Avocado Brownies

avocado brownies

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.

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Avocado Brownies
 
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Type: Dessert
Serves: 9
Ingredients
  • 1 cup almonds
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave or double boiler, then mash the avocado in the melted chocolate.
  3. Add the almonds to a blender or food processor and grind until you get a fine almond flour. Transfer to a mixing bowl.
  4. Add the sugar, eggs, cocoa powder, vanilla and avocado mixture to the mixing bowl and stir well.
  5. 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.
Makes 9 brownies

     

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    15 comments

    1. Hotly Spiced says:

      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

    2. Brittany says:

      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?

    3. Im says:

      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 🙁

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