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
August 24, 2021

These really satisfy a sweet craving!


These are exceptional.

Rated 5 out of 5
July 28, 2021

Erin ALWAYS shares the best and most reliable recipes!! These brownies are super satisfying and so much better for you.

Grace Simpson.


Rated 5 out of 5
June 12, 2021

These are incredible. I made them using PB and unsweetened chocolate chips and I could not stop eating them. The bananas make them plenty sweet and combined with the bitterness of the chocolate chips. I also added some walnuts and cracked Himalayan salt on top. Making them again tonight with tahini and pumpkin seeds on top! Definitely a staple.


So yummy!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 10, 2021

I will never make another brownie recipe! So delicius and easy to make. The hardest part is having enough bananas to make another batch because these never stay around for more than a day or two. We love them!


Easy and delicious

Rated 5 out of 5
June 6, 2021

Amazing recipe. Gets better each time. The only thing I change up is the tahini and use different nut butters. Sooooo yummy!