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Banana Cocoa Brownies

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.

Makes

4 dozen

—Rebecca Luginbill, Pandora, Ohio

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 4 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine oats and boiling water; let stand for 5 minutes. In a large bowl, beat the egg whites, bananas, sugars, oil and vanilla until blended. Combine the dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in the oat mixture.
  2. Spread into a 13x9-in. pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (do not overbake). Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 51 calories, 1g fat, 0 cholesterol, 57mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate, 1g protein.

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