Fudgy Avocado Brownies
These fudgy avocado brownies are one of the most requested recipes in my household. By my son mostly. My daughter will eat anything so I could put anything in front of her and she will be fine. They are fudgy like normal brownies, chocolatey rich and soooo good. I’ll tell you a secret. I was never into brownies. I hated them. Until i started making them at home and realised that really these things are pretty adaptable! I love trying different variations. Needless to say, I love them a lot more now. 🙂 Here is another avocado brownie recipe that I love. It is not healthy. It is from a different time. It is definitely a cheat day recipe! I apologise for the photos here, this recipe was supposed to go up a long time ago and we weren’t great at the whole picture taking thing.
I know I should have had a post out a couple of days ago but truth be told, I was absolutely exhausted and earlier this year I made a promise to myself. To never neglect myself again. To never put myself at the bottom of the list again. To never ignore that inner voice that is begging me to get some rest/fresh air. I so desperately needed to get out of the house!
This week, my son got a stomach virus and it has kept me up for three nights in a row. I’m a little out of practice with getting up during the night because my kids are a little older now but I think being up for three nights in a row, would be difficult for even a seasoned pro. So, instead i took my exhausted self and spent a very selfish afternoon browsing in shops and markets and why not? I deserve it. So do you and if you have a partner, they do too! We all do. We are all human. We don’t need to pretend to be super human. A little break, means we come back revitalised. We grind harder, love better and smile more. On the topic of smiling, at one stage I was so tired, I was bordering on hysterical and my husband told me to get to bed. I was just laughing at the most mundane things and sent him some really unfunny messages that I thought were absolutely hilarious at the time.
Also, as much as I needed me time, I also wanted time with my son. He needed me and my kids needs will aways come before work. Seeing your child roll around in agony, is like getting a punch in the stomach. My son is VERY patient. I cannot say that enough and i am not saying that with rose tinted mummy glasses on. He really is. So if he is crying and telling me he is in pain, I know I have to drop everything. Luckily that nasty virus has now gone and I am back to work and what is a couple days off for family? Nothing really.
Anyhow, whilst I was out shopping, I got a message from an unknown number. It turned out to be an old friend of mine. That feeling of instant reconnection is so heart warming. It was instant laughter, banter and a realisation that, gosh I have really missed her! I actually cannot wait to see her again!
I might feed her these brownies! She is a real foodie. That is something we connected on many years ago. We have known each other since school but fell out of touch for many years. We reconnected when I started working at the same place as her. We are similar in that we are both very honest and she really makes me laugh. I can literally talk to her about anything without feeling like i have to hold back. Basically I just love her and I feel like as I am growing older, I value those real connections so much more.
- 115g Dark Chocolate, Chopped
- 2 ripe Avocados, flesh removed and pitted
- 150g Coconut Sugar
- 2 tsp Vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 50g Cocoa or Cacao powder
- 60g Ground Almonds
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 105g Maple Syrup
- 50g Coconut Oil
- 60g Dark Chocolate
- 30g Cocoa or Cacao Powder
- Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4.
- Line a brownie tin with greaseproof paper.
- Melt the dark chocolate in the microwave in blasts of 10 seconds at a time.
- In a food processor, blend the avocado, sugar and vanilla.
- Add the eggs and whizz until combined.
- Add the cocoa/cacao powder, ground almonds and salt. Pulse until combined.
- Spread the mixture into the pan and bake for 30-35 minutes.Set aside to cool.
- In a small pan, melt the maple syrup, coconut oil and dark chocolate over low heat until smooth. Remove from the heat and stir in the cocoa.
- When the brownies have cooled, pour the mixture over the brownies and spread in an even layer.
- Put the tray into the fridge for now hour, to let the topping set.
- Cut into squares and devour!