Use a blender to quickly mix the batter for paleo brownies that are also dairy-free and gluten-free for a healthier dessert option.Jump to Recipe
I love chocolate and I love brownies. But when one of your best friends has a dairy allergy, you have to rethink your standard brownie recipe.
I have vegan chocolate chips in the pantry that I keep just for when cooking for her. And I’ve seen a lot about making brownies with bananas to hold them together. The vegan chocolate chips aren’t very sweet, and neither is cocoa powder. So, I added some honey to help balance that out.
When I make banana bread, the bananas still have very small chunks. While that works for bananas, I knew it wouldn’t taste right in a brownie. So, the blender did the trick! If you don’t have a blender, you could also use a food processor. Or, use an electric mixer, just make sure they mix really well.
Using the blender makes these paleo brownies very quick and easy.
The true test: everyone enjoyed these brownies! The kids weren’t quite as sure since they aren’t rich milk chocolate. But, if you like dark chocolate, these are perfect for you!
Step by Step
Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease a 1.5qt casserole dish or 8×8 baking pan. Add the bananas, eggs, vanilla extract, almond milk, vegan chocolate chips, cocoa powder, and honey to the blender.
Pulse a few times to chop up the banana. Then set to blend until it is completely combined and creamy.
Add the baking soda and pulse a few times until it’s mixed in.
Pour the brownie batter into the greased baking dish.
Bake for about 25-30 minutes. The time will vary based on the size of the pan and the thickness of the brownies. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean. Let cool for about 10 minutes before serving.
Keep any leftover brownies in an airtight container at room temperature. If you live in a very humid area, they will do better in the refrigerator. For those who refrigerate, you can microwave for about 10 seconds to warm them up again before eating.
Originally Published On: September 7, 2020
- 2 bananas
- 2 eggs
- 3 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp almond milk
- 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- Preheat the oven to 350F
- Grease a 1.5qt casserole dish or 8×8 baking pan
- Add the bananas, eggs, vanilla extract, almond milk, vegan chocolate chips, cocoa powder, and honey to the blender.
- Pulse a few times to chop up the banana
- Blend until it is completely combined and creamy
- Add the baking soda and pulse a few times until it’s mixed in
- Pour the brownie batter into the greased baking dish
- Bake for about 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean (the time will vary based on the size of the pan and the thickness of the brownies)
- Let cool for about 10 minutes before serving
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
26 thoughts on “Paleo Brownies in the Blender (Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free)”
These brownie treats are perfect for a quick dessert for the family. I’d love to give these a try sometime.
They were so quick and easy to make! I hope you enjoy them.
First I love how these Brownies can be made in the blender and also love how you have made them suitable for gluten free too xx
The blender made the batter so easy! We don’t have food intolerances in our family, but it’s still nice to have options when we want/need it.
These look amazing! I have never tried to make brownies in the blender before! I want to try these out!
It was an experiment for me, too. But when pressed for time, it blends up the batter really well!
Wow, what a simple recipe! I love that because I’m not the greatest baker so the easier it is the more likely I’ll make it. I’m saving for the next time I get a craving for dairy free brownies!
I love to bake, but I am still all about those easy recipes!
My husband is trying Paleo so the timing of this recipe is perfect! I can’t wait to try this healthier alternative to one of my favorite desserts.
Funny how that works out! This just proves you can still have dessert even on a “diet”!
Yummy!! I am gluten free so these sound super delicious!
Wonderful step by step recipe! This looks delicious!
Oh wow these look really moist!
Paleo brownies omg this looks sooooo good…I can’t wait to make your recipe, can’t wait.
These look amazing and love that they are gluten and dairy free, I am definitely going to have to give these a go as we do love brownies and anything chocolate really. Plus it is nice to have something different to make with bananas other than banana bread
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a brownie made in the blender before. I love how moist these look. I’m sold!
These all look so decadent! I would love to give your recipe a try. It is nice to have some dairy/gluten free items especially for when we entertain.
my husband is on the paleo diet. he would probably like these!
We’re trying to do a low card keto diet and because this doesn’t use flour it would probably be suitable for us. I may have to give this a go as we do crave sweet things every so often x
These Paleo Brownies look so good and so easy to make! I will surely try this! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
That’s a good paleo brownie recipe. Brownies are the perfect indulgent treat.
Oh might have to try these. I love dark chocolate, but my kids aren’t so keen. So that means more for me!
Yum these look so good! I’ve just been dreaming of making chocolate brownies recently – will have to give this version a try as so much better for you.
These look absolutely moreish and I can’t wait to try making them especially since they are gluten-free
These look amazingly moist and yummy! I especially love that they go with the Paleo diet as well and I have pinned this recipe!
Those look so delicious, I’d love to have those at least once. Thanks for sharing!