Come on over and grab rich chocolate brownies that soothe a grain craving without the grains or any added sugars! What-The-What? I know, right? I mean who would guess just by looking at these chocolate beauties!
- 3 bananas very ripe will give the best flavor, where the skin is black/brown or almost black/brown
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder unsweetened
- 1 cup almond butter crunchy
- (optional) ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a 9-in. x 9-in. square baking dish by spraying it with cooking spray or rubbing coconut oil around the sides and bottom so the brownies do not stick.
- In a large bowl mash the bananas with a fork until smooth. Add the almond butter and mix until smooth. Add the cocoa powder and optional cinnamon and blend until no visible cocoa powder is seen.
- Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool completely before slicing.
- *If the almond butter is hard, heat it in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds or until it is softened before mixing with the banana.
- *If you are making this for Whole30 diet purpose: Please note that the Whole30 book reads this about mixing cocoa with fruit: "However, we highly discourage mixing cacao (cocoa) with dates, figs, or other fruits to make chocolate-y confections during your program." This is discouraged (not off limits) due to the fact that more sweets feeds more sugar cravings- with any diet. The purpose of this recipe is if you are on the program and feeling like you will falter and cave into a cookie or regular brownie, this is a great recipe to transition to keep the diet on-track as you detox from sugar cravings.