Eggless chocolate banana brownie with wholewheat flour (no sugar)

It is fudgy, chocolatey, has no sugar/honey/jaggery and made with whole wheat flour. And if this is not enough, it is a one bowl brownie batter with customized options.

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If you love sweets and want to satisfy your craving without having any form of sugar, look no further than this eggless chocolate banana brownie made with whole wheat flour. Whether you add any flavourings or bake it plain, it turns out beautifully every single time.

The texture of this brownie is quite close to a fudge; its dense and moist but not as compact as a fudge. And depending on what you flavouring you have chosen, it can be quite gooey too.

The trick to making this fudgy brownie sweet without adding any sugar is using overripe bananas with dark blemishes over its skin. I have made these fudgy brownies without any flavouring and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. It was perfectly sweet and my friends who were the taste testers couldn’t believe that it had no sugar in any form.

However, taste for sweetness can be a personal thing. Like my whole grain chocolate cake with zucchini is just on the edge sweet for me but I have had few friends who found it a tad less sweet to their liking. And therefore, in this batter, I added apricots and cranberries with dark couverture chocolate chunks to boost the sweetness and that is the second trick to enjoy these brownies without any sugar in any form.

Flavourings which are optional in this batter, serve two purposes.

  1. It adds another layer of texture and contrast of flavour.
  2. It boosts the sweetness of the fudgy brownies without any additional source of sugar.

Natural ingredients like apricots enhances the sweetness while cranberries give a wonderful tangy contrast and chocolate, well, it is a chocolate brownie after all. I have used dark couverture chocolate chunks in this batter simply because it contains higher percentage of cocoa butter and there are proven health benefits of eating dark chocolate. I prefer adding irregular chopped chunks of chocolate rather than chocolate chips as they tend to somehow make the baked good taste more chocolatey and gooier. And lastly, I added sea salt flakes on the top of the batter. If you have made my eggless cheese ice-cream or eggless miso cookie with walnut and chocolate, you know how beautifully a wee bit amount of salt brings the best out of a dessert

Eggless chocolate banana brownie with wholewheat flour (no sugar)
Eggless chocolate banana brownie with wholewheat flour (no sugar)

And as I said earlier, this brownie batter can go any which way you prefer by adding flavourings to the batter or on the top. I have used apricots and cranberries but you could use any combinations I have given below or make your own. I would recommend selecting a dry fruit or a nut that will enhance the sweetness paired with another dry fruit/nut that will add a layer of texture in a 50-50 ratio for a balanced taste and texture.

  1. ½ cup of mixed chopped roasted walnuts + raisins along with ¼ cup dark couverture chocolate chunks
  2. ½ cup of mixed chopped dates + slivered almonds along with ¼ cup dark couverture chocolate chunks
  3. ½ cup of mixed chopped figs + slivered pistachios along with ¼ cup dark couverture chocolate chunks
  4. Or ½ cup of dark chocolate chunks with ¼ cup of roasted walnuts for that intense chocolate bite (I have tried this combination and it was my son’s favourite!)
  5. ½ cup of cubed granny smith apple + ½ tsp cinnamon powder with ¼ cup of dark couverture chocolate chunks (tried this too, it turned out gooey and delicious!)
  6. And in case you prefer adding the flavouring on the top of the batter, go ahead and swirl some peanut/almond butter over the top of the batter. Delicious!!

Another way, you could improvise this brownie by rehydrating dry fruits like raisins or figs. Soak them in some hot water for 3-5 minutes before using; it makes the fruit plump and juicy. And lastly, if you are in a mood to enjoy a wee bit of decadence, drizzle my super quick 2 ingredient tahini caramel over these brownies. Pour the tahini caramel over the baked brownies and enjoy!

If you enjoyed this brownie, be sure to look at these other recipes too!

  1. Tender coconut ice-cream with jaggery/palm sugar 
  2. Masala grapes popsicles with popping candy
  3. Eggless mava cake
  4. Saffron posset with masala milk blend 

I would be so, so, so happy to know your feedback on this brownie; be it on social media or in the comments below if you happen to make it. It would be make my day!

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4 thoughts on “Eggless chocolate banana brownie with wholewheat flour (no sugar)”

    1. Not essential at all. I have added as a flavouring to go on the top of this brownie. You could completely skip it or even add something of your own preference.

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