HEALTH HACKS | "Secret Ingredient" Brownies

Secret ingredient..... AVOCADO!

These dairy-free, gluten-free brownies are, no joke, the BEST brownies I've ever had.  Not only are they gluten-free, they're loaded with HEALTHY fats!  Not all fats are created equal.  Good fats (fish oils, coconut oil, avocado, flax, etc) help keep your skin soft, are important for brain function, and are a great source of energy!

Try not to eat the whole tray in one sitting!

Avocado Fudge Brownie

2 large ripe avocados

8 oz 70% dark chocolate bar

3 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil

1 c raw coconut palm sugar

2 large eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

3/4 c almond meal flour

1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp fine grain sea salt

Preheat oven to 350F and spray 8x8 baking pan with coconut oil

Place coconut oil and chocolate bar into a medium sized glass bowl.  Place the bowl over a pot of simmering water, making sure the bottom of the bowl isn't submerged in the boiling water (double boiler).  Stir with a rubber spatula until the coconut and chocolate are completely melted.  Remove and set aside.

Peel and core two avocados into a bowl and mash up into a smooth paste.

Wisk avocado and chocolate mixture into a large mixing bowl.  Add the coconut sugar until combined, then add the eggs (one at a time) along with the vanilla extract.

Slowly stir in the cocoa powder, almond meal flour, baking powder and pinch of salt.  Stir until smooth and creamy!

Spread batter into the prepared pan and even out with your spatula. 

Bake for 28-30 minutes or until middle is set.