Brookies (gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, refined sugar-free) _ nutritionicity

I had never heard of Brookies until my kids spotted them in the fresh-baked section at our Wegmans grocery store. Easy banana bread recipe with oil Turns out this delightful little dessert is a chocolate chip cookie (on the bottom) and brownie bar (on top). Banana bread recipe no eggs While I had to agree that this treat was to die for, at the same time my head ached as I envisioned all of the processed sugar and gluten that my kids were consuming. Best chocolate chip banana bread recipe ever So my next challenge lay before me. . . Best chocolate chip banana bread creating a Brookie recipe that would eliminate the processed sugar and gluten, add in some plant-based protein, and most importantly rival the bakery Brookie in texture and flavor!

After several iterations (which made my kitchen look like a war zone), I achieved success! I used almond flour and gluten-free oat flour to eliminate the gluten while packing in some plant-based protein at the same time.


Banana bread Neither parts of the recipe have any animal-based products so they are dairy-free (and vegan). Banana bread recipe with brown sugar Maple syrup, coconut nectar and coconut palm sugar replace the conventional sugar making them free of processed or refined sugar.

Because the recipe has two parts, it may appear complicated, but it is not. Banana bread recipe without eggs In one hour (45 minutes of prep and 15 minutes of baking time) you will have a nice warm pan of delicious Brookies sitting before you!

Now on Nutritionicity, a nut-free version of the Brookie – Allergy Friendly Brookie including a printable recipe card! Or for something a little different, try my Vegan Brookie No-Bake Cheesecake recipe! Ingredients – Brookies (part 1 Chocolate Chip Cookies) 1 cup

(1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Banana bread recipe with honey In a medium bowl combine all dry ingredients (almond flour, gf oat flour, sea salt, baking soda, coconut palm sugar, and mini chocolate chips) and mix well.

(2) In a small bowl melt together cashew butter and coconut oil. Receta de banana bread I did this for 45 seconds in the microwave on medium-low power. Banana bread for toddlers If you don’t have a microwave you can use a small sauce pan on the stove.

(5) Mix wet ingredients into dry. Banana bread recipe uk If you are experiencing difficulty getting the ingredients to mix well use a slicing motion with your spoon and cut the ingredients together like you would if making a pie crust.

(6) The combined mix will be dry and crumbly like a graham cracker crust. Better homes banana bread It is ready to press into the pan if it holds together when you take a finger-full and press into a ball.

(6) Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15 minutes. Banana bread with cream cheese filling You can test doneness with a toothpick or by lightly touching the brownie surface. Banana bread recipe brown sugar Let cool for approximately 30 minutes. 5 ingredient banana bread The Brookies can then be cut in the pan, or you can loosen the edges and lift the product out with two spatulas onto a cutting surface to slice.

I am so happy with the final product of my Brookie mission. Company’s coming banana bread These tasty bars are delicious, nutritious, and something you can feel good about treating yourself to. Banana bread with walnuts The flavor is even better than those made in the store bakery (even my kids prefer these over the store bakery versions). Banana bread with yogurt Eliminating the refined ingredients gives them a flavor that tastes fresh and unprocessed. Banana bread with oil Enjoy!

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I am new to the refined sugar free challenge in my life and I was curious if those chocolate chips were considered refined sugar free? I know they have evaporated cane juice, so wasn’t sure. Banana bread with one banana I hope so because I got soooo excited when I found this recipe! I’m dying for a treat like this!

HI Kristin, I’m so glad you are excited about my Brookie recipe. How long to cook banana bread muffins As I’m sure you know there are currently many conflicting opinions about what constitutes a refined sugar. Banana bread recipe without baking powder If evaporated cane juice is not in your comfort zone don’t lose hope! Lily’s is a brand of chips that is sweetened with stevia. Wells banana bread beer where to buy If that does not meet your needs you can always buy a bar of chocolate that falls within your personal preference for sweetened or unsweetened chocolate and cut it into small chunks and replace the chips in this recipe with chunks! I hope this helps ??

Hi Charlotte! I’m so glad you found something that meets the needs for you and your friend or loved one! If you are looking for other gluten-free and vegan deliciousness in the future all of my recipes are both. Banana bread recipe without brown sugar ??

Yes! I had so many requests for a nut-free version that I created a whole new recipe for an Allergy Friendly Brookie. Banana bread with cake mix Here is the link https://www.nutritionicity.com/recipes/recipe-allergy-friendly-brookies-gluten-free-vegan-plant-based-nut-free-soy-free-refined-sugar-free/ I hope this helps!! ??

This looks so yummy and I’m going to try it, but I was surprised to see agave being used. Banana bread recipe alton brown Now there are reports that agave is worse for you than high fructose corn syrup. Better homes and gardens banana bread Is there any reason not to use maple syrup instead in this recipe? Thanks!

http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/QAA401166/Whats-Wrong-with-Agave-Nectar.html

Hi Joanne, Thanks so much, I’m glad you like the Brookies! This recipe is over a year old and probably one of the last I used agave in for the very reasons you stated. Betty crocker banana nut bread Coincidentally, the Dr. Banana bread recipe bread machine Weil article you cite is one of the first that I read some time ago about the new research findings on agave. Banana bread with walnuts recipe ?? I have used either maple syrup or coconut nectar in most of my recipes utilizing a liquid sweetener for a while now. Recipe for banana bread with walnuts While coconut nectar does contain some fructose, most research substantiates it as having much less than agave. Frosting for banana bread One of my “to-do” items for the future is to identify my recipes that use agave and offer suggestions for replacements. Banana bread for diabetics In the brownie portion of the Brookie you could definitely substitute maple syrup from a baking perspective. Bananas and breastfeeding If you prefer a more neutral flavor from your sweetener in the brownie (as the maple syrup does offer its own flavor), I would suggest using the coconut nectar. Banana bread bread pudding I have been very happy with the results I have received from it since eliminating agave. Banana bread recipe with walnuts Thanks for sharing, enjoy the Brookies!!

Hi, this recipe looks so delicious, I was wondering if I could substitute the oat flour or double up on the almond flour, I follow a wheat/grain free lifestyle and I cannot have oat flour, I can have garbanzo, coconut flours or any low in net carbs. Cream cheese frosting for banana bread I appreciate your feedback, thank you:)

Hi Kathy, Thanks so much! I have not tried it myself, but I think you could probably replace the oat flour with additional almond flour. Glaze for banana bread The texture will not be quite as refined/smooth without the oat flour. Banana bread recipe with nuts If you regularly use almond flour to bake with you probably know what I mean. Banana bread topping ideas It should taste great though! Hope this helps ??

I’ve never left a comment before on a recipe, but these Brookies were so amazing and so healthy that I can’t help but comment! They tasted even better once they sat in the fridge over night. Banana bread topping My husband and my 3 children also loved them! I did replace the cocoa powder with Vega’s Chocolate Protein, but other than that, I pretty much followed the recipe. Banana bread recipe bread maker Good job!

Hi Natasha, Thanks!! I’m honored that you picked me for your first comment ?? That’s a great idea substituting the Vega Chocolate Protein Powder for some extra protein. Banana foster bread I’ll definitely have to try that. Topping for banana bread I am a big fan of Vega’s protein powder products! Glad to hear it was a hit with your whole family. Banana bread without baking powder Thanks again!

hi Jana…i made your allergy friendly version today…they turned out lovely but the cookie part was a bit dry and crumbly…do you think i can add an egg or maybe more butter to make it more like a cookie?

Hi Sonia! I’m so glad you liked the Allergy Friendly Brookies!! Just to clarify for anyone else reading this comment, the substitutions discussed are for the Allergy Friendly Brookie recipe https://www.nutritionicity.com/recipes/recipe-allergy-friendly-brookies-gluten-free-vegan-plant-based-nut-free-soy-free-refined-sugar-free/ and not the original Brookie recipe in this post. How to make vegan banana bread ?? One suggestion I have for the recipe as-is, would be to shorten the cooking time by a minute or so. Banana bread using cake mix Given that ovens can vary in the heat they produce for a set temperature, and that the cooking time is very short and sensitive on this dish, one minute less could help increase the moisture level in your crust or cookie layer. Banana bread using applesauce As far as your substitution suggestions–yes, I think they would work (of course the recipe would no longer be vegan/plant-based or egg allergy friendly). Banana bread using oil I have not tried it myself, but I think you could add in one egg and one additional tablespoon of butter (total 3 tblspns. Bananas foster bread pudding butter) and reduce the flax seed meal to 1/4 cup. Banana bread with yogurt recipe I hope this helps! ??

Hi Molly! Thanks!! This original Brookie recipe was one of my first – prior to using a printable recipe card. Banana bread with yogurt and applesauce However, I just did a new post on an Allergy Friendly, Nut-free version of the Brookie and it has a printable recipe card. Banana bread with yogurt and oil While the recipe is different the end product looks and tastes just as delicious! Thanks- Jana

These look great! I am always on a quest to make yummy food that is more plant-based and refined sugar free. Banana nut bread beer Since my son has a severe nut allergy, do you think it would work for me to substitute a different flour for the almond flour, and sunflower seed butter for the cashew butter? Do you have any recommendations? Thanks!

Hi Michelle, I’m so glad you want to try the Brookies! Since it is one of my most popular recipes I decided to take it back into development today and make a nut-free version. Banana nut bread calories It turned out so well that I’m not sure which version I like better! : ) Both of my kids love it too. Banana nut bread with chocolate chips I may even make it another post to the website in the future: Brookies – The Nut-Free Version : ) Since I don’t want to keep you waiting I will try to summarize the changes here in my reply. Banana nut bread healthy In the “Cookie” part of the recipe eliminate the almond flour. Banana nut bread cake Instead use 1 and 1/2 cups gf oat flour and 1/2 cup golden flax seed meal. Banana nut bread pioneer woman Replace the cashew butter with an equal amount of vegan butter (you could also use sunflower seed butter but then you would need to reduce the baking soda by 1/3 and add a teaspoon of lemon juice to keep the cookie from turning green-this option I did not try myself). Banana nut bread with buttermilk Increase the coconut oil to 1/4 cup. Easy banana bread no eggs For the “Brownie” part eliminate the almond flour. How to make banana bread pudding Instead use 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon gf oat flour and 1 tablespoon golden flax seed meal. How to make banana bread without eggs Replace the almond milk with flax milk and increase the coconut oil to 1/4 cup. Banana nut bread recipe healthy Thanks for asking!! – Jana

Hi Amy! I like to use cashew butter in this recipe because I feel like it brings a little caramelesque flavor to the table, but I definitely think you could substitute almond butter and still get a great taste!! Please let me know how it goes! –Jana

I made it with crunchy salted almond butter (the only thing I had on hand) and skipped the additional salt. Healthy banana bread muffins I also had to sub light brown cane sugar for the palm sugar and sub honey for the agave. Best banana bread recipe uk Turned out GREAT! Very sweet, rich and decadent, so that will keep me from devouring the entire tray in one sitting. Best banana bread recipe sour cream Thank you!!

Hi Melissa! That’s awesome! Thanks for sharing your experience. Banana bread with sour cream martha stewart I love the idea of using a crunchy nut butter to add that bit of texture! It’s so nice to hear stories about my recipes being flexible enough to allow people to substitute when desired. Banana bread with sour cream and chocolate chips I actually just did a “reboot” of my Brookie recipe called the “Allergy Friendly Brookie”. Banana bread with sour cream and brown sugar I eliminated all of the nut-based ingredients and reworked the recipe to make it nut-free. Banana bread nutrition facts Thanks- Jana

Hi, Holli! If gluten-free oat flour is not an option for your diet, I would recommend substituting white rice flour for the gf oat flour. Healthy banana bread with greek yogurt I have not actually tried this substitution in this recipe, but am pretty confident that it would be a success!

Hi, I’m Jana! Recipe developer, food photographer/stylist, wine enthusiast and healthy foodie. Moist banana bread muffins I recreate traditional recipes to make them gluten-free, refined sugar-free, plant-based, bursting with nutrients and, of course, delicious! Check out my About page for more information and to see where my recipes have been featured!

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