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Avocado brownies – have you ever tried them? They’re simply amazing! And this recipe for vegan avocado brownies is the easiest and most delicious dessert recipe you can try today!

Imagine this: a quiet evening of Netflix binging. A garden party with all your friends. A fulfilling dinner at your favorite restaurant. A romantic candlelit dinner. What would fit perfectly in all these situations? Thinking time over: the answer is the perfect dessert. And what would that be? Brownies, for sure!

I am a big fan of dessert and I love all sweets, but brownies do have a special place in my heart! 🙂 In the vanilla versus chocolate fight, I will always take the chocolate side, no second thoughts. So, naturally, brownies stand very high on my list of favorite things.

They are so chocolatey, and that rich flavor is so amazing. I love the fudgy type, I love the cake-like brownies, I really love them all! One downside though: as is the case with most sweets, the classical brownies are, let’s say, not that healthy.

Luckily, here is where avocado steps in! 🙂

creamy avocado brownies

As avocado really is the butter-fruit, it can successfully replace most of the butter, shortening, and eggs in recipes. It’s creamy, moist texture helps with that. And it’s not one of those cases when you substitute an ingredient with something a little bit “less bad”. Not the case at all – avocado is actually something super healthy!

delicious avocado brownies

If you have tried some of my past avocado recipes, you may already be tired of hearing me blast about all of the benefits of avocado. But for those of you who haven’t, here’s the thing: avocado is so good that all its nutrients are really worth mentioning! This is what you can get from only 100 grams of avocado:

  • Vitamin K: 26% of the daily value (DV)
  • Folate: 20% of the DV
  • Vitamin C: 17% of the DV
  • Potassium: 14% of the DV
  • Vitamin B5: 14% of the DV
  • Vitamin B6: 13% of the DV
  • Vitamin E: 10% of the DV

healthy avocado brownies

Impressive, I know! And there are quite some proven benefits of avocado consumption: they help at maintaining your heart healthy, they protect the health of the eyes, they help the prevention of osteoporosis, improve digestion while also helping the natural detoxification of your organism. Incorporate this into your dessert and you are really having it all!

Won’t it taste weird, you may ask? Well, given the fact that avocado will be incorporated into the batter with all the other ingredients, you actually won’t even taste it!

avocado brownies recipe

But even if you do happen to feel that trace of avocado taste, no worries: chocolate and avocado actually make a good combo, and as proof stand all the avocado-chocolate based desserts out there: avocado chocolate mousse, chocolate avocado pudding, chocolate avocado cake, and the list goes on!

Although the avocado in my recipe is not really the star taste-wise, it really is the element that makes it all happen! With the help of avocado, you can enjoy the sweet, rich and amazing taste of chocolate brownies in a much healthier version. For me, this is the dream! 🙂 And thanks to the creamy properties of avocado, the brownie will still be nice and fudgy, with all that chewy texture that we love. Perfect, right?

vegan avocado brownies

I am so in love with this taste and I feel like I’ve known it forever!

Fun fact: did you know that brownies are actually a quite new invention? The first brownies have been documented at the beginning of the 20th century in America! The legend says that a baker was making this cake but didn’t add enough flour and puff… that’s how brownies were born! I can only be grateful for that mistake.

I think we are now ready to start preparing our super amazing brownies. All you need to have is a blender, and the brownies will basically get prepared by themselves. Yes, it’s really easy to prepare this tasty dessert. So don’t waste any more time, I know you are really anxious to try them!

chocolate avocado brownies

Gather all your ingredients, put on your apron and let’s get to work! The result will be 100% satisfying. Promise!

Yield: 10

Avocado Brownies

vegan avocado brownies

Avocado brownies - have you ever tried them? They're simply amazing! And this recipe for vegan avocado brownies is the easiest and most delicious dessert recipe you can try today!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • For the brownies:
  • 2 large Hass avocados
  • ½ cup apple puree
  • 2 Tbsp date syrup
  • ¾ cup flour - use GF if needed
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp dark chocolate, melted
  • a pinch of salt
  • For the frosting:
  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • 1 Tbsp date syrup
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. For the frosting:
  2. Add all frosting ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and incorporated.
  3. Transfer to a bowl and set to the fridge.
  4. For the brownies:
  5. Heat the oven to 200 C.
  6. Spray a brownie baking shape with oil and dust with cocoa powder. Set aside.
  7. In a food processor, add the avocado, apple puree, date syrup, melted chocolate, vanilla extract, and pulse until smooth.
  8. Transfer to a mixing bowl. Add the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, avocado oil, and salt.
  9. Mix until all ingredients are combined and incorporated.
  10. Transfer to the prepared baking dish and bake for about 20 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.
  11. Let cool and cover with frosting.
  12. Serve with seasonal fruits. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield

10

Serving Size

1 grams

Amount Per Serving Calories 150Total Fat 7gUnsaturated Fat 0gCarbohydrates 19gFiber 5gSugar 5g

 

Rebecca

Tuesday 26th of May 2020

The texture is good, but it's not sweet at all and the avocado flavor is really overpowering. How can I make it sweeter without changing the texture?

Ruxandra

Thursday 3rd of September 2020

You can add sugar (maybe coconut sugar if you don't like white sugar).

Anna

Sunday 29th of September 2019

My favorite vegan brownie recipe EVER, it's just so good! Made it 3 times already and I plan on making it again this weekend! <3

Ruxandra Micu

Monday 7th of October 2019

Thank you!

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