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THURSDAY - Time for a Chocolate Sugar-High
Still got bananas to use? Forget Banana Bread (lovely though it is) Chocolate Banana Coconut Brownies are the way to go!
Chocolate, banana and coconut is an amazing fusion of flavours. The rich coconut and creamy banana add a distinct tropical fruitiness which perfectly offsets the banana. The additional texture you get from tiny chewy coconut bits also adds an unexpected extra dimension.
I have made these a number of times and recently took some to a leaving do. I overheard a couple of people (who went back for a second snaffle) exclaim 'wow these are good.... I wonder who made them?!' (Big smile across face!!!)

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  • Step 1

    Base-line a 23 cm/9 inch square baking tin with baking paper.
    Pre-heat the oven to 180 C/350 F/Gas 4.

  • Step 2

    Melt the chocolate, sugars and butter in a large non-stick saucepan on a low heat, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat.

  • Step 3

    Weigh and mix the flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, salt, almonds, cocoa and coconut in a bowl, making sure any lumps are completely broken down.

  • Step 4

    Mash the banana in a separate bowl and then add to the chocolate mixture, beating in with a wooden spoon/spatula.

    Add the dry flour mix to the chocolate batter and mix thoroughly.

  • Step 5

    Beat the eggs with the vanilla extract in a bowl and then also add that and the chocolate chips to the chocolate mixture, beating well with the spoon until completely combined.

  • Step 6

    Pour the mixture into the baking tin and spread and smooth the top evenly with the spoon.

    Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

  • Step 7

    When baked, remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin.
    Transfer the brownie to a cutting board and slice into pieces. Enjoy warm or cold.

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