Dark Chocolate Avocado Brownies

This is a dark chocolate brownie recipe that uses avocado instead of butter. It's low-waste (or zero waste if you've got a good source for eggs) using only 10-11 ingredients and almost all those can be bought without packaging. This avocado brownie recipe is fudgy, simple, easy, and healthy!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword avocado brownie recipe, dark chocolate avocado brownies, simple avocado brownie recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 9 squares
Calories 190 kcal
Author Tina


Wet Mix

  • 1 cup avocado mashed approx. 1 large
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup -1 tablespoon*
  • 1 tbsp. Molasses* optional
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Dry Mix

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat or unbleached flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. Himalayan salt


  • 1/4 cup walnuts coarsely chopped optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and lightly grease a 8x8 baking pan.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. Place your avocado, maple syrup, vanilla, molasses (if used), and coconut sugar in a medium bowl, blender pitcher, or food processor and blend until smooth.

  4. Pour mixture into a medium bowl and gently fold one egg at a time into the mix until just blended.
  5. Pour your dry mix into your wet mix about half at a time and gently stir until completely blended.
  6. Then add your walnuts (or other extras) and fold into the mix until blended.

  7. Pour batter into the baking pan and bake in oven for 25-30 minutes until toothpick comes out mostly clean.
  8. Let cool on a baking rack for at least 15 minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

*If you are using the molasses, take out one tablespoon of maple syrup. 

This is a basic brownie recipe so all sorts of nuts will work as well as chocolate chips or cacao nibs for extras.