Sneaky Avocado Recipes: How To Bake With Avocado
Who knew that brownies tasted better with avocado?
Avocados are one of the trendiest foods right now. From avocado toast to creamy guacamole, avocados are literally everywhere. They have such a creamy texture and unique flavor that it makes a great addition to almost any meal. Did you know that you can use avocado for more than just savory foods, though? We're serious! You can replace unhealthy baking ingredients with the healthier fat of avocado and you'll never know the difference.
Avocados are filled with a smattering of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients and also have healthy fats. The fats found in avocados can actually help lower bad cholesterol and stabilize good cholesterol. This guide, Sneaky Avocado Recipes: How To Bake With Avocado, will help keep your sweet tooth satisfied without jeopardizing your healthy lifestyle.
How to Bake with Avocado
Baked goods just pair so well with avocado. The creaminess of the avocado is a better binder than butter, and with about 75% less fat, it's hard to imagine why it isn't the norm. The following tips will help you create amazing avocado-substituted sweet treats. Since they also have a high water content, avocados make baked goods chewier and softer so they are less likely to crumble. However, if you do replace all of the butter or oil with avocado, you may need to also add a little bit of milk or water to thin out the batter as it might become too thick.
Be Careful With Lighter-Colored Baked Goods
Clearly, avocados are green. If you were to replace the butter in a chocolate chip cookie recipe with avocado, your cookies might end up looking just a little bit green. That's great if it's the look you're going for and it won't ward off anyone from eating your delicious cookies--or if it's St. Patrick's Day. Otherwise, we recommend only substituting half of the butter for mashed avocado.
Chocolate and Avocado...Who Knew?
For chocolate desserts like puddings and brownies, adding avocado actually makes the dessert richer. The fats in the avocado actually hold the ingredients together better than traditional binding agents like oil and butter. Chocolate masks the flavor of the avocado so all you taste is your sweet, delicious treat.
Sneaky Avocado Recipes
Thumbprint Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies - Peanut butter cookies that are soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside get a little avocado-chocolate filling for a tasty treat.
Chocolate Avocado Brownies - The original "avocado-replacement" recipe--you definitely won't taste the avocado, just delicious and chewy brownies.
Avocado Chocolate Mousse - Impress your guests with this easy mousse that has only two ingredients!
Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes with Avocado Frosting - With zucchini and avocado, these cupcakes are the easiest way to sneak vegetables into your kids' diet.
Blender Fudgy Avocado Brownies No Beans - Everything gets blended together for a creamy batter that bakes into deliciously fudgy brownies.
Easy Avocado Chocolate Pudding - This super easy pudding even has a pinch of espresso in it--talk about an afternoon jolt!