Thursday, April 28, 2016

Avocado Brownies

I shared this recipe yesterday on my facebook page but I'm still getting used to blogging again so I forget to share it here!  Have you ever thought of putting avocado in anything?  I'm learning to love it and really enjoying finding ways to use it besides in salads and on sandwiches!  But I NEVER would have thought to bake with it!

I haven't tried this yet but it looks so good, I think I'll try it this weekend and I'll definitely report back on how well it goes!  It's gluten free and a healthy alternative when you need to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Total Time: 51 min.
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cooking Time: 36 min.
Yield: 16 servings, 1 brownie each
Nonstick cooking spray
1 medium ripe avocado, mashed
¼ cup extra-virgin coconut oil, melted
1 large egg, lightly beaten
½ cup pure maple syrup
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
½ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
¼ cup gluten-free flour
⅓ cup dark chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
2. Line an 8 x 8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil. Lightly coat with spray. Set aside.
3. Combine avocado, oil, egg, maple syrup, and extract in a medium bowl; mix well. Set aside.
4. Combine cocoa powder, salt, and flour in a medium bowl; mix well.
5. Add cocoa powder mixture to avocado mixture; mix well.
6. Add chocolate chips; mix until blended.
7. Pour batter into prepared pan; spread to make even.
8. Bake for 33 to 36 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
9. Cool for an hour before removing from pan. Cut into 16 squares.

Find the Recipe HERE

1 comment:

  1. oooh going to have to make these.