Brownies - Quick Avocado Lusciousness with Vanilla Frosting (optional)


Prep Notes


Sure, you could eat eggs and avocado for breakfast the regular way—or you could have brownies! Not just any brownies—these are free of gluten and refined sugar, along with those eggs, avocado and other wholesome ingredients

Cooking Time

30 min

Yields

16

Ingredients


  • For Brownies:

  • 2 ripe medium avocados (about 6 oz. each), peeled, pitted, chopped
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup raw cacao powder (72g)
  • 3 scoops youtheory® Collagen Powder (or what you have on hand)
  • ½ cup almond flour (52g)
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. instant coffee (optional)
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips

  • For Frosting:

  • ½ cup coconut butter (120g)
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp. full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Pinch of fine sea salt
  • Toppings: Crushed freeze-dried raspberries, cacao nibs, toasted coconut, optional

Directions


  1. Make brownies: Preheat oven to 350ºF; grease an 8-inch square baking pan.
  2. In a food processor, combine avocados, maple syrup and coconut sugar; blend until smooth. Add eggs; pulse to blend. Add cacao, collagen, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, vanilla and instant coffee (if using); blend until well combined and smooth. Add chocolate chips and swirl in with a spatula.
  3. Transfer batter to baking pan, spreading evenly. Bake until just set in the middle, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool in pan on a wire rack, then cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  4. Make frosting: In a high-speed blender or food processor, combine all ingredients. Start with 2 Tbsp. maple syrup. Blend until smooth. Taste and add more maple syrup, if needed. (Yield: About 1 cup)
  5. When brownies are thoroughly chilled, spread frosting on top. Sprinkle with a topping, if desired, then cut into 12 bars and serve. Cover and refrigerate any leftovers.

Notes


You can make this Keto by subbing in Lakanto monkfruit syrup and sugar, 1:1 ratio.


Nutrition going Keto without Frosting: 1 serving 

Calories
94.1kca 

Total
Fat
7.1g
 

Saturated Fat
1.8g
 

Cholesterol
26.3mg


Total Carbohydrate
11.5g


Dietary Fiber

3.8


Net Carbohydrate

7.7g

 

Sugars
1.9 g


Protein
3.5 g