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I have a moist, rich and fudge-full gluten-free avocado brownie recipe for you today. As you might have guessed, the secret ingredient is an 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 you need to fuel your brain and give your body a boost of energy.
Here are some of the benefits of eating avocados:
Nutrient-Dense: An avocado gives you 25 percent of your recommended daily allowance (RDA) of Vitamin C, helping boost your immunity.
Potassium: Avocados contain 15 percent of your RDA of potassium, more than a banana, which only contains 10 percent RDA of potassium.
Fiber: Avocados are loaded with fiber (10 grams) – helping you maintain good digestive health. The avocado contains 25 percent soluble fiber, which is good for feeding beneficial gut bacteria.
Healthy Fats: Avocados are a high fat food (77 percent fat!) and they are ripe with monounsaturated fatty acids, which are 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 and it behooves you to eat an avocado a day!
Now mind you, these gluten-free brownies are NOT necessarily considered a health food as they contain sugar and starches. This means you shouldn’t eat the entire batch, but one won’t hurt you. The avocado adds a fudge-like texture as well as gives these delicious brownies a little nutrition boost.
These gluten-free avocado brownies are, simply put, amazing. They taste like fudge. They are rich and chocolatey. They have just the right amount of sweetness. You won’t know that they’re infused with heart healthy avocados when you bite into this nutrient-infused dessert!
The gluten-free avocado brownie recipe is inspired by Nicole Hunn at Gluten Free on a Shoestring, one of the best gluten-free bakers around. She always publishes such amazing recipes and I’ve always admired her work.
Last night we enjoyed these gluten-free avocado brownies for dessert.
My kids dove in, telling me how much they loved them. Seriously, they used the words, “love” to describe eating these brownies!
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!