Fudgy brownies made with no butter or oil! Avocado Brownies are so rich and delicious and no one will guess that the secret is avocado!
Okay, stay with me.
I know, avocados in brownies sound really, really, really weird.
But you’re just going to have to trust me on this one.
Because you know how everyone always talks about how avocado is full of healthy fats? Those healthy fats easily replace the fats found in the butter or oil you normally put into your brownies.
Which means that these brownies have the same texture you know and love but you can feel a little bit better about eating half the pan in the middle of the night when you can’t sleep and E! has stopped showing Sex & the City reruns from midnight to 2 am so you have nothing to do but stand in the kitchen and eat half a pan of brownies.
- Semisweet chocolate chips
- Ripe avocados
- Granulated sugar
- Cocoa powder
- All-purpose flour
How to Make Avocado Brownies
- Prepare. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray an 8×8-inch baking pan with baking spray. Set aside.
- Melt chocolate. Microwave chocolate chips in 30 second increments until melted. Let cool slightly.
- Combine wet ingredients. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat together the avocados and sugar until creamy. Beat in cooled chocolate. Beat in eggs, one at a time; beat in vanilla.
- Combine dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, whisk together cocoa powder, flour, and salt until no lumps remain.
- Combine everything. Slowly add the flour mixture to the chocolate mixture and beat until just combined.
- Bake. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Cool and serve. Cool completely on a wire rack before cutting.
How Long Are Avocado Brownies Good For
To store these Avocado Brownies, keep them in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 1 week. They are probably tastiest when enjoyed within the first few days though.
Can You Freeze Them?
You can freeze them in a freezer-safe bag – just defrost on the counter overnight before serving.
I like to wrap them individually in plastic wrap so that I can pull them out one at a time when I feel like having a brownie.
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- 1 ½ cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 medium ripe avocados, mashed
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- ½ cup flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350F. Spray an 8x8-inch baking pan with baking spray. Set aside.
- Place chocolate chips in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, remove, and stir. Continue microwaving in 30 second intervals, stirring after, until completely smooth. Let cool slightly.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat together the avocados and sugar until creamy. Beat in cooled chocolate. Beat in eggs, one at a time; beat in vanilla.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together cocoa powder, flour, and salt until no lumps remain. Slowly add the flour mixture to the chocolate mixture and beat until just combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
- Bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack before cutting.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 206Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 88mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 3gSugar: 22gProtein: 3g
Do you use the green avocado or the darker hass variety?
Amanda Livesay says
You can use either one. :)
Can we use oat flour instead of regular one?
So upset I trusted this recipe. I made these for a big family cookout and they’re barely edible. They just taste awful! And I love avocados! They taste stale and they’re not fudgy they are way more cakey. Also did not cook in the middle. I’m so upset I wasted so many ingredients and money on this. I was nervous when I saw other reviewers saying they tasted badly and I really regret not trusting them. Idk why there are even any good reviews.
I’ve made it like 10 times. Needs almost double the cook time… but they are amazing!!!!!!!
These brownies are sooooo good. I substituted sugar with 1/2 of honey and they are perfectly sweetned and fudgy consistency.
Very good!!!! This recipe is a keeper.
Thank you for sharing.
Awesome, I’m so glad you enjoyed them!