Dark Fudgy Avocado Brownies

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Here it is, the moment you have all been waiting for….the results of the “I Can’t Believe It’s Clean! Baking Contest sponsored by King Arthur’s Flour. Phew…..say that 5 times fast! I am so excited to win Fourth Place in this contest with my Dark Fudgy Avocado Brownies. It is the first contest that I have ever entered, and I only had 4 days to come up with 3 recipes to submit!

Here is the magazine cover:

Clean Eating Magazine Cover with shrimp topped steak.

and here I am on page 56:

Page 56 of Clean Eating magazine featuring my recipe for Dark Fudgy Brownies with Avocado

How about a close up of the delicious brownies.

two brownies stacked on top of each other on a white plate.

How to make Dark Fudgy Avocado Brownies

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly coat an 8 x 8 baking pan with cooking spray.

In a small bowl, add the espresso powder to the hot water. Set aside.

In a large bowl, beat together the maple syrup and sugar with a hand mixer for 1 -2 minutes.

Add the avocado and beat for an additional minute.

Add the almond milk, espresso, and vanilla.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, flax seed, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add to the liquid ingredients, and mix with a rubber spatula/spoon.

Pour into the prepared baking pan and bake for 30 – 35 minutes. Do not over bake.

Sorry about the lack of photos, this recipe was created before I started this blog and learned to photograph every step!

two dark fudgy avocado brownies leaning against each other on a white plate.

More delicious brownie recipes

Now for the what the????? The 3rd place winner is a candy recipe “Irish Mint Patties”! Is anyone else confused by that? Not only is the recipe not baked, it does not even contain flour. It is definitely a unique recipe, but I cannot wrap my ahead around how it won in a baking contest? And it gets stranger…..the winner did not respond to their emails telling her that she won. She did not submit a photo or sign a release, and she still won? That is usually a pretty big requirement in contests.

Do not let the avocado scare you, these are really good. The avocado makes them really moist and gooey, and they are really healthy! The recipe that is printed in the magazine says 1 teaspoon of espresso powder, I actually used 1 Tablespoon…oops!

Enjoy!!

two dark fudgy avocado brownies leaning against each other on a white plate.

Dark Fudgy Avocado Brownies

Prize winning Dark Fudgy Avocado Brownies packed with flavor while still staying healthy.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy brownie recipe, avocado and chocolate
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 144kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon espresso powder
  • 2 Tablespoons hot water
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • 3 Tablespoons evaporated cane juice
  • ½ cup avocado mashed
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond/soy milk
  • 1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour or white whole wheat flour
  • 6 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 Tablespoons ground flax seed
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly coat an 8 x 8 baking pan with cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, add the espresso powder to the hot water. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat together the maple syrup and sugar with a hand mixer for 1 -2 minutes.
  • Add the avocado and beat for an additional minute.
  • Add the almond milk, espresso, and vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, flax seed, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add to the liquid ingredients, and mix with a rubber spatula/spoon.
  • Add the chocolate chips.
  • Pour into the prepared baking pan and bake for 30 – 35 minutes. Do not over bake.

Notes

Store brownies in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Nutrition

Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg

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5 Comments

  1. These brownies sound fantastic! And congratulations on winning the recipe contest, how exciting! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

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