Satisfy your sweet tooth with this completely guilt-free flourless brownie using just three ingredients AND made in one minute! Made with no butter, flour, oil or sugar, this single serving brownie is naturally gluten free, paleo, grain free, vegan and whole30 friendly recipe!
Before we get into today’s recipe, you’ll need to forgive me for a lack of eats this week- I had a little bit of an unexpectedly busy weekend and spent the first days of this week relaxing and not whipping my phone out for pictures- The link-up is at the bottom and I’ll be back next fortnight with some delicious hotel eats….aka eats without leaving a room.
This is a shoutout to my….Juli.
Ha, you thought I was going to say EX!
Can we take a moment to vent about how annoying that song is? Seriously, it may be the most overplayed song at the moment. I’m crossing my fingers that Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik’s slightly provocative duet takes over.
I remember almost a year to this day, I messaged Juli and asked her to test out this recipe for me. I remember telling her to put aside some brown bananas. She tried it out, gave me her opinion and soon enough, it made the blog world.
This time, it was a little bit different.
My most popular and reader made recipe from the blog are these 3 Ingredient Flourless Brownies. If you’ve been around these neck of the woods for quite some time, you know there’s been multiple variations of it- From a seasonal pumpkin version to one packed with applesauce, it’s been around the block.
Jenny from the Block.
Don’t be fooled by the rocks that I got.
One of the most popular requests from that recipe was to give it a single serving option to satisfy the sweet tooth. Ironically, it’s something I’d been enjoying for quite some time but never thought to share it. However, I had one VERY big issue here- There was one ingredient within it, which, depending on how much you use, have quite a different texture.
The nut butter.
It’s amazing what a difference 1 1/2 tablespoons of nut butter (or it’s alternative) VS two tablespoon does for this recipe.
I was on team 2 tablespoons, as it’s something I can eat with a spoon and be totally fine with. However, I had an unfair bias, so needed a second opinion. I made Juli try both versions and luckily, she agreed with my palate- The two tablespoons took precedent over the one a half tablespoon version, so there.
This healthy 3 Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Brownie is the ultimate sweet tooth hack which is completely guilt-free! It’s ready in less than one minute, and it uses just three easy, EVERYDAY ingredients- 1 overripe banana, nut butter and cocoa powder– That is it! Please note- This is NOT your traditional brownie. It contains no flour, no grains, no sugar, no butter and no oil. It is, however, moist, gooey and rich and dark and perfect for lovers of dark chocolate. It also is a quick fix to satisfy the sweet tooth. It’s a delicious snack or clean eating dessert you can enjoy anytime- Frankly, you can enjoy it multiple times a day! I mean, it pretty much is a serving of fruit 😉 Also, for those without a microwave, there is a tested oven option- Simply bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes, or until ‘just’ cooked in the center.
Desserts or transforming Whole 30 ingredients into a mock dessert are banned during the whole 30 program. Some would say this is completely banned, yet others could argue that it IS whole 30 compliant. Regardless, it is suitable for those following a vegan, gluten free, paleo, dairy free, sugar free and grain free lifestyle!
HACK! The original recipe works best with drippy almond butter or smooth peanut butter (this would no longer be paleo friendly), but for those with allergies, you are COVERED! It works well with slightly sweetened sunflower seed butter and smooth soy nut butter. I don’t recommend tahini, as it lends a bitter aftertaste.
Also, as a lover of the rich, dark taste, I used a mix of dark cocoa powder and standard cocoa powder. For a more mellow taste, use the latter.
Make this healthy 3 Ingredient flourless chocolate brownie ready in one minute and never underestimate minor ingredient details.
More nut butter is always better.
Healthy 3 Ingredient 1 Minute Flourless Brownie
- 1 medium overripe banana
- 2 tablespoon smooth nut butter or nut butter alternative I prefer almond or peanut butter
- 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
- Sweetener of choice optional*
- Chocolate chips to top optional
- Grease a microwave safe bowl or mug and set aside.
- Mash your overripe banana very well the add your nut butter and cocoa powder and continue mixing until fully incorporated.
- Transfer to greased mug, top with optional chocolate chips and microwave for 45 seconds-2 minutes, depending on your desired texture.
- Follow as above but bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees until just cooked.
This brownie has no eggs so you can enjoy it barely cooked- It will be super gooey and moist.
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Dude, these brownies look amazing! I love a good brownie (who doesn’t??) and these look so cakey and delicious. And in just 1 minute? That means if I have 10 spare minutes, I can make 10 of these. Or 30 minutes for 30. That’s what the Whole30 thing is about anyways, right? 🙂
You can totally eat 10 of these and be considered a meal 😀 I mean, eat 30. 30 for whole 30.
Whole30 sounds complicated haha. So many rules! I’ll be over here drinking my wine and eating carbs. Not that I would mind having this brownie at the same time though!
Haha, it is but…oh geebuz, if I tell you what I’ve eaten ONE week in December….Fail.
2017 Goal, finally try to make a successful mud cake and brownie!
😀 LOVE IT! Hope it’s a success, Patricia!
It looks perfectly cakey; I love how the proportion of nut butter was really essential to get it just right.
🙂 Absolutely! Hope you try it out Emily!
I made these tonight. Very banana-y taste, but who cares! These are FABULOUS.
😀 LOVE IT! Thanks, Robyn!
And this is why I don’t do Whole30. No chocolate desserts????
Haha this can be compliant 🙂
Not even kidding, I was having lunch when I read this post yesterday and I had this brownie for dessert 🙂
Aaaaaand more nut butter is always better!
Haha yes- Thanks for being my guinea pig 🙂
I’d make this yummy looking brownie and enjoy it while in my favorite corner with a chilled glass of milk. I can see my self doing so and it is already comforting 🙂
Absolutely! Thank you 🙂
I’m going to make this tomorrow (I’ve already eaten 4 desserts today :O)!
Love it- 4 desserts, you SLAY.
I made this last night and it was missing a little something…tonight I added about a heaping teaspoon of coconut oil and whoa…it was amazing. So much more fudge like, for those of us who like fudgy brownies.
That sounds fantastic 😀
This was just what I needed today! Had a looooong day, and succumbed to my favorite pizza. Wanted something sweet, but felt a little guilty. Whipped this up and..AHHHHH! — a heavenly treat. Thanks so much for this guiltless, sweet-tooth-satisfying treat!
Just tried this, I was super sad when I realized I only had a half of a banana but made it anyway and only used 1 T. almond butter and 1T cocoa powder, along with a few choc chips on top. These were amazing!!! Texture just like a brownie, they do taste like banana, but I think if you added more choc chips would be more of a chocolate taste. I’m super pumped to be eating this all the time!
🙂 Thanks so much, Christa 🙂
I just tried a variation of this. I used PB powder ( 2 tbsp) = 50 calories , cocoa powder ( 80 calories ), and 1 tbsp of baby food ( I didn’t have any bananYUMMY and SO EASY gooey dessert!!! Just another easy option.
Thanks for sharing, Shari!
What is the alternative to nut butter ? Can any other form of fat be used like oil or ghee for that matter ?
Hi there! You could use sunflower seed butter or tahini 🙂