Okay let’s hear your comments before we get started. I’m sure you saw the title and immediately closed your web page. I know, I know, “you’ve got to be kidding” is what you are saying. Well, I understand. It’s not everyday you crave a brownie made with avocados. Actually, I myself have never had that craving. I suppose this post is meant for the adventurous—those who think it could be fun! I can see my mom’s eyes rolling in front of her computer screen. It’s only a matter of time before she responds and says “I don’t think I’ll be making this one!”
I get it. Really. But the thing is, I want you to try them! They are so fudgy, it’s ridiculous. And I have a pan to eat because Max isn’t here. Let’s face it, if he was here, I’d still have a pan to eat….maybe. Maybe not, because he is a sweetheart like that.
Additionally, don’t you hate when you use the last of your baking ingredients on a recipe? In this process, I ran out of powdered sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract. Major bummer, you guys.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go water my avocado tree and change into my organic burlap pants.
Avocado Brownies with Avocado Frosting
Adapted from How Sweet It Is
2 large, ripe avocados, mashed well
8 ounces dark chocolate, melted
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
1 large, ripe avocado
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 by 9 inch pan with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, whisk avocado and melted chocolate together. Whisk in sugar until combined, then add eggs and vanilla extract. Add flour, cocoa, salt, and baking powder. Don’t overmix. Use a large spoon.
Fold in chopped chocolate and spread evenly in baking pan. Bake for 28-32 minutes, or until middle is set. Remove and let cool completely. Then frost!
For the frosting:
Add avocado to a bowl and mix with your electric mixer until smooth. Lower the speed and add in your powdered sugar (a little at a time) and vanilla extract. Frost brownies when cooled.