I’m going to go as far as saying that this might well be my all time favourite dessert recipe on the blog.
OK, that’s a big claim because this cake was divine but these avocado brownies are absolutely awesome – gooey and light, all at the same time, if that’s even possible!
Normally brownies are packed full of butter but in these we’re only using 2 avocados and a few spoons of coconut oil. Granted, they aren’t 100% healthy because of the sugar and chocolate but we’re already making a huge improvement by cutting out the butter.
And the ultimate proof of a good brownie recipe is a peak inside, so here you go:
Healthy avocado brownie recipe, makes 12:
- 200g melted 75% dark chocolate
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 ripe avocados, mashed with a potato masher or a fork (make sure you haven’t kept them in the fridge beforehand)
- 200g caster sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 100g flour
- 30g unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 50g chocolate chips (I used Cailler’s crémant chopped up)
- 30g chopped walnuts
- 12 walnuts for the top
Preheat oven to 180°C and get your chocolate melting in a bowl over a saucepan of boiling water.
While the chocolate is melting, get mashing your avocado. You need to mash it really well using a fork or a potato masher.
Once your chocolate has melted, add the coconut oil and mix until melted. Then, add the avocado to the melted chocolate and oil and mix well. Pass this mix through a fine sieve with the help of a spatula in order to get rid of any stringy or chunky bits of avocado.
Using an electric hand mixer, whisk the sugar, eggs and vanilla essence together until creamy in colour.
Whisk in the sieved avocado mix.
In a separate bowl combine the sieved flour, cocoa and baking powder. Add this dry mix to the wet mix in 3 parts folding it in until you can just about no longer see streak of flour. Fold gently as you don’t want to over mix. Add the chocolate chips and chopped walnuts at the end.
Grease a tin with coconut oil and line the base with baking parchment. Pour the brownie mix in and spread out evenly as shown below. Place the walnuts on top.
I’m just off to a lunch meeting now and popping a couple of these in a bag for Olivia and Justine. I feel like I need to get everyone tasting these to really convince them!
Have a lovely day Wednesday friends! xS