Beyond Guacamole: Baking with Avocados

July 2, 2011


While avocados are certainly a summer staple, appearing in salads, atop burgers and of course, in guacamole - there is a whole other side to this creamy, nutritious fruit! Often used as an egg replacer in vegan/eggless baking, avocados are high in "good" fats, have a silky, creamy texture and of course, are delicious. The thing is, when mixed with chocolate in say, a cake, you can't even taste them! So if you're vegan, want to cook for an eggless friend or family member, or just want to experiment with the awesomeness that is avocado, then here are a few amazing avocado dessert recipes to get you started!

Vegan Recipes

Avocado Chocolate Mousse
Rich, creamy and dairy free.

Chocolate Avocado (Chovado) Pudding
Thick, creamy, chocolaty - the ultimate dairy free comfort food.

Chocolate Avocado Cake
Eggless and dairy free, but still moist and yummy! What more could you ask for?

Chocolate Avocado Milkshake
Vegan (eggless and dairy free) milkshake using almond milk, avocado and cocoa powder.

Avocado Blueberry Scones
Gluten free and vegan, these scones are flaky and delicious.

Not-So-Vegan Recipes

Brown Sugar Banana Cupcakes with Avocado Buttercream
Just another example of how versatile - and addictive! - avocados can be!

Avocado Ice Cream
Okay, not dairy free, but super delicious and refreshing!

Avocado Coconut Lime Bundt Cake
Moist, creamy and perfect for summer baking.
Crispy and buttery, the perfect holiday cookie.

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Old Gal's picture

Timely article. I just ate at a Mexican seafood restaurant here in Virginia tonight. MMMMMMMM. For dessert, I had an avocado tart, which the waiter said would be similar to key lime pie, but it wasn't...unusual but delicious flavor. I will definitely try some of these! Thanks.