These avocado brownies are the most easy and fudge like brownies ever! This one bowl recipe takes only 25 minutes from start to finish. These healthy brownies are only 107 calories each! They are naturally flourless, Paleo, Vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Everything is mixed together in a food processor.
- These brownies are so quick and easy.
- This recipe is decadent, gooey and fudge like. They are not dry or bland.
- They are loaded with healthy ingredients and nutrients.
- They are much healthier than traditional brownies.
- Great for any time of the day.
- They are made without black beans and without flour.
- This recipe is naturally Paleo, gluten free, grain free, flourless, egg free, dairy free, oil free, and refined sugar free.
- Check out this Avocado Banana Smoothie or this Avocado Chocolate Pudding for another great recipe!
Ingredients & Substitutions
These are the main ingredients and substitutions for avocado brownies. Scroll down to the recipe card for full ingredients list and instructions.
Use one medium sized ripe avocado. This measures out to about ⅔ cup mashed avocado. In this recipe, avocado replaces eggs and butter. To make this recipe without avocados, try these Banana Brownies.
Use 2 large ripe bananas. This adds natural sweetness and moisture to the brownies.
Creamy nut butter provides some substance. Use a creamy, all natural nut butter. The only ingredients should be nuts and salt. Do not use any nut butters with sugars or oils. Peanut butter, almond butter and cashew butter are great options. For nut free, use sunflower butter.
Regular and dark cocoa powder both work well.
Pure maple syrup adds sweetness. If needed, replace with honey, agave syrup, date syrup or a low carb liquid sweetener.
Any type of chocolate chips work! Sugar free, dairy free, Vegan, or regular are all good options. In addition, chopped chocolate, white chocolate chips and mini chocolate chips can be used.
Avocados are filled with nutrients and vitamins.
They are naturally high in potassium. In facts, avocados have even more potassium than bananas.
Avocados are a great source of fiber.
They naturally contain healthy fats and plant based protein.
Avocados contain folate. Folate is a B vitamin which is essential for brain health.
Lastly, avocados are satiating and filling.
Taste & Texture
These avocado brownies are chocolaty and naturally sweet. They do not taste like avocados at all.
The texture is incredibly gooey and fudge like! They are not dry.
How to Make
First, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line an 8 inch square baking pan with parchment paper.
Add all ingredients except chocolate chips to a food processor. Process until smooth and creamy.
Then, stir in chocolate chips.
Spread batter into baking pan. Sprinkle with extra chocolate chips if desired.
Bake brownies for 20 to 22 minutes or until the middle is barely set.
Finally, remove avocado brownies from oven. Cool before slicing into.
Expert Tips & Tricks
For best results, use ripe bananas and ripe avocado.
Carefully measure all ingredients. This recipe can be somewhat forgiving though.
Use creamy all natural nut butter.
Do not over bake these avocado brownies.
Allow them to cool before slicing and serving.
Flavor Variations & Add Ins
Consider adding in these ingredients.
Add in a drop of mint extract.
Stir in chopped chocolate.
Add in white chocolate chips.
Add in chopped walnuts or pecans.
Stir in some mini chocolate chips.
Add in some vanilla extract.
Add in a pinch of cinnamon.
For another high protein recipe, try these Greek Yogurt Brownies.
How to Serve & Store
Serve avocado brownies once cool enough to slice into. They are gooey!
Since they are healthy, serve as breakfast, a snack or dessert.
They pair well with coffee, a smoothie or Paleo ice cream.
Store brownies in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Additionally, store in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Frequently Asked Questions
Not at all! These brownies do not taste like avocado.
Yes, this recipe is Vegan as written.
Sure. Use a low carb liquid sweetener and sugar free chocolate chips.
Healthy is a subjective term, but these brownies are made with wholesome ingredients. They are more healthy than traditional brownies. Or, make these Healthy Brownies!
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Get the Recipe: Avocado Brownies
- 1 medium avocado, about ⅔ cups mashed
- 1 ¼ cups mashed bananas, about 2 large bananas
- ⅓ cup creamy nut butter
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- ⅓ cup pure maple syrup
- ⅓ cup chocolate chips
- First, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line an 8 inch square baking pan with parchment paper.
- Add all ingredients except chocolate chips to a food processor. Process until smooth and creamy.
- Then, stir in chocolate chips.
- Spread batter into lined baking pan. Dot with extra chocolate chips if desired.
- Bake for 20 to 22 minutes or until the middle is barely set.
- Finally, remove from oven. Allow to cool before slicing into.
- For best results, use ripe avocado and ripe bananas.
- Use any creamy nut butter. Use the natural kind that is made from only nuts and salt. Do not use nut butters with added sugars or oils.
- To make this recipe lower carb, use a low carb liquid sweetener instead of maple syrup. Use sugar free chocolate chips.
- Bake only until the middle of the brownies is set. Do not over bake.
- This recipe does not taste like avocado.
- Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 5 days.
- Freeze for up to 2 months if needed.
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3 Comments on “Avocado Brownies”
Wow! I love these healthy avocado brownies.:) I love the combo avocado and chocolate. YUM!:) I’m sure my kids will enjoy. Thanks!
I don’t eat bananas. Can I substitute applesauce and how much?
That may work, but may be too wet or moist. If you do try it, please let me know!