Avocado Brownies

Can’t have flour? Want something sweet and yet healthy? Looking for a treat that you can feel good about eating it, but your taste buds can’t tell? Then try these Avocado Brownies.

You can use flour, but if you have an intolerance to wheat, use coconut flour instead. Either way, these are a must have in your recipe file… trust me on this one. Feeling like you want MORE? Top them with ice cream or whipped cream. Doug, my husband, would like the addition of nuts next time… and there WILL be a next time. They are wonderful.

Ingredients
4 ounces baking chocolate or chocolate chips
1 tablespoon coconut oil
2 large avocados (1 cup puree… give or take)
½ cup honey or maple syrup
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 tablespoon coconut flour (I used just regular flour
as I didn’t have coconut flour)
3 eggs
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon gluten free baking powder (or regular baking powder)
½ teaspoon salt

Instructions
In a microwave-safe bowl, stir together the coconut oil and baking chocolate and nuke for about 20 seconds at a time until melted, stirring in between so it doesn’t curdle.

Puree the avocados in a food processor – make sure there are NO LUMPS. We want brownies, not guac.

I put everything into the food processor as I saw NO need in having another dirty dish – or – fold the chocolate into the avocados in a large mixing bowl.

With an electric mixer, beat the remaining ingredients into the batter until smooth.

Grease an 8×8-inch pan and pour the batter, smoothing out the edges.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Cool and serve.

by Ellaine Spivak

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5 Reviews on “Avocado Brownies”

  1. :

    OK Ellaine, can you make these for me when we arrive in Aug/Sept? I will supply the red wine to go with them. I could make them here in Canada but I doubt they will taste the same. The avocados here are not nearly as good as the ones I buy down there. Miss you !

  2. :

    Marilyn, I'm not sure about the chocolate in our villages.. We go monthly into Vallarta and do our shopping for things like chocolate.. MOST folks who bake bring chocolate chips. You CAN find the coco powder in La Penita.. I have seen it there and I'm sure that Popins would get it for you too.. HOWEVER IT WILL cost you an arm and a leg.. best to just bring it in.. takes up little room. I also get folks to bring me parchment paper. can't find that here either. Ellaine

  3. :

    Coconut oil is everywhere, in any store.. coconut flour I haven't seen I used regular flour.. but we have no wheat concerns.. I would think a health food store may have the coconut flour??? I found the coconut oil at Mega I am pretty sure.. but I've seen it in Walmart too.. Good luck.. if you find the coconut flour let me know where! I'd love to have some to try out Ellaine

  4. :

    brownies look good. are in i MX to find coco oil and flour? TX

  5. :

    Can you find the chocolate chips and or baking chocolate and the cocoa powder in Guayabitos or La Penita? Need to know as I will bring what I can on the plane with me...Thanks

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