I often bake up a batch of "healthy" cookies, but I also like to do the same thing with brownies and add in a few unconventional dessert ingredients.
Sometimes I use beans, sometimes I use bananas, and sometimes I use avocado and quinoa!
These brownies are really easy to make - and by including protein-packed quinoa and fabulous-fat avocado, you don't even have to feel guilty for sneaking some for breakfast the next morning (What? Me? Brownies for breakfast? You bet!)
What You Need
1 avocado (doesn't really matter what type, but I used a haas)
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/3 cup honey
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup cooked quinoa (you could also use millet, which is often cheaper)
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder (see how to make your own!)
1/2 cup cacao powder (you can use cocoa, too)
1/2-3/4 cup chocolate chips
What You Do
2. Mix together the other ingredients in another bowl.
3. Combine the two bowls.
4. Dump the concoction into an 8x8 pan and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Stab a knife into the middle to make sure it's done (comes out clean).
Have you ever used unconventional ingredients in brownies? I'd love to hear! Either leave a comment below or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.
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