There’s nothing better than a simple recipe that ticks both the taste and nutrition boxes. Plus, it seriously doesn’t get any quicker or easier than this.
These are a great healthy snack for active kids because the nut butter provides them with protein, healthy fats and complex carbohydrate and the bananas, as well as being an amazing source of complex carbohydrate, are rich in minerals which are often depleted during heavy activity. The cacao makes them chocolatey good and is also a great source of antioxidants.
Take a look at the variations (below the main recipe) for suggestions to alter the recipe to suit nut-free.
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Three Ingredient Brownies
- 6 banana/s (2 cups approx.)*they need to be very ripe (see note below)
- 250 g nut butter (1 cup) any kind you like, such as peanut butter, almond butter, hazelnut butter etc;
- 60 g cacao (½ cup) unsweetened Dutch process or raw (you can use less if you prefer a less intense chocolate flavour)
*The more ripe the bananas, the sweeter these will be. As there are no other sweeteners in this recipe, ripe bananas are a must.
- Preheat your oven to 180℃/350℉ (fan-forced) and line a small brownie tin with baking paper.
- Mix all of the ingredients together in a powerful blender or food processor (Thermomix, 15sec, speed 5).
- Pour into the lined tin and bake for 25-30 minutes or until firm to touch.
- Allow to cool and slice into squares. These can be frozen for up to a month.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.