Well that’s a mouthful. This fudgy deliciousness was born out of my having one too many avocados on hand and adapted from a recipe found here. I tweaked it to be vegan (cause why not?) and decided to take it to the next level with a couple drops of dōTERRA Peppermint. If you are looking for some fudgymintyvegany goodness and have an extra avo or two, then this is the brownie recipe for you! It can also easily be adjusted for a ketogenic diet by swapping the coconut sugar with your sugar sub! For those skeptical on the avos, I promise, you won’t even taste them 💚!
4 ounces dark chocolate chopped + divided
1 large avocado pitted + skins removed
3/4 cup coconut sugar
2 teaspoons instant coffee (optional)
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 flax eggs*
1/2 cup cacao or cocoa powder
1/2 cup almond flour
Sliced almonds (or whatever nut you prefer), for topping (optional)
*to make 1 flax egg combine 1 tablespoon flax seed meal with 1.5 tablespoons of water
Chocomint Frosting Ingredients
1/3 cup real maple syrup
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 ounces dark chocolate
1/3 cup cacao or cocoa powder
4 drops dōTERRA Peppermint (very powerful, use sparingly!)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a 6×12 inch pan with parchment paper.
Melt 2 ounces dark chocolate in the microwave at 30 second intervals until soft. Add avocado, coconut sugar, instant coffee and vanilla to a food processor or blender and puree until completely smooth (no clumps of avocado). Add melted chocolate and puree until smooth. Add the flax eggs and blend until combined. Add cacao powder, almond flour and salt. Blend until the mixture is combined. Remove the blade and stir in the remaining 2 ounces of chopped dark chocolate.
Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 30 minutes or until the brownies are just set. DO NOT over bake. Better fudgy than dry. Allow to cool before frosting.
In a small sauce pan, melt together the maple syrup, coconut oil and dark chocolate over low heat until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and stir in the cacao power + a pinch of salt. Pour the frosting over the brownies and spread in an even layer. Sprinkle with any desired toppings. Place the brownies in the fridge and allow the frosting to set 30 minutes to 1 hour. Cut in bars and store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place or in the fridge.