You probably read the title and either thought it was a mistake or that I'm crazy. I assure you that neither is true. I have been looking for a healthier cookie recipe for a while. I tried the almond meal choc chip cookie and it just didn't work for me. Many healthier cookie recipes use coconut oil to replace butter. In most cases, the day after, the cookie becomes soggy. I prefer my cookies crunchy, all the time. Avocado has been used as a cream or butter replacement in many recipes so when I saw it in a cookie recipe, it made sense to me. I gave it a go and boy did it turn out good! I ended up with the most chocolatey cookies I've ever tasted! You would never tell there's avocado in there, so you can sneakily give this to your guests without telling them that it's actually good for them!
This recipe makes 15 cookies. You will need to store it in the fridge, if you have any left after the first day that is.
Chocolate Chunk Avocado Cookies (Adapted from Fit Men Cook)
Makes 15 Cookies
1 large ripe, soft avocado
1.5 cups rolled oats (I used quick oats)
1/2 cup raw cacao powder (This not the same as cocoa powder)
1/2 coconut sugar
1/4 cup almond milk (You will need to judge this)
1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks (I used Richfields Dark Chocolate as it is sugar free)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
Set oven to 180 degrees C.
Process your oats in a food processor until it form a fine milled flour. If you can't get it very fine, don't worry, it will add some texture to your mix. Just add less almond milk.
Mix oat flour, cacao powder, baking powder and baking soda in a bowl and set aside.
In another bowl, beat avocado, coconut sugar and egg.
Add your flour mixture to your avocado mixture and mix. At this point add enough almond almond milk to form a cookie dough. Add it little by little until you get the texture of cookie dough.
Add chocolate chunks and mix them in with your hands.
Scoop out cookie dough with a spoon or ice cream scoop and place on a lined baking sheet. Press the dough down to look like a small cookie. This is not like a normal cookie that will spread out, so you will need to form the shape before you bake it.
Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes.