Heart Shaped California Avocado Brownies

Total Time: 30 min

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information
per serving

Calories 340
Total Fat 21g
Saturated Fat 11g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 60mg
Sodium 130mg
Total Carbs 36g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 4g
Potassium 330mg

Vitamin A 239 IU; Vitamin C 1.5 mg; Calcium 36 mg; Iron 4 mg; Vitamin D 13 IU; Folate 22 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.06 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 2%; Calcium 4%; Iron 20 %.

*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.

These rich fudgy brownies are hiding a secret, we’ve replaced half of the butter with avocado and there’s no flour to speak of. Chocolate lovers will enjoy this dessert plain or with my Avocado Pistachio Ice Cream. By replacing half the butter with avocado, we have reduced the fat, calories, sodium and cholesterol while adding the nutritional benefits of the avocado. These brownies provide 20% DV Iron and 18% DV Dietary Fiber.

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Serves: 8

3 Tbsp. butter 8 oz. dark chocolate (70% or darker) cut into squares 1 cup coconut palm sugar 2 Eggs 1 ripe, Fresh California Avocados, peeled, seeded and mashed 1 Tbsp. tapioca starch 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder (unsweetened) 1/4 tsp. salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8” x 8” pan and line with parchment paper.
  2. Set a heat proof bowl over a pan of boiling water so that the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water. Melt the butter over medium heat then add the chocolate, stirring occasionally to mix. Add the coconut palm sugar and cook for three minutes, stirring to combine.
  3. Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer, beat the chocolate mixture on medium for 3 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time beating for at least one minute between additions. Add the avocado and continue beating for 3 minutes, until smooth.
  4. Whisk together tapioca, cocoa powder, and salt. Add one half dry ingredients to the mixer and run for 2 minutes, add the second half and mix until completely smooth, about 5 minutes.
  5. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes. Allow to cool before removing from pan and use cookie cutter to create heart shapes.

Serving Suggestion: Serve with Avocado Pistachio Ice Cream

Beverage Pairing:  Dry sparkling wine

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*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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