Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Oat Banana Brownie ~ Egg Free

The temperatures in our neck of the woods have plunged considerably in the last few weeks. In addition to the cold, some days are cold and wet. A combination that always makes me want to switch on the oven and start baking. On one such cold and wet day, I had a sudden craving to make brownies and ended up making this oat banana brownie. I first started trying out oat brownies when I was working on this 2 min brownie  in a mug. But since then, throughout summer, I've hardly baked and even when I did, I ended up making muffins and such, not brownies.

Once the cold got here and I developed a serious craving for brownies, I decided to not wait any longer and got baking. Only this time I tweaked my earlier oat brownie recipe and added bananas to it. Bananas, I think was just what the brownie needed and it added a wonderful texture to the brownie. In addition, I always love bakes with a combination of chocolate and banana, so this brownie was definitely a winner in my book. This is also very quick to put together and requires a minimum of ingredients making it easy to make on the spur of the moment. If you like the banana choco chip combination too, give this easy brownie a try and enjoy it just on its own or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream :)

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Ingredients and Method to make Oat Banana Brownie
1 cup oat flour ( see notes)
2 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup sugar ( see notes)

1/2 cup mashed banana ( approx 1 large banana)
1/2 cup milk (use dairy free milk for a vegan version)
2 Tbsp oil + a few extra drops to grease the brownie pan.
3 Tbsp semi sweet mini chocolate chips (use vegan chocolate chips for a vegan version)

Pre heat oven to 350 deg F ( approx 180 deg C ). Grease an 8 inch square pan and keep aside. 

Add oat flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and sugar and mix well. 

Mix mashed banana, milk and oil in another small bowl and add to the dry ingredients and mix gently until all the ingredients are mixed well. Add chocolate chips and mix into the mixture.

Pour the entire mixture into pre greased brownie pan, place in the oven and bake for 22 to 25 minutes or until toothpick/ cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

Remove from oven, cool, slice and enjoy:)

Notes :
I just powder my quick oats in my spice grinder until it turns into a fine powder, then measure and use in this recipe. You can use store bought oat flour too here.

With this quantity of sugar the brownie is mildly sweet, if you like a more pronounced sweetness, increase the quantity of sugar to 1/2 cup. Also if your sugar is more granular like Indian sugar/ turbinado sugar, powder it in a mixer/ blender 

If you are looking for brownie recipes, here are a few more

2 Min Egg Free Brownie in a mug

Egg Free Avocado Brownies

Low fat Egg Free Black Bean Brownie
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