Vegan Flourless Brownies – Gluten Free, No Flour, No Sugar!
3 Ingredient Brownies made with Bananas, Nut Butter & Cocoa Powder
For a treat that’s as quick-and-easy as it is clean and nutritious, these vegan flourless brownies are a must-try! An unbelievably simple 3 ingredient brownies recipe made with only ripe bananas, nut butter, and cocoa powder. Plus, a sprinkle of chocolate chips on top if you’re feeling adventurous.
Fudgy and chocolaty, yet deliciously light and fluffy. No flour, no eggs, no dairy, and no sugar necessary. Stick to the basic 3 ingredient brownies recipe, using almond butter instead of peanut butter, and you’ve got fuel-filled PALEO goodies to enjoy!
To make the recipe, simply toss everything into the blender, portion out the batter, and bake. Personally, I like to bake these flourless brownies into mini-muffin-sized bites, rather than a full pan. They’re perfectly portion-controlled and great for packed lunches, on-the-go snacks, or a late-night sweet treat!
Between the rich chocolate flavor, sweet banana, and salty, creamy nut butter, it’s like a bite-sized dream you can eat. Best of all, you can whip up these 3 ingredient brownies in just 30 minutes or less. Simple, clean, quick, and satisfying—with no unnecessary added junk!
Healthy Flourless Brownies Ingredients
3 Ingredient Brownies Batter
6 ripe bananas (~2 cups)
1 cup peanut butter, or nut butter of choice
½ cup cocoa powder
splash of water, as needed (to help blend)
½ cup chocolate chips
Substitution Options for 3 Ingredient Brownies
In order to make healthy brownies without flour or sugar or eggs, there are a few essential components. We need a base that will hold together without flour, we need sources of fat to bind everything together and provide some fluffiness, and of course we need some natural sweetness and chocolaty flavor.
So, while there are some potential substitutions that you can try in this flourless brownies recipe, I will warn you that substitutions can be tricky with so few ingredients. Here are my recommendations for those looking for a bit of wiggle room with this recipe:
In this particular flourless brownies recipe, the mashed bananas are an essential ingredient! Not only do they provide the base for the batter, but they’re also the source of natural sweetness that keeps these 3 ingredient brownies clean and free of added sugars. Be sure to use RIPE bananas for the sweetest flavor and best texture!
But, if you absolutely despise bananas, you’re welcome to experiment a bit and try making your vegan flourless brownies without them. (Although, I can’t guarantee that they’ll turn out the same!) Alternatives like applesauce, canned pumpkin, or a prune puree could potentially substitute for the mashed banana.
You can really make your 3 ingredient brownies with any nut butter that you like. Go with almond butter or cashew butter for paleo brownies, or even sunflower seed butter for a nut free option!
This is a must-have—it’s what gives these 3 ingredient brownies their chocolaty flavor!
How to Make Brownies without Flour or Sugar
The ingredients for these vegan flourless brownies couldn’t be simpler, and same goes for the procedure. First, start by tossing the 3 base ingredients into the blender: ripe bananas, nut butter of choice, and cocoa powder. I also recommend adding a bit of water to help things blend smoothly. Then, blend it on up until it’s nice and smooth!
Next, portion the batter into greased mini muffin tins—using a cookie scoop to help, if desired. Once filled, tap the tins on the table to release any air bubbles. If you’d like to add some extra sweetness and indulgence, now’s the time to top your 3 ingredient brownies with a 4th ingredient: sprinkle on some chocolate chips!
Finally, all that’s left to do is bake in the oven at 350°F (180°C) for about 15-20 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow those to cool completely before removing from the muffin tins, and voila! In just half an hour, you’ve got healthy 3 ingredient brownies ready to devour.
Great for packed lunches, travel snacks, or just as a cleaner sweet treat to satisfy when the chocolaty cravings strike. If you somehow have any leftover, simply package into an airtight container or bag and store at room temperature for up to a week.