This Recipe is Definitely an Avoca-do

Notice anything different about this post? Well if you look to the left, you’ll notice a bite of ooey-gooey, dense, moist, dark chocolate perfection. And if you look toward the heavens, you’ll learn that this is actually an avocado. That’s right, people. AVOCADO BROWNIES. Did I mention that they’re gluten-free, too?

Avocado Brownies

    • Brownies
    • 4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped + divided
    • 2 ripe avocados, pitted + skins removed
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 cup dark cacao powder
    • 1/2 cup gluten-free flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • Toasted almonds, for top
    • Chocolate Fudge Frosting
    • 1/3 cup real maple syrup
    • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
    • 2 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
    • 1/3 cup cacao
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 8×8 inch pan or pie plate with cooking spray.
  2. Melt 2 ounces dark chocolate in the microwave until smooth. Add the avocado, sugar, and vanilla to a food processor and puree until completely smooth and no clumps of avocado remain. It helps to scrape down the sides of the bowl once or twice.
  3. Pour in the melted chocolate and puree until smooth and combined. Add the eggs and process until the eggs are combined.
  4. Add the cacao powder, flour, and salt. Pulse until the mixture is just combined.
  5. Remove the blade and stir in the remaining 2 ounces of dark chocolate.
  6. Evenly spread the mixture into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the brownies are just set. DO NOT over bake or these will become cakey. Allow to cool before frosting.
  7. In microwave, melt together the maple syrup, coconut oil and dark chocolate over low heat until melted and smooth.
  8. Remove from the heat and stir in the cacao power + a pinch of salt.
  9. Pour the frosting over the brownies and spread in an even layer.
  10. Sprinkle with any desired toppings.
  11. Place the brownies in the fridge and allow the frosting to set 30 minutes to 1 hour. Store in fridge or freeze for later.

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