Sunday, December 23, 2012

Sweepstakes: Baking with avocados

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The holiday season has arrived and what better way to sweeten up the season than with some tasty treats and desserts! To keep the extra calories off your waistline, a fun trick is to sub some of the fat in your baking recipes with avocados! Your goodies will come out rich, moist and a lot healthier, so you can indulge without as much guilt this holiday season. To make it even sweeter, there is an avocado sweepstakes going on this month, giving away over 500 prizes with a grand prize of $2,500 (details below)! 

When using avocados in baked goods, just replace the butter or oil with an equal amount of pureed avocado. It’s that simple. I've replaced some of the fat with fruit purees like mashed banana or applesauce before, like in my homemade granola bars, but here is a another tasty recipe alternative to cut some of the fat in your holiday baking: Avocado Brownies!
Chewy Fudge Avocado Brownies
Make brownies according to directions, substituting your avocado puree for the oil in the recipe. Bake as directed and enjoy!

Try this lower-fat baking trick with your family and see if they can taste the difference. Also, be sure to check out the Avocados from Mexico's Better Baking Sweepstakes by the end of December for a chance to win one of over 500 prizes with a grand prize of $2,500! Imagine how much fun baking stuff you can get with that :D

“Like” Avocados from Mexico on Facebook and complete the sweepstakes registration form between November 30, 2012 at 12:00 am and (PST) and December 31, 2012 at 11:59 pm (PST)

  • (1) Grand Prize – $2,500 iCard Gift Card
  • (10) Second Prizes – $100 iCard Gift Card
  • (500) Third Prizes – $25 iCard Gift Card
Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia (except
Florida, New York and Rhode Island) who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry.
Good luck!

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