Last week the kids and I experienced a communal chocolate craving, the intensity of which points to the supernatural. We didn't have an antidote immediately available, so we whipped these up from scratch. They are delicious, quick, and not terribly naughty. Unless you eat them for breakfast.... 
Malted Banana Brownies

Preheat your oven to 350* and generously grease a pan -- ours was just slightly smaller than 9x13.

While the oven is heating, mash together:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs

  • Once you have a nice, fragrant sludge, add your dry ingredients all at once and mix until just combined:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup Ovaltine
  • 4 heaping Tbs ground flax
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup walnuts

  • Pop that baby in the oven for about 30 minutes, until the brownies just begin to set in the center. You will not regret making these. Promise.