I’m always thinking of ways to sneak something healthy into my kids food. I have to admit, I feel like such a prankster when I’m doing it. One time I made Black Bean Brownies. I served them up like they were getting the treat of the century. They gobbled them up and asked for more. After they ate them and the only thing left were the crumbs on their faces, I revealed to them that they had a whole can of black beans in them (bwahahaha). Why do I love that so much?….. I guess its gratifying to know I snuck something into their food they weren’t likely to eat.
I’ve seen a few posts lately on chocolate frosting made with avocado. It inspired me to make a dessert with this superfood. I decided to go with a chocolate cookie, besides you can’t go wrong with chocolate!
The first go at these cookies were ok, but needed some work, so I made a few adjustments and the result was a delicious fudgy, chocolatey cookie with no wheat flour, or dairy! Instead full of ground oat, flax, and yes, a whole avocado!
Avocados are so healthy! They are full of potassium, fiber, and omega 3’s! They also lower bad cholesterol, promote healthy bones, improve absorption of nutrients, and help reduce inflammation in muscles and joints. It wouldn’t hurt to incorporate this healthy fruit into our diet. I hope you enjoy this recipe as as much as my family!
Fudgy Chocolate Avocado Cookies
- 1 Avocado (smashed)
- 1 Chia seed egg (2 1/2 Tbsp water + 1 Tbsp water) (could also use regular egg, or flax egg.)
- 1 tbsp Whole flax seedBuy organic flax seed here
- 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
- 1 1/2 cup Oat flour ( you can make this by grinding oats)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 2 tbsp refined coconut oil- melted
- 1/3 cup cacao powder Buy raw cacao powder here(cocoa powder would also work, but is very processed and lacks the health benefits)
- 1 tsp non -aluminum baking powder
- 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375.
- In a Nutri-Bullet(I have this one and love it!) or food processor add oats and flax seed. Grind until you achieve a smooth powder.
- Cut avocado lengthwise, pull apart, remove seed and with a spoon scoop out the inside of the avocado into a medium mixing bowl, smash well with fork.
- Melt coconut oil in a saucepan, let cool slightly and mix into avocado with a mixer or wooden spoon.
- If using Chia egg, mix chia seeds and water in small bowl and let set a couple min.
- Add egg, and sugar- mix until smooth.
- In a separate bowl mix oat flour mix, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cacao powder, and nuts.
- Incorporate well by mixing with a wooden spoon or whisk.
- With a hand mixer, or wooden spoon mix dry ingredients into wet.
- Spoon out heaping tablespoons of batter onto a cookie sheet. I used the back of the spoon and flattened the top.
- Bake 12-15 min
*I find that these hold up best stored in a baggie or container and refrigerated.
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