3/4 cup butter or margarine -- at room temperature
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups mashed banana
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate morsels -- or milk chocolate morsels, PLUS
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate morsels -- for glaze, or milk chocolate morsels (optional)
Preheat oven to 350°F (340°F for glass). 9 x 9 pan
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; mix well.
In a food processor or with an electric mixer, cream butter or margarine and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add vanilla extract, lemon zest, and egg; beat until creamy. Beat in banana, then stir in flour mixture, nuts, and morsels just to mix.
Spray or lightly grease pan, and spread in batter. Bake in the center of the oven 30-37 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted 1/2 inch from the center comes out barely moist.
If you are glazing the brownies, sprinkle on a 1/2 cup of chocolate morsels immediately after removing brownie from the oven, and let stand 5 minutes. Spread chips evenly over brownies. If you are not glazing the brownies, cool in the pan on a rack.
When the brownies are cool, cut into 20 or 24 bars with a long, thin, sharp knife.
Please Note: Nutritional values listed may vary from final results depending on actual measurements and brands used to prepare the recipe.
Banana Nut and Chip Brownies
Amount Per Serving:
% Daily Value*
Total Fat10.0 g
Saturated Fat 4.93 g
Trans Fat 0.23 g
Total Carbohydrate17.43 g
Dietary Fiber 0.97 g
Sugars 10.12 g
Vitamin A 6.16 %
Vitamin C 1.47 %
Calcium 2.53 %
Iron 3.45 %
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.