Four Ingredient No Bake Banana Bread Blondies

Just four ingredients, one bowl and 5 minutes is needed to whip up these easy, delicious no bake banana bread blondies! These blondies are soft, fudgy and are healthy too- Naturally gluten-free, paleo and vegan- A snack or treat to enjoy anytime! 

Healthy FOUR ingredient No Bake Banana Bread Blondies- Quick and easy recipe- one bowl + 5 minutes to whip up these delicious soft and fudgy blondies which are healthy too! {paleo, vegan, gluten-free} -thebigmansworld.com

 

Can we take a moment to turn back the clocks to my final week in New York City?

The week before I left, my friends from Australia (who lived in the city) wanted to have dinner and catch up one last time before we’d see each other again (hopefully Christmas!). Because I was in a haste when we spoke on the phone, I thought I’d told them ‘Come over for dinner and we’ll get subs’ but they heard it as though it was ‘come over for dinner and we’ll make subs’. 

Oh geebuz.

Healthy FOUR ingredient No Bake Banana Bread Blondies- Quick and easy recipe- one bowl + 5 minutes to whip up these delicious soft and fudgy blondies which are healthy too! {paleo, vegan, gluten-free} -thebigmansworld.com

Anyway, Tuesday night came and I had intentions to go to the deli and pick up three different subs and to split between the three of us- One meatball, one pepperoni and onion (SO GOOD) and one feta/sundried tomato hybrid. My friends came over with a bottle of wine and proclaiming they couldn’t wait to eat something savory from my kitchen (they’d been taste testers for most of my recipes up until that point- aka All sweet). When I told them that I’d grab some subs after we’d hung out for a bit, they looked at me like I was the grinch. 

“You said come over for dinner.”

“Yes?”

“You said you’d make us subs.”

“I said I’d GET us subs!”

“As much as we like you’re no bake *INSERT EVERY CREATION SINCE MAY 2015 HERE*, we’d like something savory or is this something you don’t know how to do?”

Oh, ZING. Guilt tripping me by prodding my ego with a kale leaf. 

Fine. 

Healthy FOUR ingredient No Bake Banana Bread Blondies- Quick and easy recipe- one bowl + 5 minutes to whip up these delicious soft and fudgy blondies which are healthy too! {paleo, vegan, gluten-free} -thebigmansworld.com

Remember this recipe for Copycat Subway Meatballs marinara sandwiches I shared a couple of weeks back? These were the goodies we consumed. I used my Gardein beef crumbles to whip up my vegan sweet and spicy meatballs but because I wanted variety, I also had a package of their teriyaki chick’n strips. I also made some paleo sweet and salty meatballs using their crumbles. Call me cliche, but I also wanted to recreate Subway’s version of that sandwich too. Let’s not discuss the omission of their sauce which was replaced by mustard. 

PS- See those desserts? Yep. They were as delicious as beautiful as they were. 

gardein-dinner-party

Anyway, even though this was what could constitute a cop-out meal, it satisfied my sub craving and proved to my friends that I could form balls with beef crumbles make some delicious subs. Cheers to for proving quick and easy meals CAN be done to prove cooking skills when your friends expect a home-made dinner. 

So where do these blondies come into play?

Same concept. My friends who were over for dinner didn’t just want subs- They wanted dessert too. As I was in the middle of packing, I clearly didn’t have much stock on hand but that didn’t stop me. 

Misinformation + no time + minimal ingredients = Play it by ear and hope for the best. Friends, we’ve got another game-changing recipe here- Healthy four ingredient no-bake banana bread blondies. 

Healthy FOUR ingredient No Bake Banana Bread Blondies- Quick and easy recipe- one bowl + 5 minutes to whip up these delicious soft and fudgy blondies which are healthy too! {paleo, vegan, gluten-free} -thebigmansworld.com

These healthy, four ingredient no-bake banana bread blondies are your answer to a quick snack, healthy dessert or sweet treat ready in just 5 minutes! It literally uses one bowl, one quick mix using your hands and transferring to a lined container and voila- You just need to wait for it to firm slightly. These doughy, fudgy and delicious banana blondies are much healthier than traditional baked blondies- They are high in fiber (thanks to my edible bestie, coconut flour), refined sugar-free and pack a decent protein punch, thanks to the nut butter. These are also perfectly suitable for those following a paleo, vegan and gluten-free lifestyle! 

Taste hack- I know the appeal of ‘ready in 5 minutes’ is tempting and that statement is true but for optimum taste, I’d recommend freezing these for 10 minutes beforehand- They come out even sweeter than before. 

Healthy FOUR ingredient No Bake Banana Bread Blondies- Quick and easy recipe- one bowl + 5 minutes to whip up these delicious soft and fudgy blondies which are healthy too! {paleo, vegan, gluten-free} -thebigmansworld.com

Make these Healthy Four Ingredient No-Bake Banana Bread Blondies and if you have friends arrive with intentions of YOU whipping something up- You’re covered.

(If your kitchen is like mine. Ho Ho Ho.) 

Healthy Four Ingredient No Bake Banana Bread Blondies
Just four ingredients, one bowl and 5 minutes is needed to whip up these easy, delicious no bake banana bread blondies! These blondies are soft, fudgy and are healthy too- Naturally gluten-free, paleo and vegan- A snack or treat to enjoy anytime!
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup coconut flour, sifted
  2. 1/2 cup mashed banana (about 2 medium ones)
  3. 1/4 cup cashew butter (can sub for another nut butter)*
  4. 1/4 cup maple syrup (can sub for another sticky sweetener)*
  5. Dairy free Chocolate chips (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the coconut flour and banana and mix well- This should be very crumbly.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl or stovetop, melt your nut butter with liquid sweetener and pour into the dry mixture. Mix until fully incorporated and a thick batter is formed. Add chocolate chips if desired.
  3. Transfer batter to a lined container or small baking tray and refrigerate for 10-20 minutes, until firm. It can also be frozen briefly.
Notes
  1. * If batter is still too thick, add an extra tablespoon of nut butter/sticky sweetener.
  2. Blondies are best
  3. Blondies can be kept at room temperature but best refrigerated or frozen.
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Healthy FOUR ingredient No Bake Banana Bread Blondies- Quick and easy recipe- one bowl + 5 minutes to whip up these delicious soft and fudgy blondies which are healthy too! {paleo, vegan, gluten-free} -thebigmansworld.com

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75 thoughts on “Four Ingredient No Bake Banana Bread Blondies

  1. OMG you were right! I love it! They look so unbelievably appealing. That texture….. MUST MAKE ASAP! I brought like 5 kg in chocolate chips, toffee chips, pb chips… back home. I fear they won’t last me two month.

    When I have no time and have to make something quick I make cookies. You know which ones. And would you want to guess which famous Subway sandwich is NOT on the German menu?

  2. Dear Arman, being a foodie blogger has its perks, doesn’t it? …I know the feeling. Everyone assumes I want to to always be cooking, but sometimes it’s nice to be treated and not have to lift a finger. Some don’t always appreciate it…could be worse though. These banana bread blondies looks wonderful. Again that rich, dense texture is irresistible to me. Pinning for later. Take care my friend and have a wonderful weekend, Catherine

  3. Yum! I love when I have all of the ingredients for a recipe I want to make 🙂 I liked the gardein crumbles when I tried them/reviewed them last year. I don’t eat the faux meat often but I should really buy it again.

  4. ARMAN!!!!! These speak to me Love banana bread with chocolate chips. Know I will love these even more. ‘Cuz guess what? The oven’s still broken, new one doesn’t arrive ’til next week…these will be the perfect quick weekend snack for the collective sweet tooth (teeth?) at our house….

  5. Haha the conversations with my friends are very different….
    Friends- “You want me to bring wine, right?”
    Me- “Duh.”
    Friends- “What are we having for dinner?”
    Me- “I dunno, Riley will figure out it.”

    You’re slowly convincing me that I’m completely missing out on life by not having coconut flour in my pantry. And that these sound amazing. I love desserts with banana in them!

  6. If I showed up to your house for dinner and you just picked up take-out, then I would throw it back in your face. And then I would make you go into the kitchen and make me a sub. And then some of these banana bread blondies as punishment for thinking you could just get take-out in the first place. Haha! Well done, mate!

  7. How are these blondies NO BAKE?! What are you–a baking wizard?!
    Just joking, yes you are 😉 anyways, I always whip up a smoothie or coconut flour pancakes if I’m ever in a rush! Super delicious–and you can have pancakes for dinner, right?
    I’m actually really weak when it comes to meat substitutes–tofu, mock meats, you name it. I know, they’re not good for you, but I love them so much!

  8. I went to World Market yesterday and thought of you when I saw Bounty bars, which I had never actually seen before your blog. No relation to this post whatsoever. That is all.

  9. I made these and they never did set. Maybe I had too much banana not enough flour? Thanks for your advice they were still good!

    1. Hi Nichole! 🙂 Sometimes if your banana is too large, it would still be crumbly! I’d recommend adding a dash more dairy free milk to firm up- when liquid meets coconut flour, it absorbs really well 🙂

    1. Hi there! Unfortunately, I haven’t tried it with whole wheat flour. The beauty of coconut flour is how absorbent it is- It’s like a sponge. The closest I could recommend may be oat flour but you’d need to add some honey or sticky sweetener to help bind it.

  10. Oh, so good! I made half the recipe (just to test it out) and rolled them into bites instead. Took them for a spin in some cocoa and I have found my new favorite snack! Thanks!

  11. Perfect for the really hot summer days we’re having right now – no oven needed! Have to have little pieces though – unfortunately my body knows that non-refined sugar and non-dairy butter are not non-fattening :).

  12. So I made these with these (followed recipe, but subbed peanut butter) and they came out having a gritty texture. The banana flavor is nice but I’m completely put off by the texture. Any tips?

  13. Hmmm … just made these and froze for 20 minutes before giving them to my taste-testers. They really were more like a cold pudding consistency rather than a cake-y or brownie-y consistency. Add more coconut flour? Thanks!

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