No one really knows how brownies got their name, or even how they were invented! However, some popular ideas include:
- A chef accidentally adding melted chocolate into biscuit dough
- A cook forgetting to add flour to the batter when baking cake
- A housewife improvising a new treat when she ran out of baking powder, serving “flattened” cakes to guests
No matter the story behind this classic dessert, this fan favorite is now a perfect way to start the day!
- 2 ripe bananas, mashed
- 2 tbsp no-added-sugar peanut butter
- 1 tbsp low or no-sugar syrup
- 2 and ¼ cups rolled or porridge oats
- 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder or 1 and ½ oz protein powder
- ¾ cup skimmed milk
- 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
- Preheat the oven to 400 F. Line an 8-inch shallow square tin or baking dish with greaseproof paper.
- Mix the banana with the peanut butter and syrup in a bowl.
- Mix the oats with the cocoa powder or protein powder and stir into the banana mixture.
- Add the milk and mix well. Finally fold in the raspberries until well combined but not broken too much. Taste and adjust the sweetness as liked.
- Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes then remove and allow to cool in the tin.
- Cut into squares to serve – the recipe makes 9 large squares.
Serves 9. Serving size 1 square.
This recipe comes from Bariatric Cookery.