Baked Goods, Recipes

Flying Monkey Banana Fudge Brownies


Hi, this is Mike, Nicole’s husband.  Nicole is letting me guest post this week as she made these brownies for my team at work.  Let me introduce you to the flying monkey!

flying monkey

You have to watch out for this guy.  People will hide him somewhere on your desk.  If you don’t find him and give him a new home on someone else’s desk, you are supposed to bring in treats for the team.  Apparently it was sitting on my desk all week without me ever noticing it.  Fortunately for me (and the team), Nicole loves to bake so she is happy to make something delicious!

What better way to celebrate the flying monkey than to bake something with banana.  In honor of the flying monkey, Nicole came up with these Flying Monkey Banana Fudge Brownies.  I brought them to work and the team loved them!  When you get caught with the flying monkey and you bring something in, you get immunity from the flying monkey for a while.  That doesn’t really matter since I’m sure I’ll be bringing in more tasty treats.

banana fudge brownies


Flying Monkey Banana Fudge Brownies

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  • 3/4 cup and 3 Tbs butter

  • 1 1/4 cups Semisweet chocolate chips

  • 2 Large Eggs

  • 1 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar

  • 2 Small ripe bananas, mashed

  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract

  • 1/2 tsp Salt

  • 1 1/3 cup and 1 tbs All purpose Flour

  • 1/2 cup walnuts – *optional


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 9X13 in pan
  • Melt butter in sauce pan over medium low heat. Remove from heat, add chips, and stir till melted. Set aside and cool for five minutes.
  • Lightly beat eggs in a medium bowl. Stir in brown sugar, banana, vanilla and salt
  • Pour the melted chocolate mixture into the banana mixture, and stir until well incorporated.
  • Add the flour, stirring until just mixed. Spread the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with moist crumbs. Remove and cool pan completely before cutting.


  • Depending on your oven the time can vary so make sure to check often if not done within the 30- 35 minutes (every five minutes after).


  1. too bad foodgawker didn’t like him 🙂 That’s ok though, they took the pic without him.

  2. Hi Elizabeth

    Wasn’t he the cutest “photo bomb”? Haha

  3. Mmm, these brownies look delicious!
    And funny story linked to it … this should be a tradition in all companies, it would make work much more enjoyable :-).

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