Sunday afternoon, watching playoff football and I’m craving some home-baked treats without the guilt. Avocado Protein Brownies were the answer – healthy fats, protein and all the chocolatey goodness I was looking for. Super moist and actually quite light in texture, these healthy brownies are easy to make in less than 15 minutes.
Since discovering Kodiak Cakes, I’ve been using their mixes in place of flour/baking powder in many recipes as a single serving has 14 grams of protein and is made from whole grains. I use Kodiak Cakes to make simple pancakes of course, but the mix is perfect for baking and I have used in muffins and this recipe, brownies. You can find a 3-bag box at Costco (best deal) but they are also available at my local grocery store as well as Target (cheaper than the grocery).
Although the recipe calls for dark chocolate Kodiak Cake mix, I also added some Cacao Powder for extra chocolate goodness. For those who aren’t familiar with Cacao Powder, it is a healthy alternative to conventional over-processed “cocoa,” which is rich in antioxidants, iron and magnesium.
- 1 medium avocado
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 cup kodiak cakes dark chocolate flavor
- 1 Tablespoon Cacao Powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Suggested toppings: pistachios, coconut, almonds, sea salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Slice avocado in half and peel skin off, adding to food processor or blender. Add maple syrup and vanilla and blend till creamy.
- Add blended mixture to 3 eggs in large bowl and mix until blended
- Add kodiak cake powder, baking soda and salt and mix evenly
- Dish into muffin tin and add toppings
- Bake for 15-20 minutes until toothpick comes out clean