Avocados are considered a nutrient dense fruit, yes a fruit! You may be tempted to call avocados a vegetable because of their dark green-tough-in-texture peeling but in fact, they are a fruit. To be more specific it is technically a single-seeded berry. Avocados are one of the only fruits that can offer a substantial amount of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids. These fatty acids are important for our bodies because they help develop and maintain our body cells as well as can help lower cholesterol levels which then can help lower your risk of a stroke and heart disease. They also contain about 20 vitamins and minerals. This is why introducing avocados to your daily diet is such a great idea.

There are so many different ways to consume avocados. You can have them fresh in a salad, or used as a burger or sandwich topping. You can also use them to make creamy salad dressings and what I believe is best of all you can even use them for baking. Avocados can enhance the texture of your baking to make it moister as well as offer an excellent substitution choice for ingredients such as butter or oil. We have discovered some amazing dessert recipes made with avocados that you will easily enjoy. It might sound crazy but you’ll definitely want to jump on this bandwagon.

1. Grain-Free Avocado Sweet Potato Brownie Bites

These delicious brownies offer that favorite gooey soft texture that you love about a brownie. They’re also gluten-free and dairy-free which means you can worry less about whom you’re serving them to.

These brownies include not one but two secret ingredients, avocados, and sweet potatoes. Both of these ingredients not only provide exceptional nutritional value for a dessert but also they both help give the brownie the soft texture that we know and love. These brownies also freeze nicely so consider doubling the recipe to save this yummy dessert for when your cravings hit.

https://therealfoodrds.com/grain-free-sweet-potato-avocado-brownie-bites-recipe/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE REAL FOOD DIETITIANS

2. Chocolate Avocado Chia Pudding

We all know children love chocolate pudding. The soft texture that melts in your mouth with that satisfying rich chocolatey flavor. Let us not kid ourselves here, we know we love a good guilty-pleasure pudding cup every once in a while too. But what if you could have the chocolate pudding and not feel bad about your decision. This recipe does just that.

Made with ripe creamy avocados, organic honey and vanilla to sweeten and chia seeds to thicken this is a recipe you are definitely going to want to try. Made full of wholesome ingredients, that’s a dessert you can feel good about serving to your family and never have to buy at the grocery store again.

http://www.theironyou.com/2013/11/chocolate-avocado-chia-pudding.html?spref=pi PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE IRON YOU

3. 4-Ingredient Chocolate Avocado Truffles

These velvety chocolate truffles are gluten-free, nut-free and Vegan-friendly! This makes the perfect dessert for any party as you don’t have to worry about a variety of allergies or diet restrictions. This recipe only requires 4 ingredients and very minimal time. That’s the type of dessert I love to make!

The avocados are used in this recipe as a replacement for heavy cream to keep the texture nice and smooth like a traditional truffle. Each truffle is only 74 calories which means that s guilt-free dessert you can enjoy and feel good about serving.

https://www.eatingbirdfood.com/4-ingredient-chocolate-avocado-truffles/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: EATING BIRD FOOD

4.  Chocolate Avocado Smoothie

On occasion, it is nice to reach for a refreshing and light dessert like a smoothie. This smoothie taste just like chocolate pudding but in a beverage! These chocolate avocado smoothies get their sweet flavor from the luscious strawberries and honey. You and your whole family are going to love this dessert.

Furthermore, it is filled with excellent nutrition from the avocados and strawberries. It contains a great source of dietary fiber and healthy fats. Consider making this smoothie before dinner so it’s ready to serve as the perfect dessert.

http://withinthekitchen.blogspot.ca/2014/02/chocolate-avocado-smoothie.html PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: WITHIN THE KITCHEN

5. Avocado Banana Muffins

Dessert doesn’t always have to be cake and pies, muffins make a great dessert choice too. Skip the oil and butter because these muffins don’t need it. The avocados provide enough moisture for your muffins to still make them light and fluffy without being dry.

Make this healthier version of a banana muffin and watch no one will notice they even contain avocados! If you’re a chocolate addict try adding chocolate chips for an extra sweet flavor.

https://www.savvysavingcouple.net/2014/12/31/better-avocado-banana-muffins-recipe/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SAVVY SAVING COUPLE

6.  Dark Chocolate Avocado Frosting

This may not be an entire dessert recipe but making the perfect chocolate frosting recipe can make your dessert 10 times better. The avocados give this chocolate frosting its creamy texture. Whereas the cocoa powder combined with maple syrup vanilla give the frosting its rich and tasty flavor.

Everyone will love this frosting and you’ll be fighting over who gets to lick the bowl after its made. Pair this frosting on many cakes or cupcakes and surprise your family or guest with its secret ingredient.

http://veggieprimer.com/dark-chocolate-avocado-frosting/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: VEGGIE PRIMER

7. Dairy-Free Fudgsicles

Make this perfect no-bake dessert recipe to enjoy in the hotter months when you don’t feel like heating up your kitchen. This recipe is so easy it is completely made in your blender.

Forget your boxed store-bought fudgsicles, make these yourself. You will have the satisfaction of knowing exactly what ingredients went into making it and not have to worry about the quantity of refined sugar and artificial flavors that are in them. You won’t even know there are avocados in them and the whole family will enjoy these.

https://www.theroastedroot.net/dairy-free-avocado-fudgesicles-vegan-paleo/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE ROASTED ROOT

8. Vegan Buster Bar

This recipe brings the decadent flavors of a buster bar home with you. Not only can you make these at home but they are also Vegan-friendly too! Instead of being made with traditional cream these ice cream bars are made with almond milk and avocados giving it that rich creamy texture.

If you don’t love peanut butter you can even try substituting for cashew butter too. Consider making this a full-size cake in a springform pan or make individual serving sizes with a muffin tin, the possibilities feel endless.

https://www.damyhealth.com/2012/05/vegan-buster-bar-dessert/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: DAMY HEALTH

9. Grasshopper Bars

Some people agree that peanut butter is best paired with chocolate while others truly believe chocolate should always be paired with mint. If that’s you then you don’t want to miss out on this recipe. This recipe will definitely satisfy your chocolate mint craving whenever it arrises.

Not only is this recipe delicious in flavor but it is also a no-bake recipe, that means fast and easy. The avocados help give this tasty dessert its beautiful color with no artificial colors necessary.  This is a perfect recipe not just for the hot summer months but all year round too.

https://wholenewmom.com/recipes/no-bake-grasshopper-bars/#_a5y_p=3330797 PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: WHOLE NEW MOM

10. Chocolate Avocado Banana Bread

This is another great recipe where avocados come to the rescue. The avocados replace the oil and butter that is typically found in banana bread making it a guilt-free treat.

Banana bread is a tasty dessert on its own but adding chocolate and avocados into the mix gives it an extra creamy texture with a richer flavor. Make this banana bread and watch everyone wander into the kitchen wondering whats baking.

https://kirbiecravings.com/2017/03/chocolate-avocado-banana-bread.html PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: KIRBIE CRAVINGS

11. Honey Lime Avocado Baked Donuts

Are you a donut lover like myself? If so, then you’ll definitely want to give this recipe a try. These avocados have sweet flavors of honey that are complimented nicely with the tangy flavors of limes, making the perfect pairing.

This recipe is so easy that even if you’re not a baking extraordinaire you will be able to make these too. To finish off these donuts drizzle them with a sweet and tangy icing and watch them disappear off the plate. They pair nicely with tea and coffee for a perfect night in.

https://momunleashed.com/2016/05/honey-lime-avocado-baked-donuts.html PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: MOM UNLEASHED

12. Keto Avocado Chocolate Brownies

If you’re following the Keto diet you don’t need to miss out on tasty desserts. This Keto avocado brownie will definitely satisfy your next chocolate craving without derailing you from your diet.

To make these brownies low-carb and flourless, this recipe uses raw cocoa powder to bind with the mashed avocado making a splendid double chocolate brownie.

https://blog.paleohacks.com/keto-avocado-chocolate-brownies/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: PALEO HACKS

13. Quinoa Avocado Chocolate Fudge Cake

This cake is filled with nutrition and flavor that makes it a cake you can feel good about. If you have a pessimist in the family consider telling them about all the health benefits at the end. If they don’t know what is in this fudge cake, they’ll never guess it!

This cake provides you with an excellent serving of protein and dietary fiber from the quinoa and loads of healthy fats from the avocados. The two combined give your cake a unique and satisfying texture. As an extra bonus, this cake is also sweetened with pitted dates and maple syrup so you don’t need to worry about serving your family a dessert full of refined sugars.

https://www.nestandglow.com/healthy-recipes/quinoa-avocado-chocolate-fudge-cake PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: NEST AND GLOW

14. Peanut Butter Avocado Cookies

If you’re like me peanut butter cookies are top on the favorite dessert list. It brings back memories of walking home from school and opening the front door to a kitchen wafting in savory peanut butter baking smell. My mom always knew how to fix the perfect after-school craving

These cookies are dairy-free and gluten-free, in fact, they don’t contain any flour at all. Instead, this recipe using oats bound with mashed avocado and peanut butter making the perfect melt-in-your-mouth cookie. Your kids will love to come home to these or even save them for an after-dinner dessert.

https://www.theleangreenbean.com/peanut-butter-avocado-cookies/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE LEAN GREEN BEAN

15. Vegan Chocolate Avocado Cookies

Attention all Vegans, gluten-intolerance, oil-free seekers, we have found the perfect cookie recipe for you! These cookies are packed full of all the chocolatey flavor you love without all the regret.

The secret to these cookies is to use a ripe (it’s important not to use an over-ripe and not an under-ripe) avocado to create the perfect texture. The next time you have a chocolate cookie craving give these a try and have one, or two or the whole plate of cookies, we don’t judge here!

http://www.morselsandmoonshine.com/blog/2015/8/19/vegan-chocolate-avocado-cookies PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: MORSELS AND MOONSHINE

16. Avocado Lemon Cake

This delicious avocado lemon cake makes the perfect summer dessert, or let’s be real here makes a perfect dessert all year round! This cake is aesthetically pleasing with its vibrant green colors and rich melting icing, everyone will be asking for seconds.

This cake as an added bonus is butter free and oil free. It get’s is super soft texture from the avocados, good for you and a perfect substitute? Can avocados get any better! The best thing of all is this recipe only requires 5 ingredients which means there’s no long grocery shopping trip needed.

http://www.naivecookcooks.com/avocado-lemon-cake/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: NAIVE COOK COOKS

17. Avocado Mug Cake

Have you tried the biggest craze lately, mug cakes? There is a reason why they’re so popular! You can enjoy all the flavors and texture of the cake but in a single serving. There’s nothing worse than having a cake craving hit and having to wait 30 minutes to an hour just to have it ready, not to mention the giant temptation of eating a whole cake to yourself!

This mug cake recipe only takes 5 minutes to make and requires only 6 ingredients that you most likely have on hand. That’s the kind of quick and easy I like. The avocados give you mug cake a soft and fluffy texture while providing it with a vibrant and beautiful green color.

http://www.notey.com/@kirbiecravings_unofficial/external/6010259/avocado-mug-cake-kirbie-s-cravings-a-san-diego-food-travel-blog.html?utm_content=buffer0b5b5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest.com&utm_campaign=buffer PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: KIRBIES CRAVING

18. No-Bake Lime And Avocado Cheesecake

Are you a cheesecake lover? And do you love cheesecakes that require no baking? Then this recipe is an excellent choice for you. The avocados provide your cheesecake with that creamy texture without sacrificing any strange flavor.

This cheesecake has flavors of key-lime pie and the avocados give it a pop of color to make it stand out on your table. Enjoy this dessert right away or you can even freeze it to enjoy for later.

http://www.forkly.com/recipes/no-bake-lime-avocado-cheesecake/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY

19. Chocolate Avocado Cake

If you love a dessert classic like chocolate cake, try making this the next time your craving arises. Why not have a second serving because this tasty avocado chocolate cake has healthy attributions?

This chocolate cake recipe will definitely fulfill the needs of any chocoholic. Better yet, no one will even notice it contains healthy foods. Let them enjoy your rich gooey avocado chocolate cake and surprise them with its ingredients at the end, they’ll be blown away!

https://www.craftycookingmama.com/chocolate-avocado-cake-with-chocolate-avocado-buttercream-frosting/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: CRAFTY COOKING MAMA

20. Coconut Lime Avocado Muffins

Muffins make an excellent dessert choice when seeking something less rich, a.k.a without the heaping serving of icing on top. These delicious coconut lime avocados make the perfect dessert choice because they’re both savory and sweet.

The avocados in this recipe allow you to decrease the amount of butter making them slightly healthier without losing any of creamy and moist texture. The notes of coconut and lime complement each other ever so nicely making this a great sweet tooth quencher.

https://peasandcrayons.com/2014/06/coconut-lime-avocado-muffins.html PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: PEAS AND CRAYONS

Clarissa Vanner

Clarissa loves experimenting with food of all cultures to make unique healthy dishes. When she’s not browsing Pinterest for new recipe inspiration she likes to pick up a DIY project and use her creative hands to make art or crafts. In her down time you can find her watching the latest documentaries on Netflix or going for nature walks.

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