If your chocolate craving is as real as ours, look no further. We’ve got a simple, quick, and seriously healthy brownie recipe that only requires three ingredients. It’s so easy you could probably throw it together in your sleep, and the chewy factor is unreal. Oh, and they just so happen to be vegan. Check out the recipe below.
- 2 large, overripe, squishy bananas (look for lots of brown spots on the peel)
- 1/3 cup almond butter (or any kind of nut or seed butter)
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- Optional: Add-ins such as chocolate chips, unsweetened coconut flakes, nuts, etc.
- Heat oven to 350° F.
- Grease a regular-sized muffin tin.
- Throw all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. No blender? Mash up the banana with a fork and stir in the almond butter, then the cocoa powder, until combined. It’s OK if the banana is a little lumpy.
- If you have any add-ins, now’s the time to throw them in. Stir to incorporate.
- Carefully divide batter evenly into 6 muffin cups and smooth out the top of each.
- Bake for 14–18 minutes, until firmly set on the edges and barely set in the center.
- Let cool completely.
- Sprinkle with cocoa powder and any other toppings you desire, and enjoy!
Nneoma is a senior in Lilburn, Georgia.
“This dessert or snack has just three ingredients—cocoa powder, bananas, and nut butter—so you really can’t go wrong. It’s always great when you know each ingredient you’re consuming is wholesome and good for you, and they don’t take very long to make.”
The ingredients are fairly common in a student’s kitchen, so they’re easy to access. Almond butter can get pricey, but I used peanut butter to save some money. The cost makes it a very affordable and practical recipe for students.
Time-wise, the process of making the brownies didn’t take me very long. I simply chose a time that was convenient, and, using a blender, I mixed all these ingredients together and baked them pretty quickly.
The final product was yummy, but one thing I’d do differently next time is use less cocoa powder and more peanut butter so that the peanut taste could really stand out.
Recipe by Power Hungry