The ultimate list of 3 ingredient recipes using wholesome ingredients and secretly healthy! Three ingredient vegan, gluten free, paleo, sugar free, dessert, snack and high protein recipes!
It’s amazing what can be created with just 3 easy ingredients.
Back in the day, when army pants and flip flops were cool and your ‘Top Friends’ ranking on Myspace created world wars, 3 ingredient recipes (to me) would have comprised of a boxed cake mix, eggs and milk. These days, I love using my kitchen as a playground/testing lab and seeing what combinations can be made using the least number of ingredients.
Saying that, these recipes are all ridiculously easy and are a quick fix to some of our favorite snacks and desserts. They are much healthier than their traditional counterparts and THIS SHOULD BE KNOWN WHEN MAKING THEM.
If you’re after rich, melt in your mouth brownies which taste like Betty Crocker, then stick to her boxed offering. If you’re after a healthy alternative to enjoy anytime and need minimal prep- I gotcha covered!
3 Ingredient No Bake Rice Crispy Treats (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
Not only is this a reader favorite, it’s also an Alexis favorite. These are one snack I make on repeat and when I was living down in Columbus, I’d always make a double batch.
…both for her.
3 Ingredient Flourless Brownies (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)
Hands down, my most exciting and mind-blowing recipe to date. It’s easily one of my most popular recipes, and it’s no surprise- Soft, fudgy and rich brownies but with NO butter, oil, flour or sugar.
It’s also my most ripped off and copied recipe.
3 Ingredient 1 Minute Deep Dish Cookie (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)
I remember when I first made this, I thought it was a fluke. To assure myself it wasn’t, I messaged my trusted buddy, Juli, to try it out herself. She approved.
…even though she said she used a FORK.
3 Ingredient Flourless Banana Bread Cookies (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
PS- Add some butterscotch or caramel chips if you have them.
Epic factor = elevated.
3 Ingredient Paleo Banana Bread Cookies (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)
This recipe came about after a reader requested a paleo version of the above cookie. This was also one of the first times I respectfully used almond flour.
…the other time I used it was to replace sand in my friend’s display plant I knocked over.
3 Ingredient No Bake Paleo Protein Bars (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)
These no bake paleo protein bars were designed after literally ALL paleo friendly protein bars on the market were primarily made up of dried fruits and nuts.
Um, sorry, where is the protein?
3 Ingredient Flourless Peanut Butter/’Nutella’ Cookies (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
The cookie made for those who are on both team PEANUT BUTTER AND TEAM NUTELLA.
Want to go grain free? Works with almond butter and homemade paleo nutella!
3 Ingredient No Bake Applesauce ‘Brownies’ (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)
While applesauce may remind me of baby food, they certainly don’t in this recipe.
Applesauce…I crush on you.
3 Ingredient No Bake Cereal Bars (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
When life leaves you with cereal crumbles, you DON’T throw them in the bin.
You make bars.
No bake cereal bars.
3 Ingredient Pumpkin Cake ‘Pops’ (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)
This was my ‘go-to’ recipe for using up all my leftover canned pumpkin. Clearly it is favored as it uses my beloved coconut flour, but c’est la vie.
3 Ingredient 1 Minute Chocolate Cake (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)
The cure to my dark chocolate craving, this super simple chocolate cake has no butter, oil, flour, grains or sugar. Easy, delicious and comes with a tested oven option too!
3 Ingredient Maple Almond fudge (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)
Soft and fudgy in texture and ready in 5 minutes…You’ve actually got no excuses.
3 Ingredient No Bake Paleo Protein Cookies (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)
While bars are nice, sometimes we want something cookie-like and soft, chewy and well….perfect out of the freezer.
3 Ingredient Protein Bars (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
My trusted post workout snack when I used to lift regularly. I wasn’t a fan of making the infamous ‘banana and protein powder’ shake so made an edible snack which was both kind on the carbs AND protein.
No dirty blenders either.
3 Ingredient No Bake Oatmeal Bars- (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
This was the first recipe made as part of my collaboration with Kohl’s. You know it’s a keeper of a recipe when the team over there let you know that it’s on their snack rotation weekly.
Me too. Me too.
3 Ingredient Frozen Banana Blender Brownies (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free)
For all those times frozen bananas take up your freezer, make brownies.
Sorry smoothies and faux ice cream.
You’ve got competition.
What is your favorite quick and easy recipe?
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