I know – it sounds silly right? Healthy Avocado Cookies. You must think I’m crazy.
Well, I don’t blame you. I did think I was crazy when I started making these cookies. It was just kind of an experiment. And I must admit, that I didn’t really believe the result would be good.
For a long time I’ve been wanting to try making some 100% healthy cookies. Not just like those you find, where the sugar has been replaced with sweeteners or half of the butter replaced with canola oil. Seriously? Should fake un-natural sweeteners be healthier than usual sugar? Well, I get stevia since it is still natural, but I really don’t think those chemically produced sweeteners are good for you. Still, white sugar isn’t really healthy I know. My solution? I always try to go for other kinds of sweeteners – natural sweeteners to be exact.
Usually I end up using honey or maple syrup, but this time I tried something new (well, almost new – I used it in my healthy chocolate granola as well): Coconut Sugar.
That stuff is amazing!
What else makes these cookies healthy? Well, here’s a list:
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
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.