Updated: Sep 19, 2019
Whaaat?! Avacado brownies?! Yes, you heard me right!
We all need a little chocolate in our lives now and then, right? These rich, yummy brownies will do the trick, I promise!
I know it may sound strange, but all you are doing is substituting the fat that is usually used in a brownie recipe (butter or oil) and with avacado!
Ingredients 1 ½ cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 medium ripe avocados, mashed (if they don't mash to a creamy consistency, you can take 'em for a quick spin in a food processor)
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
¼ cup cocoa powder
½ cup flour
½ teaspoon salt
Instructions Preheat oven to 350F. Spray an 8x8-inch baking pan with baking spray. I usually line mine with parchment as well, but you can get by with just spraying. Set aside. Place chocolate chips in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, remove, and stir. Continue microwaving in 30 second intervals, stirring after, until completely smooth. Let cool slightly. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat together the avocados and sugar until creamy. Beat in cooled chocolate. Beat in eggs, one at a time; beat in vanilla. In a separate bowl, whisk together cocoa powder, flour, and salt until no lumps remain. Slowly add the flour mixture to the chocolate mixture and beat until just combined. You don't want to overwork the batter! Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack before cutting. Finally, try not to eat them all in one setting!