Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
From Vegan With A Vengeance. This is a really fudgy brownie with a banana pudding on top that melts into the brownie layer and forms this unbelievable ooey gooey banana brownie concoction. Although you can hold it in your hand, you may want to serve it with a fork. Enjoy!
- 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
- 1 cup very ripe banana, mashed (about 2 large)
- 1⁄3 cup canola oil
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1⁄4 cup cocoa powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup very ripe banana, mashed
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1⁄4 cup soymilk
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon arrowroot
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- Spray a 9x13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray or very lightly grease with oil.
- TO MAKE THE BROWNIE BATTER: Melt the chocolate by placing in a pan or heat-proof mixing bowl over a small pot of boiling water.
- Stir with a heatproof spatula until completely melted, then remove from heat and set aside to cool.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of mashed banana, the oil, and the sugar. Use a handheld mixer to beat everything together for about a minute. If you don't have a mixer, use a strong fork and mix for about 3 minutes.
- Mix in the vanilla and melted chocolate.
- In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Add this to the banana mixture in batches, mixing with the hand mixer as you go along. Mix for about 1 minute more.
- PREPARE THE BANANA TOPPING: In a small bowl, combine all topping ingredients and mix with the hand mixer (remember to rinse the beaters off first) for about a minute.
- TO ASSEMBLE AND BAKE THE BROWNIES: Spread the brownie batter evenly into baking pan. Pour the banana topping over that and spread evenly.
- Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
- After about 15 minutes, move it to the fridge until fully cooled.
- Cut into twelve squares, place a few slices of banana on top of each portion, and serve.
Mmmm..watch out you may just eat the whole batch. This was a great thing to make with my over-ripe bananas! Emphasis on the "pudding" in the title, you couldn't exactly hold my batch in your hand, plate and fork were definitely required - but I like that. The puddingy-cakey part is so rich, and the top layer set really nicely. I wouldn't change a thing - except that I'd have some vanilla ice "cream" to go with it. I think I'll make this next time I have people over for dinner, because vegan or not, they're just GOOD!