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Brownies fit for a Yogi

For those of you who know will know that, I love all things sweet. Unfortunately though, most desserts come laden with sugar, flour, butter and eggs- a deadly combination for anyone trying to be even remotely healthy.
Luckily during my yoga teacher training, I was introduced to some deliciously healthy desserts. So if your craving a nice fudge brownie, read on for the recipe:
  • 1/4 cup pureed or well-mashed avocado
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup white Almond meal
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup cane sugar (or granulated sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup water (I like to instead use 1/2 cup brewed coffee + 1/4 cup water)
  • 1 1/2 cups vegan dark or semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees F). Grease an 8-inch square pan with cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the pureed avocado and olive oil until smooth. Add in the almond meal, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, salt, and water (or coffee + water). Stir until smooth. Fold in 1 cup of the chocolate chips.

Pour into the prepared pan and spread the batter evenly throughout the pan.Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out mostly clean (there may be some melted chocolate chips in there).

Remove and let the brownies sit out for at least 20 minutes before serving. Cut and serve, or cover and store for up to 3 days.

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