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!
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