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10.29.2010

Avocado Brownies

I'm in a chocolate mood.


I tried these today from Heather's recipe page.  I didn't see the part about using a loaf pan until after I was done - it didn't fully fill out an 8 x 8 pan but it was fine. I made a few changes (see recipe below) and these are really good. My only caveat was that the avocado that I used wasn't fully ripe so there are some visible little shreds in the brownie.

Ingredients
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 t Baking Soda(I like them fudgy)
  • 1 T Flax
  • 1 T chia
  • 4 T water
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/4 cup almond milk (more as needed)
  •  1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
Directions
  1. Peel and cut 1/2 of an avocado and blend in a food processor until it’s a creamy texture.
  2. Add 4 T of water and 1 T of ground flax + 1 T chia seeds to the avocado to make a flax egg. Let it sit for a few minutes while combining the rest of the ingredients.
  3. In a large bowl mix the flour, cocoa powder, sugar and baking soda.
  4. Blend the avocado and flax egg in the food processor to combine.  Add coconut oil.
  5. Add the avocado flax oil mix to the fry ingredients and mix.
  6. The mix will be too dry to mix completely. Add almond milk until  it creates a batter.
  7. Bake in a prepared baking pan for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
Thanks Heather!

I also made: Flourless Pumpkin Bread. 
My mom said this tasted like a pumpkin omelet... hmm. It was ok, but doesn't taste like bread. I must have done something wrong.


ANd parsnips w/ sweet potatoes. Liked it!


7 comments:

  1. oh my gosh that looks amazing and it's really a great list of ingredients1

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  2. Those brownies sound interesting. I've made black bean brownies before, but never heard of trying the avocado. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. interesting! :) thanks for sharing!

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  4. I love using ingredients that are out of the ordinary in sweet recipes. The avocado brownies sound like they're worth a try. I've made black bean brownies, tofu brownies and more. They turn out pretty good.

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  5. i love everything pumpkin but pumpkin pie and have been craving pumpkin bread. that looks really good!

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  6. I love how healthy all of your recipes are :) Have a great week!

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  7. There should be a rule that any baking you blog about should include free samples being mailed out. Yep!

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