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Recipe: Avocado Brownie Bites

A healthy (yet decadent!) dessert for chocolate lovers

Stack of chocolatey brownies on a white plate

You may be surprised at the secret ingredient here: Avocado, which deepens the chocolate flavor and adds creaminess. These bites are so rich and decadent, you won’t need more than one to be satisfied!

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Ingredients

Nonstick cooking spray
1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1 large egg
½ cup light brown sugar
½ cup pure maple syrup
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ teaspoon sea salt
1¼ cups gluten-free flour
½ cup dark chocolate chips, melted

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Spray an 8-inch square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Mash the avocado in a large bowl until smooth. Then add the melted butter, egg, brown sugar, maple syrup, vanilla and 2 teaspoons of water.
  4. Mix well to combine.
  5. Add the cocoa powder and stir until fully incorporated and free of any large lumps.
  6. Combine the flour and salt in a separate bowl, then stir in the avocado mixture and melted chocolate.
  7. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until the brownies are cooked through.
  8. Allow the brownies to cool in the pan before cutting them into 16 brownie bites.

Nutrition information (per serving)

Makes 16 servings.

Calories: 164
Total fat: 6.9 g
Saturated fat: 3.4 g
Trans fat: 0.2 g
Cholesterol: 19.3 mg
Sodium: 63.6 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 36.8 g
Fiber: 3.3 g
Sugars: 16.2 g
Protein: 2.7 g

Source: Skinny Liver: A Proven Program to Prevent andReverse the New Silent Epidemic —Fatty Liver Diseaseby Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, with Ibrahim Hanouneh, MD (© 2017 Da Capo Lifelong Books)

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