Despite the fact that I would rip the head off of anyone who tried to make me do sterotypical female chores circa the 1950’s, I do enjoy some of them. Today I washed dishes by hand, made the bed, and mixed up a batch of brownies for my sweetheart. Just because. But like I said, I find it relaxing and enjoyable. God help the poor soul who tries to make an independent woman do household duties in the same mindset of 60 years ago.


I don’t have my camera with me, but maybe sometime in the future I will post of a picture of these delightful brownies. Until then the recipe will have to do. Along with the knowledge that if I was left alone I would eat the entire batch.

Gooey fudgy brownies


    1 cup sugar (I used refined and demerera mixed)

    1 cup AP flour

    1 cup whole wheat flour

    2/3 cup dutch process cocoa powder

    1 teaspoon baking powder

    1/4 teaspoon salt

    1 banana, mashed

    1/2 cup canola oil

    1 cup soy milk

    1 teaspoon vanilla

    2 tbsp. maple syrup

    2 handfuls chocolate chips




Mix wet and dry separately. Add wet to dry and mix to combine. Add chips, spread in a greased 9×13 pan. (a 9×9 would make a really thick gooey brownie)

Bake at 350′ for about 20-25 minutes. As soon as the edges are dry and the center is set they are done. Brownies are one of the wonderful treats that are better when underbaked.