Oh boy, do I like chocolate. How about you? And, thankfully eating some chocolate turns out to be pretty healthy for you. However, you don’t really want all of that fat and sugar, so what’s a chocolate lover to do? Try these delicious Vegan Avocado Brownies!
These are a healthier version than the typical recipe filled with butter, eggs, and sugar because some of the fat is replaced with avocado. Wow, it works really well and you never taste any avocado flavor, either. For the chocolate, we use unsweetened cacao or cocoa powder and for the sugar, we’re using maple and date syrup. If you want a sweeter brownie, add 1/2 tsp liquid Stevia.
The first time I made these, they were too dry, so I upped the avocado from 1/2 to 1 whole and added a mashed banana which also takes the place of eggs. A quick stir then spread into the pan and you’re ready to pop them in the oven. Oh, and I also added a few mini vegan chocolate chips which do have some added oil so if you are on a strick no-oil diet, you can easily eliminate these.
I even feel good about eating these for breakfast with a glass of my favorite non-dairy milk. However, chocolate does have caffeine and I recently have given that up. It’s only decaf coffee for me because I’m one of those people whose blood pressure is affected by caffeine.
Now, if you’re up for something different, you should also try my Black Bean Brownies which are super moist and gooey. It’s so refreshing to be able to eat foods we crave knowing that they are still healthy for us, wouldn’t you say? And, beans…. I can’t say enough about how good they are for us.
Did you know that they’re the cornerstone of every diet where people live very long lives? Check out this page from The Blue Zones about the power of beans and look around this website for articles and recipes for longevity.
And Dr. Joel Fuhrman, whom I love, recommends eating at least 1/2 cup of beans every day. In fact, on this page, Dr. Fuhrman gives his recommendations about all the foods you should be eating in a day– his G-BOMBS.
If you’ve tried this recipe for Vegan Avocado Brownies, I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments below! If you have a photo, post it on my Instagram page, tag me using the hashtag #plantbasedcooking in your caption, and I won’t miss it!