Avocado Brownies (Vegan)
booze in it, most of the comments I got were disappointment that these weren't alcoholic, haha. But no complaints about the taste!
The Simple Lens)
1 avocado, pitted and mashed well
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups water
3/4 cup cocoa powder
2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup sugar
3/4 cups chocolate chips (vegan if desired, I used discs for more melty chocolate pockets)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 9x9 square pan with foil and spray it with cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, combine the avocado with the maple syrup, vanilla extract, and water. In a separate bowl, mix the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, and sugar. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Pour the batter into the lined square pan and bake for 35-45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. I only had an 8x8 pan, so it took almost an hour for the center of these to set, and they still probably could have used another 5 minutes. But they were gooey and delicious!
Remove from the oven and let cool at least 30 minutes before serving. Cut into 16 squares and enjoy!