Banana brownies

14 Feb

Happy valentines day! Seems husband and I didn’t learn our lesson last year… Ordered sushi again (different town different sushi place) and once again the time estimate given was off by A LOT. Was told an hour, but when husband got there they said it would be another hour… After an hour waiting at home and an hour waiting there I told him to come home. Alas leftovers for us tonight. Someone remind us not to order sushi next year!

These banana brownies were delicious. I ended up making them two different ways. The first time with Nutella, the second with cookie butter. Definitely liked the cookie butter version better but both were good!

with Nutella
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with cookie butter
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Banana Brownies
adapted from runningwiththecummings

1/2 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 ripe bananas
1 egg
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Nutella or cookie butter as much as you want

Grease 9×13 cake pan.

warm up oven to 350°F

In large (2-3qt) saucepan combine butter and sugars and heat on stove.

Stir regularly until butter is just melted.

While the butter and suger mixture is turning into melty golden goodness, put your bananas in a bow and smash ‘em up real good.

Once butter is melted, remove pan from heat and add bananas, vanilla, salt, & egg, stir to combine. (make sure your butter isn’t too hot before you add the eggs or you’ll end up cooking them).

Add baking powder and stir to distribute evenly.

Add flour and stir.

Pour this into your greased cake pan.

I heat up the nutella or cookie butter just a smidge in the microwave so it would dollop and swirl more easily.

Dollop on the Nutella or cookie butter. Then use a knife to cut the Nutella or cookie butter into the brownies.

Now put them in the oven and let them bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Your baking time may be a little longer or a little less, depending on the type of oven you have.

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