Fudgy Avocado Collagen Brownies (AIP/Paleo/Coconut Free)

I’m not a chocolate addict. In fact, I’m much more likely to choose raisin cake over chocolate cake, or a chai latte over a hot chocolate. BUT every once in awhile, I get a strong craving for chocolate. Like I need it now kind of craving!

I tried to reintroduce cacao back into my diet several times, but it’s been fail after fail. I always react with a headache. As sad as that is, I’m ok with it, because I actually really enjoy carob. I find it to be very close to the taste of chocolate but it also has a natural sweetness to it, which works perfectly in AIP treats. Thank goodness for carob! 

I’ve been waiting to share this recipe with you for quite awhile now. I made it a couple times, tweaking the recipe till it was just right, and then before I could take pictures, they were ALL gone! Between myself and my daughters there were gobbled up quickly.  So I waited until I had all the ingredients stocked up again before I remade and photographed them so I could share the brownie healing goodness. But I hope the wait was worth it, because these are LEGIT!

These most definitely have a spot on my top healing treats list, here’s why:

Avocado

If you aren’t aware that avocados are a superfood, you haven’t been paying attention! Avocados are high in fat but the GOOD fat, monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA), which is especially good for your heart! 

Collagen 

Gosh I heart this supplement. Not only is it extremely healing to that leaky gut lining, but it also has a positive effect on skin, hair and nails. In this recipe I’ve successfully used:

  • Regular pasture-raised collagen, my fave is Further Collagen (for 10% off use discount code AIP10).
  • Collagen Veggie Blend by Vital Proteins, this one adds even more health benefits since it contain fruits and veggies). 

Banana flour

In the paleo/aip world there are loads of treat recipes that use coconut flour. This isn’t a bad thing because coconut flour is a healthy substitute and is readily available. BUT I know there are many out there that cannot tolerate coconut. Banana flour is filled with potassium and other vitamins and minerals that are found in bananas, of course.  It works great in baked goods, doesn’t taste anything like bananas, it doesn’t really have any taste, and the results mimic wheat flour!  Since the flour is made from green bananas, it is high in resistant starch, meaning it’s not going to spike your blood sugar like a ripe banana would. 

In summary, avocado gives the healthy fats, collagen the healing protein, and the banana flour offers resistant starch as well as vitamins and minerals. YES it is a completely balanced healthy treat but it tastes like a brownie! 

Fudgy Avocado Collagen Brownies

Fudgy Avocado Collagen Brownies

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl, set aside.
  2. Mix wet ingredients in a separate bowl.
  3. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, and mix until combined.
  4. Place batter onto a parchment lined square glass pan, and spread with a spatula until approximately an inch thick.
  5. Bake at 375 for 25 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool completely. Store in refrigerator.
  7. Mix icing ingredients together making sure there are no lumps of avocado. Add to a ziplock bag, snip corner and squeeze icing onto brownies.
  8. Enjoy!

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Thank you!!! I’ve had a bag of banana flour in my cupboard and I haven’t had time to figure out how to use it. I’ve looked for AIP recipes that use banana flour, but not a whole lot comes up. These brownies look amazing!!

Gretchen
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Gretchen

These are very tasty! Super moist and not too sweet. I used green plantain flour and cake out really nice.

Michelle
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Michelle

Can these be frozen?

Alison @foodbymars
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LOVE Avocado brownies! Such a genius invention… these ingredients sound amazing and the texture looks perfect.

Sara
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Sara

What could I use to replace the banana flour? I’d love to make these but can’t access affordable banana flour. Thx!

Judith
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Judith

Did I miss it? What size glass pan?
I look forward to trying. Thank you.

Andrea
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Andrea

Hello! Would cocoa powder work for these? I know it isn’t AIP but we have a legume allergy and cannot do carob. Great recipe, thanks for sharing!! Can’t wait to try it.

Sue
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Sue

Is maple sugar Aip?
Thanks

Tracy
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Tracy

Hi, I think you have done a wonderful job on your website! I am not (officially*) Paleo/AIP, etc; however, I do bake for customers and my family. I have recently come across TigerNut Flour/Seeds/nuts, etc. and I am looking for recipes (that is how I landed at your website). Now, on the Fudgy Avocado Brownies, they look like they would be something I would try (for me!!) however, I am allergic to bananas (and some other fruit!!) I can’t seem to find alternatives for the banana flour in your recipe. Do you have any other ideas? My allergies are to… Read more »

Susan Smith
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Susan Smith

I just made these yummy brownies with cassava flour since I did not have green banana flour on hand and had some very ripe avocados to use up. I used the same amount of cassava flour as green banana flour that was called for in the recipe, and these turned out just fine. I plan to purchase some green banana flour in the future and give that a try and see if I like the recipe any better. I’m finding these fudgy brownies rather addictive along with a glass of cold coconut milk!

Karen
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Karen

What does the collagen do in this recipe? Or will they work without it?

Lorie
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Lorie

What is the brand of vanilla you use that is AIP compliant?

Megan Townsend
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Megan Townsend

Is it possible to substitute gelatin for collagen, as I react to collagen?

Sadie
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Sadie

Hi! Do you have an estimate on how many this recipe makes? Needing for a bridal shower!
Thanks!

Suzanne
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This looks so good! Does a banana flavor come through this flour?

Vanessa
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Thanks for sharing! Do they keep long?