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Gluten-Free Chocolate Brownies

Updated on November 16, 2013
Dark chocolate brownies made with coconut flour and avocado. Bet you won't taste either! Try these brownies straight from the freezer for a cold summer treat!
Dark chocolate brownies made with coconut flour and avocado. Bet you won't taste either! Try these brownies straight from the freezer for a cold summer treat!

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4.5 stars from 6 ratings of Gluten Free Chocolate Avocado Brownies

Rich and Fudgy Chocolate Brownies

These brownies are made with avocado and coconut flour, but don’t be fooled by the fancy ingredients! These brownies contain no avocado or coconut flavor - they're just rich, dense, chocolate brownies.They taste exactly how you expect a brownie to taste ... only better! They are chocolaty and fudgy, and sure to cure any chocolate craving. Plus, they have over 3 grams of protein per serving! They're also gluten-free and GMO-free. Hands down the best brownies I’ve ever eaten!

Our favorite way to eat them is straight from the freezer. The coconut oil keeps the brownies soft. Cut them up and freeze them for a frozen chocolate treat that tastes great on a warm summer night.

Coconut flour is dense and firm so you use considerably less in recipes and achieve the same texture as grain-flour. I buy it from the bulk-bin to save a few bucks and store it in a mason jar.
Coconut flour is dense and firm so you use considerably less in recipes and achieve the same texture as grain-flour. I buy it from the bulk-bin to save a few bucks and store it in a mason jar.

Coconut flour, coconut oil and avocado? ... You won't even know it's there!

Although they taste like fudgy, sweet brownies they've got a little something extra. These brownies are packed with nutrition! Coconut is really healthy and fabulous stuff. It's excellent for your thyroid and metabolism. It’s rich in lauric acid which is the same compound found in breast milk. It's a super immunity booster and it’s rich in fiber.

The fat found in coconut oil possesses many health giving opportunities. Some even call it “the healthiest oil on earth.” Filled with MCFA (medium-chain fatty acids) coconut oil does not have a negative effect on cholesterol and it actually protects against heart disease.

Avocado has long been hailed a super-food. It is good for your brain, your heart, your eyes, your blood sugar and blood pressure, it aids in digestion, and more. Due to the fat content (good fat) it can easily be substituted in place of butter or oil.

Cook Time

Prep time: 25 min
Cook time: 35 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: Makes 20-25 thick brownies, depending on cut

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces Bittersweet Chocolate, use high quality, the darker the better, broken in pieces
  • 1/2 cup Organic Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 cup Organic Coconut Oil
  • 6 Organic Eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup Organic Sugar, evaporated cane juice
  • 1/2 cup Organic Brown Sugar
  • 4 tablespoons Agave Nectar, or substitute with 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 Vanilla Bean, or substitute with 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large or 3 small Organic Avocado, mashed
  • 3/4 cup Organic Coconut Flour
  • 1 pinch Sea Salt
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Eggs, sugars and avocado mixed together. It should be smooth and runny.Once you add the chocolate and coconut flour your batter will darken and thicken.Finished brownies! Ready to cool, cut and eat!
Eggs, sugars and avocado mixed together. It should be smooth and runny.
Eggs, sugars and avocado mixed together. It should be smooth and runny.
Once you add the chocolate and coconut flour your batter will darken and thicken.
Once you add the chocolate and coconut flour your batter will darken and thicken.
Finished brownies! Ready to cool, cut and eat!
Finished brownies! Ready to cool, cut and eat!
Chocolate Avocado Brownies topped with blackberries and peaches. Delicious!
Chocolate Avocado Brownies topped with blackberries and peaches. Delicious!

Simple Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees,
  2. Melt butter and coconut oil in heavy, medium sized saucepan. Add in chocolate and stir constantly. Keep stirring until the chocolate is completely melted. Remove from the heat immediately. Set aside and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, beat your eggs in a separate bowl for about a minute, using an electric mixer. Add sugars, agave nectar, and vanilla. Beat well. Add in your mashed avocado and beat until smooth.
  4. Once you chocolate has cooled, slowly add it into your egg mixture. Try to pour with one hand, and hold the mixer with the other. Pour slowly and mix well while combining the warm chocolate with the eggs. Mix until combined and smooth.
  5. Add in about half of the coconut flour and the salt. Mix. Add in the rest of the coconut flour and mix well to combine.
  6. Pour into a greased 9 x 13 baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 35-38 minutes. A toothpick should come out clean.
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Organic fruits and vegetable have the highest nutritional value and the lowest amount of toxins.There are many brands and types of organic sugar. Use evaporated cane juice for the easiest substitute.Organic coconut oil. Good for you and an easy butter or oil substitute.
Organic fruits and vegetable have the highest nutritional value and the lowest amount of toxins.
Organic fruits and vegetable have the highest nutritional value and the lowest amount of toxins.
There are many brands and types of organic sugar. Use evaporated cane juice for the easiest substitute.
There are many brands and types of organic sugar. Use evaporated cane juice for the easiest substitute.
Organic coconut oil. Good for you and an easy butter or oil substitute.
Organic coconut oil. Good for you and an easy butter or oil substitute.

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Choose High Quality Ingredients for High Quality Baking

This is truly the distinction between good tasting food and AMAZING tasting food. It's simple. Great ingredients equal great food. Purchase organic and GM free when available. Yes, it may be a bit more expensive but can you really put a price tag on your personal health?

Using organic and GM-free ingredients is the only way to guarantee that you’re receiving the maximum nutritional benefit from your food. Many studies show that GM foods lack nutritional value. Wheat has been in the headlines lately. We’re only just beginning to learn the devastating health effects of GM wheat. Stick with organic and GM-free ingredients whenever possible! I bet you'll taste a difference.

Refined white table sugar is poison! Stay away from it. Unfortunately, most American’s eat it in excess. It has no nutritional value as all the vitamins have been bleached out. Organic sugar, or evaporated cane juice, is a cream/tan color. The sugar crystals are larger and are not uniform as they are left natural. Because there are no pesticides used on organic sugar, and because it is not refined, it contains more vitamins and enzymes. It also contains more molasses which has immense nutritional benefits. I’ve written more about the health benefits of molasses in other articles. Swap out refined sugar with organic sugar in all your favorite recipes using a 1:1 ratio and add some nutrition to your life.

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      Robyn D Bera 4 years ago from California

      Thanks for your comment EP! You won't even taste the avocado. It's really just a way to substitute good fat for bad fat and add some extra nutrition. I hope you try do try it. Thanks for your vote!

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      Elizabeth Parker 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Wow- when I first read the headline, I couldn't imagine an avocado in the recipe, but I love avocados and it does taste good with anything. I'll be baking these in the near future. Voted up!

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      Robyn D Bera 4 years ago from California

      Hey there Peachpurple. It's avocado season! I stock up on avocados, make a bunch of these brownies and store them in my freezer. Avocado is a great, healthy, butter substitute. I hope you like them. Thanks for stopping by!

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      thanks for this delicious chocolate article. Looks so tempting. Using avocados is unique with chocolate. Will try it out during the weekend. Voted up