Banana Brownies

Filed Under (Brownies) by Lisa on 30-07-2010

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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.

Kahlua Brownies

Filed Under (Brownies) by Lisa on 09-03-2010

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It’s been ages since I have posted on my blog. I sure miss blogging and the blogosphere. I’ve been working a lot lately and too exhausted to do much else.

During my work marathon a few days ago I got a major craving for brownies. I contemplated going to Dairy Queen and getting a brownie earth quake sundae or perhaps visiting one of the local bakeries and getting some tasty treat to satisfy my choclately craving, but instead decided to wait for one of my days off when I had enough energy to make some brownies myself.

I found a recipe for simple brownies and morphed it to suit my style. My adapted version comes from all recipes.

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Kahlea Brownies

1 cup white sugar
1 cup butter
½ cup coco powder
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 tsp Kahula
4 eggs
2.5 cups all purpose flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
½ cup walnut pieces or halves
1/8-¼ cup skim milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Melt the butter. In a large bowl add the sugar and the butter, stir until smooth. Add the coco powder, vanilla and Kahlua. Stir until well blended. Beat in the eggs. Add the flour baking powder and salt. Mix well. Add enough milk to form a mildly thick batter. Pour into 9 X 13 baking pan. Bake for about 25 minutes or until a  tooth pick comes out clean. Enjoy.

I indulged in brownie heaven with a little bit of vanilla frozen yogurt. : P

Kahlua Cream Cheese Brownies

Filed Under (Brownies) by Lisa on 28-01-2008

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Today I was craving brownies so I decieded to make some. I found the recipe online at: http://www.brownierecipes.net/cream-cheese-brownies.html
 Here is the recipe (from the site).

 Cream Cheese Brownies 
 
Ingredients:
3 medium eggs.
4 oz of sweet chocolate.(I used semi-sweet chocoalte about 4.5 oz)
3 oz of cream cheese, softened.
1 cup of sugar.
½ cup of flour.
½ cup of chopped nuts. (I used sliced almonds)
5 tablespoons of butter.
1 tablespoon of flour.
1 ½ teaspoon of vanilla.
1.5 teaspoons of kahlua liquor (my idea)
½ teaspoon of baking powder.
¼ teaspoon of salt.

Preparation Instructions:
In a saucepan, melt the chocolate and 3 tablespoons butter over a very low heat, stirring constantly.

Blend reminding butter with the cream cheese until softened.

Add ¼ cup of the sugar, beating thoroughly.

Blend in 1 egg, 1 tablespoon of flour and ½ teaspoon of vanilla; set aside.

Beat the remaining 2 eggs until creamy and thick.

Gradually beat in remaining ¾ cup of sugar, beating until thickened.

Add the baking powder, salt and ½ cup of flour.

Blend in cooled chocolate mixture, chopped nuts and 1 teaspoon of vanilla.

Spread half of the chocolate batter in greased nine-inch pan.

Add the cheese mixture, spread out evenly.

Top with tablespoon fulls of remaining chocolate batter.

Zigzag a spatula through batter to marble it. 1

Bake in 350°F (175°F) oven for 40 minutes, or until top springs back when lightly pressed in the middle.

Allow to cool, then cut into squares.

I modified the recipe greatly. I used 1 cup of flour instead of half a cup. I also used semi-sweet chocolate instead of sweet chocoalte
(4.5 oz is how much I used instead of 4 oz). I added 1.5 teaspoons of kahlua liquor which was not in the Original recipe. I also did not marble the recipe.
This is because although I love marbled deserts, I didn’t read the instructions proberly and neglected to see it was suppose to be marbled until it was too late.
The brownies did not need to bake for 40 minutes. It was closer to a 1/2 hour. They were nice and yummy.

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