Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate, Coconut and Avocado Brownies


gluten-free avocado chocolate brownies

These gluten-free brownies are a favourite of the kids. Perfect for picnics and lunchboxes, get them made and eaten!

Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate, Coconut and Avocado Brownies

I made these with the kids last week and they got the thumbs up from my boys and Oliver went as far as to say it’s the favourite thing we’ve baked together.

They’re pretty healthy too as brownies go-avocado, not too much butter, high quality dark chocolate, coconut, medicinal honey and gluten free flour. I omitted the egg with this recipe as Oliver doesn’t eat egg an they came out just fine without! I’m plant based so use plant-based spread.

So here comes the exciting bit-


Makes 5 large, 10 small squares-

  • 150g dark chocolate, 70% cocoa solids, broken into pieces
  • 80g unsalted butter/ dairy free spread
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup/ honey
  • 85g gluten-free self raising flour (we like Doves Farm)
  • 25g cocoa powder (we used Green & Blacks)
  • ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 2 small, ripe avocados
  • 5 tbsp desiccated coconut

Preheat the oven to 180 c. Melt half the chocolate, butter and honey over a bain marie. Set aside. Using a shallow 20cm square tin, cut out a square of non-stick baking parchment to line it with or grease with butter.

In a medium sized mixing bowl, sieve the flour, cocoa powder and bicarbonate soda add slowly add the milk, vanilla extract, desiccated coconut and fold together.

Mash the avocado with a fork in a small bowl and add to the mixture, folding it through. Next add the melted chocolate and fold.

Break the remaining chocolate into small pieces and scatter through the wet mixture. Stir until the ingredients are mixed and you are left with a bumpy, glossy mixture.

Pour every last drop into the greased baking tray and use a spatula to flatten into a thick rectangle.

Cook for 20 minutes.

Leave to cool then gently lift out.

Chop into squares with a sharp knife, or rectangles if you’re feeling naughty!

The brownies should be crispy on the top and a little soft and gooey in the middle. As it’s gluten-free flour they will be more crumbly than standard brownies.


Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate, Coconut and Avocado Brownies



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80 Responses

  1. Emma T

    These look delicious. I keep meaning to try avocado in baking and haven’t got round to it yet, but must try these.

  2. Jenny

    Looks scrummy as always. You just made me want to break my health kick with these. Yummy! Thanks for hosting. #tastytuesdays

  3. Mel

    These little beauties are egg-free, too! It is always so difficult to find new cake recipes that contain no flour or eggs. I can’t wait to try these babies for Jumpy. Just pinned! xxxx

    • honestmum

      Knew you’d appreciate that chick, I literally ran out of eggs but the consistency worked thanks to the avo and I’ve also made them with banana too instead of avocado which worked well x

  4. Ginny Williams

    I obviously need to work on my photography skills! Oh well, at least I have some lovely inspiration to aspire to.

    Oh, and I did link up…squeezing in at the last minute with my recipe.

  5. Alice Young

    Definitely going to try this recipe out, I’ve heard you can’t really taste the avocado if this is true I think my family will love them, if it’s not then I can eat them all myself!!

    • honestmum

      Oh no, you can replace with other ingredients, an egg instead of the avo and raisins or nuts or nothing in coconut’s place!

  6. Isabella

    Those brownies look amazing, love how gooey they are in the middle and how cripsy on the outside! Perfect. Avocado must make them so creamy, yum. xx

  7. Sian

    They look great – very gooey in the middle as good Brownies should be! A clever way to get kids (and grown ups!) to eat avocado. I might try them without honey in case the baby wants a tiny bite.

    • honestmum

      I know Eileen, read a lot about avocado in chocolate puddings and cakes and it really adds some creaminess to them without the actual flavour of avocado!

  8. Phoebe @ Lou Messugo

    What an unusual sounding combination, but I can see it working. The avocado must make them extra creamy. I haven’t linked up for a while as I hadn’t written about food but I’m back today with my recipe for crêpes, I hope you like it and thanks for hosting as always.

    • honestmum

      Oh fab, wonderful to have you back Phoebe, missed you! Yep that’s exactly right it makes them creamy and works in a similar way to eggs really. Excited to see your crepes, thanks x

  9. Potty Mouthed Mummy

    Hmmm never thought of adding avocado to brownies but I bet that makes them ultra creamy. These look so delicious and the perfect brownie texture. Yum, would like some with a tea right now xx

    • honestmum

      Oh thanks darling, as my husband reminded me, they’re not as thick as standard brownies which I reckon is down to the gluten-free flour but I think they’re lighter that way! Thanks darling xx


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