AVOCADO IN BAKING Avocado is rich in good fat and has a smooth, silky texture. It’s used a lot in baking, as it can replace butter, shortening, bananas, and even eggs. It contributes to the dessert’s texture as well as health benefits. Overall, it’s a star ingredient for those wanting to bake healthier, dairy-free or even gluten free desserts.
10 min


For the filling

  • 2 medium ripe avocados
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • Zest of a lime lime
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice from 2-3 large limes
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted

For the crust

  • 1/2 cup pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut plus a bit more for garnish
  • 1 cup almonds or cashew nuts
  • a pinch salt
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • Splash of coconut water


  1. Pulse avocados in a food processor. Scrape down the sides with the help of a spatula. Add in lime juice, the zest, syrup, vanilla & salt. Pulse till homogenized. Add the coconut oil, pulse once more, taste & adjust. Keep the filling till needed.
  2. Without cleaning the food processor add the 5 first ingredients for the crust. Pulse until it comes together like a dough. If it is too dry add the water. Press into a parchment lined 7" spring form pan or pie dish. Pour filling over the crust. Garnish with extra coconut and place in fridge for several hours to set.

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