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    These banana brownies are moist, fudgy, and delicious. They are very easy to make and great for a last minute dessert that everyone will love. Made with walnuts, they are gluten-free, Paleo, flourless, dairy-free, and grain-free.

    Banana Walnut Brownies

    Looking for the perfect gluten-free brownie recipe? You are in the right place and this recipe will become your new go-to! These banana brownies are fudgy, moist and so delicious, plus they are simple to make, and that is always a bonus!

    Made with chocolate chunks, mashed bananas, and walnuts, you can feel good about indulging in these! Perfect to serve as a dessert, or enjoy a mid-afternoon treat with a cup of coffee.

    Be sure to try my Almond Butter Brownies and Banana Nut Chocolate Muffins too!

    Why you will love this recipe!

    • Quick & easy: There’s no complicated baking techniques needed to make this easy banana dessert. Just mix and bake.
    • Moist: The almond butter not only adds flavor, but it also helps to keep the brownies wonderfully moist.
    • Make ahead: This banana brownies recipe is perfect for a healthy weekly treat you can make ahead.
    Banana Walnut Brownies

    Ingredients

    • Bananas: Bananas are a great way to add goodness into these sweet treats! Mash them smooth before mixing with the other ingredients.
    • Eggs: To bind the ingredients together.
    • Coconut oil and almond butter: These natural ingredients replace the traditional oil in the recipe.
    • Seasonings: Vanilla extract, cinnamon and salt.
    • Flour: This recipe uses coconut flour in place of all-purpose to make it gluten and grain free.
    • Sugar: Coconut sugar adds flavor and is a healthier option compared to granulated. Light brown sugar will also work well.
    • Baking soda and powder: So that the brownies rise when they are baked.
    • Chocolate and walnuts: Folded into the brownies batter before being baked.
    ingredients for banana walnut brownies

    How to make banana brownies

    • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a 8 x 8 ” baking dish with baking paper.
    • In a large bowl, combine the mashed bananas, eggs, coconut oil, nut butter and vanilla extract until fully combined.
    • Add the coconut flour, coconut sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and sea salt to the wet ingredients and mix well. Fold in the chocolate chunks and chopped walnuts using a spatula. Reserve some of the chocolate chunks & chopped walnuts for later. 
    • Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish. Top with the reserved chocolate chunks and walnuts. Bake in the preheated oven for about 25 – 30 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the center should come out clean.
    • Remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes before cutting the brownies.
    process images of making banana brownies
    Banana Walnut Brownies

    How long do they keep?

    Once you have made your brownies, let them cool fully before transferring to an airtight container. They will keep well at room temperature for 3 to 4 days. You can store them in the fridge as well, but they will tend to harden a little.

    Can you freeze them?

    You can freeze brownies, but you must make sure to wrap them well in plastic and foil, before placing them into a freezer bag or air-tight container to protect them from freezer burn. Thaw them at room temperature for a couple of hours to enjoy.

    Banana Walnut Brownies

    What can you add to these brownies?

    I like to add walnuts (or any nuts of choice) and chocolate to my brownies. They create a nice crunchy texture. You can also add:

    • Melted peanut butter swirls on top
    • Raspberry sauce swirls
    • A layer of a nut butter
    • Top with a scoop of ice cream

    TIPS FROM NELI’S KITCHEN

    Recipe Notes and Tips

    • For best results, your ingredients should be at room temperature before using.
    • Line your baking dish with parchment, and allow it to overhang so that the slab of baked brownies is easy to remove.
    • Cool the brownies on a wire rack. The circulating air will stop the brownies from becoming soggy.

    Banana Walnut Brownies

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    Banana Brownies

    These banana brownies are moist, fudgy, and delicious. They are very easy to make and a great for a last minute dessert that everyone will love. Made with walnuts, they are gluten-free, Paleo, flourless, dairy-free and grain-free.
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 25 minutes
    Total Time 35 minutes
    Servings 9
    Calories 413kcal

    INGREDIENTS

    INSTRUCTIONS

    • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a 8 x 8 ” baking dish with baking paper.
    • In a large bowl, combine the mashed bananas, eggs, coconut oil, nut butter and vanilla extract until fully combined.
    • Add the coconut flour, coconut sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and sea salt to the wet ingredients and mix well. Fold in the chocolate chunks and chopped walnuts using a spatula. Reserve some of the chocolate chunks & chopped walnuts for later. 
    • Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish. Top with the reserved chocolate chunks and walnuts. Bake in the preheated oven for about 25 – 30 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the center should come out clean.
    • Remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes before cutting the brownies.

    TIPS & NOTES

    • For best results, your ingredients should be at room temperature before using.
    • Line your baking dish with parchment, and allow it to overhang so that the slab of baked brownies is easy to remove.
    • Cool the brownies on a wire rack. The circulating air will stop the brownies from becoming soggy.

    NUTRITION

    Calories: 413kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 196mg | Potassium: 468mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 3.6mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 2.9mg
    Course Dessert
    Cuisine American
    Keyword banana and walnut brownies, gluten-free brownie recipe, healthy brownie recipe
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    Comments

    Zandri

    So I made these brownies and mine really raised a lot!!! It’s more like a cake than brownies🙁 I dono what I keep doing wrong

      Neli | Delicious Meets Healthy

      After they cool a little bit, they should come down. Maybe you can use a little bit bigger baking dish. Hope they tasted great!

    Megan @ MEgUnprocessed

    These look scrumptious! I love the banana and walnut combo!

    Megan

    Saving this for when I need a dessert for my gluten intolerant friends!

    Erin

    5 stars
    I made these the other night and they were amazing! My kids couldn’t get enough of them.

      Neli | Delicious Meets Healthy

      Yay! So glad you liked them, Erin! My kid loves these too!

    Julie

    I love that it looks so easy to use

    Coeliacgirl

    5 stars
    They look great!

    Shakeia Rieux

    I like that it keeps food fresh longer.

    judith

    this would be great for my banana bread

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