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An avocado brownie with flakey salt sprinkled on top.
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Avocado Brownies

Fudgy, decadent, and chocolatey, these healthy Avocado Brownies are absolutely irresistible! These brownies are rich and moist, making them a feel-good gluten-free dessert recipe that your whole family will love. Even better, the brownies are prepared in just a food processor so cleaning up is easy!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 slices
Calories: 137kcal
Author: Justin Coit

Equipment

  • Food processor

Ingredients

  • 1 large avocado pitted and peeled
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • sea salt for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8” x 8” baking pan and line with parchment paper. Allow the parchment paper to hang over the sides a little so that you can use the paper to remove the brownies once they are done cooking.
  • In a food processor, add the avocado, eggs, coconut sugar, maple syrup, butter, and vanilla extract. Process until smooth.
  • Add in the cocoa powder, almond flour, and baking soda and process again until well combined.
  • Remove the blade from the food processor and fold in half the chocolate chips. Using a spatula, mix them around the batter until well combined.
  • Scrape the batter into the baking pan and add the remaining half of the chocolate chips. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. At the 25 minute mark, check the doneness of the brownies by placing a toothpick into them. If the toothpick comes out clean, they are done. If not, cook for another 3 minutes and test again.
  • Once done, let the brownies cool in the pan. Cut into squares and garnish with sea salt.

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Notes

  • Feel free to change the chocolate chips to a different variety, such as white chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips, mint chocolate chips, and more! 
  • Instead of chocolate chips, you can cut up a chocolate bar as well.
  • If you’re making these for a bake sale or for guests, you can make clean cuts into the brownies by running your knife until hot water between cuts.
  • Always double-check that the baking soda has not expired. Your brownies may come out flat if the baking soda has expired.
  • If you do not have a food processor, a blender works as well. I would avoid mixing the batter by hand as you want the avocado to melt into the batter.

Nutrition

Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 116IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg