I am so sad I couldn’t get this recipe up earlier this morning. I had my morning coffee in my hand, the dogs were both walked, and I was ready to start typing. As soon as I started uploading the photos, the internet went out. I figured it would eventually come back on, so I waited a few minutes. When it didn’t, I headed upstairs to reset the box. That didn’t work either, so I called my provider. They said there was an outage in the area and they’d send someone out to work on it within a few hours. Luckily, it’s up and running now! It was kind of a blessing though because I got so much done around the house without the distraction of the internet.
Before I knew it, it was 7 pm, and my parents were at the door. They stopped by to bring me a few birthday gifts, and have some cake with me. Kyle came over a little bit after them, and now I’m finally on the couch ready to get this blog up! We are leaving for Charleston in the morning 🙂
About a week ago, I decided to make avocado brownies.
Almost four years ago, I made avocado brownies, and they have been a favorite! Well, I decided to change up the recipe, and these turned out incredible. I can’t even explain how good they taste! You’ll have to make them and try them to ever fully understand.
My parents and Kyle were obsessed. My mom packed half of this batch up to take home, and I was forced to make a whole new batch on Sunday night because they were requesting them.
What I love about this recipe is that it’s truly simple. You know me, I love simple!
The awesome part? They have only 7g of Carbs and a whopping 7g of protein! You could even add protein powder if you wanted more.
These fudgy, rich, and decadent brownies are perfect for pretty much anyone. They are gluten free, low carb, dairy free, soy free, no added sugars, and healthy as it gets! You can trick anyone into thinking these are filled with butter, sugar, or real flour. This would be a great treat to pack into your kid’s lunches, eat for dessert, snacks, or with your coffee in the morning (that’s what I did.)
I always crave brownies around Valentine’s day. My mom and I used to make (boxed) brownies, frosted sugar cookies, and truffles for the family. Valentine’s Day was always my mom and me’s favorite holiday. She always got me a giant Valentine’s Day basket filled with fun goodies like fuzzy socks, conversation hearts, and stuffed animals. She did this even when I was in high school. This recipe would be a great treat for a Valentine’s Day party or gift. You could add some pink and red sprinkles, or Valentine’s Day themed M&Ms.
Fudgy Avocado Brownies (Gluten & Dairy Free/No Added Sugars/Grain Free/Soy Free)
- 2 Small Avocados (or one large)
- 3 Cups Almond Flour
- 1/4 Tsp Salt
- 1/2 Tbsp Baking Soda
- 1 Tbsp Baking Powder
- 2 Large Eggs
- 2 Tsp Vanilla
- 1 Tbsp Espresso Powder
- 1 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 1 Cup Swerve (or your choice of sweetener)
- 1 Cup Almond Milk (or your choice of milk)
- Dark Chocolate for shavings (optional)
Preheat oven to 365 degrees.
Sift together the almond flour, swerve, cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
In a small bowl, mix together the eggs, avocado, and vanilla.
**use a fork to mash the avocados before combine with the eggs.
Pour the avocado mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Combine.
Stir in the Almond Milk.
Grease a baking dish. Pour the brownie batter into the pan and spread evenly.
7 X 11 pan
Bake 25-30 minutes.
**Use the toothpick method to determine if it's done!
Once the brownies have cooled, use a knife to shave the chocolate over the brownies. (about 1-2 tablespoon)
This recipe makes 16 jumbo brownies!
For each brownie: 170 Calories, 7g Carbs, 14g Fat, 7g Protein, 3g Fiber, 1g Sugar
I also tested this with a mug/microwave, and it was a success! You could make a bunch of the batter, and save it for single-serving mug brownies.
I made the batch on Sunday with birthday sprinkles! 🙂 My goal for the next batch is to make them without eggs so that they are vegan-friendly. I will also be adding peanut butter to those!
I can’t wait to hear what you think of these! 🙂 I made a birthday cake with a similar recipe that I’ll be sharing soon!
Questions for you!
- Brownies or cookies?
- Rainbow sprinkles or gummy bears?
- Chocolate or Vanilla?