These 3 ingredient banana brownies only take a few minutes to make! They are fudgy and chocolatey and are sweetened with just bananas!

3-ingredient banana brownies fresh out of the oven

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We go through a bunch of bananas in my house and I wanted to find a way to use up some extra ripe ones before they went bad. This recipe is so simple and almost too good to be true. They contain no flour, butter, or sugar but still come together to form a moist, naturally sweet treat! You can add in extra ingredients to customize and make them your own, but these three ingredients make the base of this healthy treat!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

Here’s what you’ll need to make these 3 ingredient banana brownies:

Ingredients to make 3-ingredient brownies. See recipe card for detailed ingredients.
  • Banana: The main source of sweetness for these brownies. Be sure to use bananas that are overripe and have several brown spots. The riper the banana, the sweeter the brownies!
  • Peanut Butter: For added flavor and texture in these brownies. Peanut butter adds healthy fats, but may be replaced with a nut-free alternative.
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder: For that chocolatey flavor!

PROCESS

  1. Puree the bananas until smooth. Pour this mixture into a bowl.
  2. Add the peanut butter and unsweetened cocoa powder to the bowl.
  3. Mix until combined and fold in any additional add-ins.
  4. Transfer to a pan and bake for 20-25 minutes.
Steps to make 3-ingredient banana brownies. Specifics provided in recipe card.

OPTIONAL ADD-INS

  • Chocolate chips
  • Chopped nuts
  • Butterscotch chips
  • Nut butter drizzle
  • Crushed pretzels
3-ingredient brownies stacked on on top of the other

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS

Once cooled, store the brownies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Transfer immediately to the fridge after cooling. To freeze, store in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag. I like to section off servings and place parchment paper between each piece to prevent sticking. 

SUBSTITUTIONS

  • Peanut butter: The peanut butter may be replaced with any nut butter or seed-based butter.
  • Cocoa powder: The unsweetened cocoa powder may be substituted with equal parts carob powder, but be mindful that this substitution will add some sugar to the recipe.
3-ingredient brownies served with strawberries and bananas

RECIPE NOTES

  • These brownies do not taste like your typical brownie since they are egg-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free, but they are pretty good for something that is banana-based! If you do not like the taste of bananas, I would not recommend this recipe.
  • These brownies are meant to be soft and fudgy. If you prefer something a little thicker and cakier, try adding a little flour to the batter.
  • Do not cook the brownies for more than 25 minutes. They may look like they are not cooked through, but they will continue to harden a little as they cool. 
  • Use overripe bananas for more sweetness. Taste the batter before baking to see if you like the taste (since the batter does not contain eggs, it is safe to taste raw). Add in a little maple syrup if you prefer more sweetness.
  • The cocoa powder does contain some caffeine, so be mindful of that when deciding whether to serve to a younger child.
  • I love using this nutribullet blender to blend the bananas into a smooth texture!

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3 Ingredient Brownies

These 3 ingredient banana brownies only take a few minutes to make! They are fudgy and chocolatey and are sweetened with just bananas!
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana brownies, healthy brownies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 pieces

Ingredients 

  • 1 ½ cups pureed overripe bananas about 3 medium overripe bananas
  • ½ cup smooth peanut butter
  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • optional add-ins

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  • Puree the bananas until smooth. Pour this mixture into a bowl.
  • Add the peanut butter/seed butter and unsweetened cocoa powder to the bowl.
  • Mix until combined and fold in any additional add-ins.
  • Transfer to a pan and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Notes

  • These brownies do not taste like your typical brownie since they are egg-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free, but they are pretty good for something that is banana-based! If you do not like the taste of bananas, I would not recommend this recipe.
  • These brownies are meant to be soft and fudgy. If you prefer something a little thicker and cakier, try adding a little flour to the batter.
  • Do not cook the brownies for more than 25 minutes. They may look like they are not cooked through, but they will continue to harden a little as they cool. 
  • Use overripe bananas for more sweetness. Taste the batter before baking to see if you like the taste (since the batter does not contain eggs, it is safe to taste raw). Add in a little maple syrup if you prefer more sweetness.
  • The cocoa powder does contain some caffeine, so be mindful of that when deciding whether to serve to a younger child.
  • I love using this nutribullet blender to blend the bananas into a smooth texture!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
3 Ingredient Brownies
Amount per Serving
Calories
140.53
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
8.76
g
13
%
Saturated Fat
 
2.03
g
13
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2.33
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
4.08
g
Sodium
 
75.19
mg
3
%
Potassium
 
310.29
mg
9
%
Carbohydrates
 
14.86
g
5
%
Fiber
 
3.25
g
14
%
Sugar
 
6.71
g
7
%
Protein
 
5.21
g
10
%
Vitamin A
 
27
IU
1
%
Vitamin C
 
3.67
mg
4
%
Calcium
 
13.63
mg
1
%
Iron
 
0.91
mg
5
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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