Beauty-Boosting Brownies with Vanilla Frosting - Better Nutrition
Collagen powder turns these rich, gluten-free brownies into the ultimate beauty food.

Recipe adapted with permission from Youtheory (

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Collagen powder can be added to virtually any recipe, as it’s not destroyed by heat.

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  • 12Servings



  • 12 ripe avocados (about 6 oz. each), peeled, pitted, and chopped

  • 1/2 cup maple syrup

  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1/2 cup raw cacao powder

  • 3 scoops collagen powder (We like Youtheory Collagen Powder.)

  • 1/2 cup almond flour

  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder

  • 1/4 tsp. fine sea salt

  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

  • 1 tsp. instant coffee, optional

  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips

  • Crushed freeze-dried raspberries, cacao nibs, toasted coconut, optional


  • 1/2 cup coconut butter

  • 2 Tbs. full-fat coconut milk

  • 2 Tbs. maple syrup

  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

  • Pinch sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 8-inch square baking pan. In food processor, combine avocados, maple syrup, and coconut sugar, and blend until smooth. Add eggs, and pulse to blend. Add cacao, collagen powder, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, vanilla, and instant coffee (if using). Blend until well combined and smooth. Add chocolate chips, and swirl in with a spatula.
  2. Transfer batter to baking pan. Bake until just set in middle, 25–30 minutes. Let cool in pan on a wire rack, then cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  3. To make frosting: In high-speed blender or food processor, combine frosting 
  4. ingredients. Blend until smooth. Taste and add more maple syrup, if needed.
    When brownies are thoroughly chilled, spread frosting on top. Sprinkle with a topping, if desired, then cut into 12 bars and serve. Cover and refrigerate any leftovers.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 260
  • Carbohydrate Content: 26 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 30 mg
  • Fat Content: 17 g
  • Fiber Content: 4 g
  • Protein Content: 4 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 7 g
  • Sodium Content: 105 mg
  • Sugar Content: 16 g
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