I hated when we were left without power.
I wasn’t worried I had no AC and outside there were over 100 degrees, my first thought was : my phone is not charged! and so is my Ipad and laptop. I can’t get online
I’m a little ashamed to admit it, but that’s the truth.
Turns out, it was a beautiful thing to break away few days from the world of technology.
Nowadays, with a click of a button hundreds of eyes can see where and what are you up to.
I decided it was time for a much needed break.
I caught up on my sleep (if you’re a parent you know what a great feeling that is), read, visited a couple of antique shops I had my heart set on for a long time, took Tiffany at the water park, found a new ice-cream shop. Little things that I didn’t have time before for.
To hubby’s surprise I didn’t caught up on laundry and/or other house chores, but hey, that’s why there’s tomorrow, right?
And speaking of breaks, today I’m breaking free from the calorie-loaded brownies, bringing you a low-fat version.
These brownies are loaded with mashed bananas to keep them moist and also to reduce the amount of sugar. The egg whites keep them fluffy and the oat bran and whole wheat pastry flour add to the daily grain servings. Did I mention they are butter and egg yolk free?
Some people like their brownie fudge-y, some like it cake-y. These are a combo between the two. Although no chocolate is called for, the cocoa powder gives is a nice brown color. They are delicious plain or served with some fresh fruit for a more colorful plate.
If you have a chocolate lover at home or if you’re one but you don’t want to add some extra calories to your diet, this is your go-to recipe.
Low-fat banana brownies recipe - moist rich chocolate-y brownies sweetened with mash bananas
- 1/3 cup (1 oz/28 grams) cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup (150 grams) raw sugar
- 1/3 cup (80 ml) fat-free milk
- 2 cups mashed bananas (about 4 ripe bananas )
- 5 eggs whites lightly beaten with a pinch of salt
- 3/4 cup (100 grams) oat bran
- 3/4 cup (90 grams) whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Heat the oven to 350F. Line a 11X7 baking pan with parchment paper (I prefer the pan lining paper from Reynolds). Set aside.
- In a mixing bowl sift together the whole wheat flour with cocoa.
- Add the sugar, oat bran, baking powder. In another bowl mix the milk with the bananas and egg whites. Slowly fold them into the dry ingredients.
- Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for about 35 minutes.
- Cool completely in the pan before slicing. Dust with powder sugar before serving (optional).
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