Avocado Brownies

Sweet, chocolatey and serve as one of your five a day? These Avocado Brownies are sure to make you never want another kind of dessert again.

This recipe is one that I have found works well for me; however I know there are many varieties out there (some that include maple syrup, yum!) so it’s all down to your own personal preference.

These brownies are sweet , moist and have just one major difference to normal brownies… they substitute butter for avocado!

Now, I am quite aware that just because they include avocado, it doesn’t mean they are suddenly healthy, but they do serve as one of your five a day so that’s got to count for something surely? They are also super simple to make and only take about 1 hour 15 minutes from start to finish. So, without further ado, I give to you one of the most delicious recipes I have ever baked:

Ingredients

2 x Avocados (ripe and ready are the best)

90g Dark chocolate

90g Milk chocolate

3x Medium eggs

150g Light Brown Sugar

1/2 tsp of Vanilla Extract

50g Fine Dark Cocoa Powder

1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda

A cup of white chocolate chips (optional but they taste super yummy!)

How to cook the brownies

1. Preheat your oven. My oven is quite powerful so I put mine on about 170°C, however 190°C would be fine as well.

2. Break up both the dark and milk chocolate into chunks and melt. I currently do not have a microwave so I used the good ol’ trick of placing the chocolate in a heatproof dish and placing it on top of a boiling saucepan of water. However, placing it in the microwave for a minute or two will work as well. Leave the chocolate to cool a little.

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3. Next, beat together the three eggs and light brown sugar in a large mixing bowl. Then add the melted chocolate, dark cocoa powder, vanilla essence and bicarbonate of soda into the bowl and mix thoroughly. Warning, this can get extremely messy as the cocoa powder goes everywhere!!!

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4. The next step is too take the two avocado’s and seperate the flesh from the skin. This is where the ready to ripe avoado’s come in handy as it makes it extra easy too peel away. Then you have to thoroughly mush and mix the avocado until it is as smooth as you can get it and then mix it into the chocolate mix.

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5. If you have decided to include white chocolate chips (go on, it makes it extra tasty!) then this would be the time to include them. Take a very large handful and mix them into the chocolate mix, stirring thoroughly.

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6. After you have mixed all the ingredients in, take a medium baking tray (approx 8×8 inches) and lightly grease it too make sure none of the brownies get stuck after cooking. Then carefully spoon the ingredients in and level the mixture out.

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7. Now is the time to put it in the oven. Bake for around 35 minutes.The way to tell if the mixture is cooked is by gently poking in a cocktail stick or knife and checking too see if it comes out clean. If it does, you know that the brownies are cooked all the way through.

8. Let the brownies completely cool and then transfer them onto a wire rack. Cut the slab of brownie into squares and you are ready to serve!

This mixture roughly made about 12 brownies for me but it all depends on the size that you want your brownies to be.

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