The avocado has a rich buttery tasty which makes it great for use in dessert recipes, beverages, and main dishes. It gets its name from the Nahuatl word, “ahuacatl” meaning testicle, an obvious reference to the shape of the fruit. Early Spanish explorers discovered Aztecs enjoying avocados, however, it was long considered a tasteless food and did not become a commercial crop until the early 1900s.
This week we decided to feature keto chocolate avocado brownies! These brownies are not your typical light and fluffy dessert. They have a dense rich texture that is fudgy with a moist center from the egg and avocado. I like to serve them warmed up with a dollop of whipped cream on top.
These healthy keto brownies are the perfect treat to keep you energized and burning ketones!
- 1 large ripe avocado, mashed
- 6 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1¼ cup granulated Swerve
- 4 eggs or (4 tbsp gelatin, 1 cup water)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 TBS coconut flour
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp celtic sea salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- In a large bowl mix mashed avocado, melted chocolate, and butter until smooth
- Stir in Swerve, eggs, and vanilla
- Add coconut flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt, and mix until smooth
- Transfer mixture to a greased baking dish
- Bake for 25-30 minutes
- Remove and let cool for 1 hour