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Tuesday last week, my sons’ favorite movie came out on Blu-Ray/DVD, Minions © 2015 Universal Studios. All rights reserved. I wanted to surprise him with an awesome after school mom-and-me movie spectacular…and make it super special with a fun sundae as a snack. But no ordinary sundae could compete…no, we needed Vegan and Gluten-Free Brookie Boats Stuffed with Fried Bananas to put our buttered rum ice cream in and really let our minion-love hang out. Genius.
My plan was to get the brookie boats built and ready for sailing before he came home from school so we could watch it together that afternoon. I timed it just right–there was hardly anyone at Target, so my daughter and I were able to get the “pick of the litter”, so we snagged the Target-exclusive Blu-Ray/DVD MetalPak set in the awesome metal case. I knew my son was going to be so excited to get this since its got 40-something minutes of extra footage you can only get at Target, making Target THE one-stop shop for all movie needs. All of the. Always. Heh.
I got cooking just after lunch so our ice cream would be ready (since it takes like 2 hours in the freezer). The brookies only took a little while in comparison, but since I ate all the buttered rum ice cream the other day, I had to make a new batch.
While I baked, I turned-on the other great movies from Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me series. The perfect warm-up for the Minions movie. Heh.
So, I guess I should say that, yeah, I got a little excited about the minions coming for a little after-school movie party. I may have expressed my excitement in a totally random and oddly silly Instagram video for your viewing pleasure. By the way, if you’re not following me on Instagram, you are totally missing out, so follow me. You won’t be sorry. LOL!
Vegan & Gluten-Free Brookie Boats Stuffed with Fried Bananas
- Brownie Batter Dough:
- 2 cups oat flour (or, you can be super-lazy like me and just use the baby-food oatmeal…)
- 1 cup Market Pantry granulated sugar
- 2 tspn vanilla
- 4 tblspn coconut oil
- 1 cup water
- 1 tspn salt
- 1 cup vegan chocolate chips
- Cookie Dough:
- ¾ cup packed Market Pantry brown sugar
- ¾ cup Market Pantry granulated white sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ cup coconut oil, room temperature
- 1 cup oat flour (or, you can be cheap and lazy like me and just use baby oatmeal cereal, again...)
- 1 cup vegan chocolate chips
- Fried Banana:
- 1-2 bananas
- 2 tblspn coconut oil
- You'll also need:
- 6 foil mini-loaf pans
- 6 disposable baking sheets
- Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
- Make your brownie batter by mixing all the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl except for the chocolate chips.
- Mix all the wet ingredients together in another medium bowl.
- Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients in ⅓ cup increments. Or, if you’re impatient, like me, just dump everything together.
- Mix thoroughly. This should be the consistency of cookie dough, not brownie batter.
- Place chocolate chips in a small bowl and microwave in 10-second increments, stirring every 10 seconds, until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
- Add melted chocolate chips to the cake batter and stir until mixed thoroughly. Set aside.
- Make your cookie dough by creaming the coconut oil and sugars together.
- Add vanilla and salt and mix thoroughly.
- Mix-in the oat flour in ¼ cup increments until mixture is smooth.
- Stir-in the chocolate chips. Set aside
- Slice banana and place in a frying pan over medium-high heat with the coconut oil.
- Fry for 2-3 minutes on each side or until browned.
- While that is cooking, form your foil pans into little boat-forms and line with baking sheets.
- Line ½ of the bottom and 1 side with cookie dough and the remaining portion with the brownie dough.
- When bananas are cooked, line the bottom of the brookie boats with slices of banana.
- Place another layer of cookie and brownie dough over the bananas.
- Place on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown on the edges.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before removing from the foil loaf pans and discarding the baking sheets.
- Place your ice cream on top and allow your minions to devour while you laugh maniacally.
There are totally a ton of more delicious recipes inspired by the Minion movie release you should check out here. Leave me a note in the comments below to let me know which is your favorite movie night recipe!