This Banana Brownie recipe is a delicious dessert that can be made in less than 30 minutes! Sweetened by ripe bananas, this rich and gooey brownie recipe is perfect for the whole family to enjoy!

It sure has become a fan favorite in the SKS community, and it will be your new family favorite as well!

three chocolate banana brownies stacked on top of each other. Chocolate is oozing out and extra chocolate chips are sprinkled everywhere.

Not much can compare to a slice of homemade banana bread that is fresh out of the oven. However, adding in some chocolate chip morsels and thick, velvety almond butter will elevate this baking staple to a whole new level.

This banana brownie recipe is a mash-up of my Sweet Potato Brownie Recipe and my Flourless Banana Bread, along with some other of my favorites.

The result are these amazing banana brownies that are so perfect and completely addicting!

Why I love these banana brownies!

There are so many reasons to love these chocolate banana bread brownies! Just hear me out.

This recipe includes wholesome and simplistic ingredients that almost any household pantry or fridge might have already.

All ingredients are clean and accessible. I can almost bet that you have them all in your kitchen, and if not they are most likely on your shopping list because you ran out a few days ago.

These banana bread brownies are naturally sweetened with ripe bananas and a touch of coconut sugar.

When my husband and toddler need a quick, healthy, and satisfying mid-morning snack during our busy weekend schedule, these banana brownies satisfy in an instant.

A little chocolate boost right before the mid-day blues is always a good idea!

Freshly baked healthy banana brownies topped with dairy free chocolate chips and peanut butter

These brownies are a fan favorite, especially for those who are looking for fun twist to a traditional brownie.

Tools You Need to Make These Banana Brownies

Chances are you have these ingredients in hand. We always have ripe and spotty bananas laying around because my boys love them. Here is what you will need:

Tools

  • A medium mixing bowl
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Measuring cups
  • A fork (to mash the bananas – or use the hand mixer = even fewer tools)

And about 30 minutes!

Ingredients For Flourless Banana Brownies

The ingredients needed for this delicious, gooey and fudgy banana brownie recipe are all wholesome and simple. You will need:

Ripe Bananas
Patiently wait until your bananas are spotty and almost brown. Why? Because they will be sweeter and perfect for this banana brownie recipe!

Eggs
Make sure they are at room temperature. You want your eggs room temp so they will mix flawlessly with you batter ingredients and allow for a better rise in your baking. You only need to leave out your eggs on the counter for about an hour before they are ready to use.

Don’t worry if you are in a rush. You can set them in warm water (NOT HOT!!) for 10 minutes to bring the temperature up a little bit.

Cacao Powder
You can use unsweetened cocoa powder as well if that’s what you have on hand.

The main difference between the two is how and how much they have been processed. Cacao powder is a raw, unprocessed form of cocoa. Either way, you will have a beautiful end result!

Almond Butter
If you have been in the SKS community for a while, you might know that I have nut butter in so many recipes. I am a huge fan of the nutty taste, and the thick and gooey texture it brings to sweet or savory recipes. If you haven’t given almond butter a shot in your baking before, let this recipe open you up to a whole new world of yummy possibilities!

For this recipe, I have used smooth almond butter, but you will most likely be successful with any smooth nut butter as well. Simply use your favorite and bake!

fudgy flourless banana brownies drizzled with almond butter and topped with vegan chocolate chips

Chocolate Chips
Chocolate always makes things better, at least in my world it does! Get dark chocolate for an even richer depth of flavor, my favorite is Hu Kitchen Chocolate.

Coconut Sugar (Optional)
If you are using really ripe brown bananas I don’t think you need to add any sugar at all. But sometimes, when I crave something sweeter or the bananas aren’t sweet enough, I will add 2 -3 tbsp of coconut sugar to this brownie recipe.

It still kind of surprises me that there is no flour in this chocolate banana brownie recipe and it really doesn’t need it! 

Not using any flour only makes this rich and decadent dessert even denser and gooier, which is exactly what we want in a brownie! 

Step by Step Banana Brownie Recipe

Instruction on how to make 6 ingredients flourless banana brownie.
Roughly break up ripe bananas in a mixing bowl.
Instruction on how to make 6 ingredients flourless banana brownie.
Mash the bananas either with a fork or a hand mixer.
Instruction on how to make 6 ingredients flourless banana brownie.
Add almond butter and eggs to the mashed bananas.
Instruction on how to make 6 ingredients flourless banana brownie.
Mix the batter with a hand mixer until smooth.
Instruction on how to make 6 ingredients flourless banana brownie.
Combine and sift cacao powder to make sure there is no lump which ensures a smooth mixture.
Instruction on how to make 6 ingredients flourless banana brownie.
Add in cacao powder, coconut sugar (if using any), salt, and baking soda into the batter.

Instruction on how to make 6 ingredients flourless banana brownie.
Fold in chocolate chips into the brownie batter.
Instruction on how to make 6 ingredients flourless banana brownie.
Pour the batter into a greased and lined 8×8 baking dish, and sand sprinkle the remainder of the chocolate chips on top.

Finally, bake for about 20 minutes, let cool, and enjoy!

Tips on making the Best Brownies with Banans

It’s hard to fail with this easy and quick recipe, but I have a few tips up my sleeve to make these fudge chocolate banana brownies even better.

Under-Bake the Brownie
I always used to over-bake most of my recipes just to make sure everything was cooked. Now that I have discovered the magic of the word “gooey“, I switched to team under-bake and I will never go back.

Nine squared of healthy banana brownies shot from above. The gluten free chocolate dessert is swirled with nut butter

There is really no downside in cutting a few minutes in baking desserts, other than the excessive gooeyness, like in this brownie recipe. 

Wack the Pan Halfway Through the Bake
This trick is a game changer!

Halfway through baking, take the brownie pan out of the oven and slam it hard on the kitchen counter, make sure you have a dish towel laid down to avoid any possible damage to your countertops.

This helps even out the brownie batter and it will also give it that beautiful crackle on the top. It just makes the final result a little more perfect and makes it look professionally made. 

Then we put it back in the oven to finish baking, simple as pie….errrr, I mean brownies.

But obviously you can omit this step, and just leave the brownie in the oven for the whole time and wait until your timer goes off!

Toppings
For this recipe I also sprinkled some flaky sea salt on top of my banana bread brownies, which just compliments the chocolate brownie so well. Of course, it’s optional, but honestly, never skip the flaky sea salt.

You can also sprinkle some extra chocolate chips on top or some chopped-up nuts like walnuts on top as well. It will definitely make this banana brownie fancier and gussy it up.

Lastly, you could swirl in some extra almond butter on top. It will make a beautiful marbled pattern and add an aesthetically pleasing flair to your brownies.

Best Way to Enjoy Your Banana Brownies

rich and gooey brownies on a serving plate. The chocolate on top is glistening

There are so many ways you could serve this rich and gluten-free dessert. Some of my favorite ways are:

  • Warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream
  • With more nut butter on top
  • Together with a big glass of cold milk
  • With some powdered sugar and cool whipped coconut cream
  • Served with fresh strawberries and blueberries

Substitutions For You to Consider

dens and rich chocolate cake squares stacked on top of each other. They are baked with almond butter and cacao

You have to admit, peanut butter banana brownies…that is an award-winning combination! If you love peanut butter, and bananas, then these Peanut Butter Banana Cookies will be right up your alley!

And honestly, I think the bananas are sweet enough. 

How to Store Your Chocolate Banana Brownies

Paleo chocolate banana bread brownies with a lot of chocolate chips and almond butter

You can store these brownies in the fridge for up to 5 days – if it can last that long that is… 

You can freeze them too! I prefer to wrap each brownie square individually for an easy access single serving.

Now it’s time to scroll down to the recipe and start baking these delicious banana brownies! And when you are done, leave me a comment below!

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nine squared of healthy banana brownies shot from above. The gluten free chocolate dessert is swirled with nut butter

Get the recipe:Flourless Banana Brownies {6 Ingredients}

These Banana Brownies are weetened mainly by ripe bananas, They are gooey, fudgy and can be made in under 30 minutes!
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup mashed ripe bananas **
  • 1/2 cup smooth almond butter
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 2 – 3 tbsp coconut sugar **, Optional
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup chocolate chip, divided
  • A pinch of sea salt, Optional

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • In a large mixing bowl, mash ripe bananas with a fork or hand mixer
  • Add almond butter and eggs to the mashed bananas
  • Mix the wet ingredients well until smooth and well combined
  • Add cacao powder, coconut sugar, baking soda, and a pinch of salt to the wet ingredients. Mix until combined.
  • Gently fold 2/3 cup chocolate chips into the batter
  • Add the brownie batter to a parchment paper-lined 8×8 baking pan, then add the rest of the chocolate chips on top. Swirl a few spoonfuls of almond butter (optional).
  • Bake for 12 minutes
  • Take the brownie out of the oven and "slam" it on your kitchen counter gently and sprinkle sea salt on top (optional)
  • Bake for 9-10 more minutes (or until the preferred doneness).
  • Cut the brownie into squares once it cools down.

Notes

*This measurement is using ripe banans after they are mashed.
Serving: 1square, Calories: 256kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 41mg, Sodium: 69mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 16g

The Nutrition Facts above are specific to the ingredients I chose to use for this recipe, which may vary.