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!

Ingredients


  • 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

Rating

Rated 4.9 out of 5
4.9 out of 5 stars (based on 72 reviews)

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Best brownies ever!!!

Rated 5 out of 5
April 17, 2021

Been doing this recipe for a bit now and it’s my go to brownie recipe. It is so easy to make and so so good. Me and the hubby can never wait for them to cool down. Recommend this recipe 100% !!

Elisabeth

How???

Rated 5 out of 5
April 16, 2021

Unreal.

Natalie

Yum!

Rated 5 out of 5
April 15, 2021

I need to start leaving more reviews because I rely on your recipes heavily lol (leaving positive reviews for some of my favourite food inspo’s is also a goal of mine this year)!
These are out of the oven to cool and smell so good. I already know I will love them. Plan on digging in tomorrow with some coco whip!

Tori

Delicious!

Rated 5 out of 5
April 15, 2021

Love that I can whip these up in a few min for a sweet treat

Nancy

Yum!

Rated 5 out of 5
April 1, 2021

I bake these with a scoop of protein powder instead of most of the cocoa (I scoop into a half cup and top with cocoa) and it’s sooo good and easy.

Gillian