Can you imagine that these brownies are:

Dairy Free
Flour Free
High in Fat
Low in Carb
High in Magnesium
Vegetarian
Keto
Paleo
Gluten Free

And STILL taste delicious?

I  don’t know about you but I hate cleaning a ton of dishes when it comes to cooking or baking. I’m a throw-everything-in-the-bowl type of person. This is why I love these brownies. I literally put all the ingredients in my food processor and with a simple press of a button – voila, the batter is made!

What I really love about these brownies is that you can make them however you want. You have the option to sweeten it too your taste buds and use the types of sugar you prefer to bake with. I know a lot of people on Paleo use coconut sugar or maple syrup and those on keto use sweeteners like erythritol or monk fruit. 

 

I made quite a few batches of these brownies and the feedback was they tasted like chocolate and were not overly sweet. Therefore if you wish to add more sweetener – please feel free. 

I did a double batch for this recipe because depending on the tray you use, the batter will spread and slightly rise. So for the batch in the pictures, I used a bread loaf. Double batch means double the gooey-ness!!!

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1.5 cups of mashed avocado
  • 8 tbsp almond butter (or nut butter of choice)
  • ⅔ cup cacao powder
  • ½ cup of oil of choice melted (coconut, butter, avocado, lard etc)
  • ¼ to ½ cup of sweetener of choice (swerve, monk fruit, maple syrup, coconut sugar)
  • 1 tsp tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp of gelatin (Optional – this does help get that gooey texture)
  • OPTIONAL: Dark chocolate, chocolate chips, maple flakes. Salted macadamians etc

How to:

Place all the ingredients into a food processor and blend for 45 seconds. You can mash the rest of the avocados with a fork if they don’t blend fully. Personally, it doesn’t bother me seeing a chunk of green.

Place a piece of parchment paper in your brownie tray of choice or spray (please use an aerosol free spray!) Pour the batter into tray and add whatever toppings you choose. I like to spice it up.

 

PRO TIP: Sometimes I take chocolate chips or large pieces of dark chocolate/maple dark chocolate and spread it on top. I also make cream cheese frosting, maple buttercream or a whipped peanut butter spread. I add a heaping amount of that on it once the brownies have cooled …one word: DELICIOUS!

 

If you’re like my grandfather who  loves ice cream you can always add your ice cream of choice too!

Generally when I bake a single batch of brownies, I bake it at  350 for 30-32 minutes in my convection oven. Oddly enough, 32 minutes worked for a double batch haha….go figure!

I wouldn’t double the time. Simply keep checking on it periodically with a toothpick. Don’t worry if it comes out a little gooey- that’s okay just to avoid  it being raw!

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Happy Baking!

Thanks for reading! Leave a comment to let me know how it turned out.

From my stomach to yours,

Kayla Di Gaetano

Performance Coach
Integrative Nutrition Student