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Ooey gooey good for you, low fat chocolate & banana brownie

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ooey gooey choc brownie

I made myself a promise this Christmas that we would cut back on food waste as much as possible. Having been quite successful in this over the years, I was determined to make use of every last scrap. Today I was faced with finding something to do with 3 overripe, going brown bananas. Now I know that some people like to eat them like that, but in our house nobody does.

With the overindulgence of Christmas I didn't really want to make anything too calorific, so I came up with my healthy(ish) low fat take on the chocolate brownie. Here is the finished product ! Apologies for the quality of the picture but I only had my phone to hand.


  • 5tbsp cocoa
  • 1tbsp caster sugar
  • 5tbsp skimmed milk or 4tbsp skimmed milk & 1tbsp rum
  • 3 overripe small or 2 overripe large bananas - mashed
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cups wholemeal plain flour
  • 2/3 cups oatmeal or oats which you have 'pulverised' in food processor
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C, or 160 if fan assisted.
  2. Grease 8" square cake tin.
  3. Mix together thoroughly cocoa, caster sugar and milk/rum.
  4. Beat eggs until frothy, mix in cocoa mixture.
  5. Add bananas, brown sugar and vanilla, mix well.
  6. Fold in flour, baking powder and oatmeal gently, until a few specs are still visible.
  7. Pour into cake tin.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes until a skewer comes out clean (unless you hit a banana in which case it will still look gooey). Cool for about 10 minutes and then cut into squares. ENJOY !







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