Introducing my clean & lean, 70 calorie brownies! They are fudgy, chocolate chippy, oil-free, vegan, gluten-free, super-easy to make, and DELECTABLE!
- 2 medium-large bananas (8 oz/227 g) (very ripe)
- 3/4 cup (175 mL) full fat canned coconut milk
- 1/2 cup (45 g) rolled oats (certified GF, as needed)
- 1/3 cup (27 g) cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup (28 g) coconut flour
- 3 tablespoons (27 g) coconut sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 3 tablespoons (39 g) miniature semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350F (175C). Line a 9-inch (22.5 cm) square baking pan with parchment paper. Spray or grease the exposed interior sides.
- In a blender, process the peeled bananas, coconut milk, oats, cocoa powder, coconut flour, coconut sugar, vanilla, baking soda and salt until blended and completely smooth.
- Spread batter evenly in prepared baking pan, smoothing the top. Sprinkle with the chocolate chips.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 18 to 22 minutes until the center of the brownies is set and the surface appears dry. Place pan on a wire cooling rack and cool completley,
- Run a knife along edge of pan and use the paper overhang to remove brownies to a cutting board. Cut into 16 brownies.
Storage: Store the cooled brownies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 5 days or the freezer for up to 6 months.
Applesauce variation: 1 cup (250 mL) of unsweetened applesauce can be used in place of the bananas. I recommend adding an additional tablespoon of coconut sugar (more or less to taste) to the batter to make up for the sweetness that would otherwise come from the bananas.
Coconut Milk alternatives: Other varieties of nondairy milk can be used in place of the coconut milk. However, the lack of fat in other milks will make these brownies less fudgy. If using a nondairy milk with low fat content, consider replacing 1 or more tablespoons with the vegetable oil of your choice.
Sugar Options: Feel free to use the granulated sweetener of your choice in place of the coconut sugar.
Coconut Flour & Oats: There are no ready substitutions for these ingredients. You are always welcome to experiment, but I cannot predict the results.
- Category: Dessert
- Serving Size: 1 brownie
- Calories: 70
- Sugar: 5.8 g
- Sodium: 84.5 g
- Fat: 2.6 g
- Saturated Fat: 1.7 g
- Carbohydrates: 11.2 g
- Fiber: 1.9 g
- Protein: 1.3 g
- Cholesterol: 0 g