Not only do avocados add a boost of healthy fats, they also intensify the flavor of chocolate and make these brownies ultra rich, and decadent. These gluten-free treats are so fudgy and moist, you won’t even remember how healthy they are!

Fudgy Avocado Brownies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 36 minutes

Total Time: 51 minutes

Serving Size: 16

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, mashed
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • ¼ cup gluten-free flour
  • ⅓ cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preparation:
  2. 1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  3. 2. Line an 8 x 8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil. Lightly coat with spray. Set aside.
  4. 3. Combine avocado, oil, egg, maple syrup, and extract in a medium bowl; mix well. Set aside.
  5. 4. Combine cocoa powder, salt, and flour in a medium bowl; mix well.
  6. 5. Add cocoa powder mixture to avocado mixture; mix well.
  7. 6. Add chocolate chips; mix until blended.
  8. 7. Pour batter into prepared pan; spread to make even.
  9. 8. Bake for 33 to 36 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  10. 9. Cool for an hour before removing from pan. Cut into 16 squares.
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