These paleo and GAPS diet-friendly no-bake banana walnut brownies are perfect for when you’re craving a treat, but it’s still too hot to turn on the oven! 

These paleo and GAPS diet-friendly no-bake banana walnut brownies are perfect for when you're craving a treat, but it's still too hot to turn on the oven! #nobake #paleo #banana #walnut #brownies #gapsdiet #realfood #dessert #healthy #rawfood #dairyfree #refinedsugarfree

Brownies on the brain.

You probably couldn’t tell by my blog, Instagram account, or Facebook page, but rarely a day goes by when I don’t think about chocolate. You might think I’m making this up, but I’m totally serious. And while most people would just grab a candy bar or piece of chocolate, I can’t. ‘Cause #foodallergyproblems.

Thankfully, though I’d love to have some grab-and-go treats, most of my chocolate cravings need to be satiated by something I make myself. That chocolate could take the form of a piece of cake, a cookie, ice cream, pudding, donuts, or freezer fudge, but it usually takes the form of a brownie. ‘Cause I’m a brownie-lover, friends.

Yep, I could eat brownies all day long. Brownies for breakfast (I actually do this regularly), for a snack, for dessert. And then in between, too.

Unfrosted no-bake banana walnut brownies from raiasrecipes.com

Frosted and cut no-bake banana walnut brownies from raiasrecipes.com

Cocoa… or carob?

My brownies don’t always have to be chocolate, though. Every now and again I make them with carob powder instead of cocoa. Just to mix things up, and also because my hubby loves carob things.

Plus, if you didn’t know, carob is actually pretty healthy.

Yep! Carob not only contains calcium, it also has antioxidants, and fiber. And even better, it’s caffeine-free and doesn’t have any oxalates! So if you’ve given up chocolate because you can’t handle caffeine, you can make these brownies with carob instead.

Close up of a no-bake banana walnut brownies from raiasrecipes.com

No-Bake Banana Walnut Brownies.

Whether you use cocoa powder or carob for these no-bake banana walnut brownies, you’ll love them. And with bananas and walnuts, they’re the perfect food for breakfast! I’ve even added in a little protein boost with some grass-fed, kosher gelatin

If you can’t do walnuts, I’ve enjoy these with pecans as well, or you can totally leave out the nuts. Whatever floats your brownie boat!

Just FYI, if you do go the carob route, it doesn’t work the best for the frosting. So if you can’t handle any caffeine or chocolate, I’d leave the frosting off. The brownies will still taste delicious!

Pile of no-bake banana walnut brownie from raiasrecipes.com

This recipe makes about 9 large brownies or 36 brownie bites. While my hubby definitely prefers brownies that he can’t eat in half a bite, I love cutting these in to brownie bites. Then I can eat more of them and not feel guilty. Um… I mean, then they’re the perfect size for my kids! 😀

These brownies are on the thin-size, for what my estimation of what a good brownie is. They’re about 1 1/2 inches thick. If you like your brownies thicker, you can spread the batter into a lined bread pan instead. Just note that it won’t make as many brownies as my recipe says it will then.

Alllllso, if you want an extra-decadent brownie/brownie bites, a delicious add-in is some of my homemade honey-sweetened chocolate chunks! If you’re making the carob version of these, use my homemade carob chips instead.

Bite out of no-bake banana walnut brownies from raiasrecipes.com

Here are some other delicious carob and/or brownie recipes you’ll love!

These paleo and GAPS diet-friendly no-bake banana walnut brownies are perfect for when you're craving a treat, but it's still too hot to turn on the oven! #nobake #paleo #banana #walnut #brownies #gapsdiet #realfood #dessert #healthy #rawfood #dairyfree #refinedsugarfree

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No-Bake Banana Walnut Brownies

Free from grain, gluten, eggs, dairy, and refined sugar.

Ingredients

  • 2 small bananas
  • 1/2 cup nut butter (almond or peanut work well)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup carob powder (you can mix and match the cocoa/carob here to your liking)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher gelatin (I like to use Perfect Supplements)
  • dash Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, pecans, almonds, whatever

Instructions

Mix well to form dough.

Press into parchment-lined 8×8 inch baking dish and refrigerate about 1/2 hour.

Frost.

Cut into squares and enjoy!

Notes

For thicker brownies, use a lined bread pan instead of a 8×8 inch dish.

For an extra-decadent brownie, add in some of my homemade honey-sweetened chocolate chunks or my homemade carob chips!

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Side shot of a stack of no-bake banana walnut brownies from raiasrecipes.com

Chocolate Frosting

Free from grain, gluten, eggs, dairy, and refined sugar.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon gelatin
  • dash Himalayan salt
  • dash vanilla
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Instructions

Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Drizzle or spread over chilled brownies.

Return to the fridge for a few minutes so the frosting can set.

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These paleo and GAPS diet-friendly no-bake banana walnut brownies are perfect for when you're craving a treat, but it's still too hot to turn on the oven! #nobake #paleo #banana #walnut #brownies #gapsdiet #realfood #dessert #healthy #rawfood #dairyfree #refinedsugarfree