What is a brookie I hear you ask?
It’s a cross between a brownie and a cookie, but my recipe doesn’t require any flour which produces a soft, moist centre and rich chocolatey taste PLUS you only need 3 ingredients which you probably already have in your cupboards.
No refined sugar
No flour or grains
No blender required
Which all means no excuses not to make these!
Whenever the cravings hit but you’ve no treats stashed away and it’s too late to go to the shops, whip up a batch of these soft, chocolatey treats, they can be made so easily and are practically guilt free! No weird ingredients, full of fibre and any leftovers make a great lunchbox addition.
Recipe (makes 6 small brookies)
-105g banana flesh (1 medium ripe banana)
-45g runny natural peanut butter (or almond butter for paleo)
-12g cacao powder
optional: 1/2 tsp cinnamon
-When making these they are very soft so shaping them will get messy but they do firm up once cooked and cooled for a few minutes
-Don’t be tempted to overdo it on the cacao powder as only the banana is used for sweetness so they may become too dark tasting for kids, so measure carefully
-This recipe only makes a small batch which is easily gobbled up very quickly but the recipe is easily doubled if you want more
-Feel free to use different kinds of nut butter but I feel peanut butter works best and really gives it a strong flavour as there’s no sugar or added sweeteners in these.
1- Pre-heat the oven to 160C
2- Mash the banana flesh in a bowl then mix in the nut butter and cacao (and any additions) then stir until combined
3- Dollop two heaped teaspoons of the mix onto a lined baking tray until the mix is all used up, flatten slightly with your fingers and place into the heated oven to bake for 22mins then leave to cool (or they’ll fall apart) for 10min before eating (I like these best when still slightly warm from the oven).
For more brookie treats, check out my brookie dough bars