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Fudgy Avocado Walnut Brownies

You’d never guess these amazingly rich and decadent Fudgy Avocado Walnut Brownies are packed with avocado and whole grain flour! Guaranteed to become your new favorite brownie. 

You'd never guess these amazingly rich and decadent Fudgy Avocado Walnut Brownies were packed with avocado and whole grain flour! Guaranteed to become your new favorite brownie.

You'd never guess these amazingly rich and decadent Fudgy Avocado Walnut Brownies were packed with avocado and whole grain flour! Guaranteed to become your new favorite brownie.

OMGOMGOMG.

I accidentally birthed the most ridiculously fudgy and dream-like brownies for your faces! With the mission of creating the ultimate walnut brownie recipe, I realized I had a number of ripe avocados on the counter just begging to be loved.

Brownies always call for a substantial amount of fat—whether that’s butter, oil, nut butter, or in our case, avocado. (Cheers to the extra boost from the omega-3 fatty acids in walnuts, too!) We’re also using a bit of butter for classic brownie flavor and melted chocolate because…chocolate.

Fat is the foundation for moist, fudgy brownies with that delectable crumb. While I love the taste of avocado, I happily swear that these healthier brownies taste absolutely nothing like avocado. The walnuts provide much-needed crunch!

These bad boys are made in the food processor to help break down the avocado. Now there are a couple factors at play when it comes to your epically rich, decadent, and fudgy brownie game.

First, we’re not using a leavening agent like baking soda. I wanted these to be far from cakey. Ya dig?

Next, we’re using plenty of fat (avocado, butter, and chocolate), including a couple plant-based unsaturated fats (avocado and walnuts), and less flour. A mere half cup of whole wheat pastry flour, to be exact! It’s my favorite flour to make pancakes and beyond with thanks to its fluffiness.

We’re also not over-mixing as we don’t want to stress the gluten. No hard brownies allowed!

Notice the lovely top of these brownies? Experts say that beating the eggs long enough is the key to that divine exterior.

These are denser and more fudge-like than your typical brownie, but in the best way.

My mumsy was famous for her walnut brownies growing up. I appreciate the nutty deliciousness and crunch of walnuts way more now that I’m an adult, but I can’t eat a walnut brownie today without thinking about hers. Totally gives me the warm and fuzzies!

I love the complexity of flavor and texture that walnuts add to these avocado brownies. We’re using an entire cup to maximize the walnut goodness.

Did you know walnuts are primarily comprised of polyunsaturated fatty acids (13g/oz) whereas most nuts contain mostly monounsaturated fatty acids?

That’s why walnuts are the only nuts that are a significant source of the plant-based omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid (2.5g/oz ALA).

Furthermore, a study in London looked at the impact of a Mediterranean-style diet on maternal and offspring outcomes. It examined 1,252 multi-ethnic inner-city pregnant women with metabolic risk factors like obesity and chronic hypertension.

Researchers found those who followed a Mediterranean diet with a daily portion of nuts (half being walnuts) and extra virgin olive oil saw a 35% lower risk of gestational diabetes. How cool is that?

Yes! Simply use your favorite all purpose gluten-free baking flour. I imagine almond flour would also work. Coconut flour will not!

If you’re looking for a vegan brownie recipe, I’d try this one.

Brownie on!

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You’d never guess these amazingly rich and decadent Fudgy Avocado Walnut Brownies are packed with avocado and whole grain flour! Guaranteed to become your new favorite brownie.



Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a metal 8-inch square pan with parchment paper going both ways.
  2. In a small microwave-safe bowl, add chocolate chips and butter. Microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in-between, until completely melted.
  3. Use a rubber spatula to transfer mixture into the bowl of a food processor. Add sugar and avocado and process for about a minute, or until fully combined, stopping and scraping down sides as needed. Wait until the mixture is room temperature (not hot) before moving to the next step.
  4. Add in eggs and vanilla and process for about 30 seconds (beating eggs helps with the crackly top). Add flour, cocoa powder, instant espresso powder, and salt and process only for a couple seconds, or until you don’t see flour. Over-blending will make brownies hard. Fold in walnuts by hand with a rubber spatula. The batter will be very thick.
  5. Spoon into prepared pan and smooth top. Top with a pinch of flaky salt, if desired. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the middle is just set (the brownies will keep baking in the pan once out of the oven). If using a toothpick, it won’t be clean. Let cool in pan for 20 minutes before slicing. Store in an air-tight container on the counter for a few days or in the refrigerator for longer. We enjoyed them right out of the fridge!

Notes

Be sure to spoon and level the flour and cocoa powder. It shouldn’t be packed–that means tough brownies!

This post is sponsored by California Walnuts, but all opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that make Hummusapien possible!

You'd never guess these amazingly rich and decadent Fudgy Avocado Walnut Brownies were packed with avocado and whole grain flour! Guaranteed to become your new favorite brownie.

You'd never guess these amazingly rich and decadent Fudgy Avocado Walnut Brownies were packed with avocado and whole grain flour! Guaranteed to become your new favorite brownie.

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