Whole Wheat Banana Bread Brownies.

Several months ago, I got a new cookbook. About brownies.

All about brownies.

Who knew such incredible books existed??

I've never had the pleasure of going to the actual Fat Witch Brownie, but the next time I'm in New York, I'm definitely going! After reading the cookbook cover to cover, I decided to start in the "Grown-Up Kid Stuff" section. (Appropriate? I think so.) These Banana Bread Brownies are delicious. If you've ever had banana bread and thought, "hey, these would be better with chocolate", well, then these are for you.

I simply swapped out the white sugar and flour for cane sugar and whole wheat pastry flour. Make sure to use whole wheat PASTRY flour, not just whole wheat flour. The pastry flour has a very fine texture and works best in this recipe. You can get a two pound bag of it for under $3 at Whole Foods.

Easy to make, easy to find ingredients...just plain easy.

Whole Wheat Banana Bread Brownies

Slightly Adapted from Fat Witch Brownies

{ makes 12-16 brownies }

- 6 TBS unsalted butter

- 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

- 1/2 cup cane sugar

- 1 3/4 cups very ripe bananas, mashed (about 3-4 bananas)

- 3 large eggs, slightly beaten

- 1 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour

- 1/2 tsp. fine sea salt

Grease a 9-inch x 9-inch pan with butter. Dust with flour and shake out excess. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium sized, microwave safe bowl, melt together the butter and chocolate in 30 second increments. Once melted, set aside to cool.

In another bowl, mix together the vanilla, sugar and mashed bananas with a fork. Add the beaten eggs and mix until well combined.

In the same bowl, add the flour and salt. Stir to combine.

Using a spatula, fold in 2/3 of the cooled chocolate mixture until it is just incorporated. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared baking pan and drizzle the remainder of the chocolate mixture on top. Using a knife, draw lines in the batter to create streaks of chocolate.

Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Remove from oven and cool for 1 hour. Enjoy!

{ Helpful Notes }

- I used the semi-sweet chocolate chips from Trader Joe's.

- Both the whole wheat pastry flour and the cane sugar came from Whole Food's.

- { This } is the salt I used.