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Avocado Brownies (Easy + Healthy)

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)

avocado brownies stacked on a small white plate

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:

  1. Blend avocado, banana, maple syrup, and vanilla in a blender or food processor.
  2. Next, combine the eggs, coconut flour, cocoa powder, sea salt, baking soda and blended avocado mixture in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Transfer the brownie batter to an 8×8″ baking dish and sprinkle chocolate chips over the top.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes or until set.
  5. Cool and cut into squares.  Enjoy!

visual instructions for making avocado brownies

Tips For Avocado Brownies

Brownie Variations

I typically make these brownies as written, but you can make small changes to the recipe to customize these brownies to your liking.

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.

brownies made with avocado and topped with chocolate chips

Helpful Kitchen Tools:
Small Glass Bowls
Large Glass Bowls
8×8 Glass Baking Dish
4-Cup Food Processor

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!

More Healthier Chocolate Desserts To Try:

avocado brownies served on a plate with milk

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avocado brownies served on a plate with milk
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Double Chocolate Avocado Brownies

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)
Course: bars + brownies, DESSERT, DIET
Cuisine: American, gluten free, vegetarian
Author: Dani Spies
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 9 servings
Calories: 191kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.
    banana, avocado and maple syrup in food processor
  • 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.
    all ingredients blended together.
  • 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.
    batter poured in 8x8 dish topped with chocolate chips
  • Bake for about 25 minutes or until set through.
    fresh baked avocado brownies
  • Allow to cool completely before cutting. Cut into 9 squares and enjoy.
    avocado brownie square

Notes

*Inspired by this recipe.
**I like to store these brownies into an air tight container in the fridge for up to about 5 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1brownie | Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 230mg | Potassium: 289mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg