I had a blast baking avocado brownies for Dr. Oz this week. He challenged me and a couple of other women to use some unusual ingredients to help add protein to delicious dishes that you might not think of as protein packed.
My daughter Mary and I discovered delicious avocado chocolate pudding last year, and I had offered to make this for the show, but the producers called back and said that Dr. Oz asked if I would make avocado brownies instead. Mary is an enthusiastic and adventurous little chef and we have a great time in the kitchen together. She helped me perfect this recipe.
Dr. Oz had us make these for a beautiful woman named Lanada Williams, who had indicated she wanted to add protein to her diet, but she was bored with meat. Betsy and Jennifer, the two other cooks, made equally fun and delicious dishes. Betsy made pasta with pumpkin seed pesto, and Jennifer made a sun-dried tomato crudite dip. It was all delicious, but Dr. Oz LOVED the brownies and made a point of emphasizing it after the segment was over.
I made a lot of brownies, and the awesome crew was loving them. We still had some leftover and Wayne was handing them out backstage and as the audience was filing out, they were all asking me for the recipe. It will post on Dr. Oz’s website in a couple of weeks (and I will post the segment when it airs for all the great details), but for everyone who was asking and all of you who didn’t know you could make amazing AND healthy brownies using avocados, here you go!
Dr. Oz Approved Delicious Gluten-Free
4 eggs (I used eggs from local, happy free-range chickens that eat organic and vegetarian diets)
1. Using an electric mixer (or if you want to burn some extra calories to offset these delicious goodies, whisk by hand), whip the eggs and sugar till it gets pretty fluffy.
2. Melt the chocolate chips – I did it directly in my small stainless steel pan over low heat. Just KEEP stirring. It melts fairly quickly.