Banana nut brownies

1.4 million edible bananas are thrown away every day in the UK. Use up your over-ripe ones in this recipe that adds a tropical twist to traditional brownies, courtesy of culinary master and FareShare London volunteer Pam.

175 g butter cut into pieces
300 g soft brown sugar
175 g dark chocolate broken in to pieces
100 g walnuts, chopped
3 eggs, beaten
2 ripe bananas
100g self-raising flour
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking powder



1. Preheat the oven to 180 C and butter and line an 18 x 28 cm baking tray with foil or baking paper.

2. Put the butter, sugar and chocolate in a pan and heat gently until melted, then remove from the heat .

3. Stir in the nuts ,eggs and bananas until well mixed , then stir in the flour, cocoa and baking powder .

3. Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for 30 minutes until firm in the centre. Cool in the tin and then cut into squares.

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