Healthy Avocado Brownies

These brownies are to die for. Literally. Okay maybe not actually literally, but like they’re really good. When I made these for my family my dad said and I quote “these do not taste like they’re suppose to be healthy”. My brother showed his liking for them by eating almost the entire pan, and my mom, well she explained how delicious they were by repeating it only a handful of a hundred times. Lol.

Brownies are one of my favourite desserts ever. Fudgy chocolatey goodness; one of the many keys to happiness in my opinion. I HIGHLY recommend pairing these, or any brownies for that matter with raspberries, it’s a match made in heaven. Raspberries with brownies is like peanut butter and jelly, or crackers and cheese. You get the point. It’s a good combo.

The iconic boxed brownie has been around for a long time, and definitely deserve all the hype it receives, I mean let’s face it they’re delicious. So trust me when I say this healthy brownie recipe is super delicious, as I have very high standards for this special dessert.

These brownies are fudgy, chocolatey, and decadent, like any good brownie should be. Did I mention the best part? They’re super good for you! Made with oats, cocoa powder, avocado and naturally sweetened with dates. (Don’t worry, the avocado adds richness but you won’t taste avocado flavour.) (Don’t worry if you aren’t a fan of dates either, as they make the brownies sweet without tasting like actual dates.)

Comparing Ingredients

Comparing the nutritional value by looking at the ingredients of boxed brownies and these ones speaks for itself. Check it out!

Boxed Brownies

Ingredients: Sugar, Enriched flour bleached, Cocoa processed with alkali, corn syrup, partially hydrogenated soybean and/ or cottonseed oil, corn starch.

Healthy brownies

Ingredients: Oats, dates, cocoa powder, avocado, unsweetened applesauce, vanilla extract, baking soda.

Making & Baking

On top of these brownies being super yummy and healthy, they are also super easy to make. No bowls necessary, only a food processor or a blender. Start by making your oats so they can blend into a fine oatflour, then you can add the rest of the ingredients, blend it up, throw in the pan… Patiently wait for 25 minutes while they bake, and then enjoy a piece (or pan) of brownies. Lol

Healthy Avocado Brownies

Yield: 1 Pan, 12 servings Prep time: 10-15 minutes Bake time: 25 minutes Total time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 C soaked pitted dates
  • 1 C old fashion rolled oats
  • 1/3 C cocoa powder
  • 1/3 C unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/3-1/2 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Optional: 1/4 tsp salt

Method

  1. Soak pitted dates in hot water for 10-20 minutes, then drain water.
  2. Preheat oven to 350℉.
  3. In a food processor or blender, blend oats into oatflour.
  4. Then add all other ingredients to the food processor.
  5. Blend until all ingredients are fully combined.
  6. Spray a brownie pan with non-stick baking spray.
  7. Pour batter into the pan. Note that the batter will be less liquidy then normal brownies and slightly stickier, which is normal, this is just from the dates!
  8. Top with your desired amount of chocolate chips.
  9. Bake for 25 minutes in preheated oven.
  10. Let cool and serve WITH raspberries:)

Nutrition

Per 1 of 12

Calories: 129 Fat: 4g Sodium: 103mg Carbohydrates: 24g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 16g Protein: 2g

Published by athl-eats

I love eating and making food. My favourite foods consist of sweet potato, chicken, salads, bagels, coffee, coffee is considered a food right?

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