All the Chocolate with None of the Guilt- Avocado Brownie Recipe (Video Tutorial Included)

Hello everyone! Have you ever just gone into your fridge and that one produce (banana, avocado maybe) is staring you in the face, waiting to be used? Well that was my situation; I had four avocados that were just a ticking time bomb of spoiled about to go off within a day or so. That, mixed with the fact that I wanted to eat a dessert that I could feel better about consuming birthed this recipe for avocado brownies. I had heard of this concept vaguely before and decided to try out my own recipe. These brownies don’t have flour, butter, oil, or refined sugar ; I was a bit hesitant to try and come up with the recipe for these because let’s be honest- how many people think of avocados when brownies come to mind? I know I don’t. However, after making this recipe I can honestly say they were definitely better than expected. The brownies were fudgy, not dry at all and you can’t even taste the grass-flavored butter (the perfect description of an avocado, I know). It had the right amount of chocolate and the glaze was really the icing on top of the brownie (literally). All puns aside, the glaze adds the perfect touch so if you make these I have to insist you add it. Anyways, I hope you enjoy this recipe; sure they aren’t your usual butter and sugar filled brownies but give them a chance! They might just surprise you.

Avocado Brownies
Avocado Brownies Video Tutorial



Avocado Brownies Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 avocados
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup (60g) of any nut butter (I used natural peanut butter)
  • 1/2 cup (168g) of honey
  • 1/2 cup (76g) of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of baking soda

For The Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup (76g) of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup (84g) of honey
  • Water

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F (165°C).
  2. In a large bowl, place the avocados and mix until they are completely mashed.
  3. Add the eggs, honey, peanut butter and mix until fully combined, scraping the bowl when necessary. (Add a little bit of oil into the measuring cup you are adding the honey into so it comes out clean).
  4. Add the cocoa powder, salt, baking powder and baking soda and mix until the batter is combined, scraping down the bowl if needed.
  5. Lightly grease a baking pan and pour the batter into it.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the brownies are done (keep and eye on them, too long in the oven and they will become dry).
  7. Cut the brownies in the pan and top them with the glaze.
  8. Let them cool for 20 minutes before removing from the pan and serving.
  9. Enjoy!

For the glaze:

  1. Mix all glaze ingredients in a small bowl except for the water,
  2. Add water if needed (you are looking for a thick but pourable glaze consistency).

MAKE IT VEGAN:

Replace the honey with equal parts of agave.

Replace the egg with 9 tbs. (135 ml) of JUST egg (vegan egg substitute)


If you make this recipe, be sure to tag me on Instagram @madebybernadine so I see it! Let me know in the comments if there is anything specific you’d like to see me make and I will see what I can do.

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37 thoughts on “All the Chocolate with None of the Guilt- Avocado Brownie Recipe (Video Tutorial Included)

  1. Nice to meet you Bernadine. Thanks for following my blog.

    This looks like a great recipe. I lead a Ketogenic Lifestyle to keep my blood sugar in check. I will have to play with this recipe to make it Keto. I have organic pure stevia powder. That might work. I can’t use other sugar substitutes because they upset my tummy.

    I’m going to save this recipe for future reference. Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. Hi Kamini! Just wanted to make sure my research was correct, but mon fruit sweetener should also work if you can’t find it; it’s a zero calorie sweetener and 100% keto 🙂

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      1. I saved your recipe to Pinterest. Since I have pure organic Stevia powder in my pantry, I will use that. Might take me sometime before I get a chance to make it because of my upcoming charity event and then a heavy work schedule.

        When I do make it, I will let you know how it turns out. ☺

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  2. These look so good! I’m so glad they are gluten and dairy free! Thanks for posting. I’ll give them a try the next time I have avocados staring me in the face!!!

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  3. This sounds awesome! And yes, “grass-flavored butter” is a brilliant description. 😄 A long time ago, I made applesauce brownies — you just substitute applesauce for oil. They turned out pretty good!

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