A rich Paleo-friendly chocolate frosting, using avocados for creaminess and only dates for the sweetener

In my never-ending quest for baking stuff that I can eat without feeling sick, or bloated, or full of sugar, I have discovered the rich creaminess of avocados.  And used them to make a ‘pasta’ sauce recently.  And as a spread on sweet potato toast.  Or just in salads (see here, and here).  Or within burger patties themselves.  But I hadn’t really experimented too much with using them in dessert or sweet type things.  Until now.

The original recipe comes from Chocolate Covered Katie again – with a few Sarah adaptations!  This frosting is made with simple ingredients – avocados, cocoa powder, dates, vanilla and almond milk.  Wazz them all up together (that’s the technical term in our family!) in a food processor until smooth and smear on your favorite food.  Like brownies.  Or cookies.  Or cakes.  But know that you’re not going to get that artificial sugar high.  And it tastes awesome!

Just be aware that portion control is still your friend as these are still relatively high in calories.  But it’s all good fat, rather than that highly processed stuff.  Give it a go and let me know what you think!

Chocolate avocado frosting
Yields 16
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
89 calories
15 g
0 g
4 g
1 g
1 g
47 g
2 g
10 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
47g
Yields
16
Amount Per Serving
Calories 89
Calories from Fat 34
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
6%
Saturated Fat 1g
4%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 2mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 15g
5%
Dietary Fiber 4g
14%
Sugars 10g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
4%
Calcium
2%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 ripe avocados
  2. 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  3. 10 Medjool dates, pitted
  4. 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  5. 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
Instructions
  1. Be sure to use soft, ripe avocados.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a food processor until completely smooth.
  3. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for 2-3 days.
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calories
89
fat
4g
protein
1g
carbs
15g
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