These healthy banana brownies come together very easily.
First, you have to make your flax egg, which is a vegan alternative to using real eggs. Just mix 1 Tbsp of ground flax seed with 2.5 Tbsp of water, and let it gel. We’re using two flax eggs, so I doubled that recipe.
Mash your bananas in a bowl with a fork. Using ripe bananas will make these more naturally sweet, and easier to mash.
Then, add your coconut oil, applesauce, maple syrup, vanilla, flour, and baking powder to the bowl.
Finally, mix in your cocoa powder and flax eggs to the mixture and you’re almost ready to pop these eggless peanut butter brownies in the oven!
Next, you’ll pour the batter into a 9×9 baking pan and swirl in the peanut butter with a knife. I like to make sure the peanut butter mixes into the bottom of the batter too – not just the top, for a more fuller and deeper flavor.
Then, bake for 27-32 minutes and let the brownies cool. This is the hard part but if you cut them when they’re too warm and soft, they will crumble easier.
Don’t forget to sprinkle some sea salt on top of these healthy peanut butter brownies!
These tasty peanut butter banana brownies are in a world of their own. They’re different from my vegan protein bars and pumpkin blondies because they don’t use beans, but all are delicious and healthy snack recipes.
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Sarah Schlichter is a Registered Dietitian with a Master’s in Public Health Nutrition. She specializes in sports nutrition and intuitive eating, and recipe development. She also co-hosts the podcast, Nail Your Nutrition.