If you love super fudgy, chewy, and chocolatey brownies, then these avocado brownies are an absolute must-make! They are very moist, sweet, and just incredibly delicious! Plus, they are made with mostly healthy ingredients and they are super easy to prepare.
Avocados and chocolate are a super delicious dessert combination. As the taste of avocados is quite neutral, they can be combined with chocolate or cacao to create all kinds of delicious and healthy chocolate desserts. And one dessert I can’t get enough of are these avocado brownies. They are super fudgy, moist, and chocolatey. I absolutely recommend trying these!
What do avocado brownies taste like?
Avocado brownies actually taste very similar to regular brownies. They are very moist, chocolatey, and very delicious! As for the avocado flavor, I would say that most people probably won’t taste it in these brownies. I sometimes taste a hint of avocado with the first bite, but after that, it is completely unnoticeable.
The only difference between these brownies and regular brownies might be the texture. Classic brownies can sometimes be a bit more like cake, whereas these avocado brownies are a bit more dense and fudgy but still fluffy. So if you don’t mind that, I totally recommend trying this recipe!
To make fudgy avocado brownies, you’ll need the following ingredients.
- Avocados: Avocados are a key ingredient in this recipe. Just use regular ripe avocados. The avocados I used were medium-sized. So if your avocados are bigger, use a bit less than I did.
- Dark chocolate: I love dark chocolate with a cacao content of around 70%. It is super chocolatey but still sweet enough to make delicious brownies!
- Eggs: If you use large-sized eggs, use less than I did in this recipe. The ones I used were medium-sized.
- Cacao powder: Another key ingredient for making super delicious avocado brownies! Cacao powder gives these brownies their chocolatey flavor.
- Almond flour: I love to use almond flour for baking. It is healthier than regular flour and can easily be made at home by blending blanched almonds in a food processor. Plus, it is an amazing alternative for anyone who wants or has to eat gluten-free.
- Brown sugar: I love to make things as healthy as possible, but brown sugar is an absolute must in this recipe! You can probably substitute with maple syrup if you want to, but I haven’t tried that version. So if you don’t mind some added sugar, go for the brown sugar in this recipe.
- Baking soda: Just use good old baking soda to make these brownies rise.
- Dark chocolate chips: Chocolate chips are an absolute must for delicious brownies! So definitely add them to the batter and as a topping.
- Vanilla extract: A little bit of regular vanilla extract is needed to make these avocado brownies extra delish.
How to make fudgy avocado brownies
Making these avocado brownies is super easy! Just follow these steps:
- Prepare: Preheat the oven to 350 °F (180 °C). Then melt the dark chocolate in the microwave.
- Blend the wet ingredients: Blend the wet ingredients (avocados, chocolate, vanilla extract, and eggs) in a food processor until they are creamy.
- Combine with the dry ingredients: Add the dry ingredients to a bowl. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix until everything is combined.
- Bake: Lightly grease a 9x9-inch baking pan and pour the batter into the pan. Sprinkle with more chocolate chips. Then bake for 25-35 minutes, depending on how you like your brownies. When they are done, remove the baking pan from the oven. Let the brownies cool and then slice into 16 pieces.
- More add-ins: You can absolutely use more add-ins for making the brownies! I often add walnuts to brownies as I love the combination.
- Don’t substitute the almond flour: All types of flour act very differently and you can’t substitute them 1:1. Since I only tested the recipe with almond flour, I recommend sticking to it. If you can’t find any almond flour in the grocery store, just make it at home by blending blanched almonds in a food processor.
- Baking time: If you prefer your brownies fudgy, remove them from the oven when they are still slightly undone. They will usually continue to cook a bit more while they are out of the oven. And if you want their texture to be more similar to cake, bake them until they are fully done. You can check with a toothpick whether or not the brownies are done.
Another thing I absolutely love about these brownies is that they can be stored in your freezer without losing flavor or texture! Just store them in a sealed bag and thaw them when you are ready to enjoy delicious avocado brownies.
If you store them on the counter, they’ll last for 2-3 days. But I would definitely eat them as quickly as possible (which really isn’t hard, trust me).
Another option is storing them in the refrigerator for up to a week. Just know that they are much denser when you enjoy them straight out of the refrigerator. So if you don’t like that, remove them from the refrigerator before you make your coffee and brownie break.
More delicious dessert recipes
If you love dessert and want to try more healthy versions of your classic favorites, try one of the following recipes! They are all super delicious and easy.
- Creamy Chocolate Avocado Pudding
- Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins
- Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding
- Double Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Muffins
- Food processor
- 2 avocados
- 7 oz dark chocolate
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ cup cacao powder
- ½ cup almond flour
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 3 tablespoons dark chocolate chips half for the dough, half as topping
- Preheat the oven to 350 °F (180 °C).
- Melt the chocolate in the microwave.
- Add all of the wet ingredients to a food processor and blend until they are creamy.
- Add all of the dry ingredients (only half of the chocolate chips) to a bowl and mix them. Pour the blended wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir until everything is combined.
- Lightly grease a 9x9-inch baking pan. Pour the batter into the pan and top with the remaining chocolate chips.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes depending on how fudgy you want the brownies to be. Remove the baking pan from the oven, let everything cool and slice into 16 pieces.