These vegan and gluten free brownies are packed with healthy fats, made with buttery avocado, almond butter, dairy free yogurt and sweetened with unrefined coconut sugar. They are so fudgy, rich, chocolatey and kid approved!
I love using avocados in my recipes. Avocados provide so many good health benefits like being full of healthy fat and rich in nutrients. They add so much moisture that no oil or butter is needed.
My boy loves avocados, but not all kids do. So this brownie is a great way to serve avocados to your kids and sneak some extra goodness into their diet without them knowing! 😉
Avocado almond butter brownies (Vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free & oil-free)
- 2 cups gluten free flour or regular flour
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp instant coffee powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/3 cups coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup dairy free yogurt
- 1/2 cup mashed avocados
- 1/4 cup creamy almond butter
- 1 1/3 cups water
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup dark chocolate
- 1/2 cup coconut cream
- 2 tbsp creamy almond butter
Make the frosting
Finely chop the chocolate into small pieces. Transfer to a microwave-safe bowl, add the coconut cream. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Then take the bowl out and give it a stir. Place the bowl back in the microwave and repeat the process of cooking for 30 seconds, stopping, stirring and returning to the microwave until the chocolate has melted. Stir in almond butter and set aside.
Make the brownies
Preheat oven to 180 celsius. Line an 8" or 9" square baking pan with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl, cream the avocado, almond butter, coconut sugar, yogurt, cocoa until smooth. Whisk in the flour, baking soda, coffee powder and salt. Then add the water, vanilla and continue whisking until the batter is smooth. Pour into prepared pan. Tap gently against the counter to release any air bubbles.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean. Set the brownies on a cooling rack and cool completely in the pan. Spread frosting over brownies. Use the parchment paper to lift the brownies out of the pan. Cut into bars and serve. Enjoy!