Fudgy Chocolate Banana Brownies

4.3 from 15 reviews

Super fudgy chocolate brownies that you could easily eat for breakfast! This dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan treat will satisfy any chocolate craving without destroying your diet.


  • 2 bananas
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce (can substitute 1 egg)
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup (can substitute honey)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut or almond milk (can substitute dairy milk)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup dairy-free chocolate chips or chunks (can substitute regular chocolate chips)
  • Powdered sugar (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray an 8×8 pan with nonstick spray (aff link) and set aside.
  2. In a food processor, blend bananas for 5-10 seconds until mostly smooth.
  3. Add applesauce, cocoa powder, maple syrup, milk, vanilla and espresso powder and blend until smooth.
  4. Add baking soda, baking powder and chocolate chips and pulse for a couple seconds to blend.
  5. Pour batter into pan and bake for 25 minutes or until the top is no longer shiny and slightly cracked. The inside should be slightly under-baked – it will set as it cools, and will be the perfect fudgy consistency!
  6. Very important: Let sit at least a couple hours to cool before cutting and serving (they’ll be even more firm if you can leave them overnight). Store in fridge in an airtight container. Enjoy!


  • You could swap ingredients to your liking and I’ve noted those in the recipe above – but keep in mind if you swap all of the things, you may not end up with the same result, and I unfortunately can’t predict that outcome for you.
  • These are very fudgy and moist, and don’t hold together the way a more cake-like brownie would. Embrace it! Top it with some fruit or ice cream and eat it with a spoon :)

Keywords: banana brownies, chocolate banana, brownies, dessert, healthy dessert

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