Chocolate Chip Plantain Brownies

I’ve already posted a recipe for plantain brownies (see Protein Plantain Brownies) and this one, although similar, is slightly different and actually better (IMO).  But of course, adding chocolate chips to any recipe makes it better 😉

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These Chocolate Chip Plantain Brownies are vegan, paleo-friendly and great for anyone with food allergies or sensitivities.

My son has suffered some digestion and skin issues ever since he was a baby and we finally decided to get him tested for food sensitivities.  He didn’t react well to: dairy (even goat’s milk), eggs, chicken, hazelnuts or amaranth.  The chiropractor (who administered the test) also suggested cutting out almonds for the time being.  My son is a huge fan of eggs and cheese and probably consumes more chicken than any other type of meat…so needless to say, we have had quite the dietary changes to make.  Our plan is to eliminate all of these foods he is sensitive to for 3 months, then slowly introduce them back into his diet to see if he has any sort of reaction.  I’ve had to get creative in the kitchen, mostly due to the absence of eggs, and create some healthy allergen-friendly recipes for him.  These Chocolate Chip Plantain Brownies were something he greatly enjoyed!

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Chocolate Chip Plantain Brownies

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium, ripe plantains (about 300 g peeled)
  • 7 dates, pitted (50 g)
  • 4 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt (optional)
  • 1/8-1/4 cup chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Peel and slice plantain.  Add plantain and dates to food processor and blend until smooth (stop to scrapes sides every so often).
  3. Add vanilla extract, cocoa powder and salt to mixture.  Blend.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips with spatula.
  5. Remove dough from food processor and place in small pan or spread out evenly on a baking sheet (lined with parchment paper).
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes (middle rack of oven).
  7. Let cool, cut and top with coconut cream.
  8. Store in fridge.

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I topped these brownies with Trader Joes Coconut Cream (refrigerated) and Essentially Coconut’s Butter Pecan Coconut Butter.

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2 Comments on “Chocolate Chip Plantain Brownies

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