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Chocolate Avocado Cake-Like Brownie

19 Mar

I have been seeing a lot of recipes showing up that call for the use of avocado.  The only way I have ever had avocado is in guacamole or tossing it in a salad.  I was intrigued by the possible versatility of this ingredient.


*Note – I wasn’t sure if an avocado was a fruit or a vegetable.  Well, after checking Wikipedia– I discovered that it is in fact, a fruit.  It kind of reminds me of tomatoes in that aspect, a fruit that eats like a vegetable :)

Jamie was also interested in alternative uses for avocado.  In one of his searches, he stumbled across a recipe for Avocado Brownies.  After checking the ingredients we had in the pantry, we had to make a few substitutions:

  • Buckwheat Honey for Regular Honey
  • Almond Oil for Coconut Oil

This turned out to be the moistest cake/brownie that I have ever tried!  I guess all the avocado goodness worked its magic while baking to create a decadent chocolate dessert.

Now, I won’t tell you that these taste exactly like a rich chocolate brownie.  The chocolate taste is there, but it is a lot more subtle and less sweet than a traditional brownie.  They almost had a bitter-sweet chocolate taste to them, I attribute that to the effect that heat has on the taste of avocado (heat = bitter flavour)

If you are trying to watch your gluten intake, these would be right up your alley.  They will provide you with a delicious bite of guilt-free chocolate.  (They keep great in the freezer, so you always have some on hand.) :)

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Adapted From:

tgipaleo – Avocado Brownie

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate melted in 1 tbsp Almond Oil
  • 3 small avocados
  • 1/2 cup Buckwheat honey
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Puree the avocado in a food processor.  Make sure there are NO lumps.
  3. Beat all remaining ingredients together with the avocado in a bowl with an electric mixer until the consistency is smooth and fluffy.
  4. Pour batter into an 8×8 baking dish and bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Let cool slightly before cutting.
  6. Enjoy!
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3 Comments

Posted by on March 19, 2012 in Baking, Chocolate, Desserts

 

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3 responses to “Chocolate Avocado Cake-Like Brownie

  1. tgipaleo

    March 20, 2012 at 10:21 am

    I’m so glad you liked them!!

     
    • Ruby Reduction

      March 20, 2012 at 11:40 am

      Thanks for sharing your creation – I have found many more recipes from your site that we want to try!
      Thanks again!

       

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