I read a lot of blogs, but only a handful of them are vegan blogs. I read running blogs, I read lifestyle blogs, I read random adventure blogs, and I read carnivorous steak eating blogs…I don’t discriminate! With that said, I rarely make any recipes posted on the blogs I read because while they may look good, they are definitely not plant based.
Some recipes are easy to veganize, and others not so much. When I’m inspired by a recipe I love turning it into my own, but once in a while it’s nice to let someone else do most of the work. I found a recipe on one of my go to blogs that I knew I just had to make. Only one small tweak was necessary in order to make this a Brittany approved recipe.
She called them muffins, I call them brownies. These are so simple, but SO delicious. With a prep time of no more than 5 minutes, there is no reason not to make these! Unless you don’t like bananas or chocolate, but in that case we can’t be friends. Kidding..kind of.
Double Chocolate Banana Brownies
Inspired by Amanda @ runningwithspoons
(these will be listed in the order I think works best in your blender)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 ripe medium sized banana
- 1 flax egg (1 tblsp fresh ground flax seed + 3 tblsp water)
- 1/2 cup creamy almond butter ( self ground would not work here )
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup raw honey (sub maple syrup for a true vegan recipe)
- 2 tblsp fresh ground flax seed
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips & then some to top
1. Preheat your oven to 375F. Spray or line a muffin tin with 9 spots, and set aside. OR pour entire batter into an 8 x 8 pan for more of a “brownie” look.
2. In your high speed blender or food processor combine the vanilla, banana, and flax egg and pulse until combined. Then add the remaining ingredients (except for the chocolate chips) in the order listed. Use the same measuring cup for the cocoa powder and the honey, the cocoa powder will coat the sides of the cup and the honey will slide right into your blender. Like magic. Blend until well combined, and then fold in the chips by hand.
3. Pour batter evenly into the 9 spaces prepped. Don’t get overzealous or your brownies will be huge. I learned this the hard way.
4. Bake for 10-15 minutes until the tops of your brownies spring back to the touch, or a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes after removing from the oven.
These are bursting with chocolate/banana flavor, and the texture is perfect. Soft yet sturdy and holds its shape. To see the original recipe, and Amanda’s amazing photos, click here. This recipe is one of my new favorites! As if they weren’t decadent enough on their own, try pairing with some vanilla coconut ice cream for an out of this word experience.
Q: Do you make recipes off of the blogs you read? Very rarely!
55 thoughts on “Double Chocolate Banana Brownies”
Alex @ therunwithin
these look beyond moist. drool.
kathy @ vodka and soda
yum!!! i make something similar — banana chocolate chip muffins!!! i got that from skinnytaste.com. these look amazing!! GET IN MY BELLY!
Meghan @ fitnesscrEATures
Haha, I never make recipes from bloggers because I never cook… And if I do, it’s something ridiculously easy that my simple mind can handle. THESE LOOK SO GOOD! And noisy pictures what? I don’t think so. Yum. But hey, should you want noiseless pictures, I think you’ll be fine brewing up another batch. 🙂 Have an awesome weekend girly!
I’m the same way – read a lot of blogs, but only make a few recipes fir the same reason! These looks like ones I need to try!
Rach @ This Italian Family
Oh my wow. Those look amazing!
karla @ finding my fit
my mouth is watering. curse my always present sweet tooth..
I have one too, which is why I always have something like this on hand. HA.
NOM girl!! Ooey gooey chocolaty amazingness right there! I actually love looking to other bloggers for inspiration, but its typically just that – inspiration. I love to put my own twist on things 🙂
Amy @ A Desert Girl
These look sooooo good! Well done.
Kristina at damntenpounds
I bookmark some recipes with good intentions, but honestly, if the recipe doesn’t come with the blogger to make them for me, it’s doubtful I’ll do it for myself. Your brownies look bomb, especially with bananas… I love all things banana, so throwing those in chocolaty brownies?? Maybe I’ll actually make this one (I’ll let you know when I finally get around to it, in a year or so 🙂
All the time! So many cupcakes, so little time….
Oh mah goooodness. I’ve never wanted a brownie so much in my whole life.
I wish you lived closer to me so that I could ‘taste-test’ all of your creations! Yum!
OH my gosh, I am ALWAYS on the look out for willing participants to taste my treats!! Some people are SO skeptical because I don’t use eggs or milk…SO CLOSED MINDED I swear!! If you lived near me, I would PUSH my treats onto you hahaha.
These look so amazing and moist!! I gotta make them!!! 😀
They look so rich and decadent and soooooooooo good 🙂
I don’t know what any of that photography lingo means but by the looks of it, feel free to have your setting at 6400 more often! The pics look amazing and I am drooling. Seriously, move in with me and bake with me a lllll theeeee timeeeeee!! ❤ so in love. Ugh, I need to make these bad boys.
DO NOT TEMPT ME…I WILL COME TO YOU! HAHA.
Lauren @ ihadabiglunch
I’m starving on the train right now and these look PERFECT!!
So yummy!!! Perfect for greeting the weekend 😀
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
Aaaaaand cue crazy chocolate craving — thanks girl 😛 And it’s awesome to know that these can be veganized… I always wondered if they would hold together without the egg.
They turned out perfect without the egg!! GREAT recipe my friend!
You make everything seem so easy and delicious! Are you enjoying your new camera? 📷🍫🍪🍰
LOVING the camera. SOSOSO much. 🙂
GiGi Eats Celebrities
How do you clean your muffin tin?
I almost don’t know how to reply to a serious comment from you…but I’ll try.
I use stoneware a lot, and this is what I use for muffins/brownies and stuff like that.
I spray it with coconut oil and very rarely does my stuff stick. I will soak the tin usually overnight if I am feeling lazy, or suffering from a chocolate coma. Then I just use a sponge and water and any leftovers come right off.
If you are using a metal tin, I would soak it..but…I don’t know why you’re having problems .HAHA. Stop getting mayonnaise on it.
GiGi Eats Celebrities
You’ll see my muffin tin when you visit.
BAHHHHH HA HA HA HA AH AH AH AHAH AH H AH!
Ohhhh my goodness. Those gorgeous melted chocolate chips on top have my tummy swooning!! Nothing beats fudgy chocolate brownies with chocolate chips. SO good!! And your photos look amazing too! Perfect exposure. You’ve really gotten the hang of your new camera! 🙂
YAY! Thank you my friend!
You’re so welcome sweetie! 🙂
Choc Chip Uru
OMG I died looking at the chocolatey goodness of your photos.
Gimme more, gimme more 😉
Choc Chip Uru
And I just learned something new about taking pictures. Plus I got a side of double chocolately goodness. Now that’s a good day!!
Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen
It’s not often you find a recipe that’s made in one bowl, never mind in a blender. That’s so quick and easy for clean up! And.. you get lots of chocolatey brownies in single servings, so much easier than a big sheet pan of them. As you know, I’m big on vegan these days. I still have to cook meat/fish for my family but love adding more and more of these recipes into my rotation. It’s such a clean way to eat!xx
I couldn’t agree more! ❤
Oh do I ever relate to you on those vegan recipes! It secretly drives me mad when peoples recipes are filled with tons of eggs and dairy 😉 thankfully I have your blog
And these look amazing. I’ve been dying for a good vegan chocolate muffin. I haven’t had one in like 10 years. That’s just re-donky donk.
Matt @ Runner Savvy
These look DELICIOUS!
Life After Swimming
Um holy YUMMMMM
These look so moist and decadent I can’t handle it. Pinning this recipe asap so I can remember to make it 🙂
Just kidding lol.. you don’t have a pinterest button. Meeep 😦
I’m much too lazy for that. I’m a copy and paste kinda gal..haha.
An Unrefined Vegan
They’re so chocolatey they SHINE!
I do fairly regularly make recipes off of blogs. Last week I made yummy curry sweet potato-quinoa burgers from The Sweet Life. Mmmmm.
Mary @ Fit and Fed
Wow these look amazing, Brittany, thanks for sharing!
holy guacamole. i know i say this every time i’m on your blog, but you always make me want to be a vegan. do you want animal documentaries? ie, have you seen blackfish? i know you would love it. anyway, i keep thinking vegan vegan vegan and then i see all the deliciousness coming out of your kitchen and i kick myself and think how sweet and easy you make it – why not get started?
OH MY GOSH BEST COMMENT EVER! Seriously…I can’t imagine my lifestyle being any other way. I LOVE eating a vegan diet, it’s so liberating. It’s powerful having total control over everything you nourish your body with, and picking the best foods to thrive and grow! If you EVER have any questions, or concerns please don’t hesitate to email me!! I would love to pour my brain out onto paper! If you enjoy making food, you’d be JUST FINE! I say try it for a week or two (that’s what I did..I went vegan for a month and loved it so much I never went back!) and then go from there!
I have seen bits and pieces of some documentaries, but I actually can’t handle a lot of them. They are too graphic at times. I haven’t seen Blackfish, but have heard all about it! I do want to watch that one though!
i’m honestly going to try and work up the courage! i was vegetarian while i volunteered in mexico (they slaughtered the animals on the street and seeing it made me stay far, far away) but i started eating meat when i got back to the states. i regret it because we shouldn’t eat meat (or other animal products) just because we can’t see the process, right? most of my friends and my husband are really big meat eaters, so i think it’ll be a big lifestyle adjustment. good thing i like tofu 🙂
I don’t know what it is about the recipes you share, but they always make me swear… in a good way. Like take today for an example. Just looking at the photo had me saying “holy sh**, these look good!!!”. So yes, take it as a compliment and run w/ it 🙂
Your comments ALWAYS make me laugh out loud. I legit imagine you saying these things…and they make my day.
those look so decadent! YUM. wish I liked bananas (hope we can still be friends!!) 😉
Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.A.
Oh wow. I need these in my life like right now. They looks sooooo moist and delicious!
I make a lot of recipes I find on blogs…but only the easy ones haha!
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Melissa @ Al Forno Mementos
I saw these through instagram and wanted to grab them through the screen. looks so good!
Ohhh wow, these look so dense and chocolately…this was a bad idea to look at food blogs when I’m already so hungry!
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