Healthy Banana Brownies

5 from 1 vote

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These Healthy Banana Brownies are a delicious and nutritious treat that everyone can enjoy! They’re gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free, making them perfect for those with dietary restrictions. You can also make them 🥜 nut-free by substituting the nut butter with seed butter. These brownies are a healthier alternative to traditional ones. Plus, they’re incredibly easy to make – a true 🥣 one-bowl dessert. Whether you’re looking for a guilt-free dessert or a wholesome snack, these brownies are sure to please. Enjoy them fresh out of the oven or store them for later – they’re delicious either way!

Why You’ll Love Healthy Banana Brownies

You’ll love these Healthy Banana Brownies 🍌 for many reasons. They’re gluten-free, dairy-free, and 🥚 egg-free, with an option to be nut-free. Made with better quality ingredients, they’re a nutritious alternative to traditional brownies, allowing guilt-free indulgence. You can adjust the sweetness to your liking and add semi-sweet chocolate chips for extra kid-friendly sweetness. Despite being healthier, they don’t compromise on taste. The rich, moist, 🍫 chocolate-banana flavor is irresistible, making them perfect for any occasion and a favorite for health-conscious bakers and sweet lovers alike.

How to Prepare Healthy Banana Brownies

🔥 Preheat oven to 350F (175C) and line a square pan or loaf pan with parchment paper.

🍌 Mash bananas in a bowl and then add all remaining ingredients.

🥣 Mix well and then pour into the prepared pan.

♨️ Bake for 20-25 minutes (mine took 25 minutes).

🧊 Let cool for 5-10 minutes before enjoying.

Nonna’s Tip

Add a handful of chocolate chips or nuts to the batter for extra flavor and texture. You can also sprinkle a pinch of sea salt on top before baking to make sweeter brownies.

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Variations and Substitutions for Healthy Banana Brownies

Always remember that if you are changing or adding ingredients you may have to experiment and adjust the quantities or baking times.

  1. Add chopped nuts such as walnuts, almonds, or pecans for a crunchy texture.
  2. Add some cinnamon or a pinch of cayenne pepper for a bolder 🔥 flavor.
  3. Make these cheesecake brownies by swirling in some cream cheese mixed with a bit of sugar and vanilla extract.

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Best Served With

  • Some vanilla, chocolate, or even a 🍓 fruit-flavored ice cream
  • A dollop of whipped cream
  • Some fresh fruit such as strawberries, raspberries, or 🫐 blueberries
  • A glass of milk

Common Questions

What type of salt do you use?

I use Redmond Real Salt, please note that depending on the salt you use, your dish may be less or more salty. Salt is to taste so please always taste and adjust as you cook.

Can I use frozen bananas for these Healthy Banana brownies?

Yes, you can use frozen bananas. Just make sure to thaw and drain any excess liquid before mashing them.

What if I don’t like bananas?

If you don’t like bananas, I suggest trying my Black Bean Brownie recipe instead!

How can I tell if the brownies are done?

Insert a toothpick into the center of the brownies and then if it comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs, they are done. If it comes out with wet batter, they need more time.

How should I store these Healthy Banana brownies?

Store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the refrigerator for up to a week. They can also be frozen for up to 3 months.

Can I add extra ingredients to the batter?

Absolutely! You can add chocolate chips, nuts, dried fruit, or spices like cinnamon to the batter for extra flavor and texture.

What if I don’t have parchment paper?

You can grease the pan with butter or cooking spray, but parchment paper helps to prevent sticking and makes cleanup easier.

Banana Brownies

Healthy Banana Brownies

These Healthy Banana Brownies are a delicious and nutritious treat that everyone can enjoy! They're gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free, making them perfect for those with dietary restrictions.
5 from 1 vote
Servings: 12 brownies
Author: The Modern Nonna
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 3 small bananas, ripe
  • cup unsweetened cacao
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • ¼ cup almond butter
  • ¼ cup natural peanut butter
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup

Instructions 

  • Line and spray a brownie pan or loaf pan with parchment paper and pre-heat oven to 350 F (180C).
  • Mash your bananas and add everything in your bowl.
  • Mix it all up and pour into your baking dish. Bake for 20-25 minutes depending on your oven.
  • Mine took 25 minutes exactly. Let them cool for 5-10 minutes and enjoy

Nutrition

Calories: 125kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 66mg, Potassium: 218mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 16IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 43mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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