Healthier Brownies

Jan 25, 2021 by

Looking at this brownie recipe, you may wonder how it could possibly work. It contains no flour and barely any sweetener. What kind of brownie recipe has no flour or sugar?! Well, bananas are the secret ingredient. They add bulk and act as a binder and a sweetener for this incredible recipe. They are really quite magical!! But I will say, this is not your classic brownie recipe. If you’re looking for something super chocolatey and sweet, this may not be the brownie recipe for you. I’m not sure if I’ve fallen in love with them because I love the healthier ingredients so much, or because they are delicious. I love how they are mildly sweet — this allows you to really taste the cocoa instead of simply ‘sugar’. A little sprinkle of salt on top make them sweet and salty.

If you don’t have tahini, any nut or seed butter will work in this recipe, but tahini is hands down my favourite. If you don’t have a sweet tooth, you could skip the maple syrup altogether. The bananas (which are the bulk of the recipe) do add a decent amount of sweetness. Lastly, if you prefer your desserts on the salty side, I recommend adding a scant half teaspoon of salt instead of a quarter teaspoon. Hope you love!


  • 2 medium bananas (mashed)
  • 1/2 c tahini
  • 1 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 c cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 c chocolate chips


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Rated 5 out of 5
May 18, 2022

These are so easy and so very good! They satisfy that sweet tooth I get most nights. Can’t beat the clean ingredients either-win win👌


My baby loves them... and so do I!

Rated 5 out of 5
April 18, 2022

Very satisfying and healthy brownie. Since I have a 33 month baby I like to have healthy, nutritious and sugar /gluten free options available for us.
I like to use homemade peanut butter and add some crushed walnuts.
Sometimes I switch the banana for baked sweet potato and it also tastes delicious.



Rated 5 out of 5
February 8, 2022

I CANNOT STOP MAKING THESE!! I make them they a few times a month and tel everyone about this recipe. Tried with some almond/coconut butter and it was good but tahini is still the best.

Alex K


Rated 5 out of 5
February 1, 2022

Once again I fall in love more and more with her recipes. I need dessert every day, and have been battling a few health conditions which had made that near impossible. INSERT these! God send!



Rated 4 out of 5
January 15, 2022

These were very easy to make with minimal effort. The only issue I had was that they were very dark in color. I followed the recipe but substitute natural PB for the tahini. Overall not bad