Beauty-Boosting Brownies with Vanilla Frosting

Beauty boosting avocado brownies

Beauty-Boosting Brownies with Vanilla Frosting

  • Serves: 12
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  • For Brownies:
  • 2 ripe medium avocados (about 6 oz. each), peeled, pitted, chopped
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup raw cacao powder (72g)
  • 3 scoops youtheory® Collagen Powder
  • ½ cup almond flour (52g)
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. instant coffee (optional)
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
  • For Frosting:
  • ½ cup coconut butter (120g)
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp. full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Pinch of fine sea salt
  • Toppings: Crushed freeze-dried raspberries, cacao nibs, toasted coconut, optional


  1. Make brownies: Preheat oven to 350ºF; grease an 8-inch square baking pan.
  2. In a food processor, combine avocados, maple syrup and coconut sugar; blend until smooth. Add eggs; pulse to blend. Add cacao, collagen, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, vanilla and instant coffee (if using); blend until well combined and smooth. Add chocolate chips and swirl in with a spatula.
  3. Transfer batter to baking pan, spreading evenly. Bake until just set in the middle, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool in pan on a wire rack, then cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  4. Make frosting: In a high-speed blender or food processor, combine all ingredients. Start with 2 Tbsp. maple syrup. Blend until smooth. Taste and add more maple syrup, if needed. (Yield: About 1 cup)
  5. When brownies are thoroughly chilled, spread frosting on top. Sprinkle with a topping, if desired, then cut into 12 bars and serve. Cover and refrigerate any leftovers.