Choc Banana Fudge

Ingredients

  • 4 x bananas, overly ripened & mashed
  • 1/2 cup (125g) of butter or coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup (80g) of brown sugar
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 x egg
  • 150g (1 cup) of wholemeal plain flour
  • 30g (1/4 cup) of cocoa (or you could use choc protein powder for a protein boost)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp of bicarbonate of soda
  • 80g of dark choc, chopped into small pieces (~1/2 cup)
  • 60g (1/2 cup) of walnuts, chopped

Method

  • Preheat oven to 170deg (fan-forced) and grease a loaf tin (also works beautifully as a slice/brownie).
  • Mash bananas in a large bowl and then add melted butter, sugar, egg and vanilla. Whisk well until sugar is dissolved.
  • Gradually add the flour, cocoa, salt and bi-carb and stir until just combined.
  • Add in the dark chocolate pieces and nuts and stir gently.
  • Pour mix into the loaf tin and bake for 45-55 mins or until a skewer comes out clean when you insert it into the middle.
  • Leave to cool in the tin for 15 mins and then tip onto wire race. Once cooled, slice into 12 serves (or 24 squares) and either store in the fridge or wrap individually to store in the freezer as a portable.

Thermomix Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 170deg (fan-forced) and grease a loaf tin (also works beautifully as a slice/brownie).
  2. Place butter and bananas in thermomix and mix on 100deg, for 2mins at speed 3 – this will mash the bananas and melt the butter.
  3. Scrape down sides and mash on speed 5 for 10secs.
  4. Add in the sugar, egg, saltĀ and vanilla and whisk well on speed 6 for 15secs.
  5. Add the flour, cocoa and bicarb to the bowl and briefly combine on speed 5 for 10secs. Repeat after scraping down sides if needed.
  6. Manually stir through chocolate pieces and nuts.
  7. Pour mix into the loaf tin and bake for 45-55 mins or until a skewer comes out clean when you insert it into the middle.
  8. Leave to cool in the tin for 15 mins and then tip onto wire race. Once cooled, slice into 12 serves (but could also make 24 squares) and either store in the fridge or wrap individually to store in the freezer as a portable.