Healthy 3 Ingredient Banana Fudge Cups

Smooth, creamy and ridiculously easy fudge cups using just three ingredients and ready in minutes! Made with NO dairy, butter, condensed milk, white sugar or flour, this healthy three ingredient banana fudge is naturally gluten free, vegan, paleo, dairy free and refined sugar free! 

Healthy 3 Ingredient Banana Fudge Cups- Smooth, creamy and melt-in-your mouth fudge which takes minutes and has NO dairy, butter or sugar, but you'd never tell- A delicious snack or dessert! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

How is everyone’s Wednesday going? 

You guys, I can’t believe I am about to say this but I am CRAVING SALT LIKE CRAZY.

It’s the final stages of putting together the full manuscript of my cookbook, and let’s just say the savory food front has been lacking (Except last night, where my sister and I split a baguette with cheddar chips for dinner).

I’m not complaining TOO much…I do like my sweets.

Saying that, I am excited for this weekend, as I’m heading out for brunch with some friends to this spot in the city another friend told us NOT to go to.

Why?

The food was too salty.

BOOM.

Let’s check out a full day of eats- This was last Friday when I hung out with my sister all day and we ate out at a Japanese restaurant then got pancakes. 

WIAW- thebigmansworld.com

Once again, I managed to eat 100% vegetarian! Who am I?! 

Breakfast- I spent the morning re-testing a few cookbook recipes so didn’t eat a real breakfast. Lunch– I literally roasted a 2-kilogram bag of potatoes and we polished it all off while editing and watching the Olympics in the background. Dinner– Split Agedashi tofu and vegetable tempura. Dessert– A short stack of pancakes with basic toppings. 

Now let’s talk today’s super simple, super easy recipe.

Healthy 3 Ingredient Banana Fudge Cups- Smooth, creamy and melt-in-your mouth fudge which takes minutes and has NO dairy, butter or sugar, but you'd never tell- A delicious snack or dessert! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

I’ve been obsessed with coconut oil lately. OBSESSED. Not so much in using it to cook food with (what I’d previously used it for), but as a somewhat binding agent for sweet recipes- Namely fudge, glazes, and cookies. 

Today’s recipe came about after having overripe bananas on hand and wanting to make one of my favorite lazy man’s recipes- These 3 Ingredient Flourless Brownies. Not only are they my easy recipe to make when I have a ton of bananas to use up (the recipe can easily use 6 or more bananas!), they take less than 20 minutes. However, I really wasn’t feeling the chocolate. I could have made some banana bread, but laziness prevailed…again.

This is where coconut oil comes into play.

Instead of adding cocoa powder to the batter and baking it, I opted to stir through a little coconut oil and chuck it in the fridge to firm up. What was the result? Smooth, creamy and delicious banana fudge…made into cups. 

Healthy 3 Ingredient Banana Fudge Cups- Smooth, creamy and melt-in-your mouth fudge which takes minutes and has NO dairy, butter or sugar, but you'd never tell- A delicious snack or dessert! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

These healthy 3 Ingredient Banana Fudge Cups are the perfect use of overripe bananas, and are the perfect quick and easy sweet treat to have on hand! This recipe takes less than 5 minutes to prep and the hard part is waiting for it to firm up…although eating the fudge batter on its’ own is pretty epic. Unlike traditional fudge, this recipe doesn’t contain any butter, dairy, condensed milk, sugar or flour- It gets its’ sweetness from the overripe bananas and the texture from the drippy nut butter. Because of the ingredients used, these banana fudge cups are naturally gluten free, vegan, dairy free, paleo and naturally sweetened!

HACK! For this version, I opted to use drippy cashew butter. The reason for this is because it’s really mild tasting and I love the overpowering banana flavor. However, I know many do NOT like that, so to combat it, you can certainly use almond butter (still quite mild) or even peanut butter– The latter will no longer be paleo friendly. You can also use sunflower seed butter (I tried it with this too, because I had to use up a jar) but a warning- It comes out a very visually unfortunate green color. 

Taste > Visual appeal.

Healthy 3 Ingredient Banana Fudge Cups- Smooth, creamy and melt-in-your mouth fudge which takes minutes and has NO dairy, butter or sugar, but you'd never tell- A delicious snack or dessert! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Make these healthy 3 Ingredient Banana Fudge Cups and let’s polish these off..

…then have a salt fest. 

Healthy 3 Ingredient Banana Fudge Cups- Smooth, creamy and melt-in-your mouth fudge which takes minutes and has NO dairy, butter or sugar, but you'd never tell- A delicious snack or dessert! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

BOOM. 

Healthy 3 Ingredient Banana Fudge Cups
Serves 6
Smooth, creamy and ridiculously easy fudge cups using just three ingredients and ready in minutes! Made with NO dairy, butter, condensed milk, white sugar or flour, this healthy three ingredient banana fudge is naturally gluten free, vegan, paleo, dairy free and refined sugar free!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 overripe bananas, mashed
  2. 1 cup drippy cashew butter (can sub for another nut butter or nut free alternative)
  3. 1/4 cup coconut oil
  4. Cinnamon (optional)
Instructions
  1. Line a 12 count muffin tray with muffin liners and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add your mashed bananas and set aside.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl or stovetop, melt your coconut oil with your nut butter. Pour into the mixing bowl and stir through the mashed banana until fully incorporated.
  4. Divide mixture amongst muffin tins and freezer for 10 minutes to firm up.
Notes
  1. You can use a mini muffin tin for smaller cups.
  2. Banana fudge is best kept in the freezer, but for a softer texture, you can keep them refrigerated. Regardless of which method you store them as, only thaw them out slightly- They lose their firmness quite quickly.
Adapted from Peanut Butter Fudge
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43 thoughts on “Healthy 3 Ingredient Banana Fudge Cups

  1. My inner food science nerd is just loving how amazing the texture looks! Thanks for the note about only thawing a little. I hate when I make a dessert or something and serve it to other people and am embarrassed when it melts or starts to look…not the same from sitting out a bit too long.

  2. Oh man, overripe bananas almost always turn into banana bread around here…but I’m gonna have to hide a couple away for these fudge cups now. Here’s to hoping that I don’t hide those bananas and then forget about ’em. Oops. 🙂 Also, salt = win. Boom.

  3. Mmmm I approve of your potato lunch. It’s pretty rare that I OD on sweets, but I most definitely crave salty food all the time! Right now, I’m craving a bacon egg and cheese english muffin from the campus coffee shop, so I think I’ll just go get on that….

  4. I definite;y have times where I overdo it in the sweet department and just want allllll of the salty things. To be honest, I think I’ve lost some of my “too much salt” sensors since I started dating my husband. He is not a sweet fan and always wants nothing but super salty things.

  5. I need to go on a Big Man’s World recipe testing and eating spree. 🙂 I haven’t made one from here in too long, and the description you give to these sounds so delicious. Simple fudge is always wonderful!

  6. Even though the pain from my wisdom tooth surgery wasn’t that bad, I was terrified of burning the wound or getting something stuck there, so I stuck to soft foods for about four days. After a diet of Greek yogurt, applesauce, jello, and bananas, all I wanted was salt. And meat, honestly. So… I guess my insatiable sweet tooth can be satiated. 😛

  7. Mmmmm I am a total banana girl. I am strangely one of those people that has a hard time saving bananas to use for desserts- they always go into smoothies or oats but this recipe is so simple I think I have to try it! I think I would sub in some of the oil for maple syrup though- I bet that would be delicious !

  8. What can I substitute for coconut oil. I can’t have coconut oil because I’m doing the Type O diet. And on that note, substitute for all your coconuct flour too. I love all your recipes but I just can’t have coconut product. Though I know it’s healthy but my body have a different reaction to it. Thanks

  9. I love recipes for overripe bananas! This happens all too often in our house. I usually freeze the for smoothies but fudge made with nut butter sounds WAY better!

  10. Wow! You have started something here, and I don’t know where it will end! We have some of your basic recipe in the freezer now, but….. when I tasted it, I was surprised that there was no *salt* in the recipe…… (did I miss it?). Well, I missed it when I tasted the unfrozen fudge base. At first I thought that maybe I should add sugar…., but instead reached for the cinnamon. When I did, my eyes spotted the salt….., and history was made. I salted it a little. Then a little more. Then perhaps just a tiny tad too much, but with that tiny tad too much, it finally dawned on me that this would be a great pretzel dip!!! My daughter and I are devouring some now (while the rest is in the freezer to protect ourselves from ourselves! If I food blogged myself, I’d be blogging about my planned changes soon: pumpkin and walnut butter….., maybe with some sriracha sauce —- and plenty of salt, of course! Perhaps dippers could be sweet potato fries, or dried okra, or….., well, I’m sure it will come to you if you whip it up. Or it will when I do…..! Then I’ll be thinking about carrots, and apples, and ….. who knows what next! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

  11. What exactly is drippy cashew butter? I think I am going to have to make my own cashew butter so any tips appreciated!!

    1. Hi Kirsten- It’s when there are zero chunks and it’s similar to smooth peanut butter. I make my own and I continue blending until a super, super liquid consistency. Sometimes adding a teaspoon of coconut oil helps 🙂

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