|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 12 to 16|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 8g||11%|
|Saturated Fat 3g||14%|
|Total Carbohydrate 46g||17%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||9%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Whether you're on a vegan diet, going dairy-free because of lactose intolerance, or cutting out dairy for other health reasons, these vegan banana chocolate brownies will give you that chocolate fix without any forbidden ingredients. The recipe substitutes bananas for eggs, and uses soy milk and dairy-free chocolate chips, providing that classic brownie taste with a little added flavor. These vegan brownies are a hit with kids and adults alike; make a batch to keep on hand for dessert or afternoon snacks.
This recipe is a great use for ripe bananas that are too soft to eat; they also add moisture to the batter, as well as a subtle banana flavor. If you'd like some added texture, feel free to throw in some chopped walnuts.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups white sugar (granulated or unrefined cane sugar)
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
- 1/4 cup unsweetened soy milk (or almond milk)
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup dark dairy-free chocolate chips
Gather the ingredients.
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a 9- by 13-inch baking dish and set aside.
In a small mixing bowl, combine the mashed bananas, soy milk, canola oil, and vanilla extract.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry, mixing until just combined.
Fold in the dairy-free chocolate chips.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Allow the brownies to cool completely on a wire cooling rack before cutting into squares.
Serve and enjoy.
Check the Labels
This recipe is suitable for dairy-free, egg-free, and vegan, but as with any recipe intended for persons with allergies or dietary restrictions, make sure to read all nutritional labels carefully to make sure that there are no hidden dairy-derived ingredients (or gluten, egg, or wheat ingredients, if these apply to you).
How to Store
If you're looking to keep the brownies for a short period of time, you can store the leftovers in an air-tight container layered between pieces of parchment or wax paper. In this manner, they will keep for about a week.
If you'd like to store them longer, you can freeze them. Wrap each brownie individually and place them in a freezer bag. You'll need to thaw them overnight at room temperature or microwave them before serving them up again. They will keep anywhere from 2 weeks up to 3 months frozen.