Healthy 3 Ingredient Snack and Dessert Recipes

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! 

Healthy 3-Ingredient Recipes (V, GF, P, DF)- Quick, easy and guilt-free desserts, snacks and treats which use just three ingredients and use wholesome, clean ingredients! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}-

Healthy 3-Ingredient Recipes (V, GF, P, DF)- Quick, easy and guilt-free desserts, snacks and treats which use just three ingredients and use wholesome, clean ingredients! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}-


Three ingredients.

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 No Bake Healthy Rice Crispy Treats- Just three ingredients and 5 minutes to these healthy snacks which have no butter, oil or marshmallows yet taste incredible! {vegan, gluten-free}

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. 


Healthy Three Ingredient Flourless Brownies- No butter, eggs or oil in this quick and easy recipe which is ready in minutes- Rich and fudgy yet so healthy too! {vegan, gluten free, paleo, dairy free}

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.

Healthy 3 Ingredient Deep Dish Cookie- SO ooey, gooey and melt in your mouth- Ready in 1 minute with NO butter, oil, grains or sugar! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}-

3 Ingredient Flourless Banana Bread Cookies (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

The infamous 3 ingredient banana cookies of oats, nut butter and bananas. While the batter tastes delicious, baked takes it up a notch.

PS- Add some butterscotch or caramel chips if you have them. 

Epic factor = elevated. 

Three Ingredient Flourless Banana Bread Cookies- Soft, chewy and SO delicious, they have AMAZING texture and NO butter, oil, flour or added sugar! {vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free}

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.


Healthy 3 Ingredient Paleo Banana Bread Cookies- Soft and EXTRA chewy cookies which taste like a nutty banana bread- NO butter, oil, flour or sugar! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}-

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

Healthy 3 Ingredient No Bake Protein Bars which take five minutes and have NO nuts, sweeteners or sugar! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}-

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 Flourless Peanut Butter Nutella Cookies- Quick and easy, Soft and chewy grain free cookies which has the best of both worlds- There is a trialled paleo + vegan version too!

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. 

Healthy No Bake Applesauce Brownies with just THREE ingredients- So delicious, quick, low in fat and easy, it will be your go-to snack or treat recipe! {vegan, gluten-free, paleo}

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.

Healthy No Bake 3 Ingredient Cereal Bars- Ready in just FIVE minutes, these no bake snack bars have NO butter, oil, sugar or marshmallows and are SO delicious! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free recipe}-

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. 

Healthy 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Cake Pops- Three easy ingredients and 10 minutes- You be in control of the texture- Soft or dense! High in fiber and very low in fat! {Vegan, gluten-free + paleo friendly} -

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! 

Healthy THREE Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Cake which takes ONE minute- Moist, fluffy and delicious, it clocks in at around 100 calories only- {Paleo, gluten free + tested Vegan option!}

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.

Don’t have almond butter? Works with our peanut butter and sunflower seed butter friends!

Healthy 3 Ingredient No Bake Maple Almond Fudge- A quick, easy and delicious recipe which melts in your mouth and has NO butter, oil, flour or sugar- It only takes FIVE minutes! {vegan, gluten free, paleo, refined sugar free}

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. 

Healthy 3 Ingredient No Bake Protein Cookies- Ready in 5 minutes, soft and fudgy, these taste like dessert- NO butter, oil, grains, flour or sugar! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}-

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 Protein Bars- You won't find a more simple recipe than this delicious healthy no bake snack bar- #allergyfree #dairyfree #glutenfree #vegan and ready in 5 minutes! Perfectly customisable! -

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 No Bake Oatmeals- Easy, delicious and the perfect healthy snack to have on hand- Naturally gluten free, vegan and allergen friendly!

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.

Healthy 3 Ingredient Flourless Blender brownies- SO quick and easy and made with NO butter, oil, flour or sugar- Delicious! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}-

The Ultimate Easy and Healthy Recipes using just THREE ingredients- No nasties, no boxed mixes, nada- 100% delicious! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipes}-

What is your favorite quick and easy recipe?

Did you ever go through Myspace top friends drama? Don’t get me started. Also, don’t ever put me number 8. 

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    25 thoughts on “Healthy 3 Ingredient Snack and Dessert Recipes

    1. Oh my gosh love that your throwing it back to the early 2000’s! I was too young to have a myspace but my older sister was obsessed with it haha. Also the whole army pants and flip-flops thing reminds me of Mean Girls, aka the best movie ever! In fact, I want to watch it right now and make myself some of these delicious three ingredient treats that are freaking GENUIS!

    2. I’d have to say that the cereal bars, Paleo cookies and the no bake protein bars are my favorites of the bunch! I just couldn’t get enough of them!! 🙂

    3. Haha I don’t even know if most kids nowadays even know what a myspace is. I never had one, and never went on the website so I couldn’t even tell you what it looks like, lol but almost all of my friends growing up did.

    4. Let’s please not forget why I ate it with a fork, okay 😉

      Also Myspace… nobody had it back in my teenage years and I can’t say how glad I am. ‘Top Friends’ ranking, how cruel is that?

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    6. I remember seeing many of these the first go round, and I remember thinking…hmmm, I want to eat that. But here’s my question: What if I want a 4-ingredient snack recipe? Am I just out of luck? 🙂

    7. Yum! I don’t even know where to start with all these awesome recipes. My fave / easy go to is banana pancakes – just 2 ingredients! Banana, egg, that’s it!!

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