Gorgeous and colourful toasts are all the rage on social media right now, and the avocado variety is the star of the show. Whether it’s topped with chili flakes, sweet potato or a runny egg, avocado toast is the real MVP of brunch everywhere—besides Mimosas, of course.
Not only does it add awesome texture and flavour to any meal, but the avocado is full of healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals. If all that isn’t enough to make you add some extra avo into your rotation, then maybe one of these creative recipes will inspire you to go green for your next meal.
Roasted Chickpeas and Avocado Dip
Combine two of the best snack foods in history—hummus and guacamole—to create this hearty and delicious roasted chickpeas and avocado dip. Using only a few fresh ingredients like cilantro, olive oil and lime juice, you’ll have the perfect spread for crackers, veggies or sandwiches in no time.
Blueberry Avocado Pancakes
Avocado toast, watch out! These blueberry avocado pancakes might just blow you out of the water next Sunday brunch. Featuring tons of health benefits and a satisfying blend of savoury and sweet tastes, these green pancakes would be a delightful pairing for your St. Patrick’s Day morning kegger.
Gluten-Free Avocado Fries
Swap out those fast food French fries for a healthier alternative, like these gluten-free avocado fries made with eggs, salt, oat flour and coconut oil. The healthy fats in this dish will keep you full for hours, while the crunchy coating will satisfy all your junk food cravings.
Paleo Baked Eggs in Avocado
Who needs a plate when a halved avocado comes in the ideal shape to hold all the eggs, bacon and veggies you could desire? Stuff all your favourite breakfast foods inside an avocado half, add seasoning, and bake for 15 minutes at 425 for a cute and compact breakfast meal that’s totally bread-less.
Yes, you read that right: avocado can be used in desserts, too, not just savoury dishes. The next time your sweet tooth is craving a treat, whip up these fresh and easy avocado popsicles with limes, simple syrup, tarragon leaves and coconut milk for a cool and refreshing summer snack.
Avocado Ice Cream
Why stop at popsicles when you can make your own avocado ice cream, too? With its creamy texture and sweet (but not too sweet!) flavour, avocado in ice cream is a no-brainer. All you’ll need to make this sweet treat is sugar, lime juice, thickened cream and of course, avocados. The recipe calls for half an hour of churn time, but the end result is so worth the extra effort.
These rich and fudgy avocado brownies will make you an instant hit with all the neighbourhood kids (and the adults, too!). Although it may seem counterintuitive to include the green fruit in a brownie recipe, the end result is so creamy, sweet and delicious, you won’t care if the ingredients list sounds a little weird.
Chocolate Chip Avocado Waffles
Infuse your waffles with a hint of avocado for a healthy and satisfying twist on a classic brunch dish. This recipe calls for almond flour to pack even more nutritional punch into the finished product, while lowering the carb count. Just add eggs, bacon and coffee, and you’re set for the perfect Sunday brunch.
Chocolate Peanut Butter & Avocado Pudding
This avocado pudding is healthy, delicious, and naturally sweetened with only a few ingredients required. It will satisfy your sweet tooth and leave you feeling a little less guilty about eating the entire bowl—before you share it with anyone else. You can also top it with granola, coconut flakes, chia seeds, or the coconut whipped cream found in this recipe.
Avocado Walnut Bread
Take your avocado toast to the next level by using this avocado walnut bread as a base. Spread it with peanut butter, use it for sandwiches, or just eat it by the loaf for a yummy snack that’s packed full of healthy fats, nutrients and fuel for your workouts. Sub out the nuts for almonds or cashews, or leave them out altogether to let the avocado take centre stage.