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
I have to say that these were so good..you must not over cook them…take them out at 30 mins and let them cool…totally fudgy…i used coconut flour and splenda, added some walnuts for my hubs and i couldn’t believe how delicious they are, he wants them a but sweeter so next time ill add chocolate or peanut butter chips, sugar free if i can find them. You definitely cannot taste avacado at all, but you can see how moist they make these come out
Amazing! So fudgy and delicious! I substituted a few things for my diet and they turned out just like the picture! I used whole wheat flour (I used almond flour for a gluten free friend and it was pretty much the same texture and taste) and coconut palm sugar, along with dark chocolate chips. So amazing! Taste like cosmic brownies but good for you! Totally a winner! ????
Big hit in work and at home,I used chocolate buttons and smarties as I didn’t have enough chocolate chips,thank you for sharing
Tried these today still not cooked after nearly an hour. Followed exact!!! gutted
made these today with my 9 yr old son and they are THE most amazing brownies we’ve ever had (and he is a brownie aficionado :)
we’ll never by store bought or make another recipe for brownies again.. so delicious!
Yay!! Love hearing that! :)
These brownies are a lie :(
I was so excited to make these today and when they were done and cooled, they were still going and did not taste very good :( I have baked with avocado before so I’m not sure what happened. Very disappointing as all I wanted was a dense fudgy brownie
Do you have a calorie count for these?
i tried this recipe today,n it was sooooooo bitter…. i just took a small bite of it…n i felt to vomit. What would have gone wrong? I followed the exact recipe
These look delicious! :) do you know the macros on them? That would be so helpful!
I don’t, sorry! Probably best to calculate using the weight of the avocados you use and brand of chocolate chips. :)
Can I use almond or coconut flour instead of regular flour
No, I wouldn’t substitute. I did a quick search and this recipe has good reviews: http://fastpaleo.com/recipe/avocado-brownies/
Let me know if you try it! I think I may make it soon! :)
I did use coconut flour and splenda for sugar and omg still fudgy and delicious but my hubs wants them a little sweeter so next time im going to add chocolate chips or peanut butter chips . But wow i expected with the coconut flour they would be dry…nope the avacado makes them moist..yummmm
The recipe calls for 1 cup of sugar did you use 1 cup of Splenda and did you use 1/2 cup of coconut flour? Would you use almond flour?
I am wanting to make these however, I don’t have a stand up mixer. Any suggestions?
You can use a regular hand mixer or just mix with a a wooden spoon. :)
Thanks Amanda, I will give it a try. Looking forward to the taste test. Have a great day. ????
these are the best brownies I have eaten in years. I did do one thing different and added the chocolate chips whole and used bisquick in place of flour. the brownies were almost pudding like. no matter they were delicious. thanks for your creation.
Happy to hear you enjoyed them! :)
MY family doesn’t eat avocados but because they are so good for you I bought ONE. I really think I could get away with them eating these, what can I use in place of the other avacado?
Kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox says
I have never baked with avocado but those brownies may have me convinced to try it. Totally making these this week!
Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts says
I am obsessed with avocados and eat them ALL THE TIME! Baking with them has been on my list of things to try since I started blogging. These brownies look incredible, I am going to have to try it!
Medha @ Whisk & Shout says
These brownies look so fudgy and delicious- love the avocado in here ;) Pinning!
Trish - Mom On Timeout says
Avocados in brownies are a win-win! I love how moist avocados make baked goods. These look divine Amanda!
Laura @ Petite Allergy Treats says
love, Love, LOVE these brownies! Avocados are my favorite secret ingredient for decadent chocolate desserts. Pinned. :D
Kacey @ The Cookie Writer says
I have baked with avocados and they work out perfectly! I am loving this brownie creation and couldn’t wait to surprise everyone with the secret ingredient :)
How long would you bake if making mini brownies?