Yesterday, I have announced the beginning of the new section on our blog where I will post delicious recipes that contain avocado as the main ingredient. This time I brought some delicious avocado chocolate brownies (nom nom nom).
Our page already featured content with a variety of tasty dishes made exclusively from avocado, so my idea was to expand our “cookbook” even further with this dedicated section where I will join you regularly to share all my little tips, tricks, and secrets when it comes to making dishes exclusively with healthy ingredients without compensating the taste.
All of the recipes featured here will focus on minimal ingredients and preparation time, so if you are a beginner who would like to start experimenting more around the kitchen, then look no further, as these step-by-step instructions will guide you through the process with ease.
If you are an avocado lover (and coming to Avocado Buddy, I assume you are), then this blog section might be the ideal place for you to widen your perception of just how versatile avocado as fruit is in terms of cooking.
Most people use avocados as a substitute for fat, as avocado is a keto-friendly, gluten-free fruit that’s made almost completely from unsaturated fats. The creamy, unique texture of the flesh of the fruit makes it a favorable base for spreads and dips, such as guacamole, but also a favorable addition to salads. However, not many people think that the buttery texture of avocado and the mild umami taste alongside the hint of a nutty aroma may just be the perfect basis for desserts.
Have you ever dreamed of having some sweets that will actually benefit your health, give you more energy, all whilst still tasting good? If you think that this is impossible, then you have never considered making a dessert with avocado.
Avocado is rich in potassium, vitamins and unsaturated fatty acids, which reduce inflammation and lower cholesterol levels, helping your heart pump better.
Avocado, due to the high-fat content in its flesh, can easily be used as a substitute for oil and butter (and a more nutritional one, as well). The high doses of fatty ingredients in most desserts can result in a fudgy texture. Although avocado might provide the same result due to high fiber content, if prepared correctly, avocado will not mess up your dough or batter.
When we say “dessert” many of us instantly think of brownies. There is nothing more satisfying than taking a bite out of that rich, creamy, chocolate goodness when someone can make a heavy, ultra-rich brownie. However, to make “powerful” brownies, you must omit as much flour as you can, and add more fat and sugar, putting brownies at the bottom of the list of healthy dessert options.
If, however, you decided to replace the sweetener with something like low-glycemic coconut sugar and the butter with blended, fresh avocado, then brownies launch full-speed ahead to the top of the list. The only difference between conventional chocolate brownies and avocado chocolate brownies is that you won’t feel heavy and tired after eating a tray full of the latter.
As promised, here is the recipe for my state-of-the-art avocado chocolate brownies:
Annerie’s Avocado Chocolate Brownies
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Cooling time: 10 minutes
Servings: 9 servings
- 1 ripe avocado (around 1/2 cup when mashed)
- ½ cup cacao powder
- 2 eggs
- ⅓ cup coconut sugar or ¼ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup nut butter of choice
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- A pinch of sea salt
- Preheat oven to 325°F (160ºC)
- Prepare a square brownie pan by linking with parchment paper or covering with cooking spray
- Combine wet ingredients in one bowl (except for the nut butter), and dry ingredients in another
- Slowly fold the dry mixture into the wet mixture
- Pour batter into the prepared pan, swirl in the nut butter and bake for 45 minutes
- Let cool completely and slice into squares for serving
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