These brownies are not only gooey, fudgey and packed full of cocoa-rich chocolate, but they're SO simple to whip up - and (bonus points here) they're healthy, too. And this isn't like some of my other recipes, the ones which have an entire tub of Nutella or a whole packet of Oreo cookies in them. This is genuinely healthy - no added sugar or other evils - just simple, store-cupboard ingredients turned into something tasty.
So what are you waiting for? Bake them, eat them, bring them to someone you love. Because nothing says Happy Saturday like a tray of homemade brownies. Plus, it's Feb 29th... so, ladies, you could even throw in a proposal while you're at it.
5 large ripe bananas
340g crunchy peanut butter
7 tbsp cocoa powder
Preheat the oven to 200C (fan 180C) and line a small square baking tray (approx 20cm x 20cm) with foil, pressing it tightly into the corners.
Mash the bananas thoroughly in a bowl. Stir in the peanut butter, sieve over the cocoa powder and mix well to combine to a smooth batter.
Tip the brownie batter into the prepared tin and use a palette knife to smooth out the top.
Bake for 15 minutes, until just set on top (you want the brownies to stay gooey in the middle).
Leave to cool completely in the tin before slicing them into squares. They’ll keep for 3-4 days in an airtight container.