Chocolate Orange Brownies

You had the choice of carrot cake or brownies in this week’s NutriPic – and brownies won the vote, so here’s your healthy, chocolatey and delicious recipe.


prep 0:10       total 0:45


12 servings



1/2 avocado, peeled and chopped
5 tbsp. cacao
110g/4oz maple syrup
Juice from 1/2 orange
zest from 1 orange
40g/1.5oz mixed nuts
2 tbsp. chia seeds
200g/7oz ground almonds
1 x 400g/14oz can kidney beans, drained

Optional - honey or maple syrup to top


1.Preheat the oven to 180C/360F.
2.Place all the ingredients (except for the nuts) into a food processor and blitz until fully combined.
3.Add to a mixing bowl, then mix in the nuts.
4.Line a baking tray with parchment paper, then add the mixture on top.
5.Bake for 30-35 minutes.
6.Remove from the oven and sprinkle with more orange zest and honey/maple syrup to serve.

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