Recently found a super delish recipe for a healthier version of brownies. Crazy this fell into my lap at the right time. I recently had a bunch of avocados ripen and needed to use pronto.These are Flourless Avocado Brownies. I did some tweeking of the recipe to better fit my needs. The recipe was found here at the Body Dept. If you have not checked out The Body Dept, you should. It was created by Olympian Shawn Johnson. Lots of inspiration and ideas for living a wellness minded life.
Here is my edited version.
-8 oz dark chocolate diary, nut, soy, gluten free chips
– 2 ripe avocados, mashed
– 4 organic, free range eggs.
– 1 cup coconut sugar it is better then white sugar nutrient wise, but it is still sugar. You can find some good info about using coconut sugar here
– ½ cup raw cacao powder
– ½ cup almond or coconut meal (also called flour but its not)- I used almond in this instance. To make sure things are Gluten Free I pretty much only use Bobs Red Mill. Available pretty much everywhere.
– ½ tsp sea salt
– 2 tsp vanilla extract- gluten free
Over double broiler melt your chocolate chips.
Whisk the eggs and sugar together. I mean really whisk it. I put it in my kitchen aid and increased the speed until it was on high. You want the volume to significantly increase so that it is light and fluffy. If you are a baker you should know what this looks like. For the common folks should increase in volume x2.
Once you got your fluffy mixture you begin adding in your melted chocolate
Next add your almond meal, cacao, sea salt, vanilla
Then add your mashed avo. Make sure it is mashed otherwise you get chucks. I had a few small pieces in mine and I mashed it pretty darn well.
Grease a baking dish. Do the bottom and sides. I used coconut oil for this. Preheat oven 350. cook 25 min or until you can stick a fork in it and it comes out clean.
Cut into little squares.
They are on the fudgy side of consistently but aren’t fudgy if that makes sense. The chocolate is not an intense overwhelming like in most brownies. I still think that it is pretty darn chocolaty.