These 3 ingredient brownies are super rich, decadent, moist, and have the perfect touch of sweetness. And these healthy brownies are dairy free, grain free, gluten free, and have no sugar added!
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The Best 3 Ingredient Brownies
Brownies are one of the most classic indulgent chocolate desserts. But if you're not making the boxed kind - which is loaded with sugar - you typically need a lot of ingredients to make them.
Well, not with this 3 ingredient brownie recipe! You need only a few wholesome ingredients and under 30 minutes to whip them up.
And these healthy brownies turn out moist, rich, fudgy, and just delicious! And they're dairy free, grain free and gluten free. For this reason, I think they're one of the best Whole30 desserts that you can make!
You'll honestly be amazed that just three simple ingredients turn into such delicious brownies - just like these 3 ingredient banana waffles. So if you want to give another easy and healthy recipe a try, make those next!
- Bananas- make sure they're extra ripe.
- Peanut butter- use creamy natural peanut butter for the best results. You can also use almond butter or any nut butter you want.
- Unsweetened cocoa powder- for that fudgy flavor. For more chocolatiness, add a cup of chocolate chips.
HOW TO MAKE 3 INGREDIENT BROWNIES
STEP 1: MAKING THE BROWNIE BATTER
Before we get into the batter, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175°C). Now take out a large mixing bowl and add the ripe bananas to it. Then mash them with a fork or masher until they're smooth and lump-free. Alternatively, you can add the bananas to a food processor and blend until smooth.
Next, add the peanut butter and cocoa powder to the bowl or food processor and mix - or process - until everything combines and a thick brownie batter forms.
STEP 2: BAKING THE BROWNIES
Once you have a thick batter, grease a baking pan with cooking spray. Any size will work - it will just change the thickness of the brownies. So for thicker brownies, use a smaller pan, and for thinner, use a bigger pan.
Next, spoon the brownie batter into the pan and evenly distribute it with a rubber spatula. Then bake for about 17-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center.
Finally, let the brownies cool for a few minutes and dig in! And if you want chilled brownies for a fudgy experience, refrigerate them for about 30-45 minutes before eating.
HOW TO STORE LEFTOVERS
This easy brownie recipe will make about 12 squares, depending on what pan you use and how you cut them. Hopefully, you're able to save a few because they store really well and make for a great snack or dessert throughout the week!
You can store the leftover brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for about 3 days or in the fridge for up to 1 week.
And if you want to save them for even longer or make an extra batch so you always have some of this deliciousness on hand, you can freeze them for up to 3 months! Then whenever you want to eat one, either eat chilled from the freezer or thaw in the fridge.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a healthy alternative to brownies?
A healthy alternative to brownies is - I bet you can guess - this recipe! It has no added sugar and is actually made with three healthy ingredients.
Why do brownies have so much sugar?
Brownies usually have a ton of sugar to sweeten them, but all that sugar is actually unnecessary. This recipe uses bananas to add sweetness to them instead! If you want to make them sweeter, you can add a few drops of liquid stevia or a ⅛ cup of agave nectar.
MORE EASY DESSERT RECIPES
- No bake chocolate oat cookies
- Nutella mug cake
- Brownie baked oatmeal
- Oreo mug cake
- M&M sugar cookies
- Coconut clusters
- 3 large bananas, extra ripe
- ½ cup natural creamy peanut butter (or any nut butter)
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
- In a large mixing bowl, mash bananas until lump-free (you can also blend them in a food processor).
- Add in the peanut butter and cocoa powder. Mix or process until a thick batter forms.
- Grease a baking pan with cooking spray (any size works) and evenly distribute the batter into the pan.
- Bake for 17-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let them cool for a few minutes or chill in the refrigerator and enjoy!
Serving Size:1 brownie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 105Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 3gSugar: 0gProtein: 4g