These fudgy avocado brownies are dense and moist and full of chocolate flavor!
Earlier this week I got a wild hair to try to incorporate avocados into my baking. Avocados are one of my favorite foods. They are full of nutrients, healthy fats and fiber, among other things. They are a powerhouse food that I eat almost daily. I love avocado on my morning toast, chicken patties for lunch and tacos for dinner. I just can’t get enough avocado in my life!
So it only makes sense that I’d want to bake with them. And boy did they make these my new favorite brownie recipe. I wasn’t exactly sure how these avocado brownies would turn out. But I’d heard that you could replace oil or butter in recipes with avocado; so I figured it was worth a shot! And I can verify that yes, you can indeed replace oil or butter in a delicious brownie recipe and have success.
The avocado made these brownies so smooth and dense. I still can’t get over how freaking good they are! And I’m not a big brownie eater. I included dark chocolate chips because they are my absolute favorite. This recipe also uses less sugar than other brownie recipes I’ve seen.
The dark chocolate chips combined with the small amount of sugar give just the right amount of sweetness. You could actually substitute brown sugar or maple syrup in these fudgy avocado brownies as well!
Random fact about me: I have a major sweet tooth, but if something is too sweet, I won’t eat it. I prefer a mild sweetness. Although I will say it makes me want to eat more of the treat I’m having. 🙂
Here’s how to make the best fudgy avocado brownies.
Fudgy Avocado Brownies
- 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips or chunks
- 2 medium-large avocados mashed
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 4 eggs room temperature
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 8x8 baking pan.
- In a microwave safe bowl, melt the dark chocolate chips, stirring every 30 seconds, until completely melted. Allow to cool a bit.
- In a mixing bowl with paddle attachment, mix mashed avocado and sugar until fully combined.
- Add in eggs, mixing after each addition. Add vanilla and then the melted chocolate.
- In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder and salt.
- In three incorporations, add flour mixture to the chocolate mixture, mixing after each.
- Pour batter into prepared baking pan. Bake 30-35 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
- Allow to cool in pan on wire rack. Cut into small squares and serve.
Brownies can be stored in the pan on counter for up to 4 days, or in an air-tight container for up to a week.
Oven temperatures may vary. Make sure to check brownies after 30 minutes, then add time in 2 minute increments if needed.
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Enjoy these avocado brownies friends! You’ll never go back to boxed brownies again.
Oh my gosh I’ve never heard of such a thing but they look incredible!! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston
I might be the only person on the planet that doesn’t like avocado, but maybe I can trick myself into eating them because these brownies look SO good!
I’m not a big brownie person, but I’d try these for sure! They almost look like fudge.
I hear avocado is amazing in chocolate dishes! I need to try it. I’m so impressed with these and want to make them. There’s no like… avocado flavor or a hint of it, right? Even if there is, I probably would eat it.
Yum! These look amazing! I am definitely going to have to try these!
These sound so good. Do you know if I could use almond flour instead?
They look so delicious! I would have never thought of including them in my baking! Such a good idea, especially if you want to give your kids a treat but still get something good in them at the same time. My kids are pretty picky and won’t eat much avocado, but I’m quite sure if I hid them in brownies, they would have no problem eating it. LOL. Great idea!! Thanks for sharing! By the way, I followed you on Bloglovin’ and would love if you’d follow me back when you get a chance. 🙂
Holy yum!!! Kevin LOVES brownies so he would love these! And Lilly would probably love them too because she likes cooking with random ingredients like that. If I had seen this post yet, I would have told you via text that we should have THESE when we’re there! :-p Eek! I so can’t wait!!
Ok, so when it comes to sweets I am a proponent of NOT putting “good stuff” in there. I like the unhealthy junk. I’d rather have just a little bit of something terrible than more of something semi-healthy in the name of a “treat”. That said – these look freaking DELICIOUS and I think I’m going to try them.