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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Straight from the pan

Rated 5 out of 5
March 2, 2021

I love to eat this warm straight from the pan, dispute what the recipe says it’s delicious warm aswell! So yummy 🙌


What kind of sorcery is this?!

Rated 5 out of 5
March 1, 2021

I have been let down by many a “healthy” version of desserts before. Honestly, if it actually tastes like a “healthy” dessert, what’s the point?? Let me tell you that these live up to the brownie name, they were delicious and surprisingly decadent. I don’t know how it works, but thank you Erin for discovering this magic. I think the key is using overripe bananas with a lot of brown spots, just like you would for banana bread. This adds just the right amount of sweetness with the other ingredients.


Love this - a new staple in our house!

Rated 5 out of 5
February 28, 2021

A great staple to keep in the fridge (and even freezer! defrosts perfectly) for a sweet treat. Love it stand alone or with some non-dairy ice cream. Yum!



Rated 4 out of 5
February 27, 2021

I don’t know how you came up with this recipe the ingredients are quite unique. It’s very tasty and satisfies my chocolate cravings. Thank you!



Rated 5 out of 5
February 27, 2021

These are insane. Taste like a fudgy truffle brownie bite of heaven!