OK, I know some of you may be skeptical about these avocado brownies. I was too before I tried them! I am not really one for making healthier versions of foods that are clearly not meant to be healthy. This time, I bought way too many avocados at the grocery store and after days of making guacamole and chopping some up into my salads, I was desperate for new ideas. I have made chocolate avocado pudding and truffles before, but there was still one recipe I haven’t made yet: avocado brownies! These brownies are not made with butter or flour; instead, the avocados replace the butter to give them a creamy texture (and you can’t taste them at all since the cocoa overpowers it!), and I used almond flour, which gives them a bit of a nutty flavor. These brownies are gluten-free and low fat.
I was really happy with the results of this recipe. I could not even tell they were healthy for you (besides the sugar, of course ;)). I added frosting on top, but this is optional.
Note: you can double this recipe for a larger batch!
- 1 cup almonds
- ½ cup dark chocolate chips
- 1 ripe avocado
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave or double boiler, then mash the avocado in the melted chocolate.
- Add the almonds to a blender or food processor and grind until you get a fine almond flour. Transfer to a mixing bowl.
- Add the sugar, eggs, cocoa powder, vanilla and avocado mixture to the mixing bowl and stir well.
- Transfer the batter to a greased 8x8-inch baking pan and bake in the oven for 20 minutes, until the top is firm to touch.
These look so fudgy and delicious! I love that they have no flour and very little sugar. Pinning!
I love your avocado pudding recipe so I know I will love this one as well.
i have made avocado bread before so this is definitely right up my alley. love how rich it looks.
This is one of 2 kinds of brownies I want to try, avocado and one with black beans. Thanks for sharing!
I’ve made avocado brownies before and I think the avocado not only adds a healthy touch but also helps the brownies be very moist and creamy. I love how rich and dark your brownies look xx
These look wonderful, very creative and chocolaty! I adore avocado-based desserts!
I demand those brownies when I come visit! :-D! looks yummy!
Thanks Patrick 😀
Your avocado brownies look superb, so rich and fudgy!
Wouldn’t mind a bite or two 😀
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I’ve seen similar recipes before but never tried it before – the brownies look dense!
I tried it with coconut flour and it does not work. Maybe if I used less? Big mistake but is there anything to use besides grinded nuts?
Sorry, I have only tried it this way! Let me know if you find out… 🙂
I have a nut allergy – what do you suggest instead of almonds? Cheers!
Hmm maybe you can try oat flour instead?? Let me know if you try it and how it turns out!
Can you please put the volumes in grams and ml?
Cups are so difficult to get right (past experience) so it puts me off trying 🙁