Avocados are great to use in baking as a substitute for butter or oil and in these flourless brownies, they create a rich and delicious chocolate dessert.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 8-inch square cake pan
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 8-inch square baking dish with 1 tablespoon coconut oil.

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  • Mix water and flaxseed meal together in a small bowl to make a "flax egg"; set aside to thicken, about 5 minutes.

  • Place flax egg, black beans, coconut sugar, avocado, and 2 teaspoons coconut oil in a food processor and puree until well-combined. Add cocoa powder, baking soda, and baking powder; blend until batter is smooth, 3 to 4 minutes.

  • Transfer batter to a large bowl and fold in chocolate chips. Pour into the baking dish and smooth the top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Cut into 16 bars and top with additional chocolate chips.

Cook's Note:

If you eat eggs, omit the flaxseed meal and water, and add 1 egg and 2 egg whites in step 3 instead.

Nutrition Facts

104 calories; protein 2.7g 5% DV; carbohydrates 15.9g 5% DV; fat 5.1g 8% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 33.7mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/10/2018
I used chickpeas instead of Black beans added salt an egg and a teaspoon of vanilla including all other ingredients except regular cocoa powder and semisweet choc chips (nothing vegan). Blended all together and folded in choc chips. So delish!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/14/2016
I made this exactly as posted and they do not taste good at all. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/10/2018
I used chickpeas instead of Black beans added salt an egg and a teaspoon of vanilla including all other ingredients except regular cocoa powder and semisweet choc chips (nothing vegan). Blended all together and folded in choc chips. So delish!!! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/14/2016
I made this exactly as posted and they do not taste good at all. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/14/2016
I made this twice once with eggs and once without. The first time without eggs and as directed and I did throw it out. The consistency was bad... Even though I cooked it for extra time it just seemed like uncooked batter. The 2nd time we made it with eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla and I also added 1/4 C extra sugar. That time it was ok a fine gluten free alternative but not as good as my mom's brownie recipe. I might try it once more without the baking powder or soda and I would try purring the beans longer to see if it could be improved. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/12/2017
They look like gravel Read More
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