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March 27, 2020

Paleo Avocado Brownies (Easy & Healthy)

Paleo Avocado Brownies — Flourless, fudgy, and made in one bowl, these avocado brownies take less than 20 minutes to make.

Made with healthy ingredients, you won’t believe how rich and decadent they are. Paleo, gluten free, dairy free and low carb too!

Avocado brownies on white background with half an avocado

Easy Avocado Brownies Recipe

Oh Em GEE. These oven baked avocado brownies are so delicious you won’t be able to put them down. They are addicting and do require some will power.

However, you can feel good about eating these brownies. Instead of using flours, processed granulated sugar, and mounds of butter, they are made with simple, healthy ingredients.

Baking with avocado adds a creamy and fudgy texture to these brownies. You can use your food processor, or a mixing bowl and fork. It’s that easy.

How Do The Avocado Brownies Taste?

These brownies are fudgy, soft, rich and decadent, with a moist and chewy texture. Since plenty of cacao powder, almond butter, and chocolate chips are used, you won’t be able to taste the avocado!

Get ready for some chocolate avocado goodness.

brownies stacked on a white plate with glass of milk and brownies behind on white background

How To Make Paleo Avocado Brownies

As I already mentioned, these healthy avocado brownies take just 20 minutes to make and are made in one bowl or food processor.

Preheat oven, and line a 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper. If you don’t have parchment paper, make sure to grease your baking pan.

Simply process the avocado, eggs, vanilla, maple syrup, and coconut oil first. Pulse the food processor 1-2 times until there are no avocado chunks. If you are using a mixing bowl, make sure to mash the avocado before adding other ingredients.

Chocolate brownie batter in food processor on white background

Next, add the rest of the ingredients. Cacao powder, sea salt, baking soda, almond butter, and chocolate chips. I added the chocolate chips here because I wanted them a little more chopped up throughout the batter. I think this makes the brownies fudgier. However, if you want to keep your chocolate chips whole, wait to add them until the batter is processed and smooth.

Using a baking spatula, scrape the batter into the baking pan and spread the batter evenly to all corners. Sprinkle chocolate chips over the batter if you prefer.

Brownie batter in a food processor with a baking spatula on white background

Bake the brownies for 15 minutes or until a toothpick or fork inserted comes out clean. I recommend letting the brownies cool for at least 30 minutes, but I’m not going to lie..I’ve eaten them just after 5 minutes, and they were just as delicious. You do you.

I sliced the brownies into 9 even squares, but you could slice them into smaller or larger squares.

What’s in These Chocolate Avocado Brownies?

To make these paleo avocado brownies you’ll need:

Baked Avocado brownies topped with chocolate chips on parchment paper in baking pan

Baking Tips and Variations

  • Make sure the avocado is ripe. If the avocado yields to firm gentle pressure, it is ripe. If the avocado is not ripe, this recipe will not work. It should feel slightly soft, but not mushy to the touch.
  • Don’t over mix the batter. This will result in cakey brownies instead of fudgy.
  • Use a baking spatula to scrape the batter out of the food processor. This is much easier than using a spoon!
  • To make this brownie recipe Keto – use a sweetener such as Lakanto, Stevia, monk fruit, etc. I have not played around with using any of these options, so if you do, let me know in the comments.
  • To make this brownie recipe Vegan – replace the 2 eggs for flax eggs instead of regular eggs. Not tested, but let me know how it goes if you try it!
  • If you would like to use almond flour or coconut flour that you have on hand for an avocado brownie recipe, try this recipe.

How to Store and Freeze Avocado Brownies

Eat these brownies straight from the fridge or freezer. They are delicious either way.

To refrigerate – store in an air tight glass container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

To freeze – freeze in an air tight glass container for up to 3 months. Warning! These brownies are so delicious straight out of the freezer.

sliced chocolate brownies with chocolate chips on white background

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Paleo Avocado Brownies


  • Author: Abbey Blackwell
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 9 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Paleo Avocado Brownie Recipe — Flourless, fudgy, and made in one bowl, these avocado brownies take less than 20 minutes to make, and are so easy! Made with healthy ingredients, you won’t believe how rich and decadent they are. Keto and Gluten Free too! 


Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a 8×8 inch pan with parchment paper so that the paper overhangs from the pan like handles.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor, place the avocado, eggs, vanilla, maple syrup, and coconut oil. Process until mixture is completely smooth and stop to scrape the sides of the food processor 1-2 times until there are no avocado chunks. See notes below if you are using a mixing bowl instead of food processor.
  3. Add the cacao powder, sea salt, baking soda, almond butter, and chocolate chips to the food processor. Process just until smooth, no more than 30 seconds scraping the sides of the food processor if needed.
  4. Scrape the batter into the baking pan using a baking spatula and spread the batter evenly making sure all corners are filled. Sprinkle chocolate chips over the batter if preferred.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let the brownies cool for 30 minutes. When the brownies have cooled, lift the brownies out of the pan with the parchment paper. Slice the brownies with a knife, and serve.

Notes

  • Store in an air-tight glass container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • Freeze in an air-tight glass container for up to 3 months.
  • If you are using a mixing bowl, mash the avocado before adding other ingredients. Make sure not to whisk the ingredients too much, as the brownies will come out cakey, instead of fudgy.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Avocado brownies, fudgy avocado brownies, avocado brownie recipe, paleo avocado brownies

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  1. Hi Abbey! I love the idea of using avocado in brownies. I’m definitely going to try this. By the way, your website is beautiful! Keep it up 🙂

  2. This is phenomenal!!!! Only thing is the cook time was closer to 40 minutes for me. Came out delicious and well worth the wait. Definitely will be making these again 😍