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These Banana Walnut Brownies are moist, fudgy, and delicious. They are very easy to make – great for a last minute dessert that everyone will love.
Looking for the perfect gluten-free banana walnut brownie recipe? These homemade brownies are gluten-free, Paleo, flourless, dairy-free and grain-free. They are made with bananas, eggs, coconut flour, chopped walnuts, and chocolate chunks. This recipe will become your new go-to recipe for gluten-free banana brownies.
The brownies are fudgy, moist and so delicious!
What Can You Use Instead of Oil for Brownies
In this recipe, I use a combination of almond butter and only 1/4 cup of coconut oil. This makes the brownies somewhat healthier.
What Can You Add To These Banana Walnut Brownies
I like to add walnuts (or any nuts of choice) and chocolate to my brownies. They create a nice crunchy texture. You can also add:
- Melted peanut butter swirls on top
- Raspberry sauce swirls
- A layer of a nut butter
- Top with a scoop of ice cream
Vacuvita Review + How To Reduce Food Waste
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The Vacuvita is great for storing foods and extending their shelf life, and thus reducing food waste. Isn’t this brilliant! Yes, it is, and I am happy to share with you this new product that will help you save money by reducing food waste. You can also win this beautifully designed and easy to use vacuum storage system if you enter the giveaway below. Vacuvita Homebase
The Homebase is great for storing dry food – bread, crackers, cookies, baked goods, coffee beans, keeping them fresh for a long time without the loss of flavor.
The vaccum containers can be used to store fruit, nuts, pasta, and cookies. The containers are freezer-, refrigerator-, and microwave-safe, so they are perfect for storing leftovers, soups, or pre-cooked meals to eat at a later time.
Unfortunately, berries don’t last very long, and a lot of times I have to throw them away because they went bad before I could use all of them. Now, with the Vacuvita, I store the berries in the small container and keep it in the fridge. So convenient, and they last so much longer.
You can also use them to marinate meat. Usually, it can take several hours for marinating meat, but with the Vacuvita containers, you can marinate them in only about 20 minutes because the vacuum helps to open the pores of the meat, poultry, fish, allowing the marinade to get absorbed more quickly.
Vacuvita Vacuum Bags
The vacuum bags are great for storing meat, fish, poultry in the fridge or freezer. You can also store hard cheese and coffee beans. The bags also protect food from freezer burn, and you can also use them to sous vide.
Vacuvita Phone App
I love that you can keep track of what you have in your freezer and when you put it in there, and when it expires. You can do all of this with the Vacuvita phone app. How many times do you put a frozen chicken in the freezer and a month later you have already forgotten about it, or you forget what it’s in it, or when you placed it there? With the Vacuvita app, when food is nearing its shelve life I get a message so I can consume it before it expires. This helps me plan better my meals, and again reduce food waste.
Tips for Using the Vacuvita System
- Don’t store dry & moist foods at the same time in the homebase or the containers
- Store baked goods in the Homebase wrapped in plastic or paper
- Wash, clean and dry fresh fruits and vegetables before vacuum sealing in bags.
- Don’t store bananas, soft cheese, mushrooms, garlic, onions, potatoes or cruciferous vegetables under vacuum. The Vacuvita FAQ page has a food chart and more information.
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Other Delicious Healthy Desserts
How To Make Banana Walnut Brownies
Banana Walnut Brownies
- 3 bananas, (2 1/2 cups mashed)
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 4 oz chocolate bar, (chopped in 1/2 ” chunks)
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a 8 x 8 ” baking dish with baking paper.
- In a large bowl, combine the mashed bananas, eggs, coconut oil, nut butter and vanilla extract until fully combined.
- Add the coconut flour, coconut sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and sea salt to the wet ingredients and mix well. Fold in the chocolate chunks and chopped walnuts using a spatula. Reserve some of the chocolate chunks & chopped walnuts for later.
- Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish. Top with the reserved chocolate chunks and walnuts. Bake in the preheated oven for about 25 – 30 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the center should come out clean.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes before cutting the brownies.
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This post is sponsored by Vacuvita. I received a free product in exchange for a product review. All opinions are my own.