As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados

When you think of ways to use California Avocados, savory dishes like guacamole, toasts, or salads, come to mind. But have you ever considered using them as an ingredient for baking or for sweet dishes? 

California Avocados are known for their versatility, thanks to their soft texture and mild taste. They are the perfect creamy substitute for butter, oil, or cream for many dessert dishes. California Avocados are a healthy fat and can reduce your intake of saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. 

So how can you use California Avocados for baking? When swapping out butter for avocados, a 1:1 ratio will work perfectly. Replace 1 cup of butter with 1 cup of pureed avocados. Here are some of the most popular California Avocado Dessert recipes that you can try: 

For more information on nutrition and avocado substitutions and sweet recipes, view the smart substitutions page.
 

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Honeysuckle is a food and lifestyle channel hosted by Dzung Duong whose dedication to simplifying gourmet recipes, lifestyle design, and responsible beauty has allowed her to grow into a YouTube sensation. Dzung has been cooking since she was 8 years-old, when her grandmother taught her authentic Vietnamese recipes with a twist. Her exceptional content, produced with a playful edge, has made her channel a destination with a full video production business, which she runs with her business partner husband. Her most viral videos include 25 epic toast ideas, the 45-second breakfast sandwich, and decadent Nutella filled cookies. Her mission is: to “inspire young women across the globe to use food and lifestyle choices to develop creativity, self-confidence and community in everyday life.” She and her husband live in Los Angeles with their 1 year old daughter, Erisy, and border collie.

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