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Deliciously Rich Avocado Brownies

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Avocados and brownie mix






  • 2 medium, ripe avocados, skin and pit removed (halve the avocado and scoop out with a spoon)
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or cacao nibs

Tip: Swap out the chocolate chips for toppings such as nuts or seeds, dried fruit or even coconut shreds.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and set aside a lightly greased 8 x 8 baking dish.
  2. In a food processor, add the avocado, maple syrup and sugar. Blend well.
  3. Next, add the eggs and vanilla extract. Mix well so all the ingredients are combined. Scrape the sides for any remnants.
  4. Gently add in the flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa. Mix well.
  5. Turn off the processor and remove the blade. Stir in chocolate chips using a spoon or spatula.
  6. Spread the batter into the pan evenly and bake for 25-30 minutes or until done. Test the middle of the batter with a knife or toothpick to make sure nothing sticks.
  7. Let cool before cutting into squares. Enjoy!
  8. These brownies are good for up to a week in the refrigerator or a few months in the freezer.

Recipe provided by Meridan Zerner, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD, CWC, Cooper Clinic Nutrition