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Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes

These gluten free, super chocolatey, cupcakes are perfect after school or after work or heck – even for breakfast! These cupcakes are filled with avocado, dark chocolate and flaxseed meal, and will power you up for whatever your day holds!

Gluten Free Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes

My daughter isn’t a fan of avocados. In-fact, she downright detests them!
However, if I happen to hide them in a salad, or dice them into a stew, or blend them in muffins – she doesn’t even realize she is eating them. Which leads me to believe that for some odd reason, she doesn’t like the look of this single-seeded fruit!
But, with a nickname of “alligator pear” (because of it’s pear-like shape and it’s bumpy green skin) I guess there are others who share her disdain for the outward appearance of this fruit.

Gluten Free Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes

I grew up eating avocados – specifically in pudding form! My mom used to make 3 ingredient avocado pudding with an avocado, coconut milk and sugar and my sister and I would scoop spoonfuls of this pudding into our mouths in utter silence – and you know food is good when a ten year old and a five year old do more eating than talking! Since I adore avocados and my daughter doesn’t, I have tricked her into eating them numerous times. Very often she will say something about how creamy a salad is or she will say that the stew is extra hearty or the chocolate muffins are just so luscious! Yup – the joys of parenting!

Gluten Free Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes

These Gluten Free Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache Frosting are an adaptation of the chocolate chip avocado muffins that made an appearance here during my early years of blogging. I replaced the whole wheat flour, almond meal and oat bran from the original recipe with brown rice flour and flaxseed meal and instead of dropping in a handful of chocolate chips, I made a chocolate ganache with dark chocolate and coconut milk and used that to “frost” these treats – taking them from muffin status to cupcake status!

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Gluten Free Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes
Gluten Free Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes

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Thursday 28th of April 2016

Could I substitute something for the brown rice flour? and also would this work as well with cacao powder instead of cocoa powder?

Cassandra Mobley

Thursday 14th of April 2016

These looks absolutely amazing. That's a sad thing to say when you already ate breakfast before work.


Wednesday 13th of April 2016

I didn't like avocados when I was younger either but I can't get enough of them now :) These cupcakes look amazing, Shashi! Love that you made them gluten free now too. The chocolate ganache is definitely calling my name!

Kevin | Keviniscooking

Wednesday 13th of April 2016

LOVE me some avocados! You’re one tricky mom, nice job on sneaking them in for your daughter to eat. I often make a chocolate avocado protein shake - so creamy and delicious, like a mousse almost. These though, wow. The flaxseed and brown rice flour intrigue me and that frosting? Well that’s what got me… They look so rich and decadent - Beauties!