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« on: January 14, 2013 11:00:15 AM »


Avocado in brownies?  Hells yeah.  Trust me on this one...avocado and coconut oil take the place of butter and the result is delightful.  Swap regular sugar for coconut sugar, spelt for all purpose flour, and add in some psyllium husk for a delicious and more healthy rich chocolatey treat!  Once they are cooled, you won't even taste the avocado (when warm, there is a slight taste to the brownies, but still yummy!).

Adapted from this recipe at  http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/08/fudgy-avocado-brownies/


Ingredients:
* 2 large avocados, mashed
* 2 oz unsweetened dark chocolate (2 bars of baker's chocolate), chopped
* 1 cup cocoa powder
* 8 tablespoons coconut oil
*1 1/2 cup coconut sugar
* 2 large eggs
* 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
* 1 cup spelt flour
* 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
* 2 teaspoons psyllium husk

Directions:
1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.  Grease a brownie pan (I used 2x 8 inches round cake pans).
2.  Place chopped chocolate, cocoa powder, and coconut oil in a saucepan over low-medium heat.  Stir frequently until melted and well-blended.
3.  Place the mashed avocado in a large mixing bowl.  Add in the melted chocolate mixture and coconut sugar.  Mix well.
4.  Add in the 2 eggs and vanilla extract and mix well.
5.  Add in the dry ingredients and fold in until mixed.
6.  Pour into pan(s), cook for 20-30 minutes (until middle/centre is firm), and allow to cool.

These have passed the preschool nieces and almost-30-year-old brother-in-law taste tests.
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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2013 11:48:49 AM »

How cool, thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2013 02:33:13 PM »

wow, sounds very intriguing!  I was just reading about avocado + chocolate combination today (in the flavour thesaurus) and was wondering how it would work.  I might just try now! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2013 12:34:52 PM »

Please let me know how they turn out.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2013 08:38:59 AM »

This was seriously great the moment I saw the picture of the brownies with the name "Avocado" attached to it - what an unusual recipe.

I will try to suprise my honey with this tommorrow, she's coming for a weekend...now it's just the matter of finding ripe-enough avocado.

Thank you for sharing!
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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2013 06:50:33 AM »

Yum! That sounds like the kind of thing you'd have to not tell people the ingredients of until after they'd eaten it.  Tongue And then they'd be stunned.
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« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2013 05:01:51 AM »

sounds yummy!  Wish I'd have seen this while the avacados were going ripe to fast!  Next time tho!
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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2013 10:11:25 PM »

Very cool! Have you replaced avocado for butter in anything else? The other day I tried a recipe that used greek yogurt instead of butter/oil in some cookies and it was a pretty big fail.
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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2013 11:17:16 AM »

Very cool! Have you replaced avocado for butter in anything else? The other day I tried a recipe that used greek yogurt instead of butter/oil in some cookies and it was a pretty big fail.

Sorry for not replying sooner---I have been MIA on craftster as of late.  I haven't tried subbing avocado for butter in any other recipes.  I have had good luck subbing apple sauce for butter and coconut oil (1/2 the amount of butter will do, so 1 cup of butter would translate into about 1/2 cup coconut oil), though.
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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2013 11:34:25 AM »

Cool! Cheesy
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