You may have noticed that we have been trying to share some healthier recipes . . . not only do we get requests for healthier dishes all the time, but we also put together a weekly Healthy Menu Plan that is family-friendly and picky eater approved!
This recipe is helps to cure your chocolate cravings without totally ruining your diet. I made a batch of these and didn’t tell my kids what went in them (I also made sure that they didn’t see the batter as I was mixing these brownies up because the avocado makes things a little green . . . ha ha!) and they devoured them. Seriously loved them and didn’t even bat an eye!
When it comes to baking, you can use an avocado as a substitute for butter, shortening, and/or oil. While avocados do have fat, it’s more of the “good-for-you” fats instead of saturated fats. Plus avocados have less calories than butter and oil and tons of vitamins and minerals, so . . . #winning.
Avocados also have a higher water content than butter, making your baked goods soft. So . . . what are you waiting for?? Throw some avocados in these brownies and let’s get cooking!
The other ingredient used in these brownies that is a little different is coconut flour. I haven’t made too many recipes using coconut flour, so I am still learning. I have learned that coconut flour cannot be a straight-across substitute for all-purpose flour or other flour because coconut flour is so different. It’s really absorbent and requires more eggs and/or liquid to make it work. So, if you don’t have any coconut flour on hand, I recommend that you try a different brownie recipe.
Recipe slightly adapted from The Healthy Maven