Fudgy Avocado Brownies
I feel we could all use some chocolate today. How about some fudgy avocado brownies? It’s chocolate you can feel good about! There’s no butter, no oil, none of that! It’s a perfect when your not sure what to do with overripe avocado
The secret ingredient is avocados! Isn’t that crazy?
How much do you love avocados?
I definitely do! I would place them on my top 5 list of favourite foods ever. We go through several a week, all year long. We eat them with eggs for breakfast, on sandwiches or salads, mixed into tuna, chicken, or egg salad, blended into fruit smoothies and made into ice cream
I’m obsessed with these Avocado Brownies. Like I mentioned, there is absolutely no butter or oil in this recipe! Instead, you get naturally healthy fats from the avocados. The brownies turn out fudgy and delicious with lovely avocado frosting (not the prettiest thing but tastes amazing!) It compliments the richness perfectly because it’s light in flavour – YES, the frosting tastes like avocado. No, the brownies do not taste like avocado. I really love them paired together, though, and am not sure I’d enjoy the brownies as much without the green stuff on top that looks like something Slimer created.
A little mystery bag was found in the cupboard. Ahh yes, leftover ground almonds. There always seems to be little bags of this and that leftover with no real purpose. I’m trying to do less tossing and more using. So the flour got replaced with the almond flour.
The recipe is really simple and will take you less than an hour from start to finish. You’ll be enjoying a yummy brownie in no time!
How to Get A Ripe Avocado
This recipe is great if your wondering what to do with an overripe avocado . However the elusive perfectly ripe avocado is difficult to come by. Ideally, you would be able to buy one from the shop that gives slightly when you squeeze it. Ones that are soft are usually already ripe and unless you are going to eat it straight it may spoil because you can use it. However, because we want a really mushy buttery avocado these avocado brownies are perfect if you are wondering what to do with your overripe avocado
If you have to buy an under ripe one the only thing to do is wait and hope it will soften. I’ve heard that if you put it in a paper bag with an apple or banana that will make it ripen faster, but I don’t know how much that really works.
Another option is to buy frozen avocado! Yes, it’s a thing. You can get it from Tesco (UK). Let it thaw naturally before you try and mash it and it will be perfect for these healthy brownies.
Who knew that replacing oil with an extra ripe avocado would produce such a degree of decadence?! I have tried a few chocolate avocado baked goods in the past and have always been swooned with them. Trust me, you cannot taste the avocado AT ALL. It almost feels like your biting into a big chunk of chocolate ganache.
Avocado Brownies Recipe
Avocado Chocolate Brownies 2016-11-02 12:48:47
Serves 24 A delicious and healthy chocolate brownies Prep Time 15 min
Cook Time 30 min
Total Time 45 min
Prep Time 15 min
Cook Time 30 min
Total Time 45 min
- 2 extra ripe Hass avocados
- 1 large egg + 1 egg white
- ½ cup cacao powder
- ½ cup coconut sugar
- ½ cup almond flour
- • 1 tsp vanilla or almond extract
- Pinch of sea salt
- 1.5 ounces good-quality chocolate (I prefer dark), finely chopped
- For Frosting
- 1 large ripe avocado
- 1 cup coconut sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
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- Preheat oven to 180 degrees C
- To your food processor, add avocados, coconut sugar and vanilla extract. Blend until mixture is completely smooth with no remaining chunks of avocado. Add eggs, dark chocolate powder and salt. Puree again until smooth and creamy. Add almond flour and pulse until combined. Remove blade and stir in 1.5 ounces of chopped chocolate. Stir to combine.
- Line an 8×8 inch baking pan with parchment paper and coat with non-stick cooking spray. Pour mixture into pan and spread evenly. Bake for 27-32 minutes, or until the brownies are set. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
- Once brownies are cooled,.
- Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place or in the fridge
- For the Icing;
- Add avocado to the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until mashed and creamy.
- With the mixer on low speed, add in vanilla then slowly add in powdered sugar, scraping down the sides if needed, until a smooth frosting forms.
- Ice brownies once cooled.
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If your looking for a savoury snack after all this talk of chocolate! Get your paws on some Cauliflower Popcorn,Its tastes just like KFC Popcorn Chicken however actaully makes you feel good!