Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Moist Banana Brownies

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I have some ripe banana sitting in the fridge. I like to bake something with it for my sons as afternoon snack. My younger son won’t touch if I bake the simple banana muffin. Therefore, I decided to bake brownies with banana. He likes chocolate and he will eat without knowing the present of banana inside!

Normally, brownies recipe has the equal part of chocolate, butter, sugar and flour. In order to make it healthier, I reduce the butter and sugar. I only use 1 tablespoon of sugar as my cooking chocolate is sweet. If you are using bitter sweet chocolate, do adjust the amount of sugar. I reduce the butter as well, 25% reduction. However, the brownies texture still moist and soft. I will reduce another 25% of butter next time, to find out will the brownies still keep moist or otherwise.

I’m not a chocolate person. However I like these brownies. I can’t stop once I start! This recipe is worth to try. Happy Baking!

100g cooking chocolate
75g margarine (butter)
2 eggs
200g mashed banana
2 tsp vanilla essence
½ tsp salt
1 tbsp light brown sugar

75g cake flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda

  1. Cook chocolate and margarine together over double-boiler till smooth. Set aside to cool.
  2. Add in the rest of ingredients from (A) into chocolate mixture. Mix well.
  3. Fold in sifted flour from (B). Mix till smooth.
  4. Pour the batter into lined cake mould (I’m using L23cm x W13cm x H8cm). Bake at 170C for 20-23 minutes. It is ok if the cake center is runny. This make the brownies moist once cool.


  1. Hehe, this brownie looks nicely moist... I always bake based on what I like to bake, that why sometime no one finish my food. Haha...

  2. Hi Vivian,

    I have replied to your question about the steamed cake at my blog. Hopefully it will help! :)

  3. Hi again!

    This is a nice idea. We're always looking for more things to use ripe bananas in, and more brownie ideas. Now this seems so natural I'm surprised I haven't thought of this so far.

    Nice. Will do.
    Have a lovely week,

  4. Thanks Vivian for this wonderful recipe. I made this yesterday and it is indeed very soft and chocolatey :)


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