap them in aluminum foil or plastic wrap. Or put them in an airtight container. Store them in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. If you want them to last longer, you can freeze them. Just make sure you keep them sealed in the airtight container to prevent freezer burn. Remove them from the freezer and let them thaw on the counter for a couple of hours before serving them.

pan and plate of chocolate banana brownies

More Yummy Sweet Treats and Desserts

Whether you like to have dessert after dinner or simply want to satisfy a sweet tooth, it’s good to have a list of recipes to turn to. Here are some of our favorites–all of them easy and delicious!

Microwave Scotcheroos – This is one of our favorites because they deliver a delightful blend of flavors as well as a satisfying crunch!

pan and plates of scotcheroos

Chocolate Covered Pecans – These delicious bad boys are perfect when you need a sweet treat that doesn’t require a fork or spoon.

Lemon Bars – It only takes 3 ingredients to make this near-perfect dessert! It’s a great recipe for those times when you just want a little something sweet after a big dinner.

lemon bar on a plate

Pineapple Dump Cake – There’s a reason that pineapple is a favorite flavor for desserts! It’s absolutely delicious!

bowl of pineapple dump cake with ice cream on top

Chocolate Peanut Butter Moose Munch – Here’s another way to get your chocolate-peanut-butter fix. It’s so yummy that you’ll need to make it often!

No Bake Rum Balls – These delicious rum balls are perfect for any type of celebration. Make them with either rum or rum flavoring for a yummy treat!

Easy Chewy Brownies

I love a huge variety of brownie recipes, and this is one of them. They’re easy to make and absolutely delicious.

Yield: 12 brownies

Fudgy Chocolate Banana Brownies

plate of banana brownies

If you like both bananas and chocolate, you'll love the blend of flavors in these fudgy chocolate banana brownies!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 3 extra ripe bananas
  • One 10 ounce pack chocolate chips (semi-sweet, milk chocolate, or dark chocolate chips)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup almond flour (or whole wheat flour)
  • 1/2 cup sugar (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350˚ F. Spray a 7” x 11” or 8” x 8” baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Peel the bananas and puree them in a food processor until they resemble a thick batter.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the egg until the yolk and white are well blended.
  4. Combine the egg and banana puree. Mix well.
  5. Add the cooking oil and vanilla extract. Stir.
  6. Pour the chocolate chips into a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave the chips on high for 1 minute.
  7. Remove from the microwave and stir. Return to the microwave and heat for 30 seconds. Stir.
  8. Repeat this until the chocolate chips have melted. This shouldn’t take more than a total of 2 minutes.
  9. Pour the melted chocolate into the egg and banana mixture.
  10. Add the flour. Stir until mixed.
  11. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out without batter.
  12. Allow the brownies to cool for at least 30 minutes. Cut them into squares and serve.


These brownies aren’t as sweet as those you get from a mix. If you want extra sweet brownies, use milk chocolate chips and add 1/4 cup sugar.

The texture of these brownies is very chewy and like a cross between brownies and fudge. 

Add nuts to the batter if you like.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 227Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 16mgSodium 9mgCarbohydrates 31gFiber 3gSugar 25gProtein 3g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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