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Avocado chocolate brownie recipe

December 6th 2014 / Elizabeth Bennett

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A delicious and skin-loving treat from The Urban Kitchen

Indulging in sweet treats is inevitable during the festive season but what if you could get your chocolate fix and the added bonus of nutritional benefits? The Urban Kitchen read our minds.

These brownies are not only dairy and gluten free but also come packed with skin healing vitamins. In winter, our skin can easily get dry due to the nasty combination or cold weather and constant central heating and during this tricky period upping our vitamin consumption is the key to hydrated, glowing and supple skin. Vitamin E is your best friend for this and the avocados and ground almonds in this recipe are packed full of the stuff!

We first sampled these avocado brownies when they made their way into our goody bags at the Get The Job launch event in November and it’s fair to say they went down a storm. Luckily, the lovely people at The Urban Kitchen have let us in on the secret..

Ingredients

Makes 20 brownies

225g dark chocolate, roughly chopped

4 medium eggs

125g light brown muscovado sugar

25g cocoa powder (make sure this is gluten free!)

50g ground almonds

2tsp vanilla extract

2 very ripe avocados, thoroughly mashed

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C/ Gas mark 6/ 400F (180 degrees C for fan). Line a 25 x 30 cm tin with greaseproof paper.

  1. Melt the chocolate in a medium bowl over a pan of simmering water- making sure that the bowl doesn't touch the water. Set aside to cool slightly.

  1. Using an electric beater, whisk the eggs and sugar together for about 5 mins until light and fluffy.

  1. Mix the cocoa, almonds, vanilla and avocados into the melted chocolate. Add the chocolate mixture to the eggs and whisk together until combined. Pour mixture into the prepared tin and level. Bake for 25-30min until set.

  1. Allow to cool completely in the tin before cutting in to 20 squares.

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