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Gluten Free Fudgy Avocado Brownies

Yields1 ServingPrep Time10 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time35 mins

Gluten Free Healthy Avocado Brownie

 1 Large Very Ripe Avocado (or two very small ones)
 ½ cup Maple Syrup
 ½ cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
 2 Eggs
 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
 ½ cup + 2 tbsp Almond Flour
 ½ cup Cocoa Powder (you want dutch pressed or specific for baking.. I have not tested cacao)
 1 tsp Baking Soda
 Optional - add a scoop of chocolate protein powder or collagen powder. (If you do this, do not add the extra 2 tbsp of almond flour)
 ½ cup Dairy Free Chocolate Chips (or double it if you LOVE the chips like me)
 Flakey Sea Salt (to put on top after, the best!)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


Remove skin and pit from the ripe avocado(s). Add contents to a mixing bowl/mixer. Mix VERY WELL. You want to try to get out all the chunks.

*If you do not have an electric mixer of sorts, you can mash the avocados on a cutting mat using a fork or potato masher. From there, add to a mixing bowl to proceed to next step.


Add in maple syrup, apple sauce, vanilla, and eggs. Mix all together very well.


Mix in cocoa powder. Careful, it can be a little dusty. Go slow at the beginning until it absorbs. Once mixed in, add almond flour, baking soda, and protein powder/collagen if you are including that. Mix all very well again until a batter forms. It should be a smooth consistency.


Fold in chocolate chips and give it one more mix together.


Spray a brownie pan with coconut oil spray (or another non-stick spray) and add in the batter evenly. I use one with individual brownie sections (similar to a muffin tin - you can get it on Amazon- linked below). The batter should cover the 12 vessels easily. Try to do it evenly so they all bake through the same.

NOTE: A regular 8x8 baking pan will also work, but you will have to bake it for another 5-10 minutes.


Bake for 25 minutes and check. If a toothpick comes you clean you are good to go. LET COOL so they don't break. You can speed up the process by letting them sit for 5 minutes and then pop the tray in the fridge for 5.

If you are baking in an 8x8 pan, bake for an additional 10 minutes (35 minutes). And let cool as well.


Sprinkle some flakey sea salt on top and even more chocolate chips too. Enjoy!