Monday, February 25, 2008

Carob-Banana Brownies

The nice thing about carob is that it is related to the cocoa bean, but doesn't have the natural caffeine content that cocoa does. It has a different flavor, so don't expect it to be exactly the same. It is very good, though!

Carob-Banana Brownies
2/3 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla
1 banana, mashed
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup water
1/2 cup carob powder
1 cup soft wheat flour
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Mix ingredients in order that they are listed. Pour into an oiled 9x13" pan. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Frost with Creamy Carob Frosting.
Creamy Carob Frosting
1 banana, mashed
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup butter or butter substitute
1/3 cup carob powder
3/4 cup powdered milk or other milk substitute
Mix all ingredients together until smooth and creamy. Spread on cooled cake.

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