My husband thinks it’s wrong. I like to think I’m eating a little healthier, but maybe that’s just an excuse to eat more dessert. I’ve tried a lot of different dessert recipes that have vegetables and chocolate in them; brownies with spinach, cupcakes with zucchini, chocolate cake with squash. They were all OK. These Double Chocolate Avocado Cookies are the real deal.
Audrey was excited when I said the word cookies, but then I got the avocado out and her smile turned into a frown, “Avocado! You don’t put that in cookies!”
Actually, I started using avocado a lot more in recipes to replace some of the butter. I just never told anyone 🙂
I make these cookies when I want a healthy indulgence, if there is such a thing. Gluten-free and paleo, these are great for almost any diet.
The trick to make these look smooth and round is a DIY pastry bag. I tried it without and they look really funny, but if you are in a hurry it doesn’t taste any different without one.
- 1 Medium Ripe Avocado
- 3 tbs Honey, Agave, or Stevia
- 1 Egg
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- ½ cup Peanut Butter or Almond Butter
- ½ cup Cocoa Powder
- ¼ cup Chocolate Chips (Cacao chips)
- Preheat your oven to 350 and prepare a baking sheet with parchment.
- Cream together the avocado and sweetener until smooth. Then add the egg and mix until no lumps remain.
- Next add the peanut butter and slowly add the Cocoa Powder 2 tbs at a time. If the mixture looks too sticky, leave 1 or 2 tbs out. You want the consistency to be smooth just like the peanut butter.
- Stir in the Chocolate Chips by hand and put the mixture in a plastic sandwich bag. Cut a hole the size of a nickle in one corner and squeeze out 1 inch rounds onto the parchment.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the middle of the cookies look set, not shiny.
- Makes 12-18 cookies. Store in the refrigerator.
These aren’t too sweet and have a very strong chocolaty taste. The peanut butter flavor almost disappears.
I could eat the whole batch by myself, but I wouldn’t be able to stand the sad little faces that peak in the cookie jar only to find crumbs.
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Allyson @ All Our Days says
These sound delicious! I can’t wait to try them. Just to let you know peanut butter isn’t Paleo, but almond butter would work 🙂
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Right! I forgot to put that in the recipe. Thanks!
These look so yummy!!
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Not that it matters too much but I was wondering when you typically add the vanilla extract 🙂
Hi Mahri, I just add the vanilla when I add the eggs. Thanks for asking!
Sounded good in theory but not so great in reality. I will delete it from my pins.
Sorry they didn’t turn out for you Judy.
Would you really use 3T of stevia? I would think that would be a lot.
I don’t use stevia very much. I use honey, so I’m not sure. Maybe put 2T and then bake one and see what it is like?
I put 10 drops. Less than a tsp. Stevia is extremely potent.
I just made these this morning and they are AMAZING!!! You bite in and wait for the avocado and it never comes. They are creamy yet….cookie like. So great! Thanks for a awesome recipe!!
yay! So glad they worked out for you. Thanks for commenting!
Hi there! Do you have any suggestions for replacing the peanut butter/almond butter? My son has allergies and I’m looking for a good recipe to help him gain some weight but struggling with milk/peanut allergy. Thanks!
Hi Kim! You could try some flour and applesauce? Maybe make it the consistency of peanut butter? Here are some other cookies that you could try, just leave out the almonds: https://www.trueaimeducation.com/cranberry-gluten-free-breakfast-cookies/
Hi, I just wanna know if I can use coconut oil instead of butter. Thanks!!!
The peanut or almond butter helps the cookies stay together. The avocado acts like oil so I don’t think you could substitute the peanut butter for oil, but you might be able to substitute the avocado with coconut oil.
I have made these several times now (personally with almond butter and agave syrup for the choices), and they are UNREAL!!! I’ve had so many compliments from people, and they’re shocked to know there’s avocado in them. Awesome recipe, thank you so much for sharing it! 🙂
Yay Jenn! I’m so glad they turned out for you!
LOVE! These cookies are fabulous! I used 1/2 cup of coconut sugar, almond butter, and added an additional 1/2 t of vanilla and 1 t espresso powder. I will make them again and again and again!
Yay! So glad 🙂 Thanks for leaving the adjustments you made!
Shirley parnell says
Any idea of calories /macros?
I just made these and they are pretty good. They are a bit dark for me but would be great with a cup of coffee. I think I will make them again and add a ripe banana to sweeten them a little more. If I add the banana and really like them, would you mind if I share on my blog and link back to your post? Thanks for sharing these healthy cookies!
These are tasty! I may add a banana next time to sweeten them a little more, although my husband loves them just as they are (although I forgot the vanilla extract). Our almost 2 year old ate them and liked them too! WIN, WIN!! Thanks for sharing a healthy cookie with us!
I would love to share this on my blog if you are ok with that. Please let me know if you require something specific or just a link back to yours.
So glad! You are welcome to post on your blog and link back. Thank you!