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Healthy 3 Ingredient Banana Brownies (No Eggs!)

by Heather

Healthy 3 ingredient banana brownies made with no eggs, no flour and no added sugar! These have to be the healthiest brownies out there – made with simple ingredients.  All you need are ripe bananas, peanut butter (or almond butter) and cocoa powder to make a sweet treat that nourishes you too!

3 Ingredient Banana Brownies

Healthy 3 Ingredient Banana Brownies (No Eggs!)

Healthy brownies are not only delicious with a rich chocolate flavor – they are so easy to make!

Once your bananas are spotty and brown, give them a quick mash, combine with the other 2 ingredients, and bake into flourless brownies everyone will love.

These brownies are for you if you enjoy banana bread.

Since bananas are the main ingredient, the banana flavor will carry through them and add natural sweetness instead of added sugar!

You can choose the type of nut or seed butter you want to use. This will also add flavor to your brownie, so go with your favorite nut butter option!

I’m partial to peanut butter with my chocolate, so that’s my go to nut butter option.

Almond butter, cashew butter, and sunflower seed butter all work for this healthy brownie recipe!

You’ll get lots of healthy fats thanks to the nut or seed butter you use.

fudgy vegan banana brownies

Why you’ll love fudgy vegan banana brownies

Better-for-you brownies – Unlike traditional brownies that are loaded with white sugar, white flour, and lots of ingredients, these healthy banana brownies are made with healthy ingredients. They have a hint of banana flavor and fill those sweet tooth cravings!

Chocolate flavors – Chocolate lovers will really enjoy the chocolate flavor in this chocolate brownie recipe.  If you’ve looking for even more chocolate goodness, add a few chocolate chips in.

Gluten free – No flours are needed for this recipe! The combination of mashed bananas and peanut butter give this recipe stability a good texture.

Egg free – No eggs in this recipe means it can be baked and leftover with fudgy centers.

Easy to make – With minimal ingredients, this recipe is one kids can make too! Mixed in one bowl with easy steps, allow little ones to partake in making this flourless peanut butter banana brownies recipe.

What you need for 3-ingredient brownies

What you need for 3-ingredient brownies

Scroll down to view the recipe card below for the full ingredients list, nutrition facts, and step-by-step instructions.

How to make vegan brownies

How to make vegan brownies

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a square 8×8 baking dish was parchment paper.

How to make vegan brownies

Step 2: In a large bowl add the overripe bananas and mash well.  You don’t want any pieces of banana left in there.

Step 3: Add the peanut butter and cocoa powder to the mashed banana mixture and mix well – you will have a thick batter.

how to make 3 ingredient banana brownies

Step 4: Spread the brownie batter into the prepared baking pan and bake brownies in preheated oven for 17-20 minutes, or until the top looks cooked through.

Step 5: Allow this easy brownie recipe to fully cool on a wire rack before cutting into.

NOTE – Instead of mashing the banana, you can blend it up in a food processor or blender for super smooth mashed bananas.

Watch me make chocolate banana brownies

The full how to video can be watched below, or on my YouTube channel!

How to store

Store brownies once cooled to room temperature in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

You can freeze this healthy dessert recipe too! Cut into individual squares and add to a freezer bag with parchment paper between each brownie pieces.

Label and date the freezer bag, and keep frozen for up to 6 months.

When you want to eat a banana brownie, remove from the freeze bag, allow to defrost on the counter, and enjoy this perfect treat!

3 ingredient brownie recipe

Substitutions

Below you’ll find a list of substitutions that will work well in this 3 ingredient brownie recipe.

If you try something different out, please leave a comment below letting us all know how it turned out!

Bananas –  What if you don’t like the taste of bananas? Swap the banana for cooked mashed sweet potato or yams and add 2-3 tablespoons of maple syrup into the mix.

Peanut butter – As mentioned above, any nut or seed butter works in place of peanut butter. If you need to make a nut-free recipe, use sunflower seed butter or tahini. If nuts are okay, try almond butter, cashew butter, walnut butter, or pecan butter.

Cocoa powder – Raw cacao powder will work as a 1:1 replacement to unsweetened cocoa powder.

3 ingredient brownie recipe

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3 Ingredient Banana Brownies
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Healthy 3 Ingredient Banana Brownies

Healthy 3 ingredient banana brownies made with no eggs, no flour and no added sugar! These have to be the healthiest brownies out there – made with simple ingredients.  All you need are ripe bananas, peanut butter (or almond butter) and cocoa powder to make a sweet treat that nourishes you too!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time17 minutes
Total Time22 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana, brownie, cocoa powder, peanut butter
Servings: 9
Calories: 126kcal
Author: Heather

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a square 8×8 baking dish was parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl add the overripe bananas and well well.  You don’t want any pieces of banana left in there
  • Add the peanut butter and cocoa powder to the mashed banana mixture and mix well – you will have a thick batter.
  • Spread the brownie batter into the prepared baking pan and bake brownies in preheated oven for 17-20 minutes, or until the top looks cooked through.
  • Allow this easy brownie recipe to fully cool on a wire rack before cutting into.
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Nutrition

Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 257mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg
3 ingredient banana brownies

If you try this best 3 ingredient brownie recipe, I’d love it if you left a star rating and comment below letting me know how it turned out!

XO

Heather

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6 comments

Lyn October 24, 2023 - 9:46 am

5 stars
Wow! These were so easy to make! I couldn’t believe how well they came out with just three ingredients and everyone ate them up so fast. I used the banana in the brownies this time around but definitely want to try again with some other of the other suggestions — sweet potatoes sound so interesting! Thanks!

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Heather October 24, 2023 - 1:53 pm

I’m so glad you loved them Lyn! Thank you so much for coming here and sharing. Can’t wait to hear what you think of the sweet potato option too!

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Kara March 7, 2024 - 4:06 pm

5 stars
Made these last night and they are so good! I added chocolate chips and subbed the peanut butter for almond butter. I added whip cream on top to balance the richness. Delicious!!

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Heather March 8, 2024 - 6:42 am

Kara I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe! Love the swaps too 🙂 Thanks for coming here and sharing!!

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Romona A March 8, 2024 - 2:28 pm

Can I use 2 large, thick instead of 3? All I have in my pantry are 2 large banana’s and wanted to try out this recipe.

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Heather March 9, 2024 - 5:28 am

Hi Romona! I think that could work! Maybe bake it in a slightly smaller pan if it feels like too small an amount for what you were going to use. Please let me know how it turns out!

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