It’s hard to believe something this chocolatey and fudgy could actually be pretty healthy but these Fudgy Avocado Brownies are just that! Grain-free, dairy-free, nut-free and low carb too!
Brownies without any flour. Not only that, but without any flour substitutes. That is what I am sharing with you all today! I know what you’re thinking- there’s no way this recipe can work. No flour? No oats? Not even almond flour? How can it come together? Oh it does! Like magic, these brownies work remarkably well and if you serve them up to your family, they probably won’t even realize that they are grain-free! Oh, and if I haven’t sold you on the idea of these avocado brownies yet, let me tell you how there is no butter or oil in these brownies either.
So how did I make brownies without flour, butter or oil? Avocados! They are the magic ingredient in these brownies. I don’t know the science of how they do their magic, but can I tell you that they produce fudgy brownies that are ultra moist and crumbly and taste just like the real deal. You can’t even taste the avocado in the brownie either. If my hubby who is not a big fan of avocados requests these, then you know its good!
These healthy brownies whip up in one bowl too (or a food processor) and that, my friends, makes this recipe an absolute favourite in our house! Super easy, healthy, and sure to satisfy that chocolate craving!
How to make Fudgy Avocado Brownies
To make a pan of these brownies (16 squares), you will need:
1/2 cup mashed avocado (about 2 small avocados)
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 325F and line a 9×9 baking dish with parchment paper.
In the bowl mash the avocados well so that there are no chunks left (alternatively, you can run it through a food processor). Add the sugar, cocoa powder, eggs, vanilla extract, baking powder and salt. Mix until smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Transfer the batter to the baking dish and smooth out. Bake for 35 minutes or until the brownies have set in the center. Let them cool completely in the pan. Once cooled, slice into squares.
How to store brownies
These brownies are good to sit out at room temperature in an air-tight container for a day or two but will last longer in the fridge.
You can also freeze these brownies. Be sure to separate layers with parchment to prevent them from sticking.
Are these avocado brownies keto-friendly?
While these brownies are considerably lower in carbs then traditional brownies, they do still contain sugar which means they are not keto-compliant. You can make them keto-friendly by substituting a keto-sweetener (non-liquid) in place of the sugar and be sure to use keto chocolate chips as well to make these keto-friendly.
I hope you give these a try and enjoy them as much as we do!
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Fudgy Avocado Brownies
- 1/2 cup avocado about 2 small avocados mashed
- 3/4 cup sugar (use keto sweetener for a keto-friendly recipe)
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 2 eggs large
- 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips (use keto chocolate chips for a keto-friendly recipe)
- Preheat oven to 325F and line a 9×9 baking dish with parchment paper.
- In the bowl mash the avocados well so that there are no chunks left (alternatively, you can run it through a food processor). Add the sugar, cocoa powder, eggs, vanilla extract, baking powder and salt. Mix until smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Transfer the batter to the baking dish and smooth out. Bake for 35 minutes or until the brownies have set in the center. Let them cool completely in the pan. Once cooled, slice into squares.