I had some bananas that were just begging to be mashed up, stirred into batter and baked. They were almost over ripe - spotted to the point of being about completely brown and incredibly sweet. Conveniently, I was also having a craving for brownies but really wanted to stick to something on the healthier side.
So I came up with these: gluten free, low sugar, vegan, dark chocolate, fudge style brownies. They don't have that crackly top normal brownies do but, hey, nobody's perfect. They taste damn good.
Vegan, Gluten free Brownies
4 oz unsweetened chocolate
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 super ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup raw sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup almond meal
sea salt, optional
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line 8 x 8" pan with foil or parchment paper, lightly oil. Set aside.
Melt chocolate and stir in coconut oil. Stir in mashed banana and sugar. Add vanilla and almond meal. Stir until all is well combined. (Since there's no gluten, you can stir as much as you like.) Pour into prepared pan, spread evenly. Lightly sprinkle with seas salt, if desired. Bake 20 minutes or until set in center. Cool before cutting.