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Plantain Brownies (Paleo, Vegan)

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  • Author: Katie
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 16 bite sized brownies 1x


Healthy plantain brownies made with ripe plantains, dates and cocoa powder.  Paleo, vegan, gluten free and nut free!



Plantain Brownies

  • 2 large, ripe plantains (300g peeled)*
  • 1/2 cup packed pitted dates (100g)
  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 Tbsp plant based milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder (32g)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • 1 cup coconut cream**
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


Plantain Brownies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line an 8" x 8" glass baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Peel and cut plantain into about 1/2 inch slices.
  3. Add plantain and pitted dates to food processor.  Blend until well combined.
  4. Add remaining ingredients.  Stir with a spatula, then blend until smooth.
  5. Spread batter into the lined baking dish.
  6. Place brownies in the oven and bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes.
  7. Remove brownies from oven and cool to room temperature in pan.


  1. In a small bowl, combine coconut cream, maple syrup and vanilla.  Whisk until smooth.
  2. Spread frosting over cooled brownies.


*ripe plantain meaning: yellow with many black/brown spots

**use just the cream from a can of full fat coconut milk or canned coconut cream