Read this recipe to find out. But don’t get so lost over at How Sweet It is and forget to come back, ok.
Avocado pound cake, vegan cupcakes, brownies–I’ve been seeing recipes for desserts with avocados everywhere I look, so when Price Chopper had them 5 for $5, I grabbed a bunch to finally try one.
Why put avocados in a dessert? Well, they usually replace the butter and sometimes the eggs in a recipe, so I guess it trades some saturated fat for the healthier unsaturated kind, as well as adding some vitamins, fiber and other good stuff. But I’m not making health food here, I just find this type of “healthier” dessert more filling and more satisfying. Unlike brownies made from a box mix (I could eat the whole pan), to eat an entire spinach cake or black-bean brownies…well, that’s a little less likely to happen.
Take these brownies. They are dense and fudgey without being too rich. Chocolatey and great tasting without being overly sweet. I like them. The only problem is waiting for avocados to go on sale. And not letting any four-year-olds see you mix these up. But really, you cannot taste the avocado in these at all. I might try to add the avocado frosting on top next time, too. And the good news is, I’ll have them all to myself. A-