Avocado takes the place of butter in these decadent, fudgy, dark chocolate brownies.
I work a lot with the organization Produce for Kids. They’re a healthy-eating resource for families and I always love the new ideas they come up with. Recently they asked me to develop a brownie recipe with avocado in it. I was a bit perplexed. I mean, how could that possibly be good?
Well, I gave it my all. I went with a dark chocolate, fudgy-style brownie hoping that all that rich flavor would mask some of the avocado flavor. It did! My kids gobbled these up without a second glance. I will say that if you know there’s avocado in there, you can taste it a tiny bit. But if you don’t tell anyone, they’ll never know. Shhhhh.
Yield: 16 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 8 oz. dark chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 avocados
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8x8-inch cake pan with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
- Beat eggs and sugar with electric mixer at medium speed until bubbly and fluffy.
- Place chocolate chips in microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high in 15 seconds increments, stirring in between, until melted.
- With mixer running, add chocolate to egg mixture. Fold in cocoa, salt, vanilla and flour.
- Mash avocados in separate bowl until very smooth. Add to batter and mix well.
- Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 30 minutes, or until toothpick is inserted in center and comes out clean.
- Let cool before slicing.