I have a vegan blueberry muffin recipe. I'm not vegan, but like anything as long as it tastes good. The recipe calls for an avocado to be used as the fat. I don't like avocado. Is there something I can substitute for the avocado or should I just forgo this recipe? I'm including the ingredients below:
flesh from 1 ripe to very ripe medium/large Hass avocado, mashed very well (about 3/4 cup)
3/4 cups granulated sugar
1/3 cup canola or vegetable oil (melted coconut oil may be substituted)
1/3 cup Greek yogurt or sour cream (use vegan versions if desired)
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
pinch salt, optional and to taste
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries (keep them frozen, do not thaw them; fresh berries may be substituted and baking time may be a few minutes less)
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, for tossing berries
In general, when making muffin recipes, you can replace around 1/2 of the oil (sometimes up to 2/3) with applesauce or mashed banana without significant problems. I don't know if you could get away with it in this particular case, as avocado would be a solid fat, so it might adversely affect the texture.
I'd personally try replacing the avocado with either mashed banana, coconut oil (mashed up some, but not melted), or a combination of the two.
The recipe already has fat in it in the name of vegetable oil. It also has fat in the greek yogurt/sour cream. Increasing these will take the place of the avocado, how much is the question though. They don't give an amount of the avocado besides saying use one, and as they very in size you'd get a different result every time, and without an amount it's hard to say how much you'd want to add. Upping the oil and yogurt to 1/2 cup each would probably get you close.
Personally I'd just find a recipe without the avocado if you don't like it, there's loads out there so unless you have some sort of emotional attachment to it I'd chuck it and hunt for a better one.