Avocado Brownies

As a health coach, I wanted to introduce a healthier alternative to my daughter's bake sale at school and these brownies always sell out super fast! They are moist and delicious while being gluten, refined sugar and dairy free. Enjoy!

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cooking Time

25 minutes

Yields

16 brownies

Ingredients

 

  • 1 large avocado
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp coconut nectar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour (about 70g)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened dutch-processed cocoa powder*
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda

 

Directions

 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  2. With a hand blender or in a food processor combine avocado, applesauce, maple syrup, vanilla and nectar.
  3. Add these ingredients to a large bowl and whisk in eggs.
  4. Add in coconut flour, cocoa powder, sea salt and baking soda and stir or whisk until well-combined.
  5. Grease an 8 x 8 inch baking dish with coconut oil and add batter.
  6. Place in oven to bake for 20 minutes (slightly less for fudgier brownies or slightly longer for more cake-like brownies).
  7. Allow to cool for 20 minutes before cutting into 16 brownies.

 

Notes

 

*Make sure you use dutch-processed cocoa, otherwise your brownies will taste bitter - this is the step that people often forget! 

To make them even more appealing at the bake sale, I added 100g of dark chocolate chunks. Mine needed to be nut free, but you can also throw in 100g of nuts for texture.

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