Banana Bread Brownies Recipe

Dive into the sweet world of baking with this unique twist on two classic favorites: banana bread and brownies. This recipe brings together the moist, comforting texture of banana bread with the rich, chocolatey goodness of brownies, creating a delectable treat that’s sure to please everyone. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or new to the kitchen, these Banana Bread Brownies are easy to make and impossible to resist. Let’s get started on this delightful journey that promises the best of both worlds in every bite.


  • For the Brownies:
    • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
    • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 1 egg, room temperature
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
  • For the Banana Bread Swirl:
    • 1 ripe banana, mashed
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
    • 1/4 cup brown sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour


  1. Preheat Oven and Prepare Pan:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease an 8×8 inch baking pan or line it with parchment paper for easy removal.
  2. Mix Brownie Batter:
    • In a large bowl, combine the mashed bananas with melted butter. Stir in granulated sugar, egg, and vanilla extract until well combined.
    • Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips if using.
  3. Prepare Banana Bread Swirl:
    • In a separate bowl, mix together the mashed banana, softened butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and flour until smooth.
  4. Assemble:
    • Pour the brownie batter into the prepared pan, spreading it out evenly. Dollop the banana bread mixture on top of the brownie layer. Use a knife or skewer to swirl the two mixtures together, creating a marbled effect.
  5. Bake:
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean with a few moist crumbs.
  6. Cool and Serve:
    • Allow the brownies to cool in the pan before cutting into squares. Serve as is, or for an extra treat, top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Enjoy your homemade Banana Bread Brownies, a perfect blend of banana bread’s moist texture and the rich taste of brownies, making every bite a delightful experience.

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