If you’re going to change your sweet treat eating habits, swapping celery sticks for your nightly pint of ice cream is only going to last so long.
Use this recipe as a ‘stepping stone’ to help you reduce the sugar in your diet while still reaping the pleasure-filled reward your sweet treat habit provides!
You may increase or decrease the amount of sugar in this recipe in two places: (1) the added honey and (2) the chocolate you use, remember, the higher percentage of cocoa, the less amount of sugar in the chocolate.
Low Sugar Avocado Brownies – – ripe avocado (just under 1 cup mashed), eggs, vanilla, water, bar of dark chocolate (the closer to 100% cocoa bar, the less sugar), unsweetened cocoa powder, honey (optional! Use stevia for a new sugar option), baking soda, unrefined sea salt, Preheat your oven to 355°F.; Grease or line an 8" square cake pan or brownie pan.; In a food processor, puree your avocado with your eggs, vanilla and water until smooth.; Melt your chocolate and mix through your avocado mix in the food processor. ; Add in your cocoa, honey, baking soda and salt and mix until just combined.; If your mixture is too thick, add another 1 tbsp or so of water to combine.; Scoop your mixture out of your food processor into your prepared pan, smoothing out the top and spreading out the mix to all of the edges. ; Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cooked through and a skewer inserted removes clean. ; Leave to cool before taking out of the pan and chilling in the fridge.
Slice and serve chilled. ; These brownies will last in the fridge for a few days (and are even better after they’ve been left for a day or two) or will keep in the freezer for months. ; – <a href="http://mayanahra.com/recipes/dark-chocolate-avocado-pudding/">Get the ‘frosting’ recipe here.</a>
<em>Brownie recipe recipe adapted from SouthernInLaw.com</em>