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…
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!
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. 🙂 So of course I had to make another pan right away.
Those also did not last.
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!
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.
I’d love to hear what you think!
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Dark Chocolate Avocado Brownies
- 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
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray an 8x8 baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.