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Easy Banana Brownies Recipe With Pecans

Move over chocolate brownies, there’s a new flavor in town! Easy banana brownies with pecans are the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth while getting a dose of fruit at the same time.

Chocolate Banana Brownies

Banana Brownies on a wooden plate

If you love chocolate and you love bananas, this is definitely going to be one of your new favorite recipes.

The chocolate banana brownies are moist, rich, decadent, and easy to make with just a hint of banana.

A Simple Recipe With Ripe Bananas

The brownies are made with just a few simple ingredients and come together in no time. Plus, they’re packed with pecans for an extra crunch and are an absolutely delicious recipe.

This is a great recipe to use up your bananas that have been sitting around a while.

So next time you’re in the mood for something sweet, give these banana brownies a try.

You can also add a little variety to the recipe and create some peanut butter banana brownies by adding 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter to the ingredients.

Either way, this is one of those easy recipes that you will want to make again and again.

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two brownies on a wooden plate

Ingredients For Chocolate Banana Brownies

Dry Ingredients

  • Chocolate chips
  • Chopped pecans
  • Brownie mix (I used Ghirardelli Chocolate Supreme Brownie Mix)
  • Powdered sugar (optional)

Wet Ingredients

  • Mashed banana
  • Vegetable oil
  • Water
  • Eggs
  • Chocolate syrup (if not included in the brownie mix)

Full recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the printable recipe card.

How To Make Chocolate Banana Brownies

  1. Mash the banana in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Pour the brownie mixture and chocolate sauce into the bowl.
  3. Add the water, vegetable oil, and eggs and mix well.
  4. Next, add the chopped pecans and chocolate chips and mix well.
  5. Pour banana mixture into the baking pan and sprinkle a handful of pecans and chocolate chips on top.
  6. Bake for 45-55 minutes.

A Few Extra Tips For Making Brownies

  • Don’t over mix. Once the batter is combined, pour it into the baking pan.
  • Use parchment paper to line the pan to remove the brownies after they cool.
  • You can double the recipe and bake it in a 9-inch by 13-inch baking pan for a larger crowd.

Step-By-Step Instructions

A banana split in half in a glass bowl

Start by adding a banana to a large mixing bowl and mash it with a fork.

For this recipe, I used a ripe banana. You can use a ripe one or an overripe banana as either one will work.

Ripe bananas are always perfect for making banana bread or banana recipes.

brownie mix with chocolate in a glass bowl

Next, add the brownie mix and the chocolate syrup to the bowl.

I bought Ghirardelli Chocolate Supreme brownie mix that came with a packet of chocolate sauce.

If you don’t get the mix with the chocolate sauce, you can either add some chocolate sauce or another half of a banana to help make the brownies moist.

Adding vegetable oil to a bowl with brownie mix and chocolate syrup

Pour the vegetable oil into the bowl.

Pouring water into a glass bowl with chocolate syrup and brownie mix.

Next, pour the water into the bowl.

Brownie mix with eggs, chocolate, water, and vegetable oil in a glass bowl

Add the eggs and mix everything.

Adding chocolate chips to a bowl with brownie batter.

Add the chocolate chips to the bowl and mix with a spatula. (Save a small handful of extra chocolate chips to sprinkle on top).

Brownie batter in a glass bowl with chocolate chips and pecans

Finally, add the pecans to the bowl and mix with a spatula. (Save a handful to sprinkle on top).

If you’re a bigger fan of walnuts, feel free to switch out the pecans for chopped walnuts.

Brownie batter in a square baking bowl with chopped pecans and chocolate chips sprinkled on top.

Pour the banana brownie batter into a greased square baking dish and sprinkle the handful of pecans and chocolate chips on top of the batter.

I used an 8-inch by 8-inch baking dish for the recipe and sprayed it with non stick cooking spray.

You can use a 9-inch by 9-inch dish if that’s all you have.

If you want to be able to pull the brownies out easier after they bake, line the bottom of the pan and the sides with parchment paper or some aluminum foil.

Baked banana brownies in a square glass baking dish.

Bake the brownies at 325-degrees for 45-55 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.

For more fudgy brownies, remove them from the oven after about 40 minutes.

And, for more cake-like brownies, cook them for the full 45-55 minutes, and make sure the cake tester comes out clean.

If you don’t have a cake tester, you can use a toothpick or a thin butter knife.

Two banana brownies on a wooden plate topped with confectioners sugar

You can sprinkle a little powdered sugar on top when you’re done, or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

How To Store Chocolate Banana Brownies

The brownies can be stored in an airtight container, or cover with some plastic wrap and leave on the counter or in the refrigerator.

They will last a little longer in the refrigerator (if you don’t eat them all first).

Can You Freeze The Brownies?

Yes, you can store brownies in the freezer.

I would suggest allowing them to cool after they bake and then slicing each one. Wrap the brownies individually in plastic wrap and place in an airtight container.

The brownies will last two to three months in the freezer.

When you’re ready to eat them, take them out of the freezer and place them on a freezer-safe place on the counter to thaw.

Then, sprinkle some powdered sugar right on top.

Brownies made with banana on a wooden plate surrounded by chocolate chips and pecans

More Delicious Brownie Recipes

Recipes With Mashed Bananas

If you’re looking for a delicious and easy way to satisfy your sweet tooth, give these banana brownies with pecans a try.

They’re the perfect balance of chocolatey and nutty. Plus, you get an added bonus of some extra fruit in your diet! What could be better than that?

Go ahead and give this recipe a try – we promise you won’t regret it.

Brownies with banana

Easy Banana Brownies Recipe With Pecans

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Easy fudgy banana brownies are the perfect solution to using up overripe bananas. Not only do they taste delicious with banana flavor, but they've also got a fun crunchy topping thanks to the pecans. So go ahead and try them out – your friends and family will love them!

Ingredients

  • 18.75 ounce box Ghirardelli Chocolate Supreme Brownie Mix
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans + handful to sprinkle on top
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips + handful to sprinkle on top
  • Powdered sugar to sprinkle on top (optional)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 325-degrees and grease a 8-inch by 8-inch square baking pan with nonstick spray.

  1. Add the banana to a large bowl and mash.
  2. Next, add the brownie mix and chocolate syrup.
  3. Add the vegetable oil, water, and eggs, and mix well.
  4. Finally, add the pecans and chocolate chips and combine.
  5. Pour batter into the prepared pan. Spread batter evenly and sprinkle a handful of chocolate chips and pecans on top.
  6. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  7. Sprinkle powdered sugar on top (optional).

Notes

For more fudgy brownies, remove them from the oven around 45-minutes.

For more cake-like brownies, allow them to bake until the cake tester comes out clean.

If you don't get the Ghirardelli brownies with the packet of chocolate, add two tablespoons of chocolate syrup.

Use a square baking pan for the recipe to get moist chocolate banana brownies every time.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 430Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 30mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 4gSugar: 36gProtein: 4g

Nutrition is approximate.

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Julia

Saturday 26th of March 2022

Julie, these brownies look amazing!! I cannot wait to make a batch to enjoy.

Julie Pollitt

Saturday 26th of March 2022

Thanks, Julia! I hope you love them!

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