These Avocado Brownies are a delicious, easy gluten-free + vegan dessert, using avocado in place of oil or butter often used in brownie recipes. The best part… Only 8 ingredients are needed to make these fudgy brownies!
I know chocolate and avocado sound like they shouldn’t go together, but I promise these are some of the tastiest brownies you’ll find.
These brownies require minimal ingredients and effort to make. You simply combine the wet ingredients in a blender – to make certain the avocado is nice and smooth.
They’re dairy-free and contain no butter, eggs, or oil.
Fun facts about avocados:
- They have more potassium than bananas.
- They’re a good source of monounsaturated fatty acids
These flourless brownies are ultra-rich, fudgy, and made with wholesome, natural ingredients to give the perfect guilt-free dessert. For more healthy brownie ideas, see my recipe for Sweet Potato Brownies.
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Homemade Flourless Avocado Brownies
These fudgy Avocado Brownies are made healthier by using avocado instead of butter or oil, and are naturally gluten-free and vegan!
- 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp flaxseed meal + 5 tbsp water)
- 1 ripe avocado, peel and pit removed
- 1/2 cup cacao powder
- 1 cup coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup almond butter or peanut butter
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
- Prepare the flax eggs by combining the flaxseed meal and water in a blender, and pulse a couple of times to combine. Set aside to rest for 5-10 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 160°C (325°F), then lightly grease a brownie tin with some coconut oil or line with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a high speed blender, add the avocado, cacao powder, flax eggs, coconut sugar, nut butter, baking powder, and salt. Process until smooth.
- Pour batter into a mixing bowl then fold in the chocolate chips. Transfer the batter to the prepared brownie tin, and decorate the top with a few extra chocolate chips, if desired.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until the edges become slightly dry and when a knife is inserted into the centre, it comes out mostly clean. Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for 1 hour. The avocado taste is REALLY noticeable if you try these warm, so wait until they have completely cooled before trying them. You can place them in the fridge if you want to speed up the cooling process.
- Cut into slices and enjoy, or store in an airtight container on the counter for up to 2 days, or in the fridge for up to one week.
Homemade avocado brownies tutorial
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