Avocado Brownies


Why not begin the recipe portion of my blog with a yummy dessert? I am a health coach, yes, but also very much in love with chocolate and love to enjoy life too. We can have desserts and feel less guilty.


*Just a note, most of the recipes you find here will be a variation of egg-free, gluten free, soy and dairy free (my son had a lot of food allergies and sensitivities as a baby). I definitely plan to mix it up and include nutrient dense egg and raw dairy recipes!


This is a great dessert recipe to sneak in some healthy fats and protein so you feel less guilty eating them yourself or feeding to your kiddos! I also have my 2.5 year old help me out in the kitchen. I prepare the ingredients and he helps me mix and blend.


So with that said I'll keep this post short and to the point so you can get to these brownies as soon as possible!


Avocado Brownies


Ingredients

  • 1/2 ripe medium avocado

  • 1 cup coconut milk or almond milk

  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup

  • 2 scoops of collagen powder

  • 1 cup gluten free flour blend (can also try almond, spelt or oat flour)

  • 1/2 cup raw cacao powder (not cocoa, which is highly processed)

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (I like enjoy life allergy friendly brand if making for my kiddo)

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F

  • Using coconut oil, avocado oil (dairy free) or grass-fed butter - lightly grease an 8 x 8 baking dish (preferably glass if you have it; even a round pie baking dish would work!)

  • Blend the avocado, coconut milk, collagen and maple syrup until smooth

  • In a large bowl, mix the flour, cacao powder, baking soda and salt.

  • Pour the wet ingredients from the blender into the bowl with the mixed dry ingredients

  • Add the chocolate chips, stir together then add to baking dish

  • Sprinkle a few more chocolate chips on top for extra sweetness

  • Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

  • Allow to cool for at least 15 minutes before serving.







Notes/Variations

  • You may have to add a splash more coconut milk to the batter depending on your measurements. I've had to add about 1/8 cup more of coconut milk at times.

  • Rather than greasing up a pan, try using parchment paper in the baking dish to keep clean up easy (mamas need easy!)

  • Instead of pure maple syrup you can use 1/4 - 1/2 cup coconut sugar


Enjoy!


**Please use organic and natural ingredients whenever possible.


With Joy,

Nicole



hudson valley, new york

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