31 May 2013

Avocado Brownies (paleo and gluten-free)

Holy frick on a stick.  These are good.  I made this over a week ago...and I sit here still dreaming about the rich, moist, chocolatey brownies.  Well, let's face facts.  Cake.  Not really brownies.  I still haven't gotten that fudgy, brownie vibe from any of the paleo recipes I've tried yet.  But people! this cake.  I added chocolate/mint chips as a (color-wise) shout-out to the avocado.
I followed this recipe nearly to the letter.  I rarely do that.  I had the perfect avocado on hand.
The recipe says to process the avocado until VERY SMOOTH.  I did what I could.  It seemed to work out pretty well.
Dark chocolate gets chopped up and melted with some smooth butter.
Super luscious.  One taste and it's all over...so dump it into the mix before you eat it all!
Throw everything in a bowl!

Lots of colors go into the brownie mix.  Avocado, melted chocolate, eggs, cocoa powder, coconut flour, honey, almond butter...
 But in the end it all comes together!
I added chocolate chips!  In it, on it...oh, and there were some mint chips too.
Let it stand...then slice it up warm, and devour.  Holy cake, batman!
Avocado Brownie (Cake) heavily based on this

  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • 1/4 c. almond butter (can also use sunflower seed butter to keep it nut-free)
  • 1/2 c. honey
  • 4 oz unsweetened dark chocolate
  • 1 tbs butter (or coconut oil)
  • 1/4 c. cocoa powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 1 tbs coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 c. chocolate chips (optional)

1.  Preheat the oven to 350*.
2.  Process the avocado in a food processor until smooth.
3.  Melt the dark chocolate and butter in the microwave in 15 second increments until smooth (stirring in between).
4.  Mix up everything except the chocolate chips.  I would add the eggs last just so the hot chocolate doesn't cook them.  When well-mixed, add the chocolate chips.
5.  Put the batter in a greased 8x8 pan.  Bake for 30-35 minutes.
I loved these fresh out the of oven, but they were pretty dang good reheated as well.


  1. Thanks for trying out my recipe! Your version sounds amazing, I will have to try it next time I make a batch :)

    1. Seriously. SO GOOD. I keep wanting to just make them again, but frankly I've got other ingredients I need to use up right now.

      Also, I love that these don't have very much sweetener in them.

  2. Wow these look so so good I love the idea of using avocado. I made some gluten free healthy brownies and they turned out really tasty, here is the recipe http://bit.ly/12Zks7Y

  3. I'm thinking about making these today except as a cupcake with my daughter. It will be my first try at baking with avocado, but it makes perfect sense. Polly's brownie's look interesting. I've never seen chestnut puree in the health food store. It would be something I try when I have A LOT more time on hand.