|Avocado with their healthier fats replace butter in this recipe.|
Until recently I did not know you could use avocado to replace butter in a baking recipe. When I saw the following recipe I had two avocados in the fridge that needed to be eaten, so it was perfect. I tried it out for the first time.
Avocados have fewer calories than the same amount of butter, mayonnaise, sour cream, peanut butter, almond butter, olive oil, coconut oil. An added bonus is they are nutrient-rich, containing over 20 vitamins and minerals.
I like that the brownies call for maple syrup (something made in my very own back yard), rather than refined cane sugar. Our brownies were not overly sweet, but we don't mind that either.
Double Chocolate Avocado Brownies - inspired by this recipe.
1 large avocado
1/2 cup mashed banana or unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup Nova Scotia maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 large eggs
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup unsweetened organic fair trade cocoa powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 and grease an 8x8” baking dish.
- Mash avocado, banana, maple syrup, and vanilla in a large bowl. Whisk in eggs. Add coconut flour, cocoa powder, sea salt, and baking soda until combined.
- Pour mixture into the greased baking dish and sprinkle chocolate chips on top.
- Bake for about 25 minutes.
- Remove from oven, allow to cool (if you can wait), and enjoy!
Nutrients per brownie: Calories: 150; Total Fat: 5.2g Saturated Fat: 1.1g; Cholesterol: 60mg; Carbohydrate: 22.3g; Dietary Fiber: 4.9g; Sugars: 13.4g; Protein: 4.3g