It’s the world’s most popular fruit, the top-selling item in the supermarket and a staple for more than 90% of American households. Bananas are usually consumed in their natural state, but did you know they can be used in brownies? Next time the grandkids visit, bake a batch of these delicious Peanut Butter Banana Brownies. And for hundreds of banana and other fruit- and vegetable-centric recipes, plus healthy-living tips and inspiration, go to www.dole.com.
Peanut Butter Banana Brownies
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 4 very ripe DOLE® Bananas, peeled
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup peanut butter
- ½ cup almond flour
- ½ cup raw cane sugar
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ cup cocoa nibs
- Preheat oven to 350°F; spray a 9-inch square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- Mash bananas with the back of a fork in a large bowl; whisk in eggs and ¾ cup peanut butter. Whisk in flour, sugar, cocoa powder and baking soda; fold in cocoa nibs. Spread banana mixture in prepared dish; drop dollops of remaining ¼ cup peanut butter over banana mixture with a small spoon and swirl peanut butter into banana mixture with a toothpick to create marbled effect.
- Bake banana mixture 30 minutes or until set; cool completely in pan on wire rack.
- Cut brownie into 12 rectangles. Makes 12 brownies.