I have seen so many “health” brownie recipes. Some use black beans and banana to substitute the butter and oil. I’ve tried a few, but they were never that great. So I attempted to create my own. Now THESE are amazing! I was going for a butter/oil free brownie. After countless attempts, I almost gave up. But then, I found a solution… AVOCADO!!
Okay, I know it may sound rather unappetizing. Trust me, you can’t taste it at all. The richness of the chocolate and peanut butter completely overthrow the flavor of the avocado.
Avocado adds a buttery texture, healthy fats, and lots of vitamins and minerals. I added applesauce for the shiny oily effect and natural sweetness. These are not sugar free, but I decided to use cane sugar, since it is not processed and quite so bad as refined sugar. I also used whole wheat pastry flour to keep it wholesome.
Ahhhh! My mouth is watering. The batter is irresistible, so be aware!
I hope I did’t scare you away with the avocado, but these are so fudgey and rich, I can’t believe they’re wholesome! If you try this recipe, please let me know how the turn out! 🙂
- 32 tablespoons flax seed
- ½ cup almond milk
- ½ cup applesauce
- 1½ cup mashed avocado
- 11/2 cup cane sugar
- 6 tablespoons cup peanut butter
- ¼ cup tablespoons melted chocolate chips
- 1½ cup whole wheat pastry flour
- ¾ cup baking cocoa
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix flax seed with almond milk and allow to sit for a couple minutes. Add avocado, sugar, and cream together with a handheld/stand mixer. (If you don't have either, just use a blender!!)
- Sift flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt into the large bowl. Stir with fork. Add applesauce, melted chocolate, and 2 tablespoons of the peanut butter. Mix till combined.
- Pour into sprayed baking tin (Iused 8x8") and swirl the remaining 4 tablespoons of peanut butter on top.
- Bake in preheated oven for 45-55 minutes. Allow to cool, and cut when ready to eat! *
Have fun baking!