Avocado Brownies

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Avocado takes the place of butter in these decadent, fudgy, dark chocolate brownies.

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.

 

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Avocado Brownies

Avocado takes the place of butter in these decadent, fudgy, dark chocolate brownies.
  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 16 servings 1x
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Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 ozdark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tspsalt
  • 1 tspvanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 avocados

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8×8-inch cake pan with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Beat eggs and sugar with electric mixer at medium speed until bubbly and fluffy.
  3. Place chocolate chips in microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high in 15 seconds increments, stirring in between, until melted.
  4. With mixer running, add chocolate to egg mixture. Fold in cocoa, salt, vanilla and flour.
  5. Mash avocados in separate bowl until very smooth. Add to batter and mix well.
  6. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 30 minutes, or until toothpick is inserted in center and comes out clean.
  7. Let cool before slicing.

Notes

This recipe is courtesy of Produce for Kids and the recipe and images are used with permission.

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Christine Pittman

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