Dark Chocolate Avocado Brownies

4.6 from 5 votes

We promise you will love this healthy, clean take on 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!

4.6 from 5 votes

Dark Chocolate Avocado Brownies

Even with unconventional ingredients, these amazingly delicious and clean brownies will still be gobbled up within minutes of leaving the oven.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Yield 12 people
Serving Size 1 brownie
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author SkinnyMs.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour optional almond flour for gluten-free recipe
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 avocado ripe, peeled, pitted, and mashed smooth
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips recommend Enjoy Life

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1brownie | Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 162mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 24g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 14
Keywords Holiday, Kid-Friendly, Vegetarian

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57 Comments

      1. 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!!!

  1. 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!!!

    1. Hmmmm…we haven’t tried oat flour or brown rice syrup so I can’t say for certain how it would turn out. Please let us know if you try those tweaks and how it turns out. I’m sure our readers would be interested. 🙂

  2. Has anyone made these using a sugar free substitute for the maple syrup? Being diabetic, I’m really looking for a great brownie recipe that doesn’t have a lot of impact on blood glucose levels. Would also substitute almond flour….

  3. Do the dark chocolate chips melt? Or are they “intact”? Curious because I want to try these brownies but I don’t like crunching on chocolate chips in my brownies.

    1. Hi Angela! A melted vegan butter, melted regular butter, or a light tasting olive oil can be used. Be cautious when using olive oil, because the flavors may alter the taste of the brownies.

  4. Can I just say how excited I am about these brownies? I have tried multiple different brownies that were clean and they were all so dark and thick! These have the wonderful brownie texture and taste so good!!! Thank you!!!

  5. Maple syrup? What can be substituted? I do not use Stevia, agave and similar products. I use regular sugar as I use it sparingly. Thank you.

  6. I’ve made this recipe several times. My family and I love it. The healthy substitutions make it guilt-free. Thank you!!

  7. These are the most amazing brownies! I used almond flour and added a little extra maple syrup for some extra sweetness and they were to die for!!!! I will definitely be making these again.

  8. I made these last night and they were the best homemade brownies I’ve ever made!
    I’d like to make them for my friends, but one is allergic to avocado. Is there anything I can sub for the avocado? Thanks 😊

    1. Melanie, Try the equivalent amount of baked sweet potato. I love sweet potato in brownies and you can’t taste it. YUM! Keep us posted.

  9. This is my ONLY go to brownie recipe! It’s delicious & healthy, what more could you want. I’ve tweaked it a little bit by adding half a finely grated carrot and beetroot and only using 1/2 cup maple syrup and cacao powder. My 3 yr old son loves it and doesn’t know how good it is for him 👏 thank you!

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