Avocado Brownie Bites!

Avocado Brownie Bites!

I would never have thought of putting avocado into a brownie until I found myself with eight mini avocados one summer. At the time I wasn’t eating avocado on its own so I needed something else. I’d heard of brownie recipes with all sorts of ingredients, zucchini, pumpkin, even sweet potato so I knew something would be out there.

I adapted this recipe from one I found online all those years ago. I opted to make it dairy free and with reduced sugar – it’s not crazy sweet but it is decadent.

Fresh out of the oven they are warm and soft and chocolatey. Depending on the chocolate chips you use you’ll have an ooey gooey mess or delightful chunks of chocolate.

An avocado brownie bite with visible chocolate chips
Each brownie bite is a perfect serve

Ingredients

The ingredients you’ll need are already in your cupboard!

If you’re not gluten free then feel free to substitute gluten-free flour for wheat flour in the same quantity.

For sugar I have used both brown sugar and caster sugar in this recipe. Both were delicious! 

If you are making these brownies dairy free be sure to double check the ingredients of your chocolate chips as many contain milk. I used Pana Organic dark choc chips which are super tasty.  

Ingredients. Cocoa, avocado, egg, vanilla, salt, flour, sugar and chocolate chips.
You’re just eight ingredients away from delicious brownies

Storing your avocado brownie bites

Once the brownies have cooled completely store them in an airtight container. They will be fine for 2 – 3 days on the bench or longer in the fridge.

Avocado brownie bites are also perfect for freezing. Store in an an airtight container or even a freezer bag. Allow them to come to room temperature before eating, or speed things up with a quick zap in the microwave. Just heat 10 or 20 seconds and you’ll be back in brownie heaven.

avocado brownies on a cooling rack

Avocado Brownies

Brownies enriched with avocado these are dairy free, oil free and of course gluten free. Bake them in individual cookie sized pieces for decadent brownie bites.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert, Party Food
Cuisine American
Servings 10 pieces

Equipment

  • Food processor / hand blender optional

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup avocado, mashed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar see notes
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup gluten free self-raising flour see notes
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips see notes

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 180°C
  • Mash your avocado, I'm repeating this because it really needs to be well mashed!
    If there are any lumps you might see them in the final bake. But it will taste absolutely fine.
  • In a bowl combine the mashed avocado, egg, vanilla, and sugar. Blend using a hand mixer or spoon until smooth, ensuring the avocado is well-blended.
  • Sift over the bowl the flour, cocoa and salt. Mix well before then stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Using a tablespoon to measure, place balls of the mixture on your baking tray. Press down on each one gently to get a flatter cookie shape.
    Note: I found mine didn't expand at all, but do leave at least an inch/few centimetres between each one.
  • Bake in the oven for ten mins and allow to cool slightly before moving off the tray.
  • Eat while still warm!

Notes

If you’re not gluten free then feel free to substitute gluten-free flour for wheat flour in the same quantity.
I have used both brown sugar and caster sugar in this recipe. Both were delicious! 
If you are making these brownies dairy free be sure to double check the ingredients of your chocolate chips as they may contain milk. 
 
Keyword avocados, chocolate, dairy free

Do you need more delicious bakes in your life? Try out these seriously addictive oat-free gluten-free ANZAC biscuits.


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