I’m always looking for ways to use up those slightly aged bananas that lurk in the fruit bowl by the end of the week. They have lost their youthful appeal for snacking on, but you know they are full of rich sweetness inside, just prefect for baking. Time to make banana brownies I think! Everybody loves brownies and adding in the banana just makes them even better.
- 225 g butter
- 150 g good quality chocolate
- 225 g self raising flour
- 125 g musgovado sugar
- 4 beaten eggs
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 180C/350F or gas 4 and grease a shallow tin (approx 28 x 18cm) for your brownie mix.
- In a saucepan stir the butter and chocolate over a low heat until melted. Remove from heat.
- Sift flour and sugar into a bowl and mix well, grate in 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg. Add eggs to the chocolate mix and then pour into the dry ingredients and beat well.
- Break up the bananas and add them to the mixture, stir in but don't mush them up completely.
- Pour your batter into the prepared baking tin and bake for approx 25 - 30 minutes, or until a skewer/knife blade comes out clean when inserted.
- Cool and cut into whatever sized pieces you want (the bigger the better!).
- You can add icing and frosting if you like, but to be honest, they are just yummy as they are.