Are your kids back in school yet? We are officially one week into the new school year. I will admit, I was not prepared for the stress we have already faced. Caitlin is a high school senior and her first day was tough. So tough that she came home in tears. The second day was just as emotional. By the time we got to Friday, things were looking more manageable. Caitlin found she had a few senior privileges that made her workload a bit easier. She is able to leave a half day on Monday and goes in an hour later on Tuesday and Thursday. That is a schedule that makes my life easier too!
When Caitlin came home so upset on her second day, I wanted to make her something to make her feel better. I knew her favorite Banana Nut Fudge Brownie Cupcakes would do the trick! I always have a brownie mix on hand just in case of an emergency. When my kid comes home in tears, I consider that a call for something sweet! This recipe is so easy to make! You are making a boxed brownie recipe with a few additions. Baking them in the muffin tin and adding frosting puts a spin on your traditional brownie recipe. I swear, my kids could eat an entire batch of these in one day!
The other thing I love about these Banana Nut Fudge Brownie Cupcakes is how adaptable they are. Caitlin prefers white chocolate chips to the semi-sweet chips the recipe calls for. This is a super easy switch and I love the flavor of the white chocolate in the fudge brownie mix. I usually have a few varieties of nuts on hand, so if we recently made the recipe with walnuts, I will add pecans instead. Seriously, you can make this recipe your own with a few easy swaps. Want to know a little secret? When the kids have gone to school, I will sneak one of these Banana Nut Fudge Brownie Cupcakes and have it with my favorite White Chocolate Caramel Latte. So good!!!
- 1 Boxed Brownie Mix
- 1 ripe banana, sliced
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- ¾ cups chopped walnuts, divided
- Chocolate frosting
- Preheat oven to 350. Prepare the brownie mix according to directions, but add an extra egg and ¼ cup more oil. Add in your banana, chocolate chips and ½ of the nuts. In a muffin tin, line with cupcake liners or spray with vegetable oil. Fill 2/3 full. Bake for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Frost your cupcakes and sprinkle remaining walnuts.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle saysAugust 15, 2016 at 11:12 am
O…M…G… You took three of my favorite treats and combined them all into one delicious nom nom! I cannot wait to make this. It looks so delicious.
Jeanette saysAugust 15, 2016 at 11:12 am
My son’s birthday is coming up and I am betting anything that he would love these. I will have to see if he wants this for his birthday.
Colleen Lanin saysAugust 15, 2016 at 11:54 am
These cupcakes sound amazing! I love the flavors, and I love how you made it easier by using brownie mix. Thanks!
Chavonne Harvey saysAugust 15, 2016 at 1:47 pm
I love the idea of white chocolate chips in brownie mix. I’m sure we could eat a whole batch in a day too. These are definitely something we gotta try soon.
Brandy saysAugust 15, 2016 at 2:09 pm
Those look delicious! I love banana nut muffins but I’ve never had a banana nut cupcake before! I’ll have to try these soon!
Stacie saysAugust 15, 2016 at 3:29 pm
These cupcakes look delicious. What a great idea to use a brownie mix. I’ll need to try this recipe.
Brett Beyer saysAugust 15, 2016 at 4:52 pm
I love how easy this is! Of course, adding banana to the mix just makes it awesome. I don’t like adding nuts to the mix itself, but for some reason, sprinkling them on top just works for me.
Meagan saysAugust 15, 2016 at 5:01 pm
I want to make these for dessert tonight! I love the combo of fudge and banana…it makes me think that I’m eating healthier than I am if there are bananas in it 😉
Toni | BoulderLocavore.com saysAugust 15, 2016 at 5:36 pm
This is awesome! I so love brownies and these looks perfect to me! I also like how easy they are to make!
Meagan saysAugust 15, 2016 at 7:22 pm
Where have these been all my life? They look so delicious!
Liz Mays saysAugust 15, 2016 at 8:05 pm
Oh man, those flavors are perfect! I’d love to make these cupcakes. They remind me of one of my favorite ice cream treats!
Amy Desrosiers saysAugust 15, 2016 at 8:20 pm
These cupcakes are the best of both worlds. I would love to enjoy one about now!
William Sweeney saysAugust 15, 2016 at 8:47 pm
These look so good!!! I love the idea of this for a cupcake, they sound amazing!
Alicia saysAugust 15, 2016 at 9:16 pm
Those look delicious! What a great idea to combine chocolate and banana in the muffins.
Kelly Reci saysAugust 15, 2016 at 9:37 pm
these look so delicious! My daughter already said she is going to make these for us!
Nancy @ whispered inspirations saysAugust 15, 2016 at 9:42 pm
Brownie cupcakes? I’m in heaven! This looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe!
Kathy saysAugust 15, 2016 at 9:53 pm
Those look really good! I can’t wait to try them out. It sounds like such a great combination too!
Ann Bacciaglia saysAugust 15, 2016 at 10:05 pm
These look so delicious. I wish I could taste them right now. I will have to try this recipe on the weekend for dessert.
Lisa Bristol saysAugust 15, 2016 at 10:05 pm
This looks like a delicious recipe. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make some this week.
Elizabeth Lampman saysAugust 15, 2016 at 10:07 pm
Oh my these look so good. My family is going to love these banana nut fudge brownie cupcakes.
Tammi Roy saysAugust 15, 2016 at 10:08 pm
I am always looking for new recipes to try. I will have to try these cupcakes. I hope mine turn out looking as good as yours did.
Theresa saysAugust 15, 2016 at 10:22 pm
My daughter starts her senior year on Wednesday. I hope it isn’t too stressful, but if it is, I should have a batch of these yummy cupcakes made to help brighten her day!
Janeane Davis saysAugust 15, 2016 at 10:38 pm
This sounds so delicious. I have never heard of banana mixed with brownies like this.
felicia saysAugust 15, 2016 at 10:45 pm
These cupcakes look so delightful! I need to make a batch for our new teachers!
Melissa @ the Staten Island family saysAugust 15, 2016 at 11:47 pm
My birthday is August 25th and I just told my husband this is what I want him to make for me! All my favorite sweets in one yummy treat!
Jennifer saysAugust 16, 2016 at 12:04 am
Wow! Those look amazing – and easy to make too! I’m sorry to hear that your daughter’s first day back was rough. That’s never easy, but I’m sure this helped a bit. Hopefully the next few weeks go smoother.
Aubrey saysAugust 16, 2016 at 1:03 am
These look awesome. We went back to school this week too. As much as I love them in school, I have the stress of it sometimes.
Nicole Escat saysAugust 16, 2016 at 5:18 am
Oh my goodness! These are so yummy and tempting!
Nikki Wayne saysAugust 16, 2016 at 6:27 am
I love the chocolate frosting. I will definitely try this, my son will surely love it!
Ash Sears saysAugust 16, 2016 at 1:29 pm
This looks like something that would cheer anyone up! I could definitely use it as a pick me up in the middle of the afternoon.
Reesa Lewandowski saysAugust 16, 2016 at 1:30 pm
I love brownies and cupcakes. This is the perfect treat for my kids after school.
kristin saysAugust 16, 2016 at 2:23 pm
YUM! These look so delicious, my girls would love these.
Rosey saysAugust 16, 2016 at 5:36 pm
Those wrappers are really cute. This cupckae looks/sounds delish
Lisa Joy Thompson saysAugust 16, 2016 at 6:31 pm
Sorry your daughter had such a rough first week! Glad you’re a great mom and made her a sweet treat to help out! The Banana Nut Fudge Brownie Cupcakes look awesome…and easy! That’s my kind of recipe!
Kita Bryant saysAugust 16, 2016 at 6:39 pm
I literally had to stop and stare at these for a few seconds before moving on. Wow, they look delicious!
Jocelyn Brown saysAugust 16, 2016 at 6:40 pm
I wouldn’t mind eating one of these right this moment. Is it dinner time yet? Yum!
mary saysAugust 16, 2016 at 8:32 pm
This is perfect for dessert tonight. Or dinner 🙂 I am mom, I CAN have dessert FIRST!
Melisasource saysAugust 16, 2016 at 10:29 pm
These sound to die for! I’m definitely going to have to whip these up for the family.
Joyce Brewer (@MommyTalkShow) saysAugust 16, 2016 at 11:04 pm
If we made these we’d have to skip the nuts due to our son’s allergies. But I’d top it with sprinkles or chocolate chips.
Kiwi saysAugust 17, 2016 at 12:45 pm
Great presentation! That loves so good with the nuts on tops delish!
Edye saysAugust 18, 2016 at 1:02 pm
Pinned! These look super yummy and easy to make 🙂
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Miz Helen saysAugust 23, 2016 at 12:21 pm
Your Banana Nut FudgeBrownie Cupcakes look like a must have treat! Your recipe looks awesome and thanks so much for sharing it with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great day and come back to see us real soon!
Danielle S saysNovember 28, 2016 at 11:35 am
This sounds super delicious! My daughter loves the flavors of banana and chocolate mixed together.
Julie Wood saysFebruary 15, 2017 at 11:23 am
These brownies are amazing! I want to make them and have for dessert. They look easy to make and I love bananas with chocolate!
Kimberly Flickinger saysFebruary 17, 2017 at 10:35 am
These look absolutely delicious and easy to make, definitely going to try these.
Dana Rodriguez saysFebruary 17, 2017 at 11:04 am
I love brownies and these sound so good1 Thanks for the recipe!