Monday, September 12, 2011

Double Chocolate Avocado Muffins

I love avocado, but usually eat it fresh like in guacamole, salad, or just as part of any meal. I haven't baked with it much, though I've seen tons of other bloggers making yummy things. So I decided to try out these double chocolate avocado muffins. And they did not disappoint. These cupcakes-masquerading-as-muffins are super soft and moist. When they're warm you can slightly taste the avocado, but not so much when they're cool. If you were to put frosting on these, you would think this was just a regular (and awesome) cupcake.

If this sounds good, you might also like:
Healthy Carrot Cake Power Scuffins
Coconut Banana Muffins
Pumpkin Muffins
Chocolate Chunk Vanilla Muffins

Double Chocolate Avocado Muffins
Adapted from Muffin Tin Mania

Makes 12

1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 medium-sized ripe avocado, pitted and peeled
2/3 cup pure maple syrup
3/4 cup unsweetened plain soymilk
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350°. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

In a food processor or high powered blender such as the Vita-mix, puree the avocado, maple syrup, soymilk, oil, and vanilla extract together until smooth. Add the avocado mixture to the dry ingredients; mix until all the flour is combined. If the mixture is too dry, stir in additional milk. Fold in chocolate chips.

Divide the batter between 12 medium-sized muffin cups, and bake for about 22 minutes, or until a tester comes out with just a few crumbs. Let cool before unmolding.


Joanne said...

I've used avocado in vegan frostings before but never actually IN a baked good! These look so moist and delicious!

Eschelle said...

what a neat idea to use avocados!! i will so do this instead of sneaking in zucchini to my next batch!

Ricki said...

I never met a chocolate-avocado combo I didn't like! :D Looks yummy.

Johanna GGG said...

discovering avocados in chocolate muffins is like discovering they have hidden depths - aren't they great!

SellWoWAccount said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
adam and theresa said...

what an idea! Did you find inspiration someplace or come up with it in a fit of creative genius??

janet @ the taste space said...

Chocolate and avocado are meant to be together... although I have never tried baking with avocado, I bet this tasted phenomenal. :)

Hannah said...

Avocado is one of my favorite "secret" ingredients for baking, that no one ever imagines could be hiding in such luscious treats. It's also great in ice cream! Just make sure you want a green-colored flavor. ;)

Great muffins, they look nice and moist.

eatme_delicious said...

adam and theresa: The basic recipe is from Muffin Tin Mania. :) I just changed a few things. Sadly I am not that creative!

Liz said...

This sound delicious! I think I will try these today, as the weather has cooled off by me. Perfect baking weather! :)

Xiaolu said...

I've been dying to try the chocolate avocado combination and you're just making it harder to resist :).

Anonymous said...

I'm baking these as soon as I buy some maple syrup!! I never have some in the cupboards, such a disgrace that I am Canadian ;p

Damsel of Digression said...

These were delicious, even for someone who does not like avocado. They are basically a delicious chocolate cake, and they don't taste like they are as healthy as they are (which is one of the best things you can say about anything healthy). I did replace the syrup with agave, and the coconut oil with canola oil and coconut flakes.

eatme_delicious said...

Damsel of Digression: Glad you enjoyed them! Love that you added in coconut flakes.

Anonymous said...

These are just what I was looking for! I make Avocado Fudge at Christmas time but was looking for another way to use up some of my avocados. I thought replacing butter with avocado would work well in a muffin. Glad I don't have to reinvent the wheel. Thanks! (If you want to see the fudge recipe, see:

Wendy said...

These are AMAZING! I have made a number of muffins and cupcakes with avocado and these taste THE BEST! They taste like chocolate cake! Unbelievably good!

Thank you!

eatme_delicious said...

Wendy: Yaey! So glad you enjoyed them. :)