Monday, August 24, 2015

Banana Brownies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Glaze (SRC)

Banana brownies with chocolate peanut butter glaze ©

Secret Recipe Club reveal day seems to have come around very quickly this month, which is a bit of a worry because that means it is exactly 3 weeks today until we move and there is SO much still to do!

Luckily Lynn from my assigned blog for this month Turnips 2 Tangerines has provided lots of inspiration for snacks to keep us going amidst all the boxes and associated clutter.

I was excited to learn that Lynn is from Wisconsin as that is where I spent a very happy semester finishing my law degree at Marquette University in Milwaukee. I have so many great food memories from my time there including buttery chargrilled corn at Summerfest, visiting Bella's Fat Cat for frozen custard and enjoying brats on the grill at a 4th of July picnic (oh and the brats MUST be cooked in beer first before being grilled for best results).

I spent ages on Lynn's blog and lots of recipes caught my eye. Lynn's Chicago Style Hot Dog looked just like what I remember but unfortunately we can't get any of those authentic ingredients here in Australia. I also drooled over her Popcorn and Peanut Mix which my boys would love and these Gingerbread Scones with Maple Syrup Glaze sound amazing and very Christmassy.

But if you have spent any time here you will know we love bananas and peanut butter so when I came across Lynn's Banana Brownies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Glaze the search was over.

Banana brownies with chocolate peanut butter glaze ©

Now I was in Wisconsin during summer and it was gorgeous but in her post for these brownies Lynn mentions the high for the day was going to be -5. That's -20 degrees Celsius and so cold I can't even imagine it! Where I live it is considered freezing if the maximum doesn't go above about 15.

You really can't go wrong with a combination of chocolate, banana and peanut butter and these brownies don't disappoint. Moist and sweet and completely moreish, my boys devoured these and they were all gone in a day.  Perfect for afternoon tea with a big glass of milk.

We only had medium peanut butter so my glaze wasn't smooth but the little bit of extra crunch just added to the deliciousness.

Banana brownies with chocolate peanut butter glaze ©

Banana Brownies with Chocolate Peanut Butter Glaze
Adapted from Turnips 2 Tangerines

For the brownies:
1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
1/3 cup coconut sugar
3 tbs raw cacao
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 ts vanilla extract
1/2 cup gluten free flour
1 ts baking powder
1/4 t salt (I used salted butter so left this out)
1/2 cup mashed ripe banana (I used 2 small bananas)
1/2 cup 85% dark chocolate roughly chopped

Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius. Grease and line a 11 x 7 baking pan and set aside.

In large bowl combine the flour, sugar, cacao, baking powder and salt.

In a medium bowl, mix together the butter, eggs, mashed banana and vanilla. Add the flour mixture and fold through. Stir in the chocolate.

Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes. Do not over bake.

Once cooled, pour over the glaze. 

For the glaze:
1/2 cup 70% dark chocolate roughly choppped
2 tbs natural peanut butter
1 tbs rice malt syrup
pinch salt

In a small pan over low heat, combine the chocolate, syrup and peanut butter. Stir until smooth and immediately pour over the brownies and smooth the top.

Thanks for a great recipe Lynn, it has become a family favourite!!


  1. That sounds ridiculously delicious. Awesome choice!

  2. Oh yummy! I love how these brownies combine chocolate, bananas and peanut butter!

  3. I love that there are bananas in there! My oldest isn't really a big fan of bananas, so I like to sneak them into sweets sometimes. :) Happy reveal day!

    1. I'm a huge fan of sneaky ingredients. Definitely worth a go!

  4. Sounds like something I would love to take to our department to cheer our co-workers... hummmmmm.....

  5. These brownies are perfect. Bananas, chocolate and Peanut Butter....what more could you ask for?

  6. These look perfect and I love the combination of the chocolate, banana and peanut butter! Perfect!

  7. Ooh, look at that glaze. Even with a little texture, it looks perfect. Good luck with your move!

    1. It was divine, even if it was a little crunchy. Thanks Tara!

  8. Thank you go much for your kind words and so happy to here you enjoyed the food of Wisconsin....can't forget those deep fried cheese curds, cream puffs and Friday Night Fish Fry😄 What a wonderful post for me to say Good-bye to SRC~ Lynn

    1. How could I forget!? Thanks for a great month Lynn and such a shame you're leaving!

  9. Mmm I have used a similar chocolate peanut butter glaze topping on top of brownies/cookies bars before and I loved it. Also loving this healthier version!

  10. I know some boys in this house would love these brownies!

  11. Those look WONDERFUL! I love the combo of pb/banana/chocolate. Winner every time. :)

  12. You cannot go wrong with a good brownie. These sound delicious with the chocolate, peanut butter and banana. Yum!


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