Chocolate Avocado Brownies Recipe #ILoveAvocados #AFMPitCrew

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This recipe for chocolate avocado brownies is sponsored as part of my Ambassadorship with Avocados from Mexico. Opinions are my own.  I love brownies. They love me too.  It’s a long, rocky road for us (and another brownie flavor I can’t seem to say no to) and it usually ends with the brownie being devoured and me…well, being me at the end of the day. But as we all know, traditional brownies don’t always have the healthy ingredients.  Thankfully, there are ways to make them just as delicious with better for you ingredient options and  my new favorite ingredient to add to my baked goods is none other than the avocado.

Yes, the avocado.

Avocados can be used to substitute butter or oil in baking.  They often make the baked goods softer and chewier.  (I should be careful using them, because what if people start to think I’m really good at baking? Will they expect that I”ll be baking for them regularly? That’s a lot of pressure.  Better I keep this to myself. So we’ll just keep this between us, ok?)

When using an avocado in place of butter, use a 1:1 ratio.  For those of you who aren’t sure: that means if your recipe calls for 5 Tablespoons of butter, you’ll use 5 Tablespoons of avocado.  If you are using it in place of oil you may need a little bit more liquid because that avocado won’t be quite as thin as a liquid, but not much.

Avocados in baked goods add vitamins, polynutrients and minerals to your goodies. That means they make your baked goods better for you.  (Just a note: This does not mean you can eat an entire pan in a sitting.  That’s not ever a good idea, not ever).

chocolate avocado brownies

So now I’m going to share an EASY recipe for Chocolate Avocado Brownies (and if you don’t want to make them from scratch, which I may not ever fully understand but won’t judge, go ahead and use the box mix with the avocado. It’ll bring them to an entirely new level).

 

 

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Chocolate Avocado Brownies Recipe #ILoveAvocados #AFMPitCrew
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Recipe type: dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 12
 
Healthier fats in this recipe for brownies- using avocado
Ingredients
  • ½ cup avocado, mashed
  • 1cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½c all purpose flour
  • ⅓ c unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
Instructions
  1. Oven to 350
  2. Beat together avocado and sugar in mixing bowl.
  3. Add in remaining ingredients and mix well.
  4. Spread into greased and floured 8×8 baking dish
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes
  6. Do NOT cut until all the way cool!
  7. Brownies will be much chewier if you wait until they cool.
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  • Agree with never putting these two together! Has anyone tried the recipe ? I’m almost afraid to try!! Maybe i’ll test it out on my kids!!!!

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  • I KNOW THIS HAS TO BE GOOD..THANKS FOR THE RECIPE–I AM GONNA TRY THIS…

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  • I love avocados and chocolate so I will definitely have to try these!

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  • I am thinking its weird but just weird enough for me to try. Who would have thought to put avocados and chocolate together

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  • I will use this recipe to get more avocados into my life.

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  • Wow… I love avacado, I love chocolate. I never would have thought the 2 would go together. I need to try this!

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    • let me know what you think!

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  • this looks so yummy yum yum yum

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  • I love chocolate and avocado’s and never thought of mixing the two..am definitely going to have to try this

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  • We love chocolate and we do love avocado’s but never would a thunk of this! I want to try it JUST to see what the family would say before knowing it was this recipe! I adore avocados’ . We split them in half and take out the pit, then we each just eat em’ outta the shell, with a spoon with just a sprinkle of sea salt. MMmmm……!

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  • Yum! I wonder how it would be in black bean brownies? They are my go to!

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    • Oh, I bet they’d be delicious!

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  • Gosh,I love brownies! I don’t indulge in them so often though.I love avocados too! I will try it next time with the box recipe,no pressure there!

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  • i LOVE avocados and they are so good for you so i just bought a bunch on sale and was thinking i’d have to make A LOT of guacamole before they went bad….SO glad i found this recipe, i’m totally making these tomorrow. thanks.

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  • This recipe looks delicious and would be a good idea for a galley recipe when butter is in short supply. Thank you for posting this. :)

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  • What an interesting recipe that sounds and looks absolutely delicious. I am excited to try out this recipe for my family to enjoy. Thanks for the share!

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  • Ohhh My.. I love Brownies and I love Avocado… never thought of putting the two together… looks amazing..thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

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  • I would totally try this! I love chocolate and I love my avocados.

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  • I must admit that I’ve never heard of an avocado brownie, but it’s two things that I love. So it has to be fabulous!

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  • I have never ever heard of avocado brownies but I bet they are good!

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  • OH my goodness. Pinning this to try this weekend. What a creative use of avocados!!

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  • I love this unique recipe! Who knew that brownies could get even better.

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  • Mmmm I love brownies too and I’d love to try this version wIth the avocados! !!

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  • What?? OMG 2 of my favorite ingredients!! I’ll try not to eat the entire pan but it will be hard…lol

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  • Very interesting!! What a great idea! Must try!!!

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  • I would’ve never even thought about using avocados for baking, very interesting. I will have to try that sometime.

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  • I’ve never heard of this being done before, but I’m in love with the idea. I give my kids avocados regularly, and maybe I’ll start eating them too now that I can put them in a brownie :)

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  • Avocado. Brownies. Avocado Brownies? I mean, sounds good to me! :) Avocado is the one thing I crave even when I’m not pregnant. Can’t explain it, but I crave it like crazy!

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    • let me know if you try them!

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  • I love avocados but never would have thought of this. I’m definitely going to give it a try!

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  • i have never thought of putting avocado in brownies but it sounds very tasty!

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  • wow. NEVER would have thought of using avacado

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  • I’ve never thought about using avocado in place of butter, these sound absolutely delicious!

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  • This recipe frightens me. I tasted an avocado once and it tasted chalky. I guess the chocolate covers it up?

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  • I didn’t know that avocados can be used to substitute butter or oil in baking either! This could change my life! I love, love, love the taste of avocado and it’s definitely a healthier alternative. Thanks!

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  • I didn’t know that avocados can be used to substitute butter or oil in baking. Thanks for sharing!

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  • What have you just done to my willpower? I am craving one of your brownies now. Will an avocado with cocoa powder sprinkled on it suffice? Probably not…

    Thanks for sharing and being part of the Avocados From Mexico family!

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    • LOL you can try it Casey, but I’m not 100% sure it would do the trick. They are better than regular brownies!! For your heart. I can’t promise your waistline…

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