Healthy 3 Ingredient Brownies

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These brownies literally have 3 ingredients, take about 3 minutes to mix together, and are a yummy healthy snack for you and your toddler! I hope you love them!

As a mom, finding nutritious yet delicious treats for our toddlers can sometimes feel like a challenge. However, fear not! I’ve discovered a fantastic recipe that not only satisfies your little one’s sweet tooth but also sneaks in some wholesome ingredients. These Healthy Brownies are a game-changer – made with just three simple ingredients, they’re easy to whip up and guaranteed to be a hit with your toddler!


  • 3 mashed bananas
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • Optional: honey, maple syrup, or chocolate chips for added sweetness


  1. Preheat and Prepare: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease or line an 8×8 baking dish for easy removal and cleanup.
  2. Mix the Ingredients: In a mixing bowl, combine the mashed bananas, peanut butter, and cocoa powder. Stir until the ingredients are well combined and form a smooth batter. The natural sweetness of ripe bananas adds a delightful flavor without the need for added sugars.
  3. Bake to Perfection: Pour the batter into the prepared 8×8 dish. Alternatively, you can mix the ingredients directly in the baking dish for a hassle-free preparation. Spread the batter evenly in the dish and bake at 350°F for approximately 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  4. Sweeten to Taste: Taste the batter before baking and, if your toddler prefers a sweeter treat, consider adding a drizzle of honey, maple syrup, or scattering a few chocolate chips on top. This step allows you to customize the sweetness level according to your little one’s preferences.
  5. Cool and Set: Once baked, allow the brownies to cool in the dish. This cooling period is crucial for the brownies to set properly. Once cooled, cut them into toddler-sized portions for easy serving.

Why Healthy Brownies are Great for Toddlers:

  1. Nutrient-Rich Goodness: The mashed bananas contribute essential vitamins and minerals, while peanut butter adds a dose of healthy fats and protein – making these brownies a nutrient-rich treat.
  2. No Added Sugar: Ripe bananas bring natural sweetness to the recipe, eliminating the need for added sugars. This makes the brownies a guilt-free option for your toddler’s snack time.
  3. Simple and Quick: With just three main ingredients, this recipe is incredibly simple and quick to make, perfect for busy moms and hungry toddlers.

Storage Tips: Store any leftover brownies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days. For longer storage, refrigerate the brownies and reheat them in the microwave for a few seconds before serving.

A Note To Remember Before Baking:

These brownies are ONLY sweetened with banana, so they are not as sweet a sugary brownies you are used to! If you want to add more sweetness, you could add some chocolate chips. Also you can add some honey (if over age 1), or maple syrup. Taste the batter before cooking!

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3.94 from 44 votes

Healthy 3 Ingredient Brownies


  • 3 mashed bananas, the riper the better
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter, or any nut butter
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8×8 baking dish.
  • Either in a mixing bowl, or right into your 8×8 dish, mix all 3 ingredients together. Smooth the batter out and make sure it fills the whole pan.
  • Taste the batter. If it isn't sweet enough (as these are only sweetened with banana), you can add some honey, maple syrup, or chocolate chips.
  • Cook for 25 minutes.
  • Let sit for at least 10-15 minutes to cool and for the brownies to finish setting all the way.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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