Scenario: you've had bananas sitting on your kitchen counter for days. They have little brown spots on their yellow skins, and are super ripe and ready to be used in a baked dish. You don't feel like making a banana bread. So you decide to make these banana brownies. Sounds like a good time.
These banana brownies are an excellent, gluten free dessert that comes together in one bowl which means you don't have to spend all the time it takes for these brownies to bake cleaning the pots and pans you used to make them. Instead you can just wash one bowl, sit on the couch and send me a DM on Instagram about the wonderful banana chocolate smell that is filling up your surroundings.
You can use this recipe as a "base" recipe, and add extra little nuggets of flavor if you so wish. For example, you can add some chopped nuts to the batter, walnuts or hazelnuts would go great into the banana and chocolate mix. Or if you want a bit of freshness, you can add some strawberry slices on top of the brownies before baking. If you want to make this a fancier dessert, bake the brownies as the recipe states, and then let them chill for a little bit. In the meantime, melt some dark chocolate, (or even make a ganache by melting chocolate in heavy cream) pour it over the brownies and then add the fresh strawberry slices into the chocolate glaze. The hardest thing here is waiting for it to chill, but the taste will be worth the wait! (If you do make this version, for sure DM me a picture so I can be happy for you and sorry for myself for not having the exact same dessert in the exact same moment). Let's bake some brownies!
5 gr vanilla sugar
50 mL milk
2 tbsp dark cocoa powder
2 tbsp rice flour
1 tbsp potato starch
1 tsp baking powder
1. In a bowl, whisk the eggs with milk and sugar. Add the bananas and use a fork to mash them into the egg and milk mixture.
2. Add the dry ingredients: cocoa powder, rice flour, potato starch and baking powder. Mix well.
3. If you're using a dark chocolate block, chop the chocolate roughly into smaller pieces. If you're using chocolate chips, you can skip the chopping and just add them to the batter. Mix into the batter gently, using a silicone spatula.
4. Pour the batter into a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Use a spatula to smooth the top of the brownies. Bake for 20-25 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius (356 degrees Fahrenheit). Bon apetit!