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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. Banana Walnut Brownies

    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!

     

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    Banana Walnut Brownies

    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.

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    What Can You Add To 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

    Banana Walnut Brownies

    Vacuvita Review + How To Reduce Food Waste

    I hate food waste and try to eliminate it as much as possible but sometimes it’s inevitable. The average household wastes 1300 pounds of food per year – up to $1500 in waste. Let me introduce you to the Vacuvita One Touch Storage System – it’s the perfect solution to this problem! Vacuvita is a company that focuses on fresh food and storing food in a better (and prettier) way. Enjoy food up to 5X longer, opening a world of storage and prep options that significantly cuts back on waste. If bananas are going bad, I can usually make banana muffins or these banana walnut brownies. But what about other food that just doesn’t have a very long shelf life?

    Vacuvita Homebase

    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 belowVacuvita Homebase 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.

    Vacuvita Containers

    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 System

    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.

    Vacuvita System

    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.

    Vacuvita System Giveaway

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    Banana Walnut Brownies

    How To Make Banana Walnut Brownies

    5 from 10 votes
    Banana Walnut Brownies
    Banana Walnut Brownies
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    25 mins
    Total Time
    35 mins
     

    Delicious and fudgy Banana Walnut Brownies (Paleo).

    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Servings: 9
    Calories: 413 kcal
    Author: Neli @ Delicious Meets Healthy
    Ingredients
    Instructions
    1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a 8 x 8 " baking dish with baking paper.

    2. In a large bowl, combine the mashed bananas, eggs, coconut oil, nut butter and vanilla extract until fully combined.

    3. 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. 

    4. 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.

    5. Remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes before cutting the brownies.

    Nutrition Facts
    Banana Walnut Brownies
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 413 Calories from Fat 270
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 30g 46%
    Saturated Fat 11g 55%
    Cholesterol 54mg 18%
    Sodium 196mg 8%
    Potassium 468mg 13%
    Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
    Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
    Sugars 15g
    Protein 9g 18%
    Vitamin A 2.1%
    Vitamin C 4.4%
    Calcium 10.6%
    Iron 16.3%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    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. #brownies #paleo #glutenfree #dessert #banana #healthy #coconutflour #grainfree
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    Comments

    Michelle L

    I like the vacuum bags

    Tim

    I ,like that there are also containers that you can use. I prefer that over the bags.

    Audrey Stewart

    I like this because I get so tired of wasting food. This will keep things air tight.

    Stefanie G

    I love how I can use it to help reduce my food waste!

    Kelly D

    I like that the vacuum containers are freezer-, refrigerator-, and microwave-safe, because this makes it easier to store and reheat left-overs.

    Katie C.

    I like how simple it is to use! It’s a lot easier than our current vacuum.

    Wendy Perez

    One of the things that caught my attention is how you can store your berries and make them last longer. I have such a hard time at keeping any kind of berries good for at least a week to eat them, also with some of my veggies. Love how it helps you to prevent the waste of food. I though the app was such a nice addition to keep tract of what you have and expiration dates. Thank you for the opportunity. I will be trying your banana walnut brownies recipe.

    Starla

    Those look and sound delicious, omg! I love that the containers are microwave, fridge and freezer safe- that is def needed. I am right with you on the berries issue.. I hate to waste food!

    Jeffrey

    I love that the Vacuvita extends the life of food, especially fruits! We have a plentiful garden and I absolutely hate to see things go to waste.

    Cheryl B

    I like that by saving food, I will save money.

    Laurajj

    I love that is would help save us so much by being able to stock more at sale prices! Their phone app would be so wonderful for when shopping at the store to know what you have on hand at home!

    Ally

    I think the app is the coolest part!

    Leah Sorensen

    I like that it is not too big for the home, and it looks stylish enough to leave out on the counter. I think that it is a great way to eliminate food waste!

    Joan Kubes

    This looks like a very good system. It would surely save my family money!

    Jessica Gipson

    I think this is amazing, no more wasting food. LOVE IT!

    Dave

    I like the reusable containers. I hate wasting plastic bags on vacuum sealing and I never dreamed I would be able to vacuum seal fresh fruit, so that’s cool. Also, I can’t wait to try this recipe it looks delicious. Have you tried subbing the almond butter for cashew butter? Wife can’t have almonds.

    Rivka

    The Homebase is pretty cool. I really like the overall design as well.

    Angelica

    I like the look of it, it would look a lot prettier on my counter than my current vacuum sealer. (Which has a habit of not completely sealing bags anymore…) The phone app is also a pretty neat feature!

    Michel

    I love the simplicity and convenience of it!

    Erin

    I love the way it looks, I wouldn’t mind having it out on my counter.

    carol clark

    Vacuvita Phone App and i like i wont get freezer burn on my food

    Rust

    I like its capacity, and that it can be used for daily storage also. I also like that it would allow me to buy in bulk and help with my grocery budget.

    Joan Kubes

    I like that this system is so easy to use and can save me money!

    Karen D

    I like the fact that it reduces food waste and thus saves money.

    Lynne Torgersen

    I like that it’s going to keep my foods fresh longer, especially produce.

    Susan Christy

    I like that it’s great for storing coffee beans, keeping them fresh for a very long time, without the loss of flavor.

    Tina W

    I love that the bags can be used to sous vide. I cook dinner for my elderly father every day, and since his diet is soooo different from everyone else I think individual sous vide portions could make my life easier.

    judith

    this would be great for my banana bread

    Shakeia Rieux

    I like that it keeps food fresh longer.

    Coeliacgirl

    They look great!

    Julie

    I love that it looks so easy to use

    I made these the other night and they were amazing! My kids couldn’t get enough of them.

    Megan

    Saving this for when I need a dessert for my gluten intolerant friends!

    These look scrumptious! I love the banana and walnut combo!

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