I bought a plantain and wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do with it. I’ve tried them just baked (which was delicious) but I wanted to actually bake them in something. I had seen a few recipes before that didn’t use flour but plantains and I thought this sounded like a delicious idea. After looking around I found this recipe for chocolate plantain brownies. These brownies have a great sweet taste and use some healthy ingredients!
This recipe was adapted from here:
- 1 small/medium ripe plantain
- 2/3 cup carob powder
- 1 tbsp coconut sugar
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/3 cup applesauce
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- Preheat oven to 350F and spray an 8×8 inch baking pan with non-stick spray.
- Peel the plantain and put it in a food processor and blend until smooth.
- In a large bowl, stir together carob powder, coconut sugar, baking soda, baking powder, applesauce, vanilla, and maple syrup.
- Stir in the plantain puree.
- Stir in the almond butter and coconut oil and mix until everything is combined.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out mostly clean. Bake them for less time (like 20-30 minutes) for a fudgier brownie.
- Allow to cool before slicing. Store in the refrigerator.
I love how easy these are to make and the natural glaze that forms on top of them make them look very fudgy!