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Fudgy Chocolate Banana Brownies

4.56 from 29 votes
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.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 9 to 16 bars (depending on size)


  • 2 bananas
  • cup unsweetened applesauce, can substitute 1 egg
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • cup maple syrup, can substitute honey
  • 2 tablespoons coconut or almond milk, can substitute dairy milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup dairy-free chocolate chips or chunks, can substitute regular chocolate chips
  • Powdered sugar, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray an 8×8 pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
  • In a food processor, blend bananas for 5-10 seconds until mostly smooth.
  • Add applesauce, cocoa powder, maple syrup, milk, vanilla and espresso powder and blend until smooth.
  • Add baking soda, baking powder and chocolate chips and pulse for a couple seconds to blend.
  • 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!
  • 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 :)


Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 278mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 3mg
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
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