Avocado Brownies


Rich, chewy, fudgy avocado brownies are the healthy way to satisfy your chocolate cravings! They’re gluten-free, keto-friendly, and super easy to throw together.

Two brownies on a white plate with a bite taken out of the first one

When I’m craving something chocolatey and decadent, I always think of brownies. From crispy edge pieces to those ooey-gooey center pieces, there’s a reason this treat is such a classic.

Of course, I don’t always love the sugar and carbs you find in traditional recipes. That’s why I prefer to make these avocado brownies instead!

If you’ve never baked with avocado before, rest assured: your dessert will NOT turn out tasting like guacamole. In fact, the rich chocolate flavor completely masks the avocado, leaving you with decadent, fudgy goodness.

Even though you don’t taste it, avocado is really the powerhouse ingredient of this recipe. It keeps the brownies super moist while also adding some healthy fat and fiber to each slice!

If you haven’t tried baking with avocado yet, these brownies are the perfect place to start. They’re so delicious, it’s hard to believe they’re gluten-free and keto-friendly! And best of all, prep only takes about 10 minutes.

How to make avocado brownies

This decadent dessert comes together in just six easy steps.

Ingredients for recipe in separate bowls and ramekins, as seen from above

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease or line a 9×9 baking dish and set aside.

Step 2: Combine all the ingredients in the blender.

Ingredients for brownies in the blender, ready to be mixed

Step 3: Blend until a smooth, thick batter starts to form. Stop the blender, stir the batter, then blend again, repeating as necessary until the batter is completely incorporated.

Brownie batter mixed together in the blender, as seen from above

Step 4: Spread the batter into the prepared baking dish.

Brownie batter in a square baking dish over parchment paper, ready to bake

Step 5: Bake for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, then remove from the oven.

Step 6: Allow the brownies to cool in the pan for at least 30 minutes before slicing.

Finished brownies in the baking tin as they cool

Waiting for your brownies to cool is the hardest part, but trust me, your patience will pay off! Cooling is what gives the brownies that ultra-fudgy texture that makes them so irresistible. Believe me, it’s well worth the wait.

Closeup of sliced brownies on a wooden cutting board with one slice pulled slightly away from the rest

Tips for making your perfect brownies

When it comes to mashing up the avocado and making sure it’s fully incorporated into the brownie batter, I highly recommend using a blender. If you don’t have one, you could use a fork or even a potato masher. Just make sure to REALLY mash the avocado well.

Not following a keto way of eating? The low-carb sweeteners can be replaced 1:1 with regular sugar if you like.

Prefer your brownie texture firmer and more cake-like? Try baking your batch for a little longer, around 25-27 minutes. If you prefer them extra gooey, bake for 22-23 minutes.

Overhead view of brownie slices with one brownie turned on it's side to show the texture

Storage

The good news about this recipe is that it keeps very well! You can have a rich, chocolatey, healthy dessert ready to enjoy all week long.

Simply store the brownies in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days… if they last that long! You can eat them cold straight from the fridge or heat them in the microwave for a few seconds to enjoy warm.

Close-up of two avocado brownies on a small white plate

Other healthy dessert recipes

Eating healthy and regulating your blood sugar doesn’t mean you can’t indulge your sweet tooth! If you’re looking for more dessert recipes that you can enjoy in a diabetic-friendly diet, here are a few of my favorites I know you’ll enjoy:

When you’ve tried these brownies, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked them and rate the recipe in the comments below!

Recipe Card

Close-up of two avocado brownies on a small white plate

Avocado Brownies

Rich, chewy, fudgy avocado brownies are the healthy way to satisfy your chocolate cravings! They’re gluten-free, keto-friendly, and super easy to throw together.

Prep Time:10 minutes

Cook Time:25 minutes

Cooling Time:30 minutes

Total Time:1 hour 5 minutes

Author:Diabetic Foodie

Servings:9

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease or line a 9×9 baking dish and set aside.

  • Combine all the ingredients in the blender.

  • Blend until a smooth, thick batter starts to form. Stop the blender, stir the batter, then blend again, repeating as necessary until the batter is completely incorporated.

  • Spread the batter into the prepared baking dish.

  • Bake for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, then remove from the oven.

  • Allow the brownies to cool in the pan for at least 30 minutes before slicing.

Recipe Notes

This recipe is for 9 servings. If you slice into 9 brownies, each brownie will be 1 serving.
If not following a keto diet, the low-carb sweeteners can be replaced 1:1 with regular sugar.
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Info Per Serving

Nutrition Facts

Avocado Brownies

Amount Per Serving

Calories 269
Calories from Fat 221

% Daily Value*

Fat 24.6g38%

Saturated Fat 8.3g52%

Trans Fat 0g

Polyunsaturated Fat 0.7g

Monounsaturated Fat 4.5g

Cholesterol 88.8mg30%

Sodium 259.4mg11%

Potassium 153.2mg4%

Carbohydrates 7.8g3%

Fiber 5.4g23%

Sugar 1.1g1%

Protein 7.5g15%

Net carbs 2.4g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free

Keyword: Avocado brownies, gluten-free, Keto brownies

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