Easy Banana Bread Brownies
easy banana bread brownies

Easy Banana Bread Brownies

Overripe bananas have never tasted so good! These banana bread brownies are the perfect way to use up your leftover bananas. Just add cocoa for the best healthy brownies ever!

Before You Begin


  • 4 Overripe Bananas (Mashed)
  • ¼ cup Maple Syrup
  • ¼ cup Peanut Butter
  • ½ cup Almond Milk
  • ½ tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 ¾ cups Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • ½ cup Cocoa Powder
  • ¼ cup Chocolate Chips
  • ¼ cup Crushed Walnuts (for topping, optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350, grease a 9x9 glass baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mash bananas.
  3. Mix in maple syrup, peanut butter, almond milk, and vanilla extract.
  4. Add in flour, salt, baking powder, cocoa powder and gently fold together with a spatula. Fold in chocolate chips once the batter is mostly combined.
  5. Pour the banana bread brownie batter into the baking dish. Top with walnuts.
  6. Bake for 1 hour - 1 hour 15 minutes, or until a toothpick poked in the center comes out mostly clean.


  • These banana bread brownies are super easy and are the perfect, most decadent way to enjoy overripe bananas!
  • I baked my brownies for about an hour and 10 minutes and they were still pretty soft and fudgy. I used 4 large bananas in my recipe, and I find that added to the cook time. If you're using fewer bananas, your brownies will likely cook faster! Or if you want a more dry, crumbly brownie, bake for longer.
  • Chocolate chips and walnuts are optional toppings, but I highly recommend them for the full brownie experience.
  • You could just as easily bake these into muffins. Reduce cook time for muffins!
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Hi I’m Alex, and I’m a potato addict. I’m one half of Chickpea Express, a vegan couple on the East Coast of Canada. We create vegan comfort food and junk food recipes with a healthy, plant-based twist. Oh, and did I mention we love bread and potatoes?

2 Responses

  1. Is the 1 tbsp baking powder a misprint? I have it in the oven and it really smells like way too much but will see how it tastes

    1. Hello Caroline, I use 1tbp baking powder. I don’t find this is too much, however, if you’re using baking soda, only use 1 tsp! Baking soda is much more pungent than baking powder and will give baked goods that weird smell! Let me know how you make out 🙂

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