a stack of 4 oil-free vegan banana brownies
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Oil-Free Vegan Banana Brownies

These oil-free vegan brownies are light yet perfectly chocolatey, with a cake-brownie texture, crunchy walnuts, and hints of banana bread. Free from refined sugar, oil, dairy, eggs, soy and gluten!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
cooling time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana brownies, gluten-free brownies, healthy brownies, Oil free vegan
Servings: 16 brownies
Calories: 122kcal
Author: Lori Rasmussen


Dry ingredients:

  • 1 cup oat flour (100 g) Use certified gluten-free oat flour if needed.
  • 1/2 cup natural cocoa powder If using Dutch-processed cocoa (alkalized), replace the baking soda with baking powder.
  • 1 tsp baking soda (replace with baking powder if using Dutch-processed cocoa)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt

Wet ingredients:

  • 1 cup mashed overripe banana (about 2 large bananas) Use bananas with a lot of dark spots, similar to making banana bread.
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar Can sub brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp brewed coffee or non-dairy milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup unsalted almond butter Or any nut/seed butter you like; will alter flavor


  • 1/2 cup chopped raw walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl whisk together the oat flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Place the bananas in a small bowl, and mash with a fork. It's fine to have a few larger pieces remaining. Measure to make sure you have 1 cup of mashed banana. Add the maple syrup, coconut sugar, vanilla, and almond butter, and stir vigorously until combined.
  • Pour the wet mixture into the dry, and stir to combine. Fold in the walnuts.
  • Transfer batter to prepared pan, and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Allow brownies to cool in the pan for 30 minutes, then lift out by the parchment paper. Let sit until completely cool, and cut into 16 squares.


Store brownies in an airtight container. If you need to stack them, just fold over the existing parchment paper or place a new piece of parchment between the layers to prevent sticking.
The brownies can be kept at room temperature for up to 3 days, refrigerated for up to 5 days, or frozen for a month or two.
From frozen, the brownies thaw fairly quickly. So just transfer them to the refrigerator about an hour before you'd like to eat.
Serving ideas:
These taste great straight out of the fridge. You can also warm them slightly before serving and top with whipped coconut cream or vegan vanilla ice cream. And don't forget an extra dash of cinnamon on top!
Nutrition Facts
Oil-Free Vegan Banana Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 122 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 80mg3%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 11IU0%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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