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3 Ingredient Brownies ⋆ 100 Days of Real Food

Get ready for a sweet surprise with our 3 Ingredient Brownies! Quick, easy, and secretly healthy, they are the perfect solution for your chocolate cravings. Whip up a batch and watch them disappear in no time. Perfect for sharing!

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Attention chocolate lovers and those new to baking! If you’re looking for indulgent brownies but find yourself pressed for time or lacking certain ingredients, get ready for a delightful surprise. This easy 3 ingredient brownie recipe requires minimal prep time and uses common pantry items to yield irresistibly gooey brownies!

3 ingredient brownies.3 ingredient brownies.

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Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Grab some pantry staples and you’re good to go. No flour, no eggs, no stress!
  • Cravings hit unexpectedly? No problem!
  • Whip up these 3 ingredient brownies in minutes, satisfying your sweet tooth before you can say “buttercream frosting.”
  • These are dense, rich, and so gooey. Each bite is an explosion of chocolate.
  • This recipe takes only 25 minutes to make!
  • Everything is mixed together in one mixing bowl.
  • Kids and picky eaters love these healthier brownies!
  • This recipe is great for many diets and lifestyles. They are gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, vegan, and contain very little sugar.
  • Check out these Gluten-Free Brownies for another delicious dessert recipe!

Ingredients & Substitutes

These are the ingredients and substitutions for these 3 ingredient brownies. Scroll down to the recipe card below for the full ingredients list and instructions.

For the best flavor and texture, use ripe bananas. They are more naturally sweet.

Use creamy peanut butter made only from peanuts and salt, avoiding brands that include additional sugars or oils. If following a Paleo diet, consider substituting almond or cashew butter. For a nut-free alternative, choose sunflower butter.

Cocoa powder adds the strong chocolate flavor.

If desired, add in chocolate chips for an even more decadent treat! These are optional, but highly recommended.

Ingredients for 3 ingredient brownies.Ingredients for 3 ingredient brownies.

Taste & Texture

Forget dry, cakey brownies. These 3 ingredient brownies are all about the indulgence.

They’re dense, fudgy, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious.

The sweetness comes from the ripe bananas, perfectly balanced by the richness of the nut butter and cocoa powder. Each bite is a chocolate dream!

How to Make

Step 1

First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line an 8 inch by 8 inch pan with parchment paper.

Step 2

In a mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas. Add in the creamy peanut butter and cocoa powder. Stir to combine.

Step 3

Fold in the chocolate chips.

Healthy brownie batter.Healthy brownie batter.

Step 4

Transfer the brownie batter to the lined pan. Smooth into an even layer.

Square pan with brownie batter.Square pan with brownie batter.

Step 5

Bake these 3 ingredient brownies for 18 to 22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out with only a few moist crumbs.

Baked 3 ingredient brownies.Baked 3 ingredient brownies.

Expert Tips for Success

Follow these tips to make the best 3 ingredient brownies.

The riper the bananas, the sweeter and more flavorful your brownies will be. Think brown spots all over!

Gently fold the ingredients together until just combined. Overmixing leads to tough brownies.

Line your pan for easy removal and minimal cleanup. Parchment paper is best!

Insert a toothpick into the center. If it comes out with a few moist crumbs, you’re golden!

Don’t be tempted by the warm, gooey goodness! Let them cool completely for the best fudgy texture.

Flavor Variations & Add-Ins

Consider these flavor variations for your 3 ingredient brownies.

Nutty Delights: Swap peanut butter for almond, cashew, or even sunflower seed butter for a nut-free option.

Cocoa Connoisseur: Dutch-processed cocoa powder gives a richer, deeper chocolate flavor.

Mix-In Mania: Get creative! Fold in chocolate chips, chopped nuts, dried fruit, or even a swirl of melted chocolate for extra decadence.

Banana brownie square.Banana brownie square.

How to Serve & Store

Enjoy your brownies warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for a truly decadent experience.

Consider drizzing some peanut butter on top for a protein kick!

They store well in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Perfect for grabbing a quick chocolate fix whenever the craving strikes!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make these brownies gluten-free?

These 3 ingredient brownies are naturally gluten-free!

What if my brownies are too dry or too gooey?

Brownie texture is all about the baking time. If they’re too gooey, give them a few more minutes in the oven. Too dry? Next time, bake them for a bit less.

Can I double this recipe?

Sure thing! Just use a larger pan and slightly adjust the baking time to accommodate the bigger batch.

Do these brownies need eggs?

No, this brownie recipe is egg-free.

Baked banana squares.Baked banana squares.

Equipment Needed

Pre-Cut Parchment Paper Sheets: These parchment paper sheets are great for these 3 ingredient brownies.

Pyrex 3 Glass Mixing Bowls: I always use these mixing bowls when baking.

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