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  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

Rich and fudgy, but (a little) healthier than standard brownies.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 8-inch square baking pan
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8-inch square baking pan.

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  • Mix oats, brown sugar, whole wheat flour, cocoa powder, all-purpose flour, and baking powder together in a large bowl; mash in banana. Stir in eggs, butter, milk, applesauce, and vanilla extract; mix thoroughly until batter is smooth. Pour into the baking pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute margarine for butter if preferred.

Mix the brownie batter with an electric mixer instead of by hand if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts

192 calories; protein 3.9g; carbohydrates 26.2g; fat 8.3g; cholesterol 38.9mg; sodium 101.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2016
Perhaps I'm biased, but I thought these were awesome. :) I've adjusted the recipe a bit since I first wrote it. Adding an extra banana and upping the milk to 3/4 cup (or even 1 cup) makes for moister, more flavourful brownies. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/25/2018
My version was with 3 bananas, no applesauce, 1 cup all purpose flour instead of wheat flour, and a little extra oats because my mix was runny. It turned out good. Read More
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5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2016
Perhaps I'm biased, but I thought these were awesome. :) I've adjusted the recipe a bit since I first wrote it. Adding an extra banana and upping the milk to 3/4 cup (or even 1 cup) makes for moister, more flavourful brownies. Read More
(2)
Rating: 1 stars
02/27/2017
BEWARE OF BREAKING TEETH! This recipe will make a chocolate concoction that is dry and hard-as-bricks. Recipe is not tested--total waste of time and energy to make. Since I really like the concept of oatmeal, applesauce, bananas with chocolate cake, I modified the recipe so that the product has a soft, moist cake-like consistency. Plus, you can actually taste the applesauce and bananas—yum! Below is my modified recipe. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats 1 cup brown sugar 2/3 cup whole wheat flour 2/3 cup cocoa powder 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 2 bananas 2 eggs 1/2 cup butter (melted) 1 cup milk 3/4 cup applesauce 2 tablespoons vanilla extract 3/4 cup chocolate and white chocolate chips Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/25/2018
My version was with 3 bananas, no applesauce, 1 cup all purpose flour instead of wheat flour, and a little extra oats because my mix was runny. It turned out good. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/22/2016
This was cake like dry and not fudgy. My 9 year old liked it.... Wont make again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2021
I substituted 1/3 cup coconut flour and 2/3 cup almond flour. I also used coconut brown sugar and coconut oil in place of the regular brown sugar and butter. And I added one shot of creme de coco liqueur. I used Lily's dark chocolate chips on top. This is the only "healthy" brownie recipe I have found that my family actually likes! Thank you so much! Read More