Rich and fudgy avocado brownies that are every bit as good as “regular” brownies. These heart-healthy brownies are flavorful, dense, and packed with chocolate! Absolutely delicious! (Gluten Free, Dairy Free + Paleo-friendly)
How much can you fall in love with a food? Because I’ve fallen into a deep dark love affair with these double chocolate avocado brownies. I know, I know. Sounds weird, right? They are just so incredible! These avocado brownies have a rich, chocolate flavor with a light, fudge-like, almost custardy texture. SO good!
Using Avocado To Make Brownies
You’d never guess the star ingredient in this recipe just so happens to be avocados?! Bright, green and potassium-rich avocados.
Swapping avocado for the butter or oil traditionally used in brownie recipes, yields a lighter brownie that happens to also offer a great dose of healthy fats.
And have no fear, you absolutely cannot taste the avocado.
How Do You Make Avocado Brownies?
This recipe could not be easier! Here’s what you do:
- Blend avocado, banana, maple syrup, and vanilla in a blender or food processor.
- Next, combine the eggs, coconut flour, cocoa powder, sea salt, baking soda and blended avocado mixture in a large mixing bowl.
- Transfer the brownie batter to an 8×8″ baking dish and sprinkle chocolate chips over the top.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until set.
- Cool and cut into squares. Enjoy!
Tips For Avocado Brownies
- Any variety of chocolate chips will work for this recipe. However, to keep the recipe dairy free and paleo, be sure to use a dairy free chocolate chip variety. I like to use Enjoy Life Baking Chips or Lily’s Sweets Chocolate Chips. Both are dairy free and Lily’s is made with stevia.
- When cutting the brownies, try running a sharp knife in hot water, wipe it dry, and move it across the pan of brownies in a sawing motion. Repeat steps for each cut you make.
- These brownies can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
- I recommend cutting these brownies into small pieces as they’re quite rich!
I typically make these brownies as written, but you can make small changes to the recipe to customize these brownies to your liking.
- Mint: Add 1/2 teaspoon mint extract to the brownie batter for a delicious mint chocolate brownie.
- Extra chocolate: As pictured, you can see that I like to add a sprinkle of chocolate chips over the top for a double dose of chocolate goodness.
What Makes Brownies Fudgy?
These brownies are of the fudgy variety, which I prefer over the more cake-like brownies. Fudgy brownies have a higher fat to flour ratio than the cake style variety. Cake-like brownies also tend to contain more eggs than fudgy brownies. The avocado in these brownies make them super fudgy!
Can You Freeze Avocado Brownies?
Avocado brownies are a great candidate for the freezer, so they are a perfect addition to your weekend meal prep. Simply wrap the bars individually with plastic wrap, then place them in a resealable bag in the freezer for up to about 2-3 months. You can thaw your brownies in the refrigerator or at room temperature when you’re ready to eat them.
Try adding these avocado brownies to lunch boxes or enjoy them as a late afternoon snack with a cup of coffee. You’ll be sure to get rave reviews when you serve up this treat. And no one will ever guess that they’re made with avocado!
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Double Chocolate Avocado Brownies
- 1 large avocado
- 1/2 cup mashed banana or apple sauce
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350ºF and grease an 8x8" baking dish with butter, coconut oil or cooking spray.
- In a food processor or blender, combine; avocado, banana, maple syrup, and vanilla.
- In a large bowl, combine; eggs, coconut flour, cocoa powder, sea salt, baking soda and avocado mixture.
- Using a hand mixer, blend all ingredients together until well mixed.
- Pour mixture into the greased baking dish and sprinkle chocolate chips over the top. You can also mix some into the batter if you like it extra chocolatey.
- Bake for about 25 minutes or until set through.
- Allow to cool completely before cutting. Cut into 9 squares and enjoy.