What type of cook are you? Are you the kind who gets a recipe and follows it to the literal ounce? Or perhaps the type that doesn’t bother with measurements and it’s a case of a fist of this and a pinch of that? Or are you my type? The type that finds a recipe which has been proven to stand the test of time and taste, it works perfectly! Right up to the point when my creative mind begins to unfold and begins to wonder what if…… What if there was an extra pinch of cinnamon? a couple of sultana’s or more truthfully a couple of fists full… Suddenly the tried and trusted recipe looks nothing like its original form. There have been successes, there have been flops but there also have been brilliant devious discoveries e.g. the chocolate brownies last longer if sultanas are accidentally added to the mix! Oops!
What I love about the following recipe is it works even if tampering of a proven recipe happens. I also love that there is no butter and no sugar added and all you do is throw everything into the one pot and mix. This is one of those recipes where you can break the rules and let your imagination and taste buds just run riot.
3 mashed bananas (ripe – medium sized)
1 large cooking apple stewed
2 cups of organic oats
¼ cup of almond milk or coconut milk
½ cup raisins
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tsp cinnamon
Choose from the Optional list or use them all!
¼ cup of dates
¼ cup of figs
¼ cup of prunes
¼ cup of goji berries
¼ cup of sultana’s
¼ cup of walnuts
¼ cup of cashew nuts
¼ pine nuts
I increase the milk quantity and I would use large bananas when adapting the recipe to include the optional extras.
Bake for 15 – 20 minutes at 350 in a greased brownie tin. Take out of oven, sprinkle with some desiccated coconut and allow to cool.