Trying out the Paleo lifestyle? Well you have probably realized that your love of baking makes things HARD. Instead of going cold turkey, try these yummy paleo avocado brownies.
You see, I tried paleo for a while and it was hard mostly because I love to bake. Unfortunately wheat is the building block of baking. It makes me sad. It really does. However, having my stomach hurt and my joints ache makes me sadder still. So, I’ve decided to try out a few alternatives for my favorite foods. I won’t be doing a TON of that, though, because I don’t want to replace gluten (wheat) with a bunch of artificial junk that is just as unhealthy. So you won’t see me buying loaves of gluten free bread instead of regular bread, I just quit eating sandwiches and toast.
I saw this recipe and it intrigued me. Mostly because there aren’t any “weird” ingredients. No xanthan gum or other things I can’t pronounce. I did have to buy coconut flour but it seems to be used quite frequently in gluten/carb free recipes. Overall, the brownies were very good and very chocolatey. I will bake them a bit longer next time (the recipe shows the longer time) because they were quite moist, especially the next day. Evan said they weren’t as good as regular brownies but that he still like them. I think they would be delicious with vanilla ice cream (though that kind of negates the whole non-dairy thing doesn’t it….oh well, dairy doesn’t bother me so ice cream it is!). Melding a superfood like avocados in to a choclatey treat…how can you go wrong?
Paleo Avocado Brownies
Looking for chocolatey brownies made with REAL ingredients as well as grain free, dairy free and paleo? These fudgey paleo avocado brownies are great!
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease an 8X8 square baking pan.
- Melt chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave. Stir every 30 seconds until melted (usually about 1 1/2 minutes).
Fold together melted chocolate and avocado puree in a large bowl (make sure your avocado puree is very smooth or you will have chunks in your brownies).
- Mix in remaining ingredients, mixing well.
Pour in to prepared pan and bake for 35 - 45 minutes. Don't over bake but realize that the brownies will get more moist as they cool.[img
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