Mmm gooey, dense, chocolate-y goodness. It's Father's Day here in Australia, and I wanted to whip up something delicious as a little homely thank-you to my dad, for being a pretty all-round fantastic person. I've been meaning to make brownies for the past few weeks, but uni work has been making its presence known and I haven't had a spare moment for recipe creating or baking, so today seemed the perfect opportunity! (Although I'm still ignoring a large pile of uni work) (let's not talk about it right now.) I wanted to make them as wholesome as possible, without skimping on the brownie texture and taste, and I'm happy to say I think these tick all the boxes. I subbed normal processed flour for spelt, but I'm sure any kind of flour like that would work just as well. I used coconut sugar (aka, the love of my life) instead of regular sugar, but once again, if you don't have any then feel free to get a bit experimental with your sugars. Also, these aren't super sweet - think really dark chocolate - so add a bit more coconut sugar if you please. Happy baking!

What you need:

2 cups of spelt flour
1 tsp of baking powder
1.5 cups of coconut sugar
1/2 cup raw cacao powder (I use Loving Earth)
Pinch of sea salt flakes

2 ripe bananas
1 tablespoon of hulled tahini (surprise!)
1 tablespoon of rice malt syrup (or some other liquid sweetener)
1 cup of non-dairy milk

What you need to do:

Preheat the oven to 180°C, and get your brownie pan ready and lined (I used the Cocolife coconut oil spray from this month's Goodnessme Box to grease my pan)
Sift your flour and baking powder into a bowl, add the coconut sugar, cacao powder and sea salt, and mix it all together.
In a separate bowl, mash your banana, add the tahini and the rice malt syrup and mix together well. Add the cup of water slowly, mixing until combined.
Add the wet mixture to the dry and mix until well combined (it may seem a bit dry at first, but just keep mixing!)
Transfer to your brownie pan, and bake for 20 minutes (until your kitchen smells amazing and a knife comes out clean).