These Reindeer Brownies have a healthy secret - avocado! The pureed avocado makes these fun festive shaped brownies moist and gives extra goodness. Perfect for the holidays!
These adorable Reindeer Brownies have a hidden secret: they’re made with avocado.
The avocado brings healthy fats and keeps them moist and rich.
The kids will love decorating them like Rudolph, and eating them too!
The brownies are moist, chocolatey, tasty and look great.
Avocado is technically a fruit, sure, but it works in place of butter and gives extra vitamins to these lower sugar brownies. Win - win!
Decorate them for Christmas and you have a healthier, fun festive treat.
December is the acceptable face of chocolate consumption.
As the shops chime with holiday tunes, suddenly it’s not absurd to keep a massive tub of chocolate in the house and the office.
Because, hey! It’s Christmas! The season of jolly indulgence!
But as exciting as it is to hear that unmistakable crinkle of a toffee penny being unwrapped, particularly if you’re the one doing it, all those sweets are obviously not very good for us.
I don’t want to be a festive fun sponge though. So instead of banning Christmas treats from my family, I like to be homemade and a little healthier.
That’s usually in the form of adding veggies to baked goods, like in these Avocado Reindeer Brownies.
Crazy? Yes. But veg naturally colours food and adds a little extra goodness.
And in this season of unbridled gluttony, we need all the extra veg that we can get.
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The reindeer brownies have their own hidden veg: avocado.
It’s technically a fruit, sure, but the avocado works in place of butter and gives extra vitamins to these lower sugar brownies.
They’re cute looking and the kids will love helping to decorate them.
I can get carried away in the Christmas spirit as much as anyone.
But I’ve never created a dessert with sprouts.
And I promise you that I never, ever will. That’s just taking vegetable desserts one step too far.
How to make Reindeer Brownies
These reindeer brownies are so simple to make!
Simply whiz the wet ingredients in a food processor until smooth - you don't want chunks of avocado.
Then mix into the dry ingredients.
Pour it into the baking pan, cook and cool.
Then cut into triangles and decorate. So simple.
Follow these step by step instructions for perfect Reindeer Brownies!
- Add the avocado, milk and brown sugar to a food processor.
- Whiz until smooth.
3. Whisk the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder in a bowl.
4. Add the avocado mixture and mix to combine, but don't over mix.
5. Pour into the pan and bake.
NOTE: For a one-bowl recipe, you can add the dry ingredients to the food processor and pulse until smooth.
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Avocado Reindeer Brownies
- 2 ripe avocados
- ½ cup vegan milk (soy, almond etc...)
- ¾ cup (140g) light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup (60g) plain flour
- 7 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 tube writing icing or mix icing sugar with a little water
- Candy eyes available in the baking aisle of most major grocery stores
- Red candy M&Ms and Smarties work well
- Preheat the oven to 350F / 175C. Grease an 8” / 20cm square baking tray or line it with baking paper.
- Add the avocado flesh, milk, brown sugar and vanilla to a food processor and whiz until smooth, scraping down the sides if necessary.
- Add the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, vanilla and salt and pulse until combined, but don’t over mix.
- Spoon the batter into the pan and spread evenly to the edges. Bake for 15 minutes or until the edges are cooked and the centre is still a little squidgy.
- Allow to cool completely in the tray.
- Cut the cooled brownies into triangles, then decorate like reindeers with the candy eyes, pretzels and red sweets, using the writing icing to ‘glue’ them on.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.