Not a fan of avocados? You’d never know they were in these low carb gluten free chocolate avocado brownies! Why not give them a try and see.
I’ve been spending a few weeks trying out some of the great products offered by NuNaturals. I love the monk fruit extract they sell and have been using it in many of my recipes. It really offsets the bitter taste of stevia.
I had no idea that NuNatural offers a lot more low carb products. Since I’ve already been using one of their products, I contacted them to see if they had a blogger program. Turns out they do work with bloggers and shipped me a large box of their products to try.
I haven’t had a chance to try all the items yet, but I hope to share my thoughts on them as I test them out. I was really excited to try out the stevia syrups.
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There are three flavors of syrup: simple syrup, cocoa syrup, and cocoa mint syrup. The syrups are made with blend of glycerin, stevia and water. The cocoa syrup adds cocoa. The cocoa mint syrup adds cocoa and peppermint oil. These syrups are made to be used as sweeteners in recipes.
I gave the chocolate syrup a try in these low carb gluten free chocolate avocado brownies. I love that the syrup adds less than 1 gram of total carb for each 1/4 teaspoon serving. I also like that there’s no sugar alcohols in it.
I used a food processor to blend all the ingredients together. You can use a regular mixer or blender to make the chocolate avocado brownies if you prefer. There’s only one medium avocado used which makes it undetectable, yet adds healthy fat and nutrition to the chocolate treat.
The batter whips up almost as quick as a brownie mix. But, these chocolate avocado brownies are made with coconut flour so they are both low carb and gluten free.
After subtracting fiber, the net carb for one brownie square is only 1.2 grams. The total grams of carbs per square is fairly low too. Each brownie contains about 3.6 grams of carbs of which 2.4 grams are fiber.
I love sneaking healthy ingredients into treats. My kids don’t like avocados, but they do like chocolate. Since you can’t taste the avocado in these chocolate brownies, you can get them to eat a little without knowing.
I’ve got a few other recipes where I sneak in avocado. There’s the dark chocolate avocado pudding and my daughter’s favorite raspberry avocado smoothie. And, there’s the delicious double chocolate muffins recipe by Martina of the KetoDiet blog.
I’ve been wanting to try avocado in an ice cream. I need to get on that before the summer is over. It’s already mid-July so the summer is almost halfway over here in New England.
If you aren’t a fan of avocados, you definitely need to try them in a few recipes. They are pretty easy to hide, particularly with chocolate masking their taste. Do you have a favorite hidden avocado recipe? I’d love to hear about it in the comments. I’m always looking for ways to sneak this healthy fat into my kids.
Low Carb Gluten Free Chocolate Avocado Brownies
Chocolate Avocado Brownies
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In blender or food processor, combine avocado, butter, chocolate syrup, monk fruit, and vanilla extract.
Blend in eggs.
Add in coconut flour, cocoa flour, sea salt and baking soda. Pulse until combined.
Grease or line and 8x8-inch baking pan with coconut oil or parchment paper.
Spread batter into prepared pan.
Bake for 20 minutes. Allow to cool on rack.
Cut into 16 squares. Store covered in the refrigerator or freeze for longer storage.