As you all know, I am all for making my baked goods from scratch. But sometimes box mixes can be just as delicious.
This time I switched some things up. I decided to make the boxed mix a bit more interesting.
I added a mashed organic banana, chopped walnuts, swapped out organic virgin coconut oil for the vegetable oil, and sprinkled some chocolate chips on top.
I decided to try coconut oil in brownies because in my mind chocolate and coconut = Mounds like flavor. Unfortunately (or fortunately for those that don’t like coconut!) the coconut oil doesn’t add any coconut flavor to the brownies.
I still like to use the coconut oil over vegetable oil in my brownies. Coconut oil has way more health benefits then the traditional vegetable oil.
The little changes I made to the boxed mix turned out wonderfully. The brownie was light, but still fudgey. And it definitely felt like a sweet treat!
You can taste the banana but it is not an overwhelming banana flavor. And I thought the walnuts added a much needed texture change. And the chocolate chips are a must!