Friday, May 18, 2018

Vegan Banana Fudge Brownies Stuffed with Chocolate Chips

Missy Tippens

My daughter made these gorgeous things this week. To fully experience them, you need to check the recipe on Instagram (where she discovered them) on the account @tumblinbumblincrumblincookie. Click here to see the post and official recipe (it's in the comments section). You also need to see her gorgeous photo that attracted my daughter in the first place. Our photos don't look nearly as yummy. I'll post our modified version of the recipe here. My daughter (who is not vegan) didn't have all the ingredients so did her best.

1/2 cup unbleached flour (we didn't have whole wheat)
2 tbs cornstarch
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup sugar (we actually used Truvia to save the calories)
1 packet instant coffee (we used Starbucks Via)

1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 ripe banana, mashed
1/4 cup aquafaba (we had to look this up. It's the juice out of a can of chick peas)
6 tbs coconut oil
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (we didn't have dark chunks)

Now some photos. Michelle whisked the aquafaba until foamy (they serve like egg whites in vegan dishes).

Mush the banana.

To the whipped aquafaba, add in the coconut oil, banana and vanilla. This is where Michelle had a disaster. She accidentally dumped a LOT of vanilla. I had to try to pour some of it off and hope that the chocolate could offset some of the strong vanilla flavor. :)

Sift in the dry ingredients and then fold it into the wet. Then add in chocolate chips.

We baked it in a 8x8 (or maybe it was 9x9) pan that had been sprayed with Pam and lined with parchment paper to help with removing it.

Now here's something unusual: bake at 180 degrees for about 20-25 minutes. A toothpick inserted will come out a little fudgey. Let cool on a wire rack completely before removing from the pan. Lin (of Instagram) suggests chilling the brownies for a few hours to obtain optimum fudginess. We chilled ours for about an hour. Then Michelle took them out of the pan to slice.

We did not top ours with melted peanut butter like Lin did. These are just the brownies.

Warning: these are VERY fudgey and rich. In fact, I told Michelle I think I would call them fudge rather than brownies. And I would suggestion only eating a 1 inch square piece at a time! But if you're having a chocolate craving, these will definitely do the trick.

Missy Tippens, a pastor’s wife and mom of three from near Atlanta, Georgia, made her first sale to Harlequin Love Inspired in 2007. Her books have since been nominated for the Booksellers Best, Holt Medallion, ACFW Carol Award, Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, Maggie Award, Beacon Contest and a 2013 RT Reviewer’s Choice Award. A House Full of Hopewas a Romance Writers of America 2013 RITA® Nominee. Visit Missy at www.missytippens.com and


  1. These look delicious, Missy!

    I'm always looking for recipes that will reduce carbs (especially sugar) and still satisfy my chocolate cravings, so I'll have to try this. I'll have to experiment...

    But I've never heard of aquafaba... The word sounds like it would translate as "bean water," LOL! But the first thing I thought of is how great this would be for people who have an egg allergy.

    Thanks for the ideas!

  2. Jan, it's the water the beans are cooked in. So you're right about the translation! :)

  3. Why did I not make it over here yesterday to see this? Shame on me.

    Missy, I do love brownies, however, you lost me at the instant coffee and bananas. I mean, why would you ruin a perfectly good brownie with those two items?

    Sorry, but the coffee thing is just lost on me. Love the smell, can't stand the flavor. No mocha, noting. I can tell in one bit if coffee has been added to chocolate cake. Ruins everything for me. So sad that people would do that. :P

    The bananas...? I prefer mine in nut bread or with a little peanut butter. I guess the moral of my story is don't mess with the chocolate. :)

    1. LOL, Mindy! I love coffee. But I tend to agree about the banana. However, I couldn't taste it in this. I think it was more for moisture and probably to thicken them some.