Black Cocoa Banana Brownies

"Gluten-free often makes desserts dry and brittle but this version is a lot more moist than the standard gluten-free brownie recipe."

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Dark, chocolatey brownies, the addition of bananas helps keep them moist and prevents them from drying out. These are made with black cocoa to give them their dark and mysterious appearance, but you can use regular cocoa if you have it on hand.





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Prep time 15mins
Cook time 30mins
Serves or Makes: 16

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  • 2 cups gluten free all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup black cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed banana
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dark vegan chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup cacao nibs


  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350ºF and grease a 13x13-inch baking dish.

  • Step 2

    Mix flour, maple syrup, black cocoa powder, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Whisk the mashed banana, coconut milk, olive oil and vanilla extract in a separate bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, mixing until everything is evenly incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips.

  • Step 3

    Pour the dough into prepared pan and garnish with cacao nibs. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  • Step 4

    Let the brownies cool completely before removing them from the baking dish.

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