Avocado brownies - a healthy (sort of) weekend baking recipe
If avocado and brownie are two words you never thought you'd see together, then think again. If you want to satisfy your sweet tooth with some relatively guilt-free homemade chocolate treats then these avocado brownies are a must-try.
Makes 20 brownies (159kcal, 4g protein, 10g fat, 12g carbs)
225g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
4 medium eggs
3 ripe bananas, mashed
25g cocoa powder (make sure it's gluten free!)
50g ground almonds
2tsp vanilla extract
2 very ripe avocados, thoroughly mashed
1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees (180 fan). Line a 10 X 12 inch tin with greaseproof paper. Melt the chocolate in a medium bowl over a pan of simmering water- making sure that the bowl doesn't touch the water. Set aside to cool slightly.
2. Using an electric beater, whisk the eggs together until light and fluffy, about 5 min.
3. Mix the cocoa, almonds, vanilla, mashed bananas and avocados into the melted chocolate. Add the chocolate mixture to the eggs and whisk together until combined. Pour mixture into the prepared tin and level. Bake for 25-30min until set.
4. Allow to cool completely in the tin, before cutting in to 20 squares.
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