Easy Flourless Skillet Brownie

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Total Time: 40 min

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information
per serving

Calories 360
Total Fat 16g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 110mg
Sodium 55mg
Total Carbs 49g
Dietary Fiber 9g
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 9g
Potassium 630mg

Vitamin A 57 mcg; Vitamin C 5 mg; Calcium 101 mg; Iron 3 mg; Vitamin D 0 mcg; Folate 54 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.09 g


% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 6%; Vitamin C 6%; Calcium 8%; Iron 15 %; Vitamin D 0%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

This easy flourless skillet brownie is rich, fudgy, and decadent but it’s made with lots of good-for-you-ingredients. Avocado provides healthy fats, and black beans add fiber – but no one will know they’re there because all they’ll taste is delicious dark chocolate. Serve topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and cold milk to drink.

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Serves: 4

3/4 cup unsalted black beans (about half 15-oz.can), drained and rinsed very well 2 large eggs 1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and diced 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tsp. instant coffee mixed with 2 tablespoons water (or 2 tablespoons coffee) 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. vanilla 1/3 cup milk chocolate chips*
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C) and set the rack to the middle position. Grease a small 6-8” skillet (cast iron is great).
  2. Combine all of the ingredients except for the chocolate chips in a blender and blend for about 1 minute or until smooth. Scrape down the sides as needed. The mixture should look like pudding. Alternatively, you can use a food processor, but you may need to scrape it down more frequently.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared skillet.
  4. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the batter and with a spatula gently swirl them into the batter.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out mostly clean. You may need to insert the toothpick into a few spots in the event you land in a melted chocolate chip.
  6. Let cool for 30 minutes before serving.

Serving Suggestion: If desired, top the warm brownie with ice cream.

Beverage Pairing: cold milk.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Did You Know?

In addition to using avocados in baking as a smart substitution for butter and shortening, California Avocados are wonderful in other desserts like avocado pie, avocado mousse and avocado ice cream.

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

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