Most people don’t realize that you can do a lot more with avocados beyond guacamole. Did you know they’re delicious in baked goods?
Today, I’ll show you how to make my favorite moist Avocado Brownies.
These brownies are better for you than most because the avocados add nutritional value and take the place of some other less-than-nutritious ingredients, like vegetable oil.
Avocado Brownies are a great way to sneak in extra nutrients for kids too!
Yes, that’s right; my daughter loves these brownies and can’t resist going back for seconds!
This Avocado Brownie recipe doesn’t use eggs, so this is a great option if you’re egg-free. Many egg substitutes result in so-so baked goods, but this brownie recipe is delicious!
Avocados make exceptional substitutes for butter and even eggs in the baking recipes. Their subtle flavor is easily masked with traditional baking ingredients like cocoa powder and vanilla extract. Avocados provide all the moisture and creamy texture of fats, without the unhealthy side effects.
These creamy fruits are known as nutritional powerhouses for good reason. Each avocado is loaded with healthy fats (lower cholesterol), protein (4g), potassium, vitamins B6, B5, C, and E. To top it all off, at 11g of fiber, they provide half of the recommended fiber intake for the day!
Guilt-Free Avocado Brownies
- 2 cups all-purpose flour (gluten-free alternative: almond meal)
- 2 cups white sugar OR ¾ cup coconut sugar + ½ cup erithrytal
- ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup mashed avocado
- ½ cup milk (for dairy-free use almond milk)
- ⅓ cup water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Optional: chopped walnuts
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Combine dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt) in a mixing bowl.
- Beat together the mashed avocado, milk, water, and vanilla extract in another bowl. Add the dry ingredients, mixing until well combined. Optional: gently combine mixed walnuts.
- Grease a 9×13″ baking pan, and pour in mixture.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Let brownies cool completely before cutting into squares and serving. Enjoy!
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Calories: 2923 Fat: 36g Saturated fat: 10g Unsaturated fat: 23gCarbohydrates: 650g Sugar: 409g Sodium: 2456mg Fiber: 38g Protein: 46gCholesterol: 10mg
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