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2 Ingredient Banana Brownies (No Flour, Eggs or Oil)

Super fudgy brownies that taste like a combination of banana bread and chocolate brownies. These easy brownies are just 2 ingredients. They don’t contain any flour, eggs, or oil. They taste as good as regular brownies but without all the work and ingredients.close-up of a stack of brownies.

If you like fudgy brownies with a gooey center and banana-flavored desserts, definitely give these brownies a try. They are much less work than regular brownies but taste just as good.

Ingredients

  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • Pureed Ripe Bananas

Semi-sweet chocolate: I recommend you use semi-sweet chocolate chips for this recipe and not bittersweet chocolate. I used Kirkland Signature semisweet chocolate chips (51% cacao)  I also tried making this with bittersweet chocolate chips, but the bittersweet chocolate version did not set as well.

Bananas: Make sure to use very ripe bananas because they will be sweeter and easier to puree. This recipe calls for the bananas to be pureed, either through a food processor or blender. Just mashing them is not enough because you’ll still have small chunks of banana.

overhead photo of the sliced brownies.

Semi-Sweet Versus Bittersweet Chocolate

For most recipes, semisweet and bittersweet chocolate are interchangeable. But I did notice a difference for this recipe. The bittersweet version just didn’t ever fully set. They still taste good but they too soft to cut properly. I used Kirkland Signature Semisweet Chocolate Chips. While you don’t have to use the same brand, you want to use something that is around 50% cacao. The bittersweet chocolate I tested had 60% cacao which is usually what you’ll see for bittersweet chocolate chips. Try to avoid using that for this recipe.

Brownie Texture

Even though these brownies don’t contain any flour, they look and taste like traditional brownies made with flour. These brownies have a chewy crumb and a not-quite-set fudgy and gooey center. If you like brownies that are cakey and fully set, these brownies may not be for you.

These brownies are best enjoyed warm. If you leave the brownies to fully cool, they will firm up and lose their crumb. They will still be very fudgy but also will be a bit dense and taste more like fudge than brownies. However, you can easily rewarm the brownies and they will be just like when they were first baked.

a stack of five brownies.

More Easy Brownie Recipes

2 Ingredient Banana Bread Brownies

Servings: 12 brownies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 38 minutes
Total Time: 48 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Super fudgy banana and chocolate flavored brownies. These brownies are so easy to make and just 2 ingredients.
4.75 from 4 votes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (350 g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup (235 g) pureed bananas

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8 x 8 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, add chocolate chips. Heat chocolate in the microwave in 1 minute intervals, stirring in between, until chocolate is fully melted. Mine took 2 minutes total heat time. Your chocolate should be smooth and liquid when you're done. You can also melt chocolate on the stove using the double boiler method.
  • Add pureed bananas to the chocolate. Use a whisk and mix until banana is completely incorporated into the chocolate and evenly mixed in.
  • Pour batter into prepared baking pan. Bake for 38-40 minutes. The surface of the brownies should no longer look wet but they should not be fully set. If you press the surface, it should be soft underneath. The edges of the brownies should pull away slightly from the pan and be a slightly darker shade of brown.
  • Brownies will firm up as they cool. Let brownies set before cutting. Brownies are best enjoyed warm.

Notes

  • This recipe works best with semi-sweet chocolate chips. They stay too soft with bittersweet chocolate. Please see post for more details.
  • The 1 cup of banana puree is measured after the bananas have been pureed. You will need about 3 bananas to make 1 cup of puree. Make sure to puree the bananas in a food processor or blender. Just mashing them is not enough.
  • I recommend mixing the batter with a whisk; this will help ensure that the banana puree has been evenly mixed in with the chocolate.
  • These brownies have a chewy crumb and a gooey, fudgy center.
  • The brownies are best enjoyed warm. When they are fully cooled (a few hours after baking), they will firm up a lot and lose their crumb. They will taste more like fudge rather than brownies. However, you can reheat them briefly in the microwave for a few seconds and they will become like brownies again.
  • You can eat the brownies right away but they won't be set. Let them cool a little (30-60 minutes) which will let them firm up enough to cut.

Nutrition

Serving: 1brownie, Calories: 154kcal, Carbohydrates: 24g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Sodium: 1mg, Potassium: 70mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 16g, NET CARBS: 22g

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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30 comments on “2 Ingredient Banana Brownies (No Flour, Eggs or Oil)”

  1. Do you scoop them up on a spoon and just lay them down like you making cookies? Or do you put them in a square pan and then cut them later? Thanks for responding back.

  2. Um, I think I used regular semi-sweet chocolate chips. Don’t get me wrong, they taste really good, just more like fudge than brownies. I’m okay with that. Makes it so I don’t eat as much at one time. ?

  3. I can’t even give this recipe a single star. It was awful. I can’t even describe the flavor. I don’t recommend this recipe.

  4. So, I made this the other day, and while it tastes really good, mine turned out nothing like brownies. It makes a good fudge, but definitely not brownies. I ended up having a little more than a cup of banana, so not sure if that’s what did it or not.

    • What kind of chocolate chips did you use? We found in our testing that chips with 50% cacao works best – more or less will change the texture.

  5. Omg I am eating then Right Now topped with Vegan Vanilla Icecream and I’m sO happy! I also added Walnuts to my brownie mixture. I will be making them Often! Thank you for sharing?

  6. I made mine in a pie crust, changed the consistency to less set, and more jiggly, probably should’ve baked it longer but nonetheless it was delicious

  7. Send me brownies recipe nutuell brownie fudgy brownie

  8. Very nice

  9. What an amazing recipe for chocolate lovers with grain/egg allergies! I’ve made it today, added a bit extra cocoa for more dark rich flavour. Half of the pan was gone as noone stopped at the first serving 🙂
    Thank you very much!

  10. Can I use bananas that we’re frozen, defrosted?

  11. I love the recipe but you left out WHAT TEMPERATURE TO COOK AT!

  12. Haven’t made it yet but I love the recipe

  13. Can I use apple sauce instead of banana?

  14. Can you add a little peanut butter to this cookie receipe?

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