Vegan Avocado Brownies

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees F). Grease an 8-inch square pan with cooking spray.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the  pureed avocado and olive oil until smooth. Add in the flour, cocoa  powder, sugar, baking soda, salt, and water (or coffee + water). Stir  until smooth. Fold in 1 cup of the vegan dark chocolate chips.

  3. Pour into the prepared pan and spread the  batter evenly throughout the pan. Sprinkle with an additional 1/2 cup of  vegan dark chocolate chips on top. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a  toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean (there may be  some melted chocolate chips in there).  If you overbake, the brownies  will have a cake-like texture.

  4. Remove and let the brownies sit out for at least 20 minutes before serving. Cut and serve, or cover and store for up to 3 days.

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup pureed or well-mashed avocado

  • 1/4 cup avocado oil or extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour (or all-purpose flour)

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 3/4 cup cane sugar (or granulated sugar)

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 3/4 cup water (I like to instead use 1/2 cup brewed coffee + 1/4 cup water)

  • 1 1/2 cups vegan dark chocolate chips