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Simple Stay-home Recipes: 2-ingredient Brownies Under 30mins

Last Updated: May 11, 2020

Written by Wani

There are countless brownie recipes out there, but what if I told you that you can bake chocolate brownies, using only two ingredients?

It may not produce the exact same fudgy texture and the same thickness as decadent brownies, but it sure scratches that itch if you’re pressed for time and simply cannot be fussed to spend time measuring cups of ingredients.

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This may be the simplest baking recipe you attempt, so let’s get started on these 2-ingredient Brownies!

2 Ingredient Brownies

Ingredients

  • 3 large ripe bananas
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • A handful of almonds, crushed (optional)

Tools

  • Small bowl
  • Fork
  • Baking tray
  • Oven

Recipe Preparation

Preparation time: 5 minutes; Cooking time: 20 minutes
Makes 24 squares

  • Pre-heat oven to 240°C.
  • Smash the 3 bananas in a bowl till very mushy.
  • Add in 4 tablespoons of cocoa powder, and mix well.
  • Add in crushed almonds and stir well (optional).
  • Pour batter onto baking tray, and place into oven. Set timer for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow brownies to cool before cutting them into squares.
  • Place in fridge for about an hour before consuming.

Recipe Preparation (In Pictures)

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Step 1: Pre-heat oven to 240°C.

Step 2: Smash the 3 bananas in a bowl till very mushy.

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Step 3: Add in 4 tablespoons of cocoa powder, and mix well.

Step 4: (Optional) Add in crushed almonds and stir well.

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Step 5: Pour batter onto baking tray, and place into oven. Set timer for 20 minutes.

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Step 6: Remove from oven and allow brownies to cool before cutting them into squares.

Step 7: Place in fridge for about an hour before consuming.

I was happy that these easy peasy brownies managed to get a crackling shell on top, even though they didn’t rise (obviously, given there was no yeast present). However, the refrigeration after is quite important, as the inside was still slightly wet.

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But once they’ve been chilled for an hour, they’re good to enjoy, and might I just add, these have proven to be quite a healthy version of brownies as well? With minimal sugar, all the sweetness will come from the ripe bananas and cocoa powder—especially if you used sweetened cocoa powder.

Also, if you use a baking tray or baking dish that’s slightly smaller, you’ll be able to get thicker brownies, as the baking tray I used was about 40cm.

If you’re unable to find baking cocoa powder, you can always substitute it with cocoa powder that’s made for drinking, like malt-based powder such as MILO or Horlicks if that’s what you already have on-hand. Give this delicious and amazingly simple 2-ingredient Brownies recipe a try, and let us know how they turned out for you!

Expected Damage: S$2 – S$3 per batch

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