Tigernut Brownies with Cacao Avocado Icing

Liana Werner-Gray

by | Updated: December 4th, 2016

Whether whipped up from a box or made from scratch, brownies are a delectable dessert sure to quench anyone’s chocolate craving. But the chocolate treats are not a suitable option for all eaters or diets. This batch, made from a mixture of Tigernut flour, dates, walnuts and cacao powder, is more appropriate for sensitive and health-focused foodies. Bonus? They’re frosted with a rich, velvety chocolate avocado frosting, so no one’s sweet tooth is ignored.

Brownies with Chocolate Avocado Frosting

Tigernut Brownies with Cacao Avocado Icing

Serves 12
Macros per serving: 628.7 calories | 35.5 g fat | 78.7 g carbs| 34.6 g fiber | 10.8 g protein



1 cup dates, seeded
¾ cup Tigernut flour
¾ cup walnuts
¼ cup cacao powder


2 avocados, seeded
½ cup maple syrup (or honey)
¼ cup cacao powder
2 Tbsp. coconut oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/8 tsp. salt


  1. In a food processor or high-speed blender, combine all ingredients until moist and sticky.
  2. Transfer mixture to a baking tray and chill in fridge to set.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the icing. In a blender, blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy.
  4. Top chilled brownies with icing and cut into 12 pieces.