Recipe: Brownies with a Secret Ingredient {Avocado!}

Okay so yes these brownies have an avocado in them.  I substituted the vegetable oil for an avocado for a healthier, lighter and moister brownie.  They are incredible and I honestly won’t go back to making them without an avocado in the future.  My family couldn’t tell the difference at all and we ate them all in one sitting 🙂  This makes a small 9×9 pan worth, but if you want to make a lasagna pan size worth then you probably want to double the recipe.

Brownies with a Secret Avocado



  • 1 California Avocado
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts(optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×9 inch baking pan.

In a bowl, mix together the avocado, sugar, and vanilla. Beat in eggs. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt until well blended. Stir in walnuts, if desired. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until you can stick a fork in and pull it out with no brownie mix on it.  Dust with powdered sugar if you’d like.


Yes, they are green for a little bit:


Then they look like this after you mix in the cocoa:





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Speak Your Mind



  1. Jerry Marquardt says:

    I would have never thought of putting avocados into a brownie mix. I cannot wait to try this, so I will be making your special recipe tonight.

  2. This is a great idea! I need to make these for my kids and not tell them 🙂

  3. Sound interesting. I’ve substituted applesauce for the oil before, but never avocado. Good to know it tasted good. They look delicious.

  4. I actually recently saw this recipe on another blog about a week back and I was completely flabbergasted! And of course pretty curious to try it out myself ^.^

  5. Awesome idea, I can’t wait to try it! I love avocado, always looking for healthier recipes

  6. Fee (Phyllis) Roberts says:

    Those look really good! I would have never guessed that avocados were mixed in with the brownies! Thanks for sharing! =D

  7. I would have to make these when no one was home so they wouldn’t know. Oh and in the recipe you forgot to replace the word oil with avocado when telling how to mix it.