Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! Imagine brownies that taste like banana bread. That’s just what these little guys taste like. Let me tell you, they are incredible. I gladly shared these with the neighbors because I couldn’t stop eating them!
There’s something so exciting when I’m experimenting with brownie mixes. There are so many great things to do with them including this recipe. It’s no surprise I love to roast bananas and put them in my recipes and that’s what gives these brownies their incredible banana bread flavor. They even replace the oil in the brownie mix, so they are totally fat free, well maybe not but close enough!
I used my mini cheesecake pan from William Sonoma for the cute shape of these bites, but you could certainly use a mini cupcake pan for a very similar effect. You’ve probably got all of the ingredients right in your pantry to make this recipe, get baking, you’ll love these!
3 large ripe bananas, sliced into 1/2 inch slices
3 Tablespoons cold butter, cut into pieces
3 Tablespoons packed light brown sugar
1 brownie mix, 9×13 inch size
1/4 Cup water
1/2 Cup chocolate chips
2-3 Tablespoons heavy cream (or coconut oil works and tastes great too)
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place sliced bananas into a baking dish. Place butter evenly over bananas and sprinkle brown sugar on top. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Remove and let cool for 10 minutes.
2. Reduce oven to 350 degrees F. Place brownie mix, water, eggs and bananas into a large mixing bowl. Mix until just combined. Scoop mixture into mini cupcake pan or mini cheesecake pan about 3/4 way full. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean from center.
3. Melt chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl. Stir to smooth then add heavy cream until glossy and smooth. Dip brownie bites into chocolate and place an M&M in the center. Serve warm or room temperature. Enjoy!