Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Avocado Fudge Brownies [Recipe]+Week 7



Anyone that knows me knows that if I am craving something sweet, it is most likely a brownie. However, brownies are obviously not the most diet-friendly food in the world. I have seen all of the pins lately about how to use avocados in other ways than just a delicious slice of avocado toast so I figured I would bite the bait and try it out! 

Since avocados have a high (healthy) fat content, they can be used in place of butters and oils. Since the brownie recipe I am most addicted to calls for a high amount of oil and butter, I figured it would be the perfect swap! 


what you will need:
-2 cups flour 
-2 cups white sugar
-1 cup mashed avocado
-3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
-1/2 cup milk
-1/3 cup water
-1 tsp baking powder
-1 tsp salt
-1 tsp vanilla 

what you will do
-preheat oven to 350* and prepare a baking dish.
-combine all dry ingredients and set aside.
-cut and pit an avocado. using a hand mixer, bend until all of the chunks are out. 
-mix in milk and water and blend throughly. 
-slowly mix in dry ingredients. if needed, add a bit more water to allow ingredients to fully incorporate. 
-pour into baking dish
-bake for 20-25 minutes
-allow to cool for at least 30 minutes before cutting




I am not even remotely kidding you when I say these taste no different than brownies made with actual oil and butter. In my book, these a guilt free and will definitely be repeated! 



Welcome Back to Week Seven of the 52 Week Blogger Challenge



17 comments :

  1. I have an obsession with anything avocado so I'll def be trying these brownies out. Great recipe, Sarah!

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  2. My husband came home with dark chocolate and a bag of avo's this week (he refers to them as guacamoles) asking me to make something with them.
    I don't eat chocolate and thought it was a bizarre combo!!will have to try them!

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  3. At first I wasn't sure about avocado and fudge, but I had no idea it could be used in place of butters and oils! Good to know for a much healthier option!

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  4. These look amazingly tasty and makes modifying for diary free friends so easy!

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  5. I have always heard about using avocado in desserts with chocolate and have always wanted to try! You have inspired me - it's now on my to do list this week : )

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  6. Never heard of using avocado in dessert! Glad it turned out.

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  7. This is a great idea! I will have to try this.

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  8. Never herd of this before sounds really interesting i just might try it i love avocado

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  9. Love how healthy these are! I commented earlier babe but I don't see that it went through

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  10. I love avocados but I wouldn't have ever thought to put them in a brownie mix. Looks yummy!!!

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  11. This is so fun! I love these weekly posts. Avocado in brownies is never something I would have thought about!

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  12. I like the idea of substituting the butter and oils for avocados. Don't some people use apple sauce too?

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  13. That looks absolutely amazing!

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  14. These brownies look amazing! I will have to try this recipe asap, as I love both avocado and fudge! Thank you for sharing!

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  15. I would have never thought to mix avocado in a brownie! Sounds interesting!

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  16. YUM! 2 of my favs - chocolate and avocados. What a great idea <3
    Green Fashionista

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  17. Avocados are totally my jam. I'm not a huge brownie fan but Thomas is, and I wonder if I could sneek in some avocados without him knowing, haha. Thanks for sharing love.

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