I’m excited to share today’s Gluten Free Avocado Brownie recipe because it’s actually not my own. It’s a guest post by Kristin Alfonso. Kristin and her husband Kenneth run an awesome food and lifestyle blog, Start with Kenstin. They both have a passion for fitness and health and when they came together their passions collided to create something awesome. Their goal has always been to help others who need support during their health and fitness journeys. And trust me, they are definitely achieving those goals. Their tasty recipes aren’t only delicious but are also nutritious, like this awesome Gluten Free Avocado Brownie. Not only are their recipes awesome but they have such useful health tips and articles.
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Gluten Free Avocado Brownie
The following post, recipe, and pictures are created by Kristin of Start with Kenstin
Melt in your mouth, chewy, ooey-gooey, chocolatey avocado brownies. These are healthy, gluten free, egg free, nut free, dairy free and soy free! Amazing right? This is exactly what you would expect from a brownie and so much more. Avocado and Chocolate…maybe you’re wondering how in the world I managed to make your two favorite things go together so well in one jam-packed tray of chocolate heaven.
I could barely hold myself back as I sliced through the brownies attempting to make perfect cuts for my usual photo shoot to share with you all. These smelled exactly like an original brownie. I could tell the texture was soft and chewy but it still holds itself together wonderfully. The taste was a-maze-ing.
Importance of Each Ingredient
Here are the ingredients and each one of them has a great purpose.
- Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Rolled Oats: this is a healthier gluten free option to substitute for flour
- Baking Soda: Rising agent in baking
- Cocoa Powder: adds a chocolate color and taste
- Almond Milk: great substitute for cow milk
- Avocado: perfect substitute for heavy oils like canola oil
- Maple Syrup: helps the brownies hold together and is a sugar substitute
- Cornstarch: used to create a tender chewy brownie
- Vegan Chocolate Chips: a great option for people avoiding dairy
By the way, the avocado adds a moistness that I could never achieve in other healthy brownies I have made in the past. The purpose of the avocado is to simply substitute heavy oils. Why have we not been doing this for the entire existence of baking?!
These chewy gooey avocado brownies are not only delicious but good for you too! The avocado adds such a moist texture that is sometimes lacking in gluten free brownies. Plus the avocado adds some great nutrients that will you make you feel better about eating too many brownies.
- Lightly grease a baking dish and preheat the oven to 350°F. I used a small baking dish that was 7”x 5”x 2” for thicker gooey brownies.
Blend the rolled oats in a blender until it has the texture of flour. Transfer the “oat flour” into a large bowl along with the baking soda, cocoa powder, and cornstarch. Mix well.
- Blend the avocado, almond milk, and maple syrup in a blender until smooth.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir. Incorporate the chocolate chips. Stir all ingredients together until well combined.
- Add your brownie batter into the baking dish and sprinkle the top with the extra garnish chocolate chips.
Bake for about 20-30 minutes until fully cooked. Depending on your baking dish size it may take more or less time. You can test to see if they are cooked through by sticking a toothpick in them, if it comes out clean then it’s done!
Let the brownies cool for 10 minutes before cutting and serving.