Fudgy Dark Chocolate Banana Walnut Brownies
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Fudgy Dark Chocolate Banana Walnut Brownies
Free of gluten, dairy, eggs, and refined sugar.
- 1 banana
- 2/3 cup applesauce
- 1 teaspoon vanilla (I like to make my own)
- 1/4 cup milk of choice (I used homemade rice milk)
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup sorghum flour
- 1/2 cup arrowroot powder
- 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum (or 1 teaspoon guar gum)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder (I like to make my own)
- 1/4 cup chopped chocolate (I use my honey-sweetened chocolate chunks)
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 9×9 inch baking dish.
Puree banana, applesauce, vanilla, and milk until smooth.
In separate bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.
Pour in wet ingredients and mix until no dry streaks remain.
Fold in chocolate and walnuts.
Pour and smooth into baking dish and bake for about 15 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
This recipe can easily be doubled and baked in two 9×9 inch pans or one 13×9 inch pan
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Trying to bake this, this morning. It's taking FOREVER to bake. Are you sure you baked it at 250?
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Oh my goodness, what a MAJOR typo. It should be 350. I am SO sorry for your brownies! Please forgive my typing skills. . . . : p
That's okay, thought something was a-miss. I love all your recipes! Thanks. 🙂
I've made these twice now because I assumed I had done something wrong the first time. Yours look so good and mine look nothing like them. They have a rubbery texture and not a brownie, cake-like texture. Any idea what I may have done wrong??
Hmm, well, my first idea would be that I live up in the mountains, and the elevation helps things rise, so perhaps if you are closer to sea level it could cause it not to rise as well. Other than that I'm not sure. Did you make any substitutions? I will try and remember to make it again and see if I have any ideas. So sorry it didn't turn out for you! Thanks for letting me know!
Any ideas on successfully substituting sorghum flour? Would perhaps rice flour work?
Yep! Rice flour would work fine. 🙂
What can I substitute the arrowroot powder with please? I’ve read that cornflour, potato starch and tapioca flour are good substitutes when thickening sauces but nothing regarding baking. What purpose does the arrowroot powder serve, could I just increase the sorghum flour to 1 cup instead?
You can use cornstarch, potato starch, or tapioca flour you’ve listed. 🙂 The arrowroot helps give a better crumb and a lighter texture. If you use more sorghum or cornflour it will be a crumbly mess. 🙂
These look so good! I would never have thought they were healthy brownies. Great job and thanks for sharing! I clicked through from FTAF
Thank you for stopping by, Shehla! I love trying to make my desserts as healthy as possible, so I can indulge guilt-free. 😉
Hi Raia, Your brownies sound delicious! I’m sure they’re very moist with the addition of the applesauce & the bananas must give a unique flavor also. Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Janet
Thank you so much, Janet! 🙂
These look so sinfully goooood! Are you sure these are healthy? 😛
I’m hopping over from the Monday Inspire Me linkup and I’m so glad I did. Can’t wait to unleash these on my guinea pigs. I mean family (rubs hands together in devilish glee)
Haha! I hope your guinea pigs enjoy them! 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂
Raia, I am so glad you posted this ‘oldie but goodie’…can’t wait to try it. I have everything but the sorghum flour and after reading through the comments, so glad to find that I can substitute rice flour. Think I may these up today so they are ready when my son comes home from school and I’ll ‘trick’ him like you did into eating something healthy…which is becoming increasingly more difficult to do.
Thanks again for sharing and looking forward to another ‘oldie but goodie’ from you this week too!
Thanks, Lynn! I hope your son enjoys them! 🙂
I just bookmarked this recipe to make sometime soon! These look so good, and completely guilt free!
Thanks, Kate! I hope you enjoy them. 🙂 I love guilt free treats, then I can eat the whole pan… 😉
I love that these are sugar-free and dark chocolate. Craving one now, maybe two. 🙂
Haha! Definitely two. 😉
Oh, yum! I need to try these!!
I hope you enjoy them!