Dark Chocolate Avocado Brownies

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Dark Chocolate Avocado Brownies – fudgy dark chocolate avocado brownies are a healthier option full of healthy fats and antioxidants, yet all the delicious taste of the classic brownie!

Dark Chocolate Avocado Brownies - fudgy dark chocolate avocado brownies are a healthier option full of healthy fats and antioxidants, yet all the delicious taste of the classic brownie!

Oh my, can you believe it is November already? How is it that there are already only 2 months left of 2017? With how busy these next two months are going to be, I feel like they are going to just fly by quicker than the previous ten months have.

How was your Halloween? I’m always curious to hear what people dressed up as, some certainly are very creative! My inner 90’s kid came out and I went as Mystic the unicorn beanie baby. I even made the ty tag with the poem and everything! It really was one of the comfiest costumes I have worn as I basically just got to wear a onesie all day. I don’t think I will ever be so comfy at work again…

Dark Chocolate Avocado Brownies - fudgy dark chocolate avocado brownies are a healthier option full of healthy fats and antioxidants, yet all the delicious taste of the classic brownie!

Are you all chocolated out from Halloween candy? I personally don’t think I could ever be tired of chocolate but I sure do feel like I need to eat something a bit healthier the next few days, that’s for sure. These brownies are the best of both worlds, chocolatey but I don’t feel quite as guilty about eating them because of their two special ingredients – avocado and dark chocolate chips! Avocados are full of healthy fats and dark chocolate is a wonderful source of antioxidants!

Dark Chocolate Avocado Brownies - fudgy dark chocolate avocado brownies are a healthier option full of healthy fats and antioxidants, yet all the delicious taste of the classic brownie!

These were a total experiment when I made them, but such fun! I knew the chocolate and avocado combo would be good because I’ve made puddings that way before. However, I have never baked with avocado before and I’ll admit, I was a bit worried before I used up some precious avocados. But, experimenting in the kitchen is what makes cooking fun, so I had to do it!

These did not last very long. I think the whole pan was gone within a day. I also would like to add that it was not me who ate most of them but someone else in my home who quite enjoys baking, even with avocados in it. šŸ™‚ So of course I had to make another pan right away.

Those also did not last.

Dark Chocolate Avocado Brownies - fudgy dark chocolate avocado brownies are a healthier option full of healthy fats and antioxidants, yet all the delicious taste of the classic brownie!

These brownies are rich and fudgy and will perfectly satisfy that chocolate craving. Even with dark chocolate chips, they do not have the bitterness that dark chocolate chip has that some people may not like. After all, there is still a good amount of sugar in these. Hey, I didn’t claim they are 100% healthy, just that they are healthier than your average brownie!

Dark Chocolate Avocado Brownies - fudgy dark chocolate avocado brownies are a healthier option full of healthy fats and antioxidants, yet all the delicious taste of the classic brownie!

Make them for a celebration, make them for when you’re feeling down, or make them when you’re just craving chocolate! I wish I had another pan right now so I could stuff my face after bawling watching This Is Us. Do any of you watch that show?! I just started on Netflix last week so am still on season one but man, it really makes me feel all the feels. I don’t think I’ve ever cried as much as this at a show. These brownies would really make me feel better right about now…

One other thing I love about these dark chocolate avocado brownies is that they are pretty easy to make! They also taste so good that everyone who tries them will be begging you for more! Go on and give them a try, don’t be nervous about baking with avocado – you will love them.

Dark Chocolate Avocado Brownies - fudgy dark chocolate avocado brownies are a healthier option full of healthy fats and antioxidants, yet all the delicious taste of the classic brownie!

I’d love to hear what you think!

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5 from 4 votes
Dark Chocolate Avocado Brownies - fudgy dark chocolate avocado brownies are a healthier option full of healthy fats and antioxidants, yet all the delicious taste of the classic brownie!
Dark Chocolate Avocado Brownies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Fudgy dark chocolate avocado brownies are a healthier option full of healthy fats and antioxidants, yet all the delicious taste of the classic brownie!

Course: Baking
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9 brownies
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips , divided
  • 2 avocados
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp brewed coffee (optional)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350Ā°F. Spray an 8x8 baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.

  2. In a microwave safe bowl, melt half of the dark chocolate chips (3/4 cup) in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, for approximately 2 minutes total or until completely smooth. Allow to cool for a few minutes.

  3. Scoop out avocados into a large mixing bowl, and beat with an electric hand mixer with the sugar until creamy. Stir in the melted chocolate until combined. Beat in eggs one at a time, then beat in vanilla and coffee.

  4. In a separate bowl stir together the cocoa, flour, baking soda and salt. Slowly add to avocado mixture until fully combined.  Stir in remaining 3/4 cup of chocolate chips.

  5. Pour into baking dish, smoothing with a spatula to ensure the batter is evenly distributed in the pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Allow brownies to cool before cutting and serving.

13 Comments

  1. These brownies are packed with goodness and look so appealing. With the creaminess of the avocado and the coffee flavour they must be so rich and tasty.


  2. Oh. My. Gosh. These win all the prizes. I need to try these soon! They look so decadent.

  3. I love combining avocado with dark chocolate! I like the touch of coffee in there, too.These brownies look delicious!

  4. I love adding avocados to chocolate! Such a fun ‘secret’ ingredient to make things more creamy.


  5. I finally got around to making these last night and they were SO. GOOD. So fudgy and moist, and they looked exactly like the pictures. I will definitely be making these again!


  6. Wow! These must be the best brownies ever. They are super moist and fudgy. I love that they cracked on top like boxed brownies. I baked them ate them and loved them. My teenage daughter who hates avocado loved them to. I did change the recipe a little, I used 2 eggs instead of three to ensure fudge brownies and not cake like. Also I will try it with 1/2 up of sugar as they are a little sweet for my taste and maybe 2 tsp of vanilla extract. I like the original recipe fine and will use it but I like to make things my own. But Vanessa is right you can’t taste the avocados
    Great job Vanessa! Thank you for sharing this recipe. I would love more of your recipes with avocados.
    Melissa in KY

    • Hi Melissa! I am so happy you and your daughter enjoyed these brownies! Thank you so much for your kind words. šŸ’• I will see what other avocado recipes I can come up with. If you subscribe you can be alerted to my new recipes when they are posted. šŸ˜Š

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  8. Amazing!!! I used half of the sugar suggested since I was topping this with a little scoop of ice cream. Cake like consistency and great flavor. Thanks šŸ™‚

    • I am so happy you enjoyed them Gigi, and glad it turned out using half the sugar! Fantastic idea to top it with ice cream. Thanks for trying my recipe! šŸ˜ƒ

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