Avocado Brownies

Who doesn’t luuurve brownies?  They are so delish but it’s pretty hard to find a recipe that isn’t loaded with sugar and refined oils.  My easy go-to is usually Bobs Red Mill GF Brownie mix but they are positively loaded with sugar (too sweet). This is why the avocado brownie is the perfect alternative.

Healthy treats are a staple in my family, especially for me since I’m again growing another little human.  I can’t think of a better time to be more concioius of the foods I put into my body.  Making sure that my food choices are really nutrient dense even though, I’m not going to lie, I do have the very occasional craving for Sour Patch kids (it’s shameful). I swear as soon as I eat them, I see those little gummies travelling down my through, through my giant belly and straight to my pregnant a$$ and hips.  Oh pregnancy, why must you be so cruel?

Some say pregnancy gives you glowing skin and luscious hair.  Well my version of this is teenage acne and a halo of fine split baby hairs on my head from being pregnant.  I’m also pretty certain that women with the cute little baby bumps are only found on instagram. I instead get ginormous boobs, big hips and a bum that needs its own postal code.  And let us not forget the emotional ups and downs.  I cry at most commercials and then need a nap to recover.  Did I mention I’m only 19 weeks and not quite half way there?  So yes, all the avocado brownies please!

Time to prepare: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup natural unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup Enjoy Life chocolate chips (these are the best- vegan, sugar free)
  • 1 tsp stevia

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 180 Celsius
  • In a food processor, combine apple sauce and avocado. Blend until smooth.

  • Pour mixture into small bowl.
  • Add in 3 whisked eggs and vanilla and stevia
  • In a separate large bowl, combine dry ingredients (coconut flour, baking soda, and cacao powder and 1/2 cup chocolate chips)
  • Pour in wet ingredients and mix well

  • Place brownie mixture into small baking dish (lined with baking paper) or baking moulds.
  • Top with remaining chocolate chips

  • Bake for approx 25 minutes
  • Allow to cool and enjoy!
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