There’s no denying that avocado is the best breakfast/lunch/dinner/snack food available. But who says it can’t be used as a dessert?
Recently I have been playing around with avocado based desserts, and I took inspiration from a post I saw for brownies made for the Ketogenic diet (high fat/protein, low carb).
I ended up modifying the recipe – more towards my taste preferences – and since I’m not following the keto diet, I did add in some honey (which you might want to swap for monk fruit or stevia, if you are looking for lower carb options).
I will admit my first go was very underwhelming. I completely missed the mark on the sweetness, so brownies tasted more like buttery dirt.
But, practice makes perfect, and after many flops I have formulated a avo-brownie recipe that is undeniably healthy. You will need:
- 1 medium avocado
- 1/4 cup nut butter – I love peanut Mayver’s butter
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/2 cup cacao powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3 tbsp cacao nibs
- 2 tbsp warm honey (less sticky)
Mix everything (except cacao nibs) together in a blender until it is smooth and creamy, and press into a brownie pan. Sprinkle the cacao nibs and cinnamon on top.
Pop into an oven at 180˚C and bake for 20 mins.
|Macro-nutrients||1 serving of avo-brownie|
(recipe makes 12)