Super fudgy brownies that taste like a combination of banana bread and chocolate brownies. These easy brownies are just 2 ingredients. They don’t contain any flour, eggs, or oil. They taste as good as regular brownies but without all the work and ingredients.
If you like fudgy brownies with a gooey center and banana-flavored desserts, definitely give these brownies a try. They are much less work than regular brownies but taste just as good.
- Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
- Pureed Ripe Bananas
Semi-sweet chocolate: I recommend you use semi-sweet chocolate chips for this recipe and not bittersweet chocolate. I used Kirkland Signature semisweet chocolate chips (51% cacao) I also tried making this with bittersweet chocolate chips, but the bittersweet chocolate version did not set as well.
Bananas: Make sure to use very ripe bananas because they will be sweeter and easier to puree. This recipe calls for the bananas to be pureed, either through a food processor or blender. Just mashing them is not enough because you’ll still have small chunks of banana.
Semi-Sweet Versus Bittersweet Chocolate
For most recipes, semisweet and bittersweet chocolate are interchangeable. But I did notice a difference for this recipe. The bittersweet version just didn’t ever fully set. They still taste good but they too soft to cut properly. I used Kirkland Signature Semisweet Chocolate Chips. While you don’t have to use the same brand, you want to use something that is around 50% cacao. The bittersweet chocolate I tested had 60% cacao which is usually what you’ll see for bittersweet chocolate chips. Try to avoid using that for this recipe.
Even though these brownies don’t contain any flour, they look and taste like traditional brownies made with flour. These brownies have a chewy crumb and a not-quite-set fudgy and gooey center. If you like brownies that are cakey and fully set, these brownies may not be for you.
These brownies are best enjoyed warm. If you leave the brownies to fully cool, they will firm up and lose their crumb. They will still be very fudgy but also will be a bit dense and taste more like fudge than brownies. However, you can easily rewarm the brownies and they will be just like when they were first baked.
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- 2 cups (350 g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup (235 g) pureed bananas
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8 x 8 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
- In a large microwave-safe bowl, add chocolate chips. Heat chocolate in the microwave in 1 minute intervals, stirring in between, until chocolate is fully melted. Mine took 2 minutes total heat time. Your chocolate should be smooth and liquid when you're done. You can also melt chocolate on the stove using the double boiler method.
- Add pureed bananas to the chocolate. Use a whisk and mix until banana is completely incorporated into the chocolate and evenly mixed in.
- Pour batter into prepared baking pan. Bake for 38-40 minutes. The surface of the brownies should no longer look wet but they should not be fully set. If you press the surface, it should be soft underneath. The edges of the brownies should pull away slightly from the pan and be a slightly darker shade of brown.
- Brownies will firm up as they cool. Let brownies set before cutting. Brownies are best enjoyed warm.
- This recipe works best with semi-sweet chocolate chips. They stay too soft with bittersweet chocolate. Please see post for more details.
- The 1 cup of banana puree is measured after the bananas have been pureed. You will need about 3 bananas to make 1 cup of puree. Make sure to puree the bananas in a food processor or blender. Just mashing them is not enough.
- I recommend mixing the batter with a whisk; this will help ensure that the banana puree has been evenly mixed in with the chocolate.
- These brownies have a chewy crumb and a gooey, fudgy center.
- The brownies are best enjoyed warm. When they are fully cooled (a few hours after baking), they will firm up a lot and lose their crumb. They will taste more like fudge rather than brownies. However, you can reheat them briefly in the microwave for a few seconds and they will become like brownies again.
- You can eat the brownies right away but they won't be set. Let them cool a little (30-60 minutes) which will let them firm up enough to cut.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.