super quick banana split brownie

To me, a single serve brownie is kind of a novelty. It’s a mid-afternoon study boost. A "Downton Abbey" snack. A fix for chocolate cravings. An instant cure for every sorrow. 

A single-serve brownie is the perfect quick-and-easy, commitment-free, shamelessly-selfish, forever-single dessert. 

 

It just needs a bit of dressing up from time to time. The good old microwave brownie could use a makeover. How about a banana split makeover? Yeees, I think that sounds perfect. But at the same let’s keep it simple, healthy, and delicious.

 

It’s simple.

Literally the fastest thing ever. Mix up your batter and let it cook in the microwave while you caramelize a banana until it’s golden and glorious. Drizzle it all with some chocolate sauce and just delight yourself in the instant deliciousness.

It’s healthy.

The main ingredient here is nut butter, which is high in protein and healthy fats. Sweetening the brownie with just a bit of coconut palm sugar lowers the fructose, making this a much healthier option than your typical brownie. 

It’s delicious.

It’s moist and caky and perfectly complimented by the super sweet caramelized banana and lovely drizzle sauce. So, so yummy--you really can’t go wrong with this goodness!

Super Quick Banana Split Brownie

Serves: 1

  • 1 T cocoa powder
  • 1 T coconut flour 
  • 1-2 T coconut palm sugar*
  • 2 T sunflower butter (or nut butter of choice)
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • coconut oil
  • 1 banana
  • Chocolate sauce (recipe is found here

In a small bowl, thoroughly mix the cocoa powder, coconut flour, coconut palm sugar, sunflower butter, and almond milk. Grease a microwave safe mug or bowl with coconut oil or butter. Spoon the batter into the bowl and microwave for 2-3 minutes until it’s no longer doughy. 

Slice the banana down the middle. Grease a small skillet with coconut oil and sauté the banana, flipping it over halfway through, until golden on both sides. 

Mix up the chocolate sauce, place the caramelized bananas on top of the brownie, and drizzle with sauce.

*I would suggest you start with 1 T and taste the batter to see if you want to add more. I prefer to only put 1 T of coconut sugar in mine, but some people like their desserts sweeter.

Enjoy!

Ali <3

 

 

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