After getting in an early morning run I was really craving making a good old baked sweet. Of course as usual our house had more than enough ripe avocados so it was time to figure out a recipe to use them with. For some reason brownies were the first thing that came to my mind, why? Well cause we all love them in this house. Usually my go to is a black or kidney bean recipe but this time I decided to make a bit more of a traditional brownie.
With my younger two at a birthday party with the wife I let my two older girls assist in making the Chocolate Avocado Brownies. They both love helping out and seeing what goes into making different recipes. My second oldest is a huge avocado fan so of course she wanted to care of the wet mix. Pretty sure she ate probably a half a cup of Avocado straight up. My oldest then took care of the dry mix. They really enjoyed being involved helping their old man baking. For the first bit I let them prep everything and even get the first few ingredients together. Why not show a little faith in my two little chefs.
Once everything was added to the bowls I jumped in and helped mix the wet and dry together. As with most brownie mixes it takes quite a bit of work to mix it together. Be sure to mix it thoroughly prior to adding it to your pan.
In our house preference is for individual serving brownies so I used a brownie pan. I am sure this recipe can be adapted for a baking pan just be sure to cook slightly longer.
2 cups of all purpose flour
2 cups of white sugar
3/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa
1 cup mashed avocado
1 teaspoon backing powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup of Almond Milk or any other dairy free milk substitute. Of course I am confident dairy milk would be fine
1/3 cup of cold water
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Depending on your pan grease if need be. Ours doesn’t require it but I would use coconut oil if need be.
- In a medium bowl sift together the dry ingredients till mixed.
- In another bowl mash the avocados (can be beaten or wet mix done in a food processor if preferred). After Avocados are well mashed add the rest of the wet ingredients till well mixed.
- Once everything is mixed add the dry and wet together. Mix until well combined. Might have to actually use a little effort:)
- Add everything in your pan and if using individual brownie pan bake for 25 minutes. To check if they are complete insert a toothpick in the middle. It should come out with little to no crumbs once done.
- After you remove them from the oven let them cool for a bit. Once cooled to desired temp, dig in and enjoy.