Snacks & Treats

Peanut Butter And Banana Brownies

Feb 17, 2016

Peanut butter and banana is a classic pairing kids love — and not only in sandwiches. Both make a delicious addition to a batch of chocolate brownies!

You Will Need:

  • 1 very ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola or mild vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts, salted or unsalted (optional)

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1. Preheat oven to 350° F.

2. In a large bowl, mash together the bananas, peanut butter, brown sugar, oil and eggs with a potato masher or whisk. Add the flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt and peanuts, if using—or save them to sprinkle on top. Stir just until blended.

3. Spread in a parchment-lined 8x8-inch pan and if you like, sprinkle with peanuts. Bake for 25 minutes, until the top is springy to the touch. Cool in the pan on a wire rack.

Makes about 16 brownies. Store in a tightly sealed container; freeze any that don’t get eaten within a few days.

Article Author Julie Van Rosendaal
Julie Van Rosendaal

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Julie Van Rosendaal is the author of six best-selling cookbooks (with a seventh due out this fall), the food editor of Parents Canada magazine and the food and nutrition columnist on the Calgary Eyeopener on CBC Radio One. She is a recipe developer, TV personality, food stylist and writes about food for local, national and international publications. She is perhaps best known as the voice behind her popular food blog, Dinner with Julie, where she documents real life at home in Calgary with her husband and nine-year-old son. Connect on twitter @dinnerwithjulie.


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