Avocado Chili Brownies + A Contest

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I'm pretty traditional when it comes to baking, very rarely if ever do I subsititue something low cal or better for me in my baking. It almost seems sacreligious. So when I heard about replacing the oil in baking with equal amounts of avocados I was hesitant.

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I mentioned it to B and he decided he was up for it so I figured, what can it hurt!? After looking around the Avaocados from Mexico's website I decided to make the Avocado Chili Brownies. I just recently had Spicy Hot Chocoalte and I like the heat and the chocolate together so I figured this would have a similar sweet kick to it.

Okay here goes 🙂

Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees.

Then begin melting 10oz of chocolate and 1 stick of butter. While the chocolate and butter are melting combine 1 pinch of sea salt, 1 1/4 cup flour, 2 tablespoons unsweetened dark cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon chili powder and ½ teaspoon cinnamon.

Continue to stir the chocolate and the butter until it has completely melted. Then add 1 avocado, pureed.

Stir until completely combined and then turn off the heat. Add 1 1/2 cups white sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar.

This is when I transfered it to my stand mixer. Let cool and then add three of the eggs

Once you combined the first three eggs throughly add 1 tablespoon of vanilla and the remaing two eggs. Whisk until completely combined and then add the dry ingredients. Mix until just incoprorated. 

Then add to a greased 9×13 pan

Bake for 30-35 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean!

Ingredients:

1 pinch of sea salt
1 1/4 cup flour
2 tablespoons unsweetened dark cocoa powder
1 teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon cinnamon
10 ounces dark chocolate chips
1 stick butter
1 ripe large avocado from Mexico, halved, pitted and puréed
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
5 eggs, divided
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Melt 10oz of Chococlate and 1 stick of butter until smooth, then add the 1 halfed and pitted pureed avocado. Stir until everything is combined.

While the chocolate and butter are melting combine1 pinch of sea salt, 1 1/4 cup flour, 2 tablespoons unsweetened dark cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon chili powder and ½ teaspoon cinnamon.

After the avocado has been incorporated into the chocolate mixture turn off the heat and add 1 1/2 cups sugar and a 1/2 cup brown sugar.

Let the mixure cool and then add 3 eggs and 1 tablespoon vanilla. Stir until everything is well combined and then add the remaining two eggs.

Add the dry ingredients until just incorporated being careful not to over mix.

Pour into a buttered 9×13 pan and bake for approximately 30-35 minutes.

Enjoy!

So now I'm sure you're all wondering….

Can you taste the Avocado?

Personally I couldn't the main flavors I picked up where the chocolate and the chili pepper which was nice and sutle and not too overwhelming at all. B is a fan too!

After making my brownies I entered the Avocados from Mexico's Better Baking Sweepstakes. It was really easy. All I had to do was “Like” Avocados from Mexico and complete the sweepstakes registration form. You can enter now until 12/31/12. The Grand Prize is a $2,500 iCard Gift Card. Enter,  bake some brownies and win something!

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Comments

  1. says

    I am so intrigued by this!! I love avocados and I definitely love chili chocolate after trying a truffle once so there’s no possible way this could be bad!

  2. Rebecca Helene Thomas says

    thank is really interesting, I never heard of using avocado as a subsitute for oil or butter when baking. My LO loves avocado, I will have to try this~!
    thanks,

  3. Beth R says

    I have to say I love avocados, but they combo seems a little strange. But I bet it gives some great good for you fatty acids. Definitely something to try

  4. Jessica Parks Wiese says

    This is one combination that I never would have thought of. I wonder if my husband would like these. Worth a shot! 🙂

  5. teresa herrera-honores says

    hmm makes sense that avocado can replace oil since it is a healthy fat and has consistency of butter…yum-o!!!

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