Keto Banana Brownie Recipe

Keto Banana Brownie Recipe [ A Dessert Perfect for Your Healthy Eating Habits]

Ok, enough with those greens and fruits. I mean, even dieting can become tiresome. We do need a break. Hence today, I will be letting you in on my keto banana brownie recipe, which is perfectly healthy for those who are aiming to lose weight. 

But then again, eating these on a regular basis is not recommended either because, at the end of the day, they do contain ingredients that will build up your carbs and sugar levels.

Nonetheless, this recipe is relatively simple to follow, and the ingredients needed are nothing extraordinary. Believe me, I’m sure you have most of what you need at home already, and if not, do a  quick errand to the local supermarket and grab what you are missing, after which you are all set to make these healthy brownies.

Ingredients 

1. Large eggs at room temperature 

2. Monk fruit sweetener (optional)

3. Almond butter or any nut butter you prefer

4. Bananas that are smashed with a hand blender or fork 

5. Vanilla extract 

6. A pinch of sea salt 

7. Baking soda 

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8. Dark chocolate chips 

Process 

1.Preheat the oven to 350°F.

2. Take a large mixing bowl and mash the bananas with a fork or hand blender, making sure the bananas are overripe.

3. Add all the liquid ingredients that, include eggs, vanilla extract, and almond butter, to the mashed bananas.

4. Now add all the dry ingredients that include baking soda, salt, sweetener, and cocoa powder. Mix everything well until the batter is smooth in texture.

5. Add ⅔ cup of chocolate chips into the mixture.

6. Move the brownie batter to the baking dish and decorate the top with chocolate chips

7. Keep in the oven for about 20 minutes. Or you can always poke a toothpick in the center to see if the brownies are done. 

8. Voila, your dessert is done! All you have to do is slice them into 9 equal squares so that they actually look like brownies.

Equipment 

1.Large mixing bowl 

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2. Measuring cups and spoons 

3. 8×8 baking dish 

4. Hand blender/fork to mash the bananas 

5. Use a Wooden spoon to mix the batter 

Tips To Make The Best Brownies 

Tip 1: Sift the cocoa powder because, at times, you will find that the powder is lumpy and caked together, making the batter have an uneven texture. Hence sift it all at once and keep the powder in an airtight container for future use.

Tip 2: Make sure you don’t overbake the brownies. Since all ovens have different settings, you may end up burning the brownies if you follow the timing per instruction. Hence check them after 15 minutes by poking a toothpick in the middle to see if any batter sticks to them.

Tip 3: If by chance you are planning to bake the brownies in a glass dish, then lower the temperature to 20°F. Although it will take longer for the dish to heat up, the glass retains heat for a longer period of time. Hence you may find that your brownies are still cooking even after being removed from the oven. 

Substitutes 

1. Vegan Brownies- If you want to make vegan brownies, then you can use flaxseed eggs as a replacement for raw eggs. All you have to do is mix 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed with 6 tablespoons of water. Then set it aside to let it thicken for 5 minutes.

2. Toppings- if you want to be adventurous, then you can always add dark chocolate or your favorite sugar-free biscuit on top.

3. Nut butter- you can always replace almond butter with peanut butter or even sunflower seed butter.

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Storage 

1.You can cover the brownie baking dish with aluminum foil and keep it at room temperature for a maximum of 5 days.

2. Slice up the brownies and keep them in a zip bag to store in the fridge for up to one week.

3. If you want to freeze the brownies, slice them up and store them in freezer bags. They will be edible for a month or so. But do make sure to defrost them correctly by keeping them in the fridge overnight before consumption.

FAQs

What makes these brownies healthy?

The brownies do not contain any artificial sweeteners, as the bananas do the trick. Hence using overripe bananas will add the perfect sweetness to the brownies.
To add to it, bananas are filled with nutrients such as potassium which is good for your heart, and manganese, which is good for your skin, along with other nutrients. The fruit is also a good source of energy and aids in digestion, making banana brownies a healthy dessert.

How can I make keto banana brownies vegan?

Simply use flaxseed as a substitute for eggs. Mix 6 tablespoons of water with 2 tablespoons of flaxseed and whisk until the texture becomes jelly-like. This will make the brownies vegan and act as a binder too.

Recipe Snippet

Prep Time: 10 minutes 

Cook Time: 20 minutes 

Total time: 30 minutes 

Servings: 9 servings 

Calories: 229 kcal 

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Ingredients

3 ripe mashed bananas 

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

½ cup  almond butter or your preferred nut butter 

2 large eggs at room temperature 

A pinch of sea salt 

Monk fruit sweetener (optional)

½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

1 cup chocolate chips divided

Instructions 

1.Preheat the oven to 350°F.

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2. Take a large mixing bowl and mash the bananas with a fork or hand blender, making sure the bananas are overripe.

3. Add all the liquid ingredients that, include eggs, vanilla extract, and almond butter, to the mashed bananas.

4. Now add all the dry ingredients that include baking soda, salt, sweetener, and cocoa powder. Mix everything well until the batter is smooth in texture.

5. Add ⅔ cup of chocolate chips into the mixture.

6. Move the brownie batter to the baking dish and decorate the top with chocolate chips.

7. Keep in the oven for about 20 minutes. Or you can always poke a toothpick in the center to see if the brownies are done. 

8. Voila, your dessert is done! All you have to do is slice them into 9 equal squares so that they actually look like brownies.

Equipment 

1.Large mixing bowl 

2. Measuring cups and spoons 

3. 8×8 baking dish 

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4. Hand blender/fork to mash the bananas 

5. Use a Wooden spoon to mix the batter 

Note 

The brownies can be kept at t room temperature for 5 days if they are covered up properly with foil and stored in the freezer for 7 days 

Nutrition 

Calories: 229 kcal 

Protein: 6g 

Cholesterol: 40mg 

Sugar: 17g

Carbohydrates: 27g 

Fat: 13g 

Saturated Fat: 4g 

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Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g 

Monounsaturated Fat: 5g 

Trans Fat: 0.003g 

Iron: 1mg 

Fiber: 4g

Potassium: 346 mg 

Vitamin A: 78IU 

Vitamin C: 3mg 

Calcium: 69mg 

Sodium: 82mg

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Food Safety 

1.Never leave the oven on unattended.

2. Make sure food is not kept in temperature for an extended period of time as it may go bad.