12 Eye-Opening Avocado Tricks for Baking
Avocados are one of the trendiest superfoods at the moment, but there are more ways to use it than you may think! If you’re getting bored of having it in savoury dishes only, why not try these 12 baking ideas?
#1 Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies
Did you think cookies couldn’t get any better? We introduce this version, which has even more health benefits than those with just chocolate. Endorphin-releasing and full of healthy fats!
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#2 Avocado Fruit Muffins
Blueberry or raspberry muffins are full of antioxidants if baked fresh, but why not also get that radiant skin and strong immune system from adding in avocado?
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#3 Chocolate Avocado Truffles
If you thought that truffles couldn’t taste more decadent, just add in creamy avocado and give yourself a pat on the back for discovering something new.
#4 Avocado and Pistachio Biscotti
Biscotti is all about the bite, but by adding in avocado you’re giving it a really great texture, which is still crunchy enough without tasting too crisp.
#5 Avocado Cheesecake
Just like the truffles, if you like a creamy and decadent dessert, adding avocado is a great healthy way to increase this luxurious taste!
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#6 Avocado and Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookies
It looks indulgent and somewhat unhealthy, but trust us! This snack rates high on the healthy treat meter as the avocado adds nutrients and healthy fats.
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#7 Chocolate Avocado Doughnuts
These two are a great team, as the chocolate is given a lightly whipped texture from the avocado. Fluffy, flavoured cream on a doughnut? Yes please!
#8 Avocado Red Velvet Cupcakes
The cream on red velvet cake or cupcakes is supposed to be laden with sugar and fats, but if you make an avocado version you’re lessening the damage and upgrading the benefits!
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#9 Avocado Banana Bread
Banana bread is already healthy, as it’s full of fibre and vitamins from the banana, but if you add a small amount of avocado you can maintain the sweet taste and gain even more nutrients and healthy fats. Yum!
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#10 Avocado Chili Brownies
The kick of the chili is balanced out by the creaminess of the avocado, so they harmonise to make a perfect brownie.
#11 Chocolate and Avocado Tart
This tart is heavy, as the centre is densely packed with chocolate, but substitute a fraction of the added cream & chocolate mix with avocado and you lower the bad fat intake, and still have one hell of a creamy, chocolatey tart. Pass me a slice!
#12 Vanilla and Avocado Cupcakes
Once again, vanilla usually gives our baked goods that soft, sweet taste we crave so much. Add in the magic ingredient, avocado, and you have yourself the dream team. We concur with Homer on this one!