When it comes to my favorite dessert, it’s a toss up between crisps and brownies.


Knowing my body and how I respond to flour and sugar, I minimize dessert intake whenever I can.


But if there’s a crisp or brownie in front of me, they would each call my name.


And perhaps, literally jump into my mouth.


Especially the homemade ones.


Imagine when I created a recipe that I consider healthful for brownies (I have not quite done that for crisps – and that will soon change)!


This recipe has no grains, no sugar, and no dairy products, and yet… it is simply, satisfyingly glorious!



A small square of it with my morning coffee helps me jump out of bed. And my teenage kids love it, too!


You’ve got to try it to see what I am talking about.





  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 large bananas)
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder (I use extra dark, but the regular kind is fine, too)
  • 1/4 cup ground flax seeds
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey for more sweetness, dash of salt



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Mix all ingredients until smooth (I use a standing mixer)
  • Transfer to a non stick, or well greased 9×4 baking pan
  • Bake for 20 mins
  • Let cool, and cut into squares.
  • Store in refrigerator for best fudgy consistency

Enjoy, slowly, with a cup of hot tea or coffee.