Avocado Brownies!

I love a warm, gooey brownie for dessert. Of course, in our efforts to eat healthier, fudgy brownies went right out the window until….I came across this Pinterest gem from The Healthy Maven! Now I’ve seen a lot of recipes for various desserts that give me pause, so I was a little skeptical about these at first, but I had some avocados sitting around and decided to give it a try. One of the things I like about this recipe is that all of the ingredients are likely sitting in your pantry already (except for maybe the coconut flour, I did use regular all purpose flour instead of coconut flour in my version, they still turned out well). The recipe (and photo) come from here: http://www.thehealthymaven.com/2015/08/healthy-avocado-brownies.html

  • 1 large avocado
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Mix avocado, applesauce, syrup, and vanilla extract (I used a blender). Then whisk  eggs and stir in avocado mixture. Add in flour, cocoa powder, sea salt, and baking soda. Place in greased 8×8 pan and bake for 350 deg for 20-25 minutes. Serve with whipped cream, ice cream (maybe the banana ice cream…see earlier post), or just enjoy on their own. Delish!

 

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