Don was dropping me hints that my Avocado Brownies would be even better with frosting. So I did some quick searching for paleo frosting options. I knew I had seen some with avocados before and I thought what better way to round out the avocado theme. I used this recipe as my base making slight changes and reducing it since we already ate half the brownies by this time.
- 1 and 1/2 avocados
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 and 1/4 tsp coffee grounds
- 1 and 1/2 tsp spiced rum
- dash of salt
So easy to make. Just combine everything well with a food processor.
I started with the avocados.
I added the vanilla first, then the maple syrup. The extra liquid helps smooth out the avocado chunks.
Then I added the cocoa. And everything else.
It was Don’s idea to add a little spiced rum. It’s a nice touch.
I really like the texture of the coffee grounds too.
It made about one cup.
I suggest spreading it over a warmed brownie and eating immediately. Mmm… divine. Save the rest in the fridge until needed.
~ David Fairchild