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Microwave Brownies

What you need: 

1 banana, mashed
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 teaspoon salt
nonstick spray
chocolate chips, to taste

What you do: 

1. Grease a small microwave safe dish. In a bowl, mix together the banana, sugar, olive oil, and vanilla.
2. Stir in the flour, cocoa, and salt. Put prepared dish. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
3. Microwave on high for 4 to 5 minutes (depending on how gooey you like them). Adjust the cooking time based on the power of your microwave.
Great for late night studying Snacks. You could probably even add some instant coffee to them before you cook them.

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Servings: 
4 to 6
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

In response to vegetasia's post, here is the formula for making chocolate from cocoa powder: 3 tbsp. of cocoa powder + 1 tbsp. of fat (like Earth Balance or oil, etc.) + 1 tbsp. sugar = 1 ounce of chocolate. It has always worked well for me in recipes, although I only use it if I have no other options. I got this formula from one of Cooking Light's cookbooks in the "substitutions" section.

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This recipe is excellent. I usually double the batch and use carob chips/powder instead of cocoa. I also add a bit of ground flax.
These get better with age (at least for a few days, I've never seen them last longer than that), as they adapt a very fudgy texture.
Thanks for the recipe!

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