These brownies are the perfect treat to satisfy anyone’s chocolate cravings.
The avocado makes these brownies rich and decadent plus adds the health benefits that avocados provide. The best part is that they taste like traditional brownies! They are perfect for a quick snack or pair with some Cashew Ice Cream for a sundae.
On the Fireside Chat- “What’s Cooking? with Dr. Koch”, we make the mini brownie bites, but if you are looking for a larger brownie, just increase the baking time in 5 minute increments. The brownies will be fully baked when the top is a little crispy and a toothpick entered into the brownie comes out clean. You are going to want to test a couple of brownies. The ones in the center take longer to cook.
If you would like to add a topping to your brownies, like nuts or powdered sugar (or I had leftover melted chocolate that I dunked the brownies into, giving them a delicious chocolate coating), you will want to add a topping right after they come out of the oven.
Notes for recipe success:
Xanthan gum is a thickening agent commonly used in gluten-free baking, salad dressings, and many more. It can be used without bringing the ingredients up to a boil for it to be activated in comparison to cornstarch or flour. It is an unforgiving thickener, meaning always start with very little. If too much is added you might have putty instead of a rice emulsified sauce. For this recipe, I use just just a dash, to give the brownies some added stability.
Tempering: Is adding a hot liquid slowly to an egg mixture, raising the temperature of the eggs slowly so they don’t scramble.
These brownies could easily be turned into a chocolate-peppermint brownie by omitting the vanilla and adding peppermint instead!
Additionally, to make a Low-FODMAP version of these brownies, just simply swap the agave nectar for regular table sugar (agave is sweeter than cane sugar, so you may need to use more sugar in the recipe when making this adjustment).
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These are great options to use when making these brownies: