Who can say “no” to a brownie? Brownies are one of the best desserts out there…chewy, fudgy, and so satisfying! Brownies are also one of the easiest treats to whip up at a moment’s notice. I hadn’t realized the roll that brownies play in our family until recently, when my son wrote a recipe memoir for a writing class. He pointed out that brownies have a way of making an ordinary day special, because they’re a “spur of the moment” treat at our house. He had fun charting the evolution of brownies in our family…from early memories of wheat-flour brownies, to the period of time when I was learning to cook gluten free (and was producing some interesting experimental brownies of varying edibility) to current grain-free varieties.
The most recent brownie to hit our kitchen table is the Banana Flour Brownie. I’ve discovered the miracle of banana flour, and there’s no going back! These brownies are just as rich and chewy and full of chocolate as ordinary brownies, but they’re made with healthy banana flour that’s full of potassium instead of damaging grain. You don’t need much flour for these brownies, just a cup. Add some eggs, honey, organic fair trade baking cocoa and organic coconut oil and mix it all together. Twenty-five short minutes later, and you’ll be enjoying a warm, chewy brownie! You’ll be amazed at how soft and fine the banana flour is, there’s no hint of grainy texture or banana flavor. These really are a delicious treat!
- 3/4 cup organic honey or grade B maple syrup
- 3/4 cup organic coconut oil
- 2 organic cage free eggs
- 1 cup banana flour
- 3/4 cup organic, fair trade cocoa powder
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- In a bowl, combine the honey and coconut oil.
- In a separate bowl, stir together the banana flour and cocoa powder.
- Add the dry ingredients to the honey and coconut oil, and stir to combine.
- Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat well.
- Pour the batter into a 9x13 inch baking pan that's been greased with coconut oil. Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs.
- Allow brownies to cool slightly before slicing and serving.
- Baking time can vary, so keep an eye on the brownies after 20 minutes and check them with a toothpick before deciding if they're done.