Chocolate and avocado brownies

Dark fudgy brownies to enjoy at home or on the go
Healthy chocolate brownies recipe
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Recipe by: Sarah Drabble | Healthy You Editor

By using avocado and banana in these indulgent brownies, they contain less fat, saturated fat and added sugar than a standard brownie recipe.

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Ingredients
  • 30g dark chocolate (at least 70%), broken into small pieces
  • 2 large eggs
  • 50ml (70g) carob fruit syrup
  • 1 ripe medium-sized banana, thoroughly mashed
  • 1 ripe, medium-sized avocado, thoroughly mashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 60g cocoa
  • 65g plain flour (wholemeal preferably)
  • 1 heaped teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
Time
35 minutes
SERVES:
12
CALORIES:
107
FAT:
5.1g
SALT:
0.3g
SUGAR:
5.7g
5 A DAY:
Less than 1
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC / Fan 180ºC.
  2. Line a 20x20cm baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  3. Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl – either in the microwave or over a pan of gently simmering water, making sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Set aside to cool slightly.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs for about 5 minutes, until light and fluffy.
  5. Pour in the syrup and melted chocolate and beat until combined. Then stir in the mashed banana and avocado, and vanilla extract.
  6. Sieve the cocoa, flour and bicarbonate of soda into the chocolate and fold together.
  7. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking tray and level it off with a spatula. Bake for 15–20 minutes – check it is cooked through by spiking with a sharp knife and checking it if remains clean. Cool completely and cut into 12 squares.
These make a delicious afternoon treat with a cup of tea, or dessert when served with low-fat Greek yoghurt and berries