Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Sugar-Free Banana Brownies

I came up with this recipe as another 'treat' option to pack in Big A's lunch box.  No one can believe how healthy they are!  Sugar-free, low fat, and whole grain, but all you taste is moist, sweet, fudgy goodness. The one pictured above is still frozen from the freezer (I pull one out the night before to pack in Big A's lunch)...but these are so good you may not be able to wait for them to defrost.  Big A loves these so much, I may be making them again and again.

Sugar-Free Banana Brownies

2 ripe bananas, mashed
2 whole eggs
1/4 cup stevia baking blend  (or other sugar substitute)
1/4 cup organic canola oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup spelt flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Whisk together wet ingredients in a large bowl.  Combine dry ingredients, and add to wet, stirring just until mixed.  Scrape batter into greased 8x8 square pan.  Bake at 350F for 16 minutes.  Let cool and frost, if desired.

Chocolate-Banana Frosting

1 ripe banana, mashed
4 tbls unsweetened peabutter (or any nut or seed butter if these aren't for a lunchbox)
2 tbls cocoa powder
2+ tbls stevia baking blend, or other sugar substitute

Mix together all ingredients for frosting and spread over cooled brownies.  Cut into squares and keep refridgerated for several days or freeze.  Adjust amount of sweetener, to taste.