The Amazing 3 Ingredient Brownies (Whole30 & Paleo)

These 3 Ingredient brownies are moist, delicious, healthy and made with only THREE healthy plant-based ingredients! The perfect chocolate dessert recipe for anyone - especially if on the Whole 30 diet or Paleo diet.

Come on over and grab rich chocolate brownies that soothe a grain craving without the grains or any added sugars! What-The-What? I know, right? I mean who would guess just by looking at these chocolate beauties!


  • 3 bananas very ripe will give the best flavor, where the skin is black/brown or almost black/brown
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder unsweetened
  • 1 cup almond butter crunchy
  • (optional) ¼ teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a 9-in. x 9-in. square baking dish by spraying it with cooking spray or rubbing coconut oil around the sides and bottom so the brownies do not stick.
  2. In a large bowl mash the bananas with a fork until smooth. Add the almond butter and mix until smooth. Add the cocoa powder and optional cinnamon and blend until no visible cocoa powder is seen.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool completely before slicing.


  • *If the almond butter is hard, heat it in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds or until it is softened before mixing with the banana.
  • *If you are making this for Whole30 diet purpose: Please note that the Whole30 book reads this about mixing cocoa with fruit: "However, we highly discourage mixing cacao (cocoa) with dates, figs, or other fruits to make chocolate-y confections during your program." This is discouraged (not off limits) due to the fact that more sweets feeds more sugar cravings- with any diet. The purpose of this recipe is if you are on the program and feeling like you will falter and cave into a cookie or regular brownie, this is a great recipe to transition to keep the diet on-track as you detox from sugar cravings.