Banana Oreo Brownies are another variation on these state fair winning brownies made with mashed banana. I really love that recipe (though I didn’t think I would!) and felt like playing with it a bit by adding broken cookies.
Oreos are good by themselves, but they happen to be a fun baking ingredient these days. Plus Nabisco keeps coming out with so many new flavors, you can mix and match. For the banana brownies I just used regular Oreos, but they might be fun to try with peanut butter or another flavor. Or you can use the Halloween colored Oreos (which I seem to be obsessed with) and make desserts look spooky!
I chilled the brownies before slicing, so they look fudgy. They’re definitely fully cooked, though.
Chocolate Banana Oreo Brownies
- 3/4 cup sifted flour
- 1 T unsweetened natural cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt if using unsalted butter, add an extra pinch
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 of a small banana-well mashed
- 5 oz semisweet chocolate chopped (or a little less that 1 cup chips)
- 1 oz bittersweet chocolate chopped (or 3 tablespoons chips)
- 6 tablespoons salted butter
- 1/2 t vanilla optional – Gloria leaves it out, anna added ½ tsp
- 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup lightly toasted chopped pecans
- Broken Oreos — however many you want
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line an 8 inch square metal pan with nonstick foil.
- Mix flour, cocoa, and salt together and set aside.
- Combine sugar, eggs, and banana in a separate bowl and beat combined.
- Melt butter in a saucepan over medium low heat, then reduced heat to low and add 5 oz and 1 oz of chocolates. Cook and stir over low until smooth. Cool 5 minutes.
- Add melted chocolate to sugar egg/banana mixture-stir until combined. Stir in the dry ingredients.
- Fold in that last 1/2 cup chips and nuts. Add the Oreos.
- Spread in the pan and bake 35-40 min, check at 35 (Anna’s note: I baked a full 45 min)
- Chill for several hours (for ease of slicing), then lift from pan and cut into squares.
- Yield: Obviously, this makes 1 8 inch pan. How many brownies you get is up to you. I cut mine into 9 giant squares, but if you chill the brownies before slicing, you should be able to cut the brownies as small as you’d like. You might even want to try cutting 36 squares and serving them in mini cupcake holders.