Dark Mocha Avocado Brownies

Puzzled by the title? “Dark Mocha Avocado Brownies”? Seriously,  what kind of dessert is this?

Hass Avocado

Hass Avocado

The avocado may be something that would sound intriguing, but then again…. avocado in a dessert?

A touch of avocado in place of some of the butter can change the entire texture of the dessert. The avocado in this brownie will make it moist, dense, and beautifully decadent, while doing nothing to take away from the mocha-cocoa flavors.

When making brownies, I used this recipe for mocha, dark chocolate brownies because it makes the moistest, darkest brownie I’ve ever had. But this time I decided to change it up, and “healthify” the recipe by replacing half the butter with avocado. The brownie recipe has now reached perfection.

Dark Mocha Avocado Brownies

  • 5 oz  Dark Chocolate (at least 75%) 

    Espresso powder

    Espresso powder

  • 3 tbsp. Butter
  • 1/3 a medium Avocado
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1/2 tbsp. Espresso Powder or Instant Coffee Granules
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • Powdered Sugar (for dusting)

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Over very low heat, melt 3 ounces of chocolate with the butter. Stir constantly to keep chocolate from burning.

Melt the chocolate and butter over low heat.

Melt the chocolate and butter over low heat.

Melted Chocolate and Butter

Once chocolate is melted, take it off the stove. Thinly slice or mash the avocado and add it to the chocolate, along with the sugar, vanilla, and espresso powder.

Avocado In Chocolate

Whisk in the two eggs.

Eggs Added

Brownie Batter

Mix in the flour and salt.

White Flour

Smooth Chocolate Batter

Roughly chop the remaining 2 ounces of chocolate into chunks. Give them a coating of flour by tossing the chunks in 1 tbsp. of flour. Add the chunks to the brownie batter and stir.

Dark Chocolate Chunks

Grease a round pan with a 10″ diameter, or a square 8″ X 8″ pan, with cooking spray or butter. Pour the batter in the pan.

Brownie in the Pan

Bake for 13-16 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center will come out clean. Pay special attention to NOT over bake.

Dark Mocha Avocado Brownies

Dark Mocha Avocado Brownies

12 responses on “Dark Mocha Avocado Brownies

    • Thank you so much for sharing my recipe! I am honored! I really appreciated the nice comments you made about my blog and me (and the masterchef part). I am glad my avocado brownie recipe provided some nice avocado inspiration.

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  2. Hi Ben,
    I am not sure if you got Leslie’s comments already, but I made your brownie yesterday for my Mom’s birthday dessert, and she loved it! This is no small thing, because she loves her chocolate (where I get my chocolate tooth I am sure), so thanks! Hope you are enjoying Italy.

    • Hi Sandy!
      I was excited to hear that you wanted to try out the brownie recipe, so I’ve been looking forward to finding out how it went. I’m so glad your Mother liked the brownies! They really are quite good, especially for chocolate lovers. Italy is great, and I am collecting good stories and learning many new things. Say hello to all the Dickersons for me!

  3. Ben, we just finished our first foray with this brownie recipe. Avocado?! Are your crazy? Well, let me tell you, we loved them! Served them for Sandy’s Mother’s birthday dinner and we are still talking about them. Inspired. A keeper.

    • Hi Leslie!
      I’m so glad the brownies worked out! I just replied to Mr. Dickerson’s comment, so I can tell that they were a hit by the way I received multiple “thumbs up”. I hope all is well back in Virginia! Hope to have another dinner together sometime soon!

  4. Made them while no one was watching (the avocado needs to be experienced, not seen) and they are a huge hit! Well done!

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