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Healthy Avocado Chocolate Cookies

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Yield: 10 cookies

Ingredients

  • 100 g. (3/4 cup) avocado flesh (very ripe, but not brown)
  • ½ cup (120mL) coconut sugar or substitute 2 ripe bananas (*SEE NOTES)
  • 1 egg (FOR VEGAN VERSION SEE BELOW)
  • ½ cup (120mL) dark cocoa powder
  • 50 g. dark chocolate chunks (I used 85% cocoa)
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 4 dates

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 175°C / 350° F.
  2. In a bowl using a hand mixer, mix together avocado and coconut sugar until smooth. Add in the egg.
  3. Mix in the cocoa powder and baking soda - or better: blend everything together in a food processor, so easy.
  4. Stir in chocolate chunks.
  5. Using two spoons place dollops of cookie dough in a baking sheet with parchment paper. The cookie won't spread as much as usual cookies when baking, so make sure to flatten them out a bit with the back of the spoon.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the cookies don't stick as much to the paper as they did before baking.
  7. Cool down. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Readers’ notes
– If using banana you might have to bake them for a little longer. Also, I recommend not using a big banana
– Readers have tried adding all different kinds of delicious add ins – try for instance mint, peanut butter cups, cocoa nibs etc.
 

VEGAN VERSION

These cookies can be made vegan by subbing the egg for a chia egg.

Method: In your coffee grinder, grind 1 tbsp. chia seeds until fine. Mix with 1/4 cup of water in a small bowl and let it sit for 10 minutes for it to turn into a gel. Use instead of the egg.

NOTES - These cookies are absolutely best when completely cold. Storing them in the fridge over night makes them perfect - * Some people might like a bit more sweetener. I like my cookies bitter. - * Instead of coconut sugar you can use 1/2 cup of honey - * I recently made a batch of these using 1 banana instead of the coconut sugar. The result was great. If using banana instead I highly recommend making the cookies using the food processor method. - CALORIES: I do not usually count my calories for personal reasons, but one reader has calculated them for me: If you sub maple syrup for honey and add one tbsp. oat flour and make ten cookies each one has 75 calories.

http://thesmoothielover.com/healthy-avocado-chocolate-cookies/

Submitted by Anna Schmoll

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