Rich, chewy, fudgy avocado brownies are the healthy way to satisfy your chocolate cravings! They’re gluten-free, keto-friendly, and super easy to throw together.
When I’m craving something chocolatey and decadent, I always think of brownies. From crispy edge pieces to those ooey-gooey center pieces, there’s a reason this treat is such a classic.
Of course, I don’t always love the sugar and carbs you find in traditional recipes. That’s why I prefer to make these avocado brownies instead!
If you’ve never baked with avocado before, rest assured: your dessert will NOT turn out tasting like guacamole. In fact, the rich chocolate flavor completely masks the avocado, leaving you with decadent, fudgy goodness.
Even though you don’t taste it, avocado is really the powerhouse ingredient of this recipe. It keeps the brownies super moist while also adding some healthy fat and fiber to each slice!
If you haven’t tried baking with avocado yet, these brownies are the perfect place to start. They’re so delicious, it’s hard to believe they’re gluten-free and keto-friendly! And best of all, prep only takes about 10 minutes.
How to make avocado brownies
This decadent dessert comes together in just six easy steps.
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease or line a 9×9 baking dish and set aside.
Step 2: Combine all the ingredients in the blender.
Step 3: Blend until a smooth, thick batter starts to form. Stop the blender, stir the batter, then blend again, repeating as necessary until the batter is completely incorporated.
Step 4: Spread the batter into the prepared baking dish.
Step 5: Bake for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, then remove from the oven.
Step 6: Allow the brownies to cool in the pan for at least 30 minutes before slicing.
Waiting for your brownies to cool is the hardest part, but trust me, your patience will pay off! Cooling is what gives the brownies that ultra-fudgy texture that makes them so irresistible. Believe me, it’s well worth the wait.
Tips for making your perfect brownies
When it comes to mashing up the avocado and making sure it’s fully incorporated into the brownie batter, I highly recommend using a blender. If you don’t have one, you could use a fork or even a potato masher. Just make sure to REALLY mash the avocado well.
Not following a keto way of eating? The low-carb sweeteners can be replaced 1:1 with regular sugar if you like.
Prefer your brownie texture firmer and more cake-like? Try baking your batch for a little longer, around 25-27 minutes. If you prefer them extra gooey, bake for 22-23 minutes.
The good news about this recipe is that it keeps very well! You can have a rich, chocolatey, healthy dessert ready to enjoy all week long.
Simply store the brownies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days… if they last that long! You can eat them cold straight from the fridge or heat them in the microwave for a few seconds to enjoy warm.
Other healthy dessert recipes
Eating healthy and regulating your blood sugar doesn’t mean you can’t indulge your sweet tooth!
If you’re looking for more dessert recipes that you can enjoy on a diabetes-friendly diet, here are a few of my favorites I know you’ll enjoy:
- Blueberry Muffins with Coconut Oil
- Frozen Yogurt Bark with Blueberries and Almonds
- Crustless Custard Pie (Low-Carb)
When you’ve tried these brownies, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked them and rate the recipe in the comments below!
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease or line a 9×9 baking dish and set aside.
- Combine all the ingredients in the blender.
- Blend until a smooth, thick batter starts to form. Stop the blender, stir the batter, then blend again, repeating as necessary until the batter is completely incorporated.
- Spread the batter into the prepared baking dish.
- Bake for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, then remove from the oven.
- Allow the brownies to cool in the pan for at least 30 minutes before slicing.