Being the proud Mum of two gorgeous teenage daughters, in University and one in 6th Form, I feel like our home is constantly in study mode as somehow it always feel like we have exams looming. I’m not a helicopter Mum, I leave my girls to do their own thing during these times, but I do feel responsible for what they eat whilst studying (even Gem at Uni) as good nutrition is so important for maximum brain function – I don’t need to tell anyone this as we all know this! What we also all know is that there is nothing better than to hit the books with a little comfort food, and comfort food does not need to be unhealthy.
This recipe has been made so many times that I’ve actually lost count and much like my banana bread recipe it too has many upgrades along the way. In the past it has had orange zest mixed in, which is still possible simply add orange zest to the batter and squeeze the juice over the top once finished baking. It has also changed over the years from a rather dense and heavy brownie, to a light and fudgy consistency.
Add nuts, drizzle with melted chocolate or anything that can make these guys a firm family favourite! (Brownies pictured have added nuts for extra chunkiness)