No need for butter — this brownie recipe from Dr. Taz Bhatia, integrated health expert and author of What Doctor’s Eat, uses avocado in its place. I realize for most of us these are not the most go-to ingredients in the pantry, but I can assure you, they are worth the extra trip to the grocery store. I’ve made these twice in one day today and they are delicious!
This is brilliant! Not only are avocados one of the most nutritious fruits, (Yes, they are a fruit) they are also an excellent source of monounsaturated fats such as oleic and linoleic acid. These fats promote the health of your heart. They play a vital role in regulation of cholesterol AND replacing the butter called for in your usual brownie recipe plus replacing the vegetable oil with the healthier coconut oil is definitely a win-win! (Here’s a link of a Huffington Post article from years back, if you’d like to know why.)
By the way, you’ll never taste the avocado. I have the pickiest children alive, and they never knew. Ha!
For information on how to pick, ripen and store that perfect Avocado click here. ;)