Chocolate Avocado Cookies sound a little strange, but you’d never guess avocado is hiding in here. Best of all, these 50 calorie cocoa cookies are sugar-free, gluten-free, and paleo-friendly!
Cooking with avocado was one of my favorite discoveries in 2013. I made Blood Orange Avocado Scones non-stop, and then moved on to chocolate. It’s hard to believe I’ve been making these Chocolate Avocado Cookies for 4 years! Or that I’ve been blogging for 7 years (?!).
If you’ve been following along, you know I’ve been re-shooting some of my favorite recipes. Using a “real” camera is a struggle for me, but I recognize the difference in quality. In the process of shooting this recipe, I came to accept that these super-dark cookies will always look a bit like turds. 💩
Think of this as the ever-popular chocolate avocado pudding, but in cookie form.
I can assure you that they do not taste like turds though! That dark hue is due to the cocoa powder base. Using cocoa powder instead of melting chocolate saves a ridiculous amount of calories, fat, and carbs. The dark color actually does the strange little cookies a favor aesthetically because it hides the green avocado. Green cookies would be even more weird. Unless it’s St. Patrick’s Day… I digress.
Cocoa powder is also is a big reason I was able to keep the sugar low. That, and Fructevia. I find the sugar-free blend of sweeteners acts just like sugar — it even browns when you bake. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest for more sugar-free recipe ideas!
In addition to all that fabulousness, each cookie is only 50 calories and 2g of sugar.
So I ate 5.
I have a lot of gluten-free friends, so I decided to use coconut flour so that everyone could enjoy these. The combination of coconut flour’s unique texture and the rich smoothness avocado makes these cookies like eating chocolate silk.
The avocado and coconut flour combo also make this recipe packed with fiber and healthy fats. Fiber = 💩. Do you sense a theme? 😉
Baking note: As a general rule, you can sub 3T of cocoa powder + 1T of fat (plus whatever sweetener you want to add) for 1 oz of chocolate.
I have served these to friends, my sister, her boyfriend, and Vegas. Each time they had NO idea that a) these are pretty healthy and b) there was avocado in them. Mwhahaha!
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Chocolate Avocado Cookies
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10-12 mins
Keywords: bake dessert low-carb low-sodium low-sugar soy-free sugar-free vegan vegetarian avocado cocoa coconut flour cookie healthy
Ingredients (10 cookies)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl with a fork, beat together the milk, eggs, and vanilla. Add mashed avocado, mixing with a fork.
In a small bowl, combine coconut flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and baking powder.
Add dry ingredients to wet, stirring to combine. Fold in chocolate chips.
Scoop cookie dough onto a baking tray, about 1 heaping tablespoon per scoop.
Place in oven and bake ~10-12 mins.
I realized while chowing down on one of these that they are a lot like my Chocolate Zucchini Muffins. I must have a thing for green + cocoa…
What is you favorite strange baking ingredient?
Do you ever fool your friends or kids by sneaking healthy ingredients? I’m sure these would pass the kid test too!