I have a moist, rich and fudgy gluten-free brownie recipe for you today. The secret ingredient is avocado!
OK, I might be a little obsessed with the avocado these days. This little superfood is so good for you. It’s full of vital nutrients and healthy fats. Oh yeah!
Here are some of the healthy benefits of eating avocados:
Nutrient-Dense: An avocado gives you 25% of your recommended daily allowance (RDA) of Vitamin C, helping boost your immunity.
Potassium: Avocados contain 15% of your RDA of potassium, more than a banana, which only contains 10% RDA of potassium.
Fiber: Avocados are loaded with fiber (10 grams) – helping you maintain good digestive health. The avocado contains 25% soluble fiber, which is good for feeding beneficial gut bacteria.
Healthy Fats: Avocados are a high fat food (77% fat!), however, they are ripe with monounsaturated fatty acids – the good fats like the ones found in olive oil. These healthy fats have been proven to reduce inflammation, keep disease away and are essential to maintaining good health.
Antioxidants: Avocados contain antioxidants that can stave off oxidative stress and inflammation.
OK, so I did go a little overboard talking about the avocado, but seriously, they are really good for you.
Now mind you, these gluten-free brownies are NOT healthy for you. They contain sugar and starches, so don’t go eating the whole batch, ok? But if you are looking for a gluten-free dessert that isn’t completely nutritionally devoid, you can try this gluten-free brownie recipe and feel really satisfied (and a little less guilty too).
These gluten-free brownies are, simply put, amazing. Fudgy. Rich. Chocolatey. Just the right amount of sweetness. You won’t know that they’re infused with heart healthy avocados one bit.
The gluten-free brownie recipe is inspired by Nicole Hunn at Gluten Free on a Shoestring, one of the best gluten-free cookbook authors* around. She has such amazing recipes – not always good for you – but amazing nonetheless. I’ve always admired her.
Last night we enjoyed the gluten-free brownies for dessert. My kids dove in, telling me how much they loved them. After a few bites, I decided to let them in on the secret ingredient. They were both in disbelief! My daughter even said, “There’s no way there’s an avocado in there, these are so good!”
So the next time you’re craving brownies, whip up a batch of these gluten-free brownies infused with heart healthy avocado love. Enjoy!
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