Double Chocolate Blender Brownies

February 15, 2018

Double Chocolate Blender Brownies


If you ask me, banana and chocolate is a marriage made in heaven. Just like eggs and avocado, tomato and mozzarella, orange and thyme, and coffee and shortbread, just to name a few.
I know that not everyone is a fan though and that some may be dubious about a recipe for brownies that calls for bananas and chocolate.
To be honest, if three years ago you’d told me about a killer recipe for double chocolate brownies made with bananas, I wouldn’t have believed you. But since then, three things happened.

Bananas


The first is a chocolate chip banana bread that has to be the most moist, tender, and flavorful banana bread there is.
The second are some fudgy brownies made with only three ingredients (i.e., bananas, almond butter, and cocoa powder) with an intense chocolate punch and a first-rate melt-in-your-mouth consistency.
The third (and last) is a banana bread made in a mug that has quickly become my favorite mug cake.
In other words I’m now a banana-chocolate devotee.

Double Chocolate Blender Brownies


These Double Chocolate Blender Brownies satisfy any banana/chocolate lover, yet are surprisingly low in sugar and incredibly satisfying.
I’ve made them three times in the week. Three. That would be 6.8 brownies a day, had I not offloaded brownies with everyone that I could.
The first batch was officially baked for testing, but, guys, it was almost perfect. I made the second one for tweaking purposes, and, indeed, the small change I’d made resulted in an overall improvement, so perhaps it was justified.
The third one, well, I baked that one because the second one was gone and I wanted more.
These brownies are just like that. It’s just about a blender and they can be made with ingredients I’m sure you already have around.
These are dense, fudgy brownies, that happen to be gluten-free and paleo.
There’s basically no reason they cannot be out of the oven in the next 30 minutes. I mean, unless you’ve gone off chocolate, in which case, here’s a kale salad. Your call.

Double Chocolate Blender Brownies


Double Chocolate Blender Brownies                                                                                             Print this recipe!

Ingredients
Yields 16 bronwies

2 bananas (better if ripe)
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
½ cup of milk (your choice of milk, I used almond)
½ cup chocolate chips
1 cup cocoa powder
¼ cup maple syrup
½ teaspoon baking soda

Directions

Preheat oven to 360°F (180°C) and place a rack in the middle.
Lightly grease a 8x8-inch baking pan, line the pan with parchment paper, and lightly grease the parchment paper. This will make brownie removal much easier. Set aside.
Place bananas, eggs, vanilla extract, milk, chocolate chips, cocoa, and maple syrup in a blender. Pulse until smooth and creamy. Add baking soda and pulse until fully incorporated.
Spread batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Let cool for at least 10 minutes before removing and cutting into squares.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar or if you want to add a bit of frosting, you can use this recipe.

Nutrition facts

One brownie yields 102 calories, 4 grams of fat, 18 grams of carbs, and 2 grams of protein.

22 comments:

  1. Just to clarify, the 1 cup cocoa is cocoa powder? Thanks!

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  2. Do you stir the chocolate chips in at the end?

    These sound amazing. I am totally. Making. This weekend. Thank you!

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    1. They go in the blender with the other ingredients

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  3. Ok, I MUST make these... I am intrigued, and if you made them three times in a week, it's the best endorsement ever!

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  4. how many serves does it make so i can understand the nutrition info.
    thanks!

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  5. Do you think this would work substituting cacao powder for the cocoa powder?

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  6. There is nothing wrong with Bananas and chocolate! I made these and they were fudgy and delicious! Thanks!

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  7. A nice new twist on brownies (which I already love anyway), and I also love bananas so... perfect!

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  8. I tried them and they were just perfect. I added a few cashews and almonds - yammi! I think about adding cherrys the next time :-) Thanks for this super easy recipe!

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    1. Cherries sound like an amazing addition to these brownies. If you do try it, please report back!

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  9. How big is 'a cup'?

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    1. The cup currently used in the United States is a unit of volume equal to about 240 ml. You can find conversion tables on-line

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  10. Made them tonight! We had a little reception at home for a seminar speaker - there was a Japanese scientist who went absolutely NUTS for the brownies..

    the only thing is, I swear my printed copy did not have the info on when to add the choc chips - I see now that you put it together with everything else in the blender - so I was not sure, and added them to the blended mixture, just mixing with a wooden spoon, then sprinkled some more on the surface of the cake... OH, well - now that I came here to leave feedback, I realized I should have just added from the get go

    at any rate, it was very very tasty!

    just a couple of squares left, should be nice with our coffee tomorrow morning.....

    thanks for a great recipe, I need to try the Choc Caprese next

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