As often happens, I had a few bananas which were beyond the point of ripeness. However, I didn't feel like making banana bread so I came up with this recipe for banana brownies. While it doesn't have any chocolate in it, it does have the same dense, rich taste of a brownie but with a banana flavor. I try hard to infuse my baked goods with nutritious ingredients so I won't feel like I wasted my allotted calorie intake for the day. Hope you like this somewhat healthy recipe as much as we do and take it to your holiday family get togethers.
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1/3 cup Splenda brown sugar blend
1/2 cup butter (one stick softened)
2 ripe bananas
1/2 cup rolled multigrain oats
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 whole wheat white flour (King Arthur)
1 T. flax seeds
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
Mix the sugars with the butter. Add egg and mashed bananas. Stir in oats and flours. Mix in the last four ingredients and spread the batter into a 9"x 9 "parchment lined baking pan. Bake the bars in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean. Cool, cut and enjoy!