I created this recipe in the search for how to create a delicious egg-free, refined sugar free and gluten-free treat.

For those who are looking for a lower sugar, allergen free treat, this will be one to enjoy. The brownie has a deep intense chocolate flavour and fudgy consistency and is sweet enough to satisfy your sugar cravings without the sugar.  Best eaten cold with a generous dollop of vanilla coconut yoghurt and berries.

Ingredients

  • 1 large avocado
  • 65 grams apple sauce (see cooks notes below)
  • 60 gm coconut yoghurt
  • ⅓  cup coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 3 tbl coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ cup potato flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbl coconut milk
  • ½ cup raspberries or blackberries (optional)

Method 

  1. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees
  2. Line a brownie tray (20 cm x 20 cm) with baking paper
  3. In a food processor add scooped out avocado with apple sauce, coconut yoghurt, vanilla extract, maple syrup, sugar and coconut oil and mix until smooth.  
  4. Add cocoa, sweet potato flour, banking soda, salt and cinnamon and 1 tablespoon of coconut milk and mix again until well combined, scraping down the mixture from the sides before whizzing again for 30 seconds
  5. Pour batter into the prepared tin and ensure to scrape down the sides of the mixer, levelling off the mixture in to the tin. If you are using the berries, dot the berries in lines across the top of the mixture.  
  6. Bake the brownie for 30 minutes.  To test to see if the brownie is ready, insert a skewer into the brownie and if it comes out clean the brownie is ready. 
  7. Allow the brownie to cool for 10 minutes before removing it from the tray by pulling up the sides of the baking paper and placing it on a cooling rack.
  8. Enjoy the brownie cold, with extra berries and a dollop of coconut yoghurt

Cooks Notes; to make the apple sauce, peel and core 2 apples of any variety.  Chop into 3 cm cubes and cover with water.  Bring to the boil for 5-10 minutes with a lid on the pot and then switch off and allow the apple to cool. Either blend or mash the apples until smooth.  These can be mixed with a little cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg and used as a breakfast topper or to be served with meats such as pork or ham.