As I told you guys, I have a sweet-tooth and I’m not lying! I’m going through the same struggles day-to-day that you may be. One of my favorite ways to combat this is with Swerve, the ultimate sugar replacement.
Swerve makes healthy eating delicious on another level! One of my favorite recipes to make for my kids over the weekend when we are all feeling something sweet are the Avocado Brownies. I mean you already know how much I love avocados, just look at the benefits:
-High fat: very satiating if you need a small snack and don’t want to overeat. It even helps to absorb nutrients from plant foods.
-Full of Vitamins such as: Vitamin K, Folate, Vitamin C, Potassium, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, and even contains small amounts of magnesium (to help with sleep), and iron (beneficial for women)
-They contain more potassium than bananas and your body needs potassium and usually doesn’t get enough!
-They are full of fiber. The soluble fiber is known for feeding the gut bacteria in your intestine which is very important for optimal body function
-They can lower your cholesterol levels
-They are loaded with powerful antioxidants
-They may help relieve symptoms of arthritis, prevent cancer, and even promote weight loss
Now imagine all these benefits, in a brownie! I know, I can’t believe it’s real either! See the recipe below and try it for yourself!
- 1 cup Swerve, Granular
- 1 cup almond flour
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 oz melted unsweetened chocolate
- 3 TBS milk
- 2 medium slightly ripe avocados
- ¼ cup sour cream, room temperature
- 3 TBS butter, room temperature
- 1 TBS vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350, and line 11x 7 baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients (Swerve, almond flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt) and whisk together. Set aside.
- In a microwave or double boiler melt unsweetened chocolate and milk together. Whisk until combined. If you are using a microwave, melt chocolate and milk on 10 second intervals- stirring in between each interval. Set aside or remove from burner.
- Cut avocados in half- remove pit, and spoon avocado out of shell. Place in a food processor, and process until smooth.
- Add each of the wet ingredients (melted chocolate, sour cream, butter, vanilla) one at a time to the smooth avocado mixture, and process for a few seconds until all of the wet ingredients have been added to the food processor and are combined.
- Add dry ingredients to the wet avocado mixture and mix until combined.
- Pour or spoon batter into parchment paper lined baking dish.
- Place in oven and bake for 35 minutes.
- Let cool and slice into serving size of choice – normally makes 12 to 16 brownies.
Note: If your avocados are too ripe, the brownies will taste too earthy. They should still be firm.
Makes 12-16 servings