You may be surprised at the secret ingredient here: avocado, which deepens the chocolate flavor and adds creaminess. These bites are so rich and decadent, you won’t need more than one to be satisfied!
- 1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1¼ cups gluten-free flour
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, melted
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray an 8-inch square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Mash the avocado in a large bowl until smooth, then add the melted butter, egg, brown sugar, maplesyrup, vanilla, and 2 teaspoons of water. Mix well to combine. Add the cocoa powder and stir until fullyincorporated and free of any large lumps.
Combine the flour and salt in a separate bowl, then stir in the avocado mixture and melted chocolate.Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until the brownies arecooked through. Allow the brownies to cool in the pan before cutting them into 16 brownie bites.
Excerpted from Skinny Liver: A Proven Program to Prevent and Reverse the New Silent Epidemic—Fatty Liver Disease by Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, LD with Ibrahim Hanouneh, MD. Copyright © 2017. Available from Da Capo Lifelong Books, an imprint of Perseus Books, LLC, a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group, Inc.