The Most Delicious Plantain Brownies

Sprinkles or no Sprinkles, toppings or no toppings. A little sprinkle of powdered sugar alternative can go a long way to make these vegan brownies unbelievable!

Best Vegan Paleo Plantain Brownies.

I was born and raised in Nigerian, and plantains, just like many other tropical foods such as coconut rice, beanssweet potato, Mangos, avocados, etc. were popular! Plantains are particularly versatile and yummy! You can use them ripe (yellow and sweet) or unripe (green). Today, I am using over-ripe plantains to make the healthiest vegan paleo plantain brownies. Last time I used semi-ripe plantains to make plantain stuffing, which was to die for! These extra gooey healthy brownies are the perfect guilt-free dessert - vegan, sugar-free, paleo, low calorie, low carb, and the ultimate crowd-pleaser. You can also enjoy a slice of this plantain brownies with a tea of cup during… Click To Tweet

Healthy Sweet plantain brownies that is vegan, refined sugar-free, paleo, low calorie, and low carb! These extra gooey brownies are perfect guilt-free dessert, and the ultimate crowd-pleaser. Enjoy a slice of this plantain brownie with a cup of tea during or breakfast! To make these healthy brownies you will need over-ripe plantains, dates, raw cacao, and dairyfree chocolate chips. These easy healthy plantain “cake” requires no white or brown sugar! #paleo #paleodessert #brownies #healthydessert #paleorecipes #vegandessert #vegan #dairyfree #glutenfree #plantainrecipes #healthybrownies

Plantain Brownies are here to stay.

Look no further for the yummiest and most satisfying natural brownie recipe, EVER! These brownies was made with plantain, dates, raw cacao, pretty much everything your body needs. This is definitely the kind of dessert your body needs. Enjoy it without guilt or looking sideways, whether you are entertaining or invited to a potluck, win everyone over with these gooey and heartwarming plantain brownies. Here are the simple ingredients to make these.

Here are the ingredients for making this comforting dessert. All-natural, vegan, and refined sugar-free. Who would have thought?

Plantain Brownies Tradition.

LET. ME. EXPLAIN. We are used to foods been a certain way, right? Been cooked a particular way, and all of that, well, if you are the cook, you can make it your way. And it wouldn’t hurt. This recipe is an opportunity for you and me to make our brownie healthier, and also make “healthy” tasty. When you combine the above ingredients to get this. ⤵️

Two process photos in one showing plantain brownie dough as well as a slice of the freshly baked plantain brownie just out of the oven.
OMG goodness! This was gooey chocolatey goodness is busting with insane flavors. You better believe that this was finger-licking good!

Perfect for the Season.

Learn how to make this vegan paleo dairy-free and low-calorie brownies like a pro! Try these one time, and I promise that you would want to make them over and over again. Super easy to make, healthy, and finger-licking good! Click To Tweet
Perfect dessert for Christmas, Thanksgiving, Naming ceremony, summer, and the holidays. Just sprinkle a little powdered sugar alternative and you are good to good!
Baked these as Christmas 2019 dessert, they were absolute perfection.

If you are ready like I am, let’s make this goodness!

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Sprinkles or no Sprinkles, toppings or no toppings. A little sprinkle of powdered sugar alternative can go a long way to make these vegan brownies unbelievable!

The Most Healthy and Delicious Plantain Brownies

  • Author: Nkechi Ajaeroh
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Did someone say “refined sugar-free” and “vegan” brownies? Yes, indeed, these comforting, extra gooey vegan plantain brownies are insanely delicious, nutritious, and healthy! These brownies are low calories, paleo, and the best guilt-free dessert every member of your family will love!




  1. Pit all the dates unless you are using pitted ones, then boil some water about 2 cups or little more and soak the dates. This would allow the dates to soften before the next process.
  2. Add some water to the pot, and allow to boil, meanwhile, wash and cut the ripe plantains. Add the ripe plantains to the boiling water, cook until softened. About10 – 15 minutes depends on the quantity. Drain, and keep 1 cup of the water to use later.
  3. Preheat over to 350, grease a baking dish, and place a parchment paper on it.
  4. Into a food processor, add the (already boiled) plantains, then remove the dates from water and add alongside the plantains. Process/blend the two until combined and creamy. Then add all the other ingredients – almond flour, oat flour, regular flour, baking powder, salt, raw cacao, maple syrup, coconut oil, half of the semi-sweet non-dairy chocolate chips, and 1 cup of plantain water that you reserved earlier. Blend yet again to ensure that everything mixes well to become a fine brownie paste, then stop the processor. Add the last half of the chocolate chips and use a spatula to incorporate.
  5. Pour the brownie mixture into an already lined baking dish, place in a preheated oven, and bake for about 40 – 45 minutes or so. Keep eyes on this goodness, and do the toothpick check from 35th minutes. Allow standing for at least 10 minutes before cutting.


Do not overbake this brownie, even if the toothpick does not look quite “dry.”

I usually wet the sharp knife under running water before using it to cut the brownies. This is a very gooey bake, so I think to soak the knife a bit, as well as cleaning it out after each cut helps a lot, if not it will stick, and you get “clean” cuts.

If you are hesitant to use the plantain water, you may try using regular water. But am not sure how that would affect the taste.

If your coconut oil is solid, feel free to melt it with half of the chocolate. This makes it easy to mix in properly.

I used non-dairy chocolate chips for this recipe, you may use regular dairy chocolate chips if that’s what you have on hand.

Be sure to use Maple syrup that has only one ingredient – “Pure Maple Syrup.”

I barely could keep my hands away from the dough before baking. lol. I am not asking you to eat raw dough, though.

Allow it to cool for at least 10 minutes after baking before cutting!

I made this recipe for our Christmas dessert, and it was totally worth it!

I Sprinkle some powdered sugar alternative that is keto friendly. This is optional, as these brownies are delicious and perfect without icing or any other thing. But it was Christmas.😊🤷🏾‍♀️

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Universal

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Nkechi Ajaeroh, MPH

Hi, I'm Nkechi "Kechi" Ajaeroh, a Public Health professional turned Inspirational author slash exceptional home cook. A 2x International Best Selling Author of Elevate Your Life with the Power of Positive Perception and Gratefully Growing. African, (specifically, Nigerian) Food Enthusiast, watermelon connoisseur, on my to finessing my fitness. This blog is all about loving food, living life, practicing gratitude, and inspiring you to use your wings. Join the journey.


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