The last couple of weeks I had been having a major craving for brownies. Lately it has been pretty warm outside so I have been avoiding using the oven. However today was a much cooler day, so I decided to take the plunge and make the brownies.
I wanted to make a new kind of brownie, like none that I had had before. I had an idea to make banana brownies and searched online for a recipe. I found a recipe that seemed like it would be quite yummy, but there were a lot of things I didn’t like about it. In the end the recipe served more as an inspiration for my brownies then anything else.
I combined many of my favorite ingredients to make what is now my newest favorite brownie. Kahlua, two varieties of chocolate chips. Coco powder, pure vanilla extract, and of course bananas are some of the ingredients that made these brownies into something amazing.
My brownies were too die for! The mint chocolate chips, Kahula, and banana created a symphony of flavor in every bite! I ate my brownies warm (after only cooling for about 10 minutes), and plain with no ice cream or frozen yogurt. There was really no need for anything like ice cream to enjoy these brownies to their fullest. However I am sure they would be very yummy with some vanilla frozen yogurt or ice cream!
Here is my recipe
Banana Brownies (inspired by Easy Banana Brownies)
¾ cup whole wheat flour
¾ cup all purpose flour
¼ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
2 heaped tbsp coco powder
1/3 cup mint chocolate chips
1 tbsp mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
4 large eggs
2/3 cup brown sugar (not packed)
¼ cup salted butter (melted)
1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
1 tbsp Kahula
¼ cup skim milk
2-3 bananas mashed or pureed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl combine the flours, baking powder, and salt. Mix well. Add the coco powder and stir to combine. Stir in all chocolate chips. In a blender, add the melted better, and mashed banana, vanilla, Kahula and eggs, milk and brown sugar. Puree. Add the banana mixture to the flour mixture and stir until a thick batter is formed. Pour into a 9X30 pan (or desired size). Bake for 25-30 minutes. Serve warm.