Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

An interesting twist on traditional chocolate chip cookies, these healthy vegan avocado chocolate chip cookies are made with creamy avocado, decadent chocolate chips, and natural, healthy ingredients.

With its mild, slightly sweet flavour, avocado is an ideal green to add to baked goods. It literally goes undetected in these cookies, unless you roughly mash them as I do-I find the little green specks somewhat pretty! Besides the creamy texture the avocado gives to these cookies, it’s undoubtably healthy; packed with heart-healthy fats, protein, potassium, and dietary fiber.

Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

We love avocados in this household, but more often than not that leftover, ripened halve sitting the fridge gets thrown out! With this recipe now under my belt, there are no more excuses for wasting leftover avocado…looks like I’ll be making these cookies often!

Cookies don’t necessarily have to equate to unhealthy. I make cookies all the time for the kids, but little do they know that I usually substitute traditional ingredients with healthier, vegan options, such as avocado for saturated fat and flax seed for eggs. What they do know is that they are always scrumptious, just as any cookie should be!

Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

These particular cookies have a spongey, cake-like texture, puffing up in the oven just like little meringues; light and airy with a delicate crunch on the outside. They’re definitely worth a try!

Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

Looking for more healthy cookie recipes? Try these;

Banana Coconut Quinoa Cookies
Chocolate Chia Oatmeal Cookies
Oatmeal Goji Berry Cookies

Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

2015-03-09
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: 5 min
: 10 min

An interesting twist on traditional chocolate chip cookies, these healthy vegan avocado chocolate chip cookies are made with creamy avocado, decadent chocolate chips, and natural, healthy ingredients. With its mild, slightly sweet flavour, avocado is an ideal green to add to baked goods. It literally goes undetected in these cookies, unless you roughly mash them as …

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Ingredients
    1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ cup ripe avocado, mashed
  • 2 tbs. extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup organic maple syrup
  • 1 flax egg (or 1 medium organic egg)
  • 1 tsp. chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup melted + 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup dark cocoa powder
Directions

Halve the avocado and remove the pit from one half. Heat the chocolate chips and the coconut oil in a microwave for 25-30 seconds or until just about melted. In a small bowl, soak 1 tbs. ground flax seed with 3 tbs. warm water for 10 minutes until thickened.

Add the wet ingredients to a large bowl, mashing the avocado directly in the bowl, and stir until combined.  Add the dry ingredients, including the 1/4 cup of raw chocolate chips, and stir until smotth and combined.

Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Dollop about 1 tbs. of the cookie batter onto the cooking sheet, at least 1-2 inches apart.

Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out just about clean. Remove immediately from the oven and set aside to cool.

Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

Store in an air-tight plastic bag or container in the fridge for up to one week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies

67 thoughts on “Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  • Mmmmm! I’ve used avocado as a base for vegan chocolate mousse, but I’ve never thought about using it in cookies! Thanks for the recipe, I’m going to try this!

  • themommyfiles 5 years ago

    I’ve never had or made chocolate chip cookies with avocados before. They look yummy!

  • CourtneyLynne Storms 5 years ago

    These definitely sound like some interesting cookies!!! I’m all about avocado And it’s super food value, so I may have to whip up a batch for my princess 🙂

  • Avocado? For real? This is so interesting.

  • I actually never had an avocado choco chip cookie yet – would love to try them out.

  • I love avocado but I haven’t tried making them into cookies! I’ll try this recipe next time.

  • This is a different type of cookie. I love avocado and chocolate chips so I bet these are delicious

  • Sarah @ Must Have Mom 5 years ago

    These look yummy! What a great way to sneak the veggies in on the kids, without them having a clue! Thanks for sharing.

  • Debi@The Spring Mount 6 Pack 5 years ago

    I have never thought about putting avocado in cookies before. I will have to try and make this one day.

  • Ann Bacciaglia 5 years ago

    I had no idea that you could bake with avocado. I am going to try these as my kids are always looking for healthy snacks to eat. I love how healthy these ones are.

  • Lynn Dee 5 years ago

    I love avocado and I love chocolate! This is something new but totally awesome. Yum!

  • They sound and look fabulous, I love that they are full of healthy ingredients.

  • Sharon Ulery Ruggieri 5 years ago

    In my whole life I never thought of avocados in a cookie! Holy moly…I want to try this!

  • ashleigh walls 5 years ago

    Get out! I cannot believe this, so awesome! I am always trying to find ways to sneak avocado to my oldest, will be giving this a try.

  • Chrystal M. 5 years ago

    Even more reason for me to buy avocados as I never have leftovers. YUM! I’ve made pudding and ice cream, but not cookies. Need to fix that.

  • I can’t believe there’s avocado in them! The texture looks REALLY good. I love cooking with coconut oil. It’s the best!

  • Kori 5 years ago

    I really think I’ll have to make these for my youngest. We eat an avocado daily as an afternoon snack and I would feel so much better giving her these types of cookies.

  • Beth 5 years ago

    I have never thought of putting avocado in my cookies… but I do love avocado! Will have to try this!

  • mail4rosey 5 years ago

    That’s a great alternative to the traditional tasty but terrible for you cookie. 😉 I love getting nutrients in the kids. If it comes in cookie format, they might even cheer. 🙂

  • what a great idea!! I always feel bad giving my soon bites of real cookies, but this looks perfect!!

    • I love how coin the term ‘real!’ lol! I do to, no big deal! Mine just don’t get them that often so they have nothing to compare my ‘healthy’ cookies to! Doesn’t seem to bother them at all 😉

  • This is interesting. I have not tried avocados on cookies ever and this sounds pretty adventurous to me – it will definitely be worth a try. I kinda like it already because it looks chewy 🙂

  • Elizabeth O. 5 years ago

    I never tried avocado and chocolates before! These
    cookies look delicious, not to mention healthy!

  • Chocolate chip cookies have always been my long-time favorite of mine, but I have never tried them with avocado as an ingredient. My curiosity is piqued, therefore I’ll definitely have to give this recipe a try.

    • If you’re used to traditional chocolate chip cookies, these might take getting used to. They’re not as rich but still delicious and they have a soft, spongey texture, as opposed to crunchy, buttery cookies.

  • touristmeetstraveler 5 years ago

    I never even thought this was possible, what a healthy alternative worth trying!

  • Daniela Uslan 5 years ago

    Those cookies look delicious! I can’t believe they’re vegan. I’ll have to try this recipe.

  • Erin Shebish 5 years ago

    Yes! Finally a cookie I can say is healthy! Im going to make them tomorrow!

  • Those look so tasty! I’ve never had avocado in a cookie before – would love to try this!

  • I’d love to use more avocado in my desserts. These cookies sound like they would be great with chia seeds.

  • So not possible, I’m liking flipping out. How could you find a way to combine my favorite two things in the world. I’m just awestruck, like I have just entered a dream world lol. I need to make these as soon as I possibly can and I don’t intend to share either :p

  • Jeanine @ sixtimemommy.com 5 years ago

    Wow. These look amazing. I wouldn’t ever think to use avocado! How brilliant. I am going to for sure need to try these!

  • I have recently fallen in love with avocados – and we all love chocolate! I am going to make these for my boys, yum!

  • michele d 5 years ago

    You had me at Chocolate Chip. Wow! I wouldn’t of thought of putting avocado with my chocolate chip cookies until now. These are a must try for me and my family.

  • Melissa Pezza 5 years ago

    I can’t wait to make these. I love avocado, but I’ve never had it in a cookie before. It looks yummy!

    • I have heard of them as an ideal substitution for butter…I normally use coconut oil but had one leftover avocado so I thought I would try it instead!

  • chubskulit 5 years ago

    Now that would be so delicious! I never thought of adding avocado in cookies, that’s a great and healthy idea!

  • CCamp 5 years ago

    They turned out delicious! I used whole wheat flour instead of regular but they are still sweet enough for our liking! Love using up the avocados we haven’t used! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  • blm03 5 years ago

    These look amazing! I can’t wait to try them!

  • Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle 5 years ago

    Those look great. I just had avocado cookies for the first time last week, and I was amazed at how delicious they are. I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  • Terri Lynn Grothe 5 years ago

    I am making these cookies tonight, they look so delicious.

  • Lisa, that’s sooo avocado-licious! I loveee spongey texture cookies!!

  • monica 5 years ago

    You are the queen of getting healthy ingredients in unsuspected places! I’m making these (and pinning for later).

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