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Creamy Avocado Hummus

If you like hummus and like avocado, try this avocado hummus! I love pomegranate seeds especially garnishing with that beautiful color! I first tried it at a local burger joint and had to try it for myself! Feel free to play with the seasonings and lemon (if you prefer more or less).  My kids love hummus and it’s super nutritious!  If you’re kids don’t like to eat beans, let them try it as a spread.  Hummus on crackers or toast, even paired with chicken or veggies for dipping.  I also love this dip with endives!

Ingredients:

1-15oz no salt added garbanzo beans and reserve liquid

3 tablespoons tahini

lemon, juiced

1 large clove garlic

2 small avocados (or 1 large)

1/3 teaspoon ground cumin

1 tablespoon olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Combine lemon and tahini in food processor.
  2. Add beans, then avocado and cumin.
  3. Slowly add in about 3-4 tablespoons of the reserved liquid until appropriate consistency is achieved.  Blend well until creamy.
  4. Drizzle with olive oil.
  5. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

Gluten-Free Mini Chocolate Brownies

These rich, chocolate brownies are low sugar, gluten free, low fat and super delicious! My kids gobbled these up and my husband and I enjoyed them warm with a scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt.  Totally guilt free!  I’ve baked these for my son’s class and they were a huge hit!  It feels great to bring them a homemade goodie that is healthy and you feel good giving them!  You  can use 1/4 cup of mashed avocado instead of coconut oil, but either way tastes incredible.

Ingredients

1/2 cup oat flour

1/4t baking powder

1/3c unsweetened cocoa powder

1/4t salt

1/3c coconut sugar

2 eggs

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

1/4 cup coconut oil or mashed avocado

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk eggs and add in coconut oil (or avocado if using), vanilla and applesauce.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the oat flour, salt, baking powder, cocoa powder and sugar.  Whisk well.  
  4. Add liquid to dry ingredients and mix to combine.
  5. Pour batter in an 8×8 baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
  6. Sprinkle 2T of mini chocolate chips on top.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Let cool before cutting.