These Chocolate Avocado Brownies are so fudgey and delicious, you'd never know they contain avocado (unless you're the one who baked them of course!) Avocados are so nutritious and are filled with vitamins and healthy fats, they have been shown to lower cholesterol and are also full of fibre. So these brownies are a great way to sneak some goodness into
For the full recipe with measurements, head to the recipe card at the end of this post.
How to make Chocolate Avocado Brownies
Start by mashing up the avocados. You can use a stick blender to get them really smooth. Add the sugar and mix in, then stir in the melted dark chocolate. Then add the eggs and vanilla extract, and mix to combine.
Finally mix in cocoa powder, plain flour and salt. Pour the brownie batter into a lined baking pan and bake. Then leave to cool completely on a cooling rack.
To make the chocolate frosting, blend up the avocados into a smooth paste. Then add icing sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla extract, and combine until glossy and smooth. Spread it over the brownies and cut them into squares to serve.
How should the brownies be stored and can they be frozen?
They should be stored in an airtight container, or covered on a plate, in a cool place for up to 3 days. You can also freeze the brownies. Once they are fully cool, wrap them well in cling film or place them in a freezer bag, and freeze for up to 3 months.
Can the brownies be made gluten free?
For gluten free you can replace the plain flour with a gluten free plain flour blend. Please do check the labels of everything you use if you are serving this recipe to anyone with an allergy or intolerance.
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Chocolate Avocado Brownies with Chocolate Avocado Frosting
For the brownies
- 2 Ripe Avocados
- 200 g Caster sugar
- 260 g Dark chocolate
- 4 Eggs large
- 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 80 g Plain flour
- 30 g Cocoa powder
- ½ tsp Salt
For the frosting
- 2 Ripe Avocados
- 5 tbsp Cocoa powder
- ½ tbsp Vanilla extract
- 325 g Icing sugar
- Pre-heat your oven to 160c Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4. Line a 12" x 9" traybake tin with baking paper
- For the brownies, mash up the avocados. Use a blender to get a smoother consistency. Then mix in the sugar
- Melt the dark chocolate and add it to the mixture
- Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing between each addition. Then add the vanilla extract
- Mix in the cocoa powder, flour and salt. Pour into the lined baking pan
- Bake for 30 minutes, allow to cool fully
- For the frosting, mash up the avocados. Use a blender to get the smoothest consistency
- Add the icing sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla. Spread it over the brownies and cut them into squares
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Phil in the Kitchen
These look lovely. I need some treats but any healthiness has to be good at this time of year. I've been meaning to try baking with avocado for quite a while but I always seem to eat the avocados before I get around to the baking.
Thanks Phil! I'd definitely recommend trying these
These are beautiful! I love dark chocolate and like you have always been curious about avocado in baking. It's like the whole beetroot in cake and brownies ..... must hunt down those dark chocolate chips and make these brownies!
Thanks Lisa! Do let me know if you make them - I hope you enjoy them 🙂
I too have heard of this but never actually tried it. I can imagine that the avocado would work well as it's so creamy. They look divine and are very welcome to Simply Eggcellent, thank you x
Thanks Dom! And thank you for hosting 🙂
I still haven't tried being adventurous with avocado...... It's about time I had a go...... The sheen on that chocolate topping looks amazing!
It was fun to try, and yes I know I couldn't believe how beautifully shiny it went!
I've never thought of that chocolate and avocado can combine like this, thanks for sharing.
I don't like avocado much but this sound something crazy will definitely try this using my new blender.