I thought so!
If you like decadent desserts without all of the decadent ingredients, then these brownies are the perfect treat for you.
Make these for your family holiday party, your friend's potluck, or your amazing co-workers who just love a mid-week treat!
I should be honest though... these brownies have avocado in them. Yeah, I said it. Avocado. Its mild flavor and high (good) fat content make it the perfect butter/oil substitute. It also gives these brownies a rich, velvety texture. Win/Win/Win.
Avocado Brownies - makes 9-12 square brownies, or 6-8 muffin-sized brownies:
- 1 large avocado, mashed
- 1 3-4oz dark chocolate bar, melted
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/3 cup flour (any kind you want)
- 1/4 cup cocoa
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, mix avocado, chocolate, eggs, vanilla, and maple syrup and whisk until thoroughly combined. Add in flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt and mix until dry ingredients are completely combined with wet ingredients. The mixture will be thick.
Spray an 8x8 brownie pan with non-stick spray. Pour batter in to pan and spread evenly. If using muffin tins, fill each cup until mostly full. Bake for 30 minutes, or until middle of brownie pan (or muffins) are set and firm.
Let cool before cutting and removing from pan.
What a delicious year 2015 has been! I can't wait to see what 2016 has to offer. Thanks for following along with my food + life adventures. Warmest wishes for a happy and healthy New Year, fellow foodies!