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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Love them!

Rated 5 out of 5
January 29, 2021

Made these 3 days ago, ate the entire batch in less than 24 hours, and I’m currently preheating the oven about to make them again. I’m not sure what the magic in them is- but I love these for a healthier and more nutrient dense brownie!

Ash are these so good?

Rated 5 out of 5
January 29, 2021

I doubled the batch, used almond butter, stuck them in the fridge, and ate them by the spoonful until there were no more. I don’t understand the magic of these but it’s better not to question some things and just to enjoy. Will make time and time again.



Rated 5 out of 5
January 27, 2021

These brownies are incredible!
I doubled the recipe, used monk fruit sweetener instead of maple syrup, and added walnuts.
I am always blown away by Erins recipes, they continue to amaze me.
Thank you so much, and never stop doing what you do!



Rated 5 out of 5
January 27, 2021

I’ve literally made this twice in 3 days. My family and I are addicted. I used PB instead of tahini and used a muffin tin to turn them into “brownie muffins”. Absolutely perfect.

Kayla Goode


Rated 5 out of 5
January 26, 2021

these brownies were the BEST i’ve ever tried and perfect for my gf aunt and newly vegan me 🙂
thank you so much!!!