You’d never guess these rich, fudgy flourless keto avocado brownies actually contain avocados! They’re as easy as a brownie mix, but they’re low carb, sugar-free, and packed with healthy fats for guilt-free indulgence.
Have you tried avocados in your desserts before?
I’ll admit, I was skeptical at first. But when my kids (who don’t like avocados) devoured these brownies, I knew this recipe was a winner!
The bars are so rich and fudgy. The chocolate flavor is perfect, while the avocado adds amazing gooiness.
Better than a mix
I also love that the batter whips up almost as quick as a brownie mix. You simply combine the ingredients in a food processor, spread the batter into your baking pan, and bake!
But unlike store-bought mixes, these avocado keto brownies are flourless, sugar-free, low-carb, and gluten-free. Meaning you can indulge totally guilt-free.
So if you have a couple of ripe avocados you need to use, you have to give this recipe a try!
How to make keto avocado brownies
These brownies aren’t just a great way to sneak in some healthy fats. They are also SUPER easy to make!
Prep the batter
- Combine the avocado, butter, sweetener, and vanilla extract in your blender or food processor and blend.
- Add the eggs and blend again.
- Add in the almond butter, cocoa powder, sea salt, and baking soda. Pulse until combined.
Baking the batter
- Grease or line and 8×8-inch baking pan with coconut oil or parchment paper.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread with a rubber spatula.
- Bake for 20 minutes at 350°F.
- Allow the low carb brownies to cool on rack before cutting into 16 squares.
How easy is that? If you have a ripe avocado or two that are ready to be used, you’re just a few steps away from delicious, fudgy brownies!
You can store the them covered in the refrigerator, or you can freeze for longer storage.
Variations to the recipe
This recipe calls for two ripe avocados. However, if you only have one, that should work too! Simply keep an eye on the them while they bake, as they may cook faster with only one avocado.
You can also add other ingredients to achieve your perfect brownie. A few ideas for you:
- A little crunch: Try adding chopped walnuts or pecans to the batter.
- More chocolate: You can add sugar-free chocolate chips to the batter, or sprinkle them on top before baking.
- Toppings: Drizzle your serving with sugar-free caramel syrup before eating, or add a dollop of homemade whipped cream. You can even make keto cheesecake brownies by adding a cream cheese topping!
Notes on cooking time
Whenever I bake a batch of keto brownies with avocado, I find that baking them for 20 minutes is just right. They are firm, but still have a fudgy texture.
If you like your brownies gooier or fudgier, you could shorten the baking time. On the other hand, if you like them a little firmer, try leaving them in the oven a bit longer.
Just experiment until you find your perfect cook time!
How many carbs are there?
One medium avocado contains about 13 grams of carbs. However, it also contains 10 grams of fiber. So there are only about 3 net carbs in every avocado.
The rest of the ingredients in this avocado brownies keto recipe are also very low carb, and there is no flour used.
If you cut the baked brownies into 16 squares, each square will have 5 grams of carbs with 3 grams of fiber. This means each brownie is only 2 net carbs.
With such low carbs and 12 grams of healthy fats per serving, I would say these avocado brownies are great for a ketogenic diet!
Other low carb avocado recipes
Have a few more avocados you need to use? Check out a few of these other recipes that incorporate avocado:
- Raspberry Avocado Smoothie is dairy free and so delicious, you’ll never guess it has avocado in it.
- My Avocado Chocolate Pudding Keto recipe has a perfect pudding texture with rich dark chocolate flavor to satisfy any chocolate craving!
- Avocado Chocolate Ice Cream is dairy free, loaded with healthy fats, and amazingly creamy.
- Low Carb Green Smoothie is made with avocado and mint for a healthy, low carb way to start the day.
- Keto Steak Salad with Spicy Avocado Dressing is a delicious non-dessert way to add avocado to your menu.
- You'll also love these easy Keto Chocolate Cookies!
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Flourless Avocado Brownies (Keto)
- 2 medium avocados about 1.5 cups mashed
- ½ cup butter
- ½ cup low carb sweetener
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- ¼ cup almond butter
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In blender or food processor, combine avocado, butter, sweetewner, and vanilla extract.
- Blend in eggs.
- Add in almond butter, cocoa powder, 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 or until desired doneness is reached. Allow to cool on rack.
- Cut into 16 squares. Store covered in the refrigerator or freeze for longer storage.
Low Carb Sweeteners | Keto Sweetener Conversion Chart
Array ( [serving_size] => 1 [calories] => 130 [carbohydrates] => 5 [protein] => 3 [fat] => 12 [saturated_fat] => 5 [cholesterol] => 36 [sodium] => 132 [potassium] => 200 [fiber] => 3 [sugar] => 1 [vitamin_a] => 244 [vitamin_c] => 3 [calcium] => 25 [iron] => 1 [serving_unit] => square )
Notes on Nutritional Information
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First Published: July 15, 2016... Last Updated: February 19, 2020
Can something be substituted for the almond butter for those of us with nut allergies?
Sunflower seed butter or another seed butter should work.
This is the first time I’ve ever commented on ANY Pinterest recipe! These brownies are a breeze to make and are absolutely delicious! I recently started Keto and this recipe is a keeper for sure!
Wow! Is all I can say! Made these for me and the family found them...I got only one piece 🙁 . Moral of the story, when you make these hide them, if you can...my teenage sons seem to have a brownie detector!
Would coconut oil instead of butter work for a dairy free version?
Yes. Coconut oil can be used in place of butter in this recipe.
Why use sea salt instead of himalayan or any other type salt
Any salt works. It's just what I had.
Can I substitute the almond butter for peanut butter?
Peanut butter should work too.
Sorry it didn't work out for you. Maybe eliminate the sea salt as the baking soda does add sodium as does the butter. So, unsalted butter could be used as well.
I never would have thought avocado in a dessert could actually work, but having tried them for chocolate pudding, I'm now looking forward to trying these chocolate brownies! Thank you for sharing!
Avocados really surprised me. I only started eating them after moving to the low carb way of eating.
Hi, Can't wait to try the brownies, they sound delicious! Would it be ok to add a few chopped walnuts to the mixture?
Nuts would be a good add to the brownies.
Maya | Wholesome Yum
I love adding avocado to brownies. It makes them so fudgy - my favorite kind. This recipe looks like a winner as far as that goes. I need to try those syrups, too!
Thanks Maya! You'll love the stevia syrups.
I knew about the cocoa syrup, but just learned about the simple syrup!