Venture beyond avocado toast with these sweet and delicious avocado dessert recipes. With its smooth and buttery texture, avocado is the perfect addition to desserts and an easy way to sneak in extra vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants to sweet recipes.
Avocados are delicious sources of a variety of healthy fats, including monounsaturated fats, which are protective against heart disease and cognitive decline. They also contain vitamins A, E, K, and C, folate, magnesium, potassium, iron, and copper, along with loads of fiber. The ample amount of fiber, vitamins and minerals, and healthy fats in avocado help to stabilize blood sugar levels and promote satiety – unlike your standard piece of cake, for example.
These five avocado dessert recipes prove just how versatile everyone’s favorite green superfood really is.
1. Peanut Butter and Chocolate Avocado Mousse
The dreamy combination of peanut butter and chocolate is magically enhanced with the addition of creamy avocado in this avocado mousse recipe. Instead of using dairy products like traditional mousse, this recipe uses avocado and coconut cream to make a lusciously smooth (and vegan) treat. For even more brownie points, top this mousse with coconut whipped cream and berry chia seed jam for a sweet summer treat.
2. Chocolate Fudge Popsicles with Avocado and Nuts
Made with dark chocolate, nut milk, avocado, and coconut sugar, these fudge popsicles scream summer. Along with being dairy-free, these avocado popsicles are lower in sugar and filled with a variety of healthy fats from the nut milk, toasted nuts, and avocado. They’re a much healthier DIY version of everyone’s favorite childhood fudge popsicle treat.
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3. Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Avocado Frosting
Make next level chocolate cake with zucchini. This scrumptious cake is loaded with chocolate avocado frosting by Ambitious Kitchen. Using zucchini, coconut oil, almond milk, and whole-wheat pasty flour, this recipe is much healthier than a standard chocolate cake, too. The healthiest part of all? The avocado frosting made with just avocado, cocoa powder, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla. Yum. Swap the egg in the recipe with a flax egg or egg replacer.
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4. Vegan Avocado Fudge
This drool-worthy avocado fudge recipe from Nutritional Foodie is packed with healthy ingredients including coconut cream, coconut sugar, and walnuts. Avocado blends effortlessly into melted chocolate to make a luscious, dense, and smooth chocolate treat. Pop the fudge in the freezer to sit, and patiently wait a few hours before devouring these sweet avocado treats.
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5. Raw Avocado Lime Tart
Drawing inspiration from a key lime tart, this raw avocado lime tart from Nutrition Stripped is a delightful and tangy treat. Along with being raw, this dessert is gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free, making it the perfect treat for those with dietary restrictions. Even better than the tangy and creamy avocado center is the raw crust made with almonds, coconut oil, coconut flakes, dates, and pistachios. Serve this tropical tart at your next summer party for a healthy and beautiful treat!