5-Ingredient Vegan Banana Brownies {Paleo, grain-free, oil-free}

  • Author: Camilla
  • Yield: 9 brownies 1x


My healthy (but decadent) 5-ingredient vegan banana brownies are flourless, egg-free, dairy-free, grain-free, gluten-free, oil-free, and 100% perfection. Hooray!



  • 1 cup (225 g) mashed very ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) smooth nut or seed butter (e.g., peanut, cashew, almond, sunflower seed)
  • 1/3 cup (28 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons (16 g) coconut sugar (see notes for options)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda


  • 2 to 3 tablespoons miniature semisweet chocolate chips



  1. Preheat oven to 350F (175C). Line an 8-inch (20 cm) square baking dish with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on opposite sides.
  2. In a medium-large bowl, combine the bananas, nut butter, cocoa powder, coconut sugar and baking soda until completley blended.
  3. Spread the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top. If desired, sprinkle with chocolate chips.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes until the surface appears set and dry.
  5. Transfer pan to cooling rack and cool completely. Use the parchment paper to lift and remove brownies to a cutting board. Cut into 9 squares.


Coconut Sugar Options: An equal amount of brown sugar or the granulated sweetener of your choice (e.g., Swerve, cane sugar) can be used in place of the coconut sugar.

Frozen Bananas: Yes, frozen bananas can be used to make these. Defrost (do not drain any liquid). Mash up the bananas and liquid to measure 1 cup.

Salt: Most nut butters and seed butters contain salt, hence no need to add any. If you are using a salt-free product, add 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon salt (to taste), unless you want or need to limit the salt content.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking


  • Serving Size: 1 brownie
  • Calories: 120
  • Sugar: 7.2 g
  • Sodium: 115.4 mg
  • Fat: 7.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.5 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 3.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: brownies, grain-free, flourless, healthy, vegan, egg-free, dairy-free, chocolate, frugal, gluten-free, oil-free

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