Dark Chocolate Avocado Brownies

Our Dark Chocolate Avocado Brownies may sound a little unconventional, but we promise you will love this healthy, clean take on brownies! We’ve used whole wheat flour instead of white, and sweetened them only with maple syrup. Coconut oil and avocado add healthy fats and a nutritional boost. These brownies are super simple to make, and taste so good your whole family will be begging for more!

Dark Chocolate Avocado Brownies

Dark Chocolate Avocado Brownies

Yields: 12 servings | Serving Size: 1 brownie | Calories: 294 | Total Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 162mg | Carbohydrates: 36g | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 24g | Protein: 4g | SmartPoints: 14


  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and mashed smooth
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350. Lightly spray an 8X8 inch pan with non stick spray.

In a small bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg, avocado, coconut oil, vanilla extract, and maple syrup. Mix well until smooth. Gradually add the flour mixture to the avocado mixture and blend well, Gently fold in chocolate chips and pour into prepared pan.

Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before cutting. Store refrigerated in an airtight container.


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11 Comments on "Dark Chocolate Avocado Brownies"

  1. Lizelle  February 26, 2017

    This looks moist and delicious! Wondering if you’ve ever used gluten-free flour in this recipe?

    • Gale Compton  February 27, 2017

      Lizelle, We haven’t, but would love to know the results if you make it with GF flour.

      • Elena  July 25, 2017

        Hi Gale, not sure if you ever ended up trying these with GF flour, but I just made them using Bob’s Red Mill all purpose GF flower and they are delicious!!!

        • Elena  July 25, 2017

          *flour, haha

        • Nichole Furlong  July 25, 2017

          I’m glad to hear the Avocado Brownies turned out with the GF flour!

  2. michelle landryi  March 23, 2017

    I just made these…. very moist and rich! Since I’ve gone clean I haven’t had a good brownie recipe until tonight…THANK YOU!!!

    • Gale Compton  March 24, 2017

      Michelle, We’re so happy you enjoyed the brownie recipe. Happy Clean Eating! 🙂

  3. Joe  June 16, 2017

    Can you sub with coconut flour?

    • Emilia Horn  June 17, 2017

      Yes, Joe, you can sub with coconut flour.

  4. Katie  June 25, 2017

    I’m making these now! I used a glass pan though. Is that okay?


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