Have you ever come across those brownie recipes that require you to melt chocolate and butter over a pot of simmering water? Where you have to whisk the mixture continuously for what seems like eternity til they become melted and smooth?
I have, and this recipe is not one of them.
In this recipe, all the equipment you need are: a large mixing bowl, a ladle and a lined 8 x 8 baking pan. Promise. And the recipe goes like this: Dump, stir, pour, bake. That’s it.
No need for simmering water, an electric mixer, a whisk.. not even chocolate.
I used good quality cocoa powder in this recipe, plus 2 teaspoons of instant coffee mix to bring out the chocolate flavour even more. With the addition of coffee, the brownie is now richer, and the chocolate notes more pronounced. The interior is fudgy and not at all cakey, and the bananas add another dimension to the flavour.
When cutting brownies, be sure to use a PLASTIC KNIFE. I promise you that your brownie squares will cut cleanly. Also line your baking pan with aluminium foil with the sides hanging out, for easy removal after baking. I don’t bother greasing the pan and I don’t have to cross my fingers.
I want to add though, that if making brownies from scratch is not your thing, you can grab a box of brownie mix and add in the bananas and oreo cookies yourself. Yeah I said that. I’ve made loads of delicious brownies from Betty Crocker, and if it saves you time and money I say go ahead and make that brownie from a box!
Today I have chosen to make these from scratch. Read on for the recipe!
Are these easy to make or what? I don’t even bother about the sequence of adding the ingredients. I just add everything together in a large bowl, mix and bake. They’re the easiest brownies I’ve ever made (not counting the boxed versions, of course!), and they’re incredibly yummy. I have also made these with vegetable oil in place of butter and they taste great too. With the basic brownie batter, you can add in marshmallows, chocolate chips, chopped nuts, and whatever tickles your fancy.
I love these, and I hope you try them!