Banana Coconut Chocolate Chip Brownies #SundaySupper
Cuisine: Brownies
Author: Betsy Cohen
Prep time: 25 mins
Cook time: 35 mins
Total time: 1 hour
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 ounces (115 grams) unsweetened chocolate
  • 8 ounces (220 grams) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 very ripe banana
  • 1 cup (137 grams) all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon (4 grams) baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon (4 grams) salt
  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons (448 grams) sugar, divided
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (118 grams) semisweet chocolate chips
  • ⅔ cups (54 grams) sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 ripe banana
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Line a 9" x 13" pan with parchmant paper and set aside.
  2. Melt the butter with the unsweetened chocolate and set aside.
  3. Mash the cream cheese with the very ripe banana and 2 tablespoons (26 grams) sugar until it is smooth, although it will still have bits of banana in it. Set aside.
  4. Place the remaining 2 cups (422 grams) sugar into a large bowl. Whisk in the melted chocolate/butter. Continuously whisk while adding the eggs so that they do not cook.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips, coconut and vanilla.
  6. Transfer half of the brownie batter to the pan and use a small metal spatula to spread it evenly over the bottom. Spoon the banana/cream cheese mixture on top and use the spatula to swirl it into the brownie batter.
  7. Slice the ripe banana over the banana/cream cheese layer and top with the remaing brownie batter.
  8. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and cool completely. Refrigerate until cold and then cut into bars.
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