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Butternut Squash Avocado Chocolate Chip Cake

Butternut Squash Avocado Chocolate Chip Cake

Author: Bonnie Taub-Dix

Butternut squash, California Avocado and chocolate chips make this single-layer cake uniquely delicious. It's very moist and lightly sweet, perfect for high tea, brunch, dessert or whenever you like. No frosting needed – dust with powdered sugar if you like. This cake is an excellent source of vitamin A (25% DV)and vitamin E (20% DV).

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Butternut Squash Avocado Muffins

Butternut Squash Avocado Muffins

Author: Bonnie Taub-Dix

These savory muffins combine the natural sweetness of butternut squash, the rich texture of a California avocado and the subtle flavor of coconut. Enjoy this muffin for breakfast alongside a dollop of cottage cheese or serve with steamy bowl of soup. A recipe variation adds chocolate chips to create delicious dessert muffins. These muffins are an excellent source of vitamin A (25% DV)and vitamin E (20% DV).

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California Avocado Cornbread

California Avocado Cornbread

Author: Chef Justin Dickens, The Stocking Frame, Los Angeles, CA

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California Avocado Cupcakes with Key Lime Buttercream Frosting

California Avocado Cupcakes with Key Lime...

Author: Chris Scheuer

With the addition of Fresh California Avocados, these moist, light buttermilk cupcakes are a great alternative to traditional cupcakes. The avocado in the Key Lime Buttercream recipe not only replaces some of the butter with good fat, it also makes for an amazingly creamy texture that is wonderful for decorating.

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California Avocado Cupcakes with Key Lime Buttercream Frosting

California Avocado Cupcakes with Key Lime...

Author: Chris Scheuer

With the addition of Fresh California Avocados, these moist, light buttermilk cupcakes are a great alternative to traditional cupcakes. The avocado in the Key Lime Buttercream recipe not only replaces some of the butter with good fat, it also makes for an amazingly creamy texture that is wonderful for decorating.

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California Avocado Cheesecake with Tomato-Vanilla Jam

California Avocado Cheesecake with Tomato...

Author: Trey Foshee

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California Avocado Spice Cake with California Avocado Cream Cheese Frosting

California Avocado Spice Cake with...

Author: California Avocado Commission

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California Avocado Chocolate Frosting

California Avocado Chocolate Frosting

Author: Chris Scheuer

California Avocado in this frosting not only replaces some of the butter of traditional frosting recipes, it also makes for an amazingly creamy texture, a decorators delight! It pipes, swirls and twirls like a dream. Use to frost cakes or cookies and garnish with patriotic sprinkles or candies for an All-American theme.

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California Avocado Danish

California Avocado Danish

Author: Fairmont Hotel Banquet Department

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California Avocado Pumpkin Cupcakes with Avocado Caramel Buttercream Frosting

California Avocado Pumpkin Cupcakes with...

Author: Chris Scheuer

These heavenly pumpkin cupcakes are the perfect treat for a Fall get-together. Mashed avocado replaces part of the butter and adds wonderful moistness. Pumpkin and warm spices give these cupcakes quintessential Autumn flavor. Be sure to make extra copies of the recipe, you’ll need them! This fabulous buttercream is silky smooth and pipes beautifully. Healthy avocado replaces some of the butter found in traditional buttercream.

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Chocolate Avocado Frosting Stuffed Cookie Sandwiches

Chocolate Avocado Frosting Stuffed Cookie...

Author: Kylie Held

Typically when you make frosting you add in a couple sticks of butter. But if you take out those couple sticks of butter and add in a couple avocados, you are left with a saturated fat and cholesterol free frosting. Say what?! And to top it off, thanks to a 1/4 of an avocado in each cookie sandwich, this dessert is brimming with good fats, vitamins and nutrients (to name a few…vitamin K, folate, vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium, niacin and riboflavin).

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California Avocado Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

California Avocado Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

Author: Chris Scheuer

Old fashioned oatmeal-raisin cookies with a few fun twists. Avocado replaces part of the butter lowering the saturated fat. Cinnamon, coconut and a surprise ingredient combine to make delicious cookie that is sure to become an often requested favorite.

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4th of July Avocado Cookies

4th of July Avocado Cookies

Author: Chris Scheuer

Avocado replaces half of the butter in these festive cookies that have a citrus “spark”. Rolling the cookies in colored sanding sugar gives these soft cookies a nice crunch.

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California Avocado-Buttermilk Pancakes

California Avocado-Buttermilk Pancakes

Author: Chris Scheuer

Tender, fluffy, pancakes made with a combination of whole grain and regular flours along with heart-healthy California Avocado make a delicious and wholesome meal, providing you with energy to start the day. A breeze to throw together in the blender, they’re perfect for those mornings when time is short but you’re in the mood for something nutritious. And what happens when the most important meal of the day meets one of the most delicious fruits in the world? A better breakfast is born! These pancakes provide a Good Source of protein (18% DV), Calcium (15% DV) and Iron (10% DV) along with good fats from the California Avocado.

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Avocado Cake with Raspberry Filling and Key Lime Buttercream Frosting

Avocado Cake with Raspberry Filling and...

Author: Chris Scheuer

This moist cake recipe uses Fresh California Avocado in place of some of the butter or shortening used in a traditional buttermilk cake. With a raspberry filling and topped with creamy key lime buttercream frosting it’s simply delicious!

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Chocolate Avocado Pistachio Cake with California Avocado Crème Anglaise

Chocolate Avocado Pistachio Cake with...

Author: California Avocado Commission

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California Avocado Birthday Cake

California Avocado Birthday Cake

Author: Chris Scheuer

With the addition of Fresh California Avocados, this moist, buttermilk cake with creamy chocolate frosting is a great alternative to a traditional birthday cake.

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Fresh California Avocado Scones

Fresh California Avocado Scones

Author: Adam Weiner

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Avocado Spice Mini Cupcakes with Avocado Cream Cheese Frosting

Avocado Spice Mini Cupcakes with Avocado...

Author: California Avocado Commission

Fresh California Avocado is the secret ingredient in these moist mini cupcakes with the enticing flavors of cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, walnuts and raisins. Avocado cream cheese frosting makes them extra delicious.

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Lemon Sparkler Cookies

Lemon Sparkler Cookies

Author: Chris Scheuer

Avocado replaces half of the butter in these festive cookies that have a citrus “spark”. Rolling the cookies in colored sanding sugar gives these soft cookies a nice crunch. Using a tip from our Registered Dietitian, we replaced half the fat in these cookies with equal amounts of fresh avocado to increase the fruit intake. By substituting avocado, the nutritional value of the baked good is enhanced with the fruit’s contribution of nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, along with “good fats” (poly and monounsaturated fats). Additionally, the overall calories in a recipe can be reduced by substituting avocado for an ingredient like butter. Two tablespoons of avocado has 50 calories, whereas two tablespoons of butter total 204 calories.

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