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August 30, 2013
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 Dark Chocolate Chunk Chocolate Avocado Cookies. The healthiest cookies in the world. No butter, no sugar, no grains. And you won't be able to tell! Gluten free.

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!

 Dark Chocolate Chunk Chocolate Avocado Cookies. The healthiest cookies in the world. No butter, no sugar, no grains. And you won't be able to tell! Gluten free. Dark Chocolate Chunk Chocolate Avocado Cookies. The healthiest cookies in the world. No butter, no sugar, no grains. And you won't be able to tell! Gluten free.

What else makes these cookies healthy? Well, here’s a list:

Avocado for butter (please don’t leave! I promise you won’t ever be able to taste the avocado)
No grains (which means no white flour)
Coconut sugar for white sugar.
Very dark chocolate chunks (I love the fact that dark chocolate is actually healthy)
And the rest of the recipe list: organic dark cocoa powder, an egg and baking soda (well, I know this isn’t entirely natural, but it is however organic, source)
Dark Chocolate Chunk Chocolate Avocado Cookies. The healthiest cookies in the world. No butter, no sugar, no grains. And you won't be able to tell! Gluten free. Dark Chocolate Chunk Chocolate Avocado Cookies. The healthiest cookies in the world. No butter, no sugar, no grains. And you won't be able to tell! Gluten free.
I really like the result of these cookies, but I have to tell you; they aren’t your average cookies. These are softer and airier and more cloud-like than others. And insanely fudgy – yummy!
For a brownie version of these cookies click this link.
I really hope you’ll like them!
Healthy Avocado Chocolate Cookies

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Yield: 10 cookies

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

Ingredients

  • 100 g. (3/4 cup) avocado flesh (very ripe, but not brown)
  • ½ cup (120mL) coconut sugar (*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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 175°C / 350° F.
  2. In a bowl using a hand mixer (or make everything in a food processor), mix together avocado and coconut sugar until smooth. Add in the egg.
  3. Mix in the cocoa powder and baking soda.
  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.
http://sproutedfig.com/healthy-avocado-chocolate-cookies/
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.

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555 responses to “Healthy Avocado Chocolate Cookies”

  1. Avocado cookies have been on my list forever. I recently bought a couple of avocados in order to try to make them, but I haven’t got round to it now because I fear they might taste of avocado and I’m not the biggest fan of its flavour in baked goods. But if you say they’re good, I should try them, right?? I love how healthy they are and how chocolat-y they look :-)

  2. Looks like a divine..mouth watering!

  3. I recently tasted a coconut avo chocolate tart with a pecan, coconut and date crust, and you also couldn’t taste the avo. It was amazing!!!!!

  4. peps says:

    I will try them!!! Looks delicious and i like avocado very much!!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    I have made these 2 times and they are delicious! I keep mine in the freezer. Thank You for the recipe!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Where do I find coconut sugar? Is it right next to regular sugar in the baking aisle?

    • Josefine says:

      In bigger supermarkets it might be next to the regular sugar. I however, found it in a special aisle with all the organic foods.

      • Laurie says:

        Trader Joe’s has all the specialty items, like coconut sugar.

      • Debby says:

        When a coconut palm is used for sugar, it cannot produce coconuts. The coconuts provide much better overall use from the trees. Once is tree is used for sugar, it will stop producing coconuts.

        • thesoundofherwings says:

          That would only be true if the trees only produced one flower. Its true that the flower used for sugar production does not bear fruit, but the others may if the farmer chooses to let them do so. However, the farmer makes more money from sugar than coconuts.

        • Bets says:

          I agree, Debby. I found out about Coconut Sugar when I was on the website for Tropical Traditions. Before that I had purchased some. Took 6 months to use it & will never buy any more.
          So I use Xylitol and/or Stevia as a substitute.
          — But if others choose to use it that is their right. I’m just stating my opinion.

    • Carol Grelck says:

      Sorry but sugar is sugar! There is a molecule of fructose in every sugar molecule (google “Sucrose”). Fructose is bad for you. Fructose cannot be used by your cells so your liver gets stuck trying to get rid of it. It actually becomes a toxin to the liver. Really! Google – “Sugar the Bitter Truth”. Stevia is from a plant. I grow it in my garden. Unfortunately – cooking 100% with stevia is vetoed by my kids so I end up using some sugar.

      • Hi Carol. I am so sorry but I do know that. I am a biotechnology student and I am perfectly aware of what sugar is. When I made this recipe, however, I was only 15 and didn’t know much about sugars yet. I have deleted what I first wrote about these cookies being sugar free. Unfortunately at that time the picture with the text “sugar free” had already gone viral.
        I am sorry. But thank you for telling me.

        • thesoundofherwings says:

          I cheered at this reply. I use coconut sugar because of its low glycemic index. I’m aware its still sugar, but there are variances in sucrose-fructose content among natural sugars.

  7. Sara says:

    Would regular sugar work in place of coconut sugar, if I can’t find coconut sugar?

  8. Anonymous says:

    Do you think stevia would work instead of the coconut sugar?
    Thanks!
    Can’t wait to try these!
    -Zosia

    • Josefine says:

      I think it would, but I have to admit that I’ve never tried Stevia. I’m sorry that I cant answer you properly

    • Anonymous says:

      The combination of coca or chocolate with stevia is not working so well (at least for me). Your cookies will have a bitter taste. What you can do if you want to use stevia is put half half with another sweetener.
      Antigone

  9. Anonymous says:

    Are the delicate oils destroyed by the heat? Would a dehydrator work, I wonder?

  10. Anonymous says:

    I cannot wait to try these. 100g equal to 1/2C or 1C? I’m finding conflicting results on Google ;-) Or is 1 Avocado a good measurement? Thank you!

  11. bg75 says:

    How much do you taste the coconut? These sound great but I’m not a fan of coconut. :(

  12. Erica says:

    these look great! I’ve been wanting to try avocado in cookies in place of butter/shortening/oil. Thanks!

  13. Rheba James says:

    Do you happen to have the conversions for grams? (If not, I’m sure to find them somewhere online!)
    These look yummers! Cannot wait to try it out!

  14. Susan says:

    Use xylitol if you can’t find coconut sugar! Xylitol has better results compared to stevia.
    I love stevia in my beverages … Even whip up pumpkin cheesecake pudding:
    Ricotta cheese, pumpkin, stevia or agave, cinnamon & pumpkin pie spice

  15. Robyn says:

    Came across your recipe on Pinterest and just gave it a go. Oh my, they are delicious! I never thought about making cookies with avocado. I don’t use butter anymore, so haven’t made cookies in ages. These are definitely a new staple in our diet! Thanks so much for sharing it :-)

    Anyone wondering – strange as it seems, you can’t taste the avocado at all, it just adds a really nice texture. Also, the coconut sugar doesn’t actually taste like coconut, it’s really sweet and if anything it has a slight caramel flavor to it.

  16. Sally says:

    They were so good! Just made them, I’m trying not to eat them all!

  17. Megan Nicole says:

    Amazingly delicious!

  18. Erin Meschke says:

    How many actual avocados make 100g? Half? Whole? ???

  19. Beth says:

    Tried and true!!!! They are amazingly good. On an 85% Paleo diet and this is an awesome cheat. Thank you!

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  22. natalie says:

    If I was to substitute agave or maple syrup for the coconut sugar (my supermarket doesn’t sell it) how much would I need

    • The batter would be too runny if you subbed all of the coconut sugar with agave. So I’d add half of the amount of coconut sugar. The cookies won’t be as sweet though.
      Well, I hevn’t tried subbing agave for the sugar. I’ll do that as soon as possible and I’ll write you back :)

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  24. Nurse Mo says:

    Has anyone tried an egg-free version? I want to make these so bad!

  25. Marifel says:

    Would it work with milk chocolate instead of dark? Lobe chocolate but often find dark chocolate too bitter ;(

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  27. Katherine says:

    Just made these for a New Years gathering….although I don’t know they will make it until tonight….they are so delicious!!!! Thank you for creating such a healthy alternative cookie!!!

  28. Hayley says:

    Mine are just in the oven. I thought the avocado gave the batter a mild banana flavour, even my son tried a bit and said ooh chocolate banana cookies.

  29. Shamim says:

    I am definitely going to try these tomorrow. I have the avo’s. so I have no excuse. They looks delicious.

  30. Jennifer says:

    just put mine in the oven! cant wait

  31. Jennifer says:

    I just made these today! I was skeptical at first because I’ve never omitted all flour in a baking recipe, but I was very pleasantly surprised. Boyfriend loves them- that’s how amazing they are. I did taste the avocado a bit in the first batch, so I added some organic peanut butter the second time around and they were delicious! Thanks so much for the recipe!

  32. bales8 says:

    Can these be made as brownies?

  33. Jordan says:

    how many calories are these?

  34. tina says:

    just made these and they are awesome! i was in a hurry and didn’t see coconut sugar at the store so i bought truvia baking blend and they are so good my two year old keeps bugging me for more. thanks for the recipe!

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  36. Hello!
    So excited to find this recipe! I am on a strict diet due to a medical issue so this recipe just made my day! Thank you!

  37. Megan says:

    Really really good!! I did use honey instead of
    coconut sugar and it tasted fantastic..tastes like a decadent and naughty chocolate cookie but love that its healthy. Helps control my sweet tooth ;-)

    • Yay! I’m so happy you like them :D Thanks for the feed back!

    • GM says:

      Hi! When you made these and subbed the honey instead of coconut sugar, did you find the batter very very runny?

      I made these tonight and the flavor was delish but not sure what I did wrong. I used 1 small avocado, honey instead of sugar and everything else as directed.

      It was very runny more like a loose brownie batter so they didn’t actually form cookies, they all just ran together in a pan. i cooked for 12 minutes and it hadn’t firmed up so I had to pull them out because the edges were burning. the result was a very very loose, yummy flat brownie. i’d love to try again, any advice?

  38. Terri says:

    These sound amazballs!

  39. Amanda S says:

    I love these! I used honey because I didn’t have coconut sugar and the cocoa powder flavor was a bit strong for me so I added a couple tablespoons of stevia and they turned out great!

  40. Sshields says:

    I just make these. They’re very good; however, I would double the amount of coconut sugar as they tasted quite sweet (the dough) before they were cooked. Once cooked they weren’t sweet at all. Atleast not for our family. But still an amazing recipe! Who would have though you could make a ‘cookie’ without flour or butter. The Bakers brand 70% dark baking chocolate squares also were all I could find and they actually have a bit of sugar in them. Couldn’t find any without sugar, but I picked the one with the least, only 8 grams of sugar per 1/4 ounce. The recipe prepared as written equals 262 calories per cookie. That’s a lot of calories, personally, so if you are counting calories or trying to lose weight, these aren’t a diet treat. But they’re great if you’re not! Thanks and I really want to try these with the baking Stevia next time, which would greatly cut down on the calories and almost completely eliminate any kind of ‘sugar’.

  41. Riley Coules says:

    Okay, I know this is totally weird, but when I added the water and baking soda mixture my “batter” became a little too runny. So, being a bit of a microwave mini cake fiend I thought I would just nuke it for about 45 seconds with the chocolate chips. AND OMG IT WAS SO GOOD. I don’t know if you wanna try that, but adding perhaps a little more water into your batter and dividing it into little ramekins and then baking it might be a good idea. It came out as like a little lava cake. Really good! Thanks so much for the recipe!

  42. Barbara says:

    So so so good! I have been telling everyone to make these and having people try and guess the “secret ingredient.” No one can believe they are made with avocado!

  43. YUMMY and easy to make! Thanks for the recipe

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  46. Thank you so much Josefine! I found you Pinterest and have been wanting to try these for such a long time. We finally baked them this morning. These are fudgy and decadent. You made me a rock star in my home today with my four year olds. They loved – LOVED – loved how glossy, chocolatey and yummy these were (did you notice the were). Thank you so much Josefine. I featured you on our blog. Thank you, thank you. Anyone hedging on baking these, don’t give it a second thought.

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  49. Dina says:

    I made these tonight and substituted coconut sugar with Stevia. They taste amazing!! I’m so glad I found this recipe!

  50. Julia says:

    Hi Josefine! I’m from Argentina and I love reading your blog! So many great ideas! I’ll try this avocado cookies, they look great and probably taste better! Thank you so much for the recipe

    • Hi Julia!I’m so happy you came cross my blog. Thank you for that lovely message.
      Argentina, wow. I really want to visit some time. From What I’ve heard it should be an amazing country. Anyway – I’m happy to have a reader from there ;)

  51. Judy says:

    These are fabulous! I made them with 1/4 C Splenda, 1/8 C Brown Sugar Splenda Blend and 1/8 C coconut sugar, because I try to watch my sugar intake. You truly would NEVER know they are made with avocado. My friend said they reminded her of a creamy piece of fudge.

  52. Ken Lilly says:

    I have a 6 year old son with multiple disabilities. Autism, had a brain tumor removed when he was 20-21 months old, had seizures for while. Obviously some serious communication issues.

    The boy will not eat a vegetable. Can’t reason or bargain with him that well, unless it is with junk, because of the aforementioned communication issues.

    Have tried many, MANY, switcharoo recipes before, to sneak in any veggie into the boy, all epic fails. Until this one. Not only eats them…ASKS FOR THEM.

    That’s how good they are. And they don’t have an avacadoey taste, cause if they did? He’d junk them. He’s done it to every other thing like this. AWESOME recipe. Thanks very much for sharing.

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  54. becky says:

    I just made these cookies and they are amazing! My family loved them! Can’t wait to make them again! Can you please give me the macros?

  55. Dani says:

    Does anyone know the nutritional value of these cookies? Calories/fat content, etc?
    So yummy!

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  57. Michelle says:

    I made these today. Turned out PERFECTLY!!! LOVE! <3

    Thanks for the recipe

  58. Kiley says:

    Made these yesterday per the recipe and they are absolutely delicious. Shared with co-workers who love chocolate, they would have never guessed avocado was one of the ingredients. Thank you for a great recipe!

  59. Alison says:

    I just made these today. Delicous! My son is allergic to dairy and we’re always happy to find new, healthy recipes for desserts. YUM. They’re so smooth and creamy.

  60. Candice says:

    Hi these look fantastic. I’d love to be able to make them for my friend who has to eat vegan is there a substitution you could suggest for the egg? Thanks!

  61. Ngareka says:

    These are amazing!!!! So easy to make and taste like brownie :) Loooove them! Have you tried many peanut butter type creations? I love peanut butter and am always looking for new healthy treats

  62. Karen says:

    I cannot wait to try this recipe! But, how many avocados will I need? I do not have a food scale and I don’t know what 100g of avocado would look like. I will appreciate your response to this because I’m excited to prepare this!

  63. Karen says:

    How many cookies does this make? It says serves 10 – but not how many cookies per serving. Also – do you know how many calories each cookie is? Thanks.

  64. Linda Howe says:

    How many calories per cookie?

  65. Louis says:

    Hi

    there is “sugar” in the 85% chocolate, isn’t there ?

    Thanks for this beautiful recipe.

  66. Colleen Hubbard says:

    Josefine, thanks for this great recipe! I don’t like coconut so I used maple syrup for half and blue agave syrup for the other half (I split the recipe) and both were very well-received indeed! Unbelievably delicious. I’m so glad to have a recipe for healthy cookies that I actually want to eat!

  67. Dee says:

    I just made these cookies and they are amazing! I love dar chocolate! I was able to buy the coconut sugar at Walmart!

  68. Kerri says:

    I just made these yesterday and they are ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!!! Perfect!! Very yummy!!!!!! Thank you for the recipe. This one is a keeper!

  69. Alexa says:

    Thank you so much for this recipe! I found it through Pinterest, and have made it twice now (bringing a batch to a potluck tonight!). They’re delicious, me new favorite cookie recipe.

    For those wondering: I’ve cut the sugar amount in 1/2, and they’re still just as wonderful!

  70. Ang says:

    Right now I am baking my regular oatmeal cookies with butter of course and a thought came thru my brain. I have been thinking of alternatives instead of the butter. I thought of sweet potato but I don’t think that it has much fat, so it donned on me that avocado has the texture and fat, went to the internet and found your website.. Thank you for sharing your ideas but I did not think it would be possible to make cookies with avocado and it is Thank you again.

    • I’m so glad you liked the idea! How did the cookies turn out? :)

      • Ang says:

        I was in the process of making them that day with the butter, so I did not have the avocados but next shopping trip, I will keep you posted.

        • You made them with butter? :) Well, nice – how did that go?
          And thanks :)

          • Ang says:

            Well with the butter they came out great, a good soft cookie, I am hoping that the avocado will do the same plus make it a healthier treat.

          • Ang says:

            Well, I finally made the oatmeal cookies substituting the butter with the avocado. I tested them on my family despite the green color ( I don’t think they noticed) they left me one cookie out of the two times I made them. I used the Quaker Oats Vanishing Oatmeal Cookie recipe under the box top and just substituted the butter with the avocado. The cookies were soft and as the avocado broke down more in the dough in the refrigerator the better. I could have also used a lot more cinnamon spice, but other than that I made my healthy cookies.
            Thanks Smoothie Lover for the idea.

  71. Ron says:

    How about using coconut agave?
    Do freeze these, and for how long? Or if just refrigerated?

  72. Kim Giles says:

    Lovely and unusual cookies. Very moist and chocolatey. I subbed the coconut sugar for thickish manukau honey, 1/3 cup and added a small amount of chopped mixed nuts, raisins and unsweetened desiccated coconut as I thought my mixture was too sloppy and baked them for about 12 minutes. For an egg substitute – I see someone was asking above – on other recipes I’ve seen unsweetened apple sauce used or mix flaxseed meal with water and let sit for 5 minutes before adding (1 tablespoon flaxseed meal & 2 tablespoons water for each egg). Thanks for the lovely recipe. Kim in Scotland, UK

  73. Ameera says:

    OMG! You are wonderful! This site consists of the most delicious things and breathtaking pictures. I’m so grateful I stumbled upon your site since I’m converting to a healthier life’s to and your recipes are saving me and keeping me in track! Thank you once again! If you ever have a cook book published, I’ll be sure to get my hand on them :)
    Ameera

  74. Mindy Lange says:

    I tried these tonight and they are like fudgey cookies. I added a teaspoon of vanilla extract and half a teaspoon of instant coffee granules with a pinch of salt. I subed agave nectar for the coconut sugar since that’s what we had on hand. Very good! Thank you for sharing.

  75. JIll says:

    I just made these using Honey. They are very rich and quite soft. Just curious. Is the cocoa powder unsweetened? That is what I used but it sure seems rich and in need of a tad bit more sugar. Is coconut sugar sweeter? Thanks for the healthy recipe. I LOVE AVOCADOS!

    • I’m so glad you liked the cookies! Thanks for the feed back.
      Yes I used unsweetened. I find the cookies better when they are just a tiny bit bitter. But feel free to add a little more sweetener. Yeah, the coconut sugar is a little sweeter.

  76. Lianne says:

    This recipe looks amazing!
    Unfortunately anything that contains caffeine makes me ill, even dark chocolate / cocoa so I was wondering if you think these cookies would work using carob powder instead of cocoa? Would you use the same amount or might I need more to try adding more to make them more chocolate -like?

  77. Julie says:

    Do you have nutrition information for these chocolate avacado cookie?

  78. nadia says:

    I just made this cookies and everyone love them , especially my 3 year old. there are so sweet and light but mine are not as pretty as yours haha maybe next time .
    thank you for sharing this recipe with us !

  79. Judy says:

    Hopefully you or someone else can help me. I love these cookies and make them weekly. Having said that, I want to try and use some Dutch Process Cocoa powder. Have you ever made these cookies with Dutch Processed cocoa? I know you need to use baking powder with Dutch Cocoa and this recipe calls for baking soda.

    • I’ve never tried it, but I’ve heard that you can’t use dutch cocoa when a recipe calls for baking soda. The baking soda in the recipe, however, isn’t necessary. I usually make the cookies without using any raising agents. So you can omit the baking soda.

      • Judy says:

        Thank you so much for getting back with me. I decided (after I asked you)to contact King Arthur Flour, where I bought my Dutch Process Cocoa and ask their opinion, since they are in the baking business. Here is the reply I got back yesterday.

        To use Dutch process cocoa in this recipe, use 1/8 teaspoon cream or tartar or lemon juice or vinegar for each 3 Tablespoons Dutch cocoa. Since the recipe calls for 1/2 cup cocoa or 8 tablespoons – you’ll use 1/4 teaspoon plus a bit more cream of tartar (it’s so hard to measure 1/16 teaspoon!). Be sure to use the baking soda called for in the recipe as it was written and tested using it. You’re simply adding the cream of tartar to the cocoa so you’ll get the dark appearance and the pleasing cocoa flavor.

        I hope this is helpful. Happy Baking!

        Irene
        Baker Specialist
        King Arthur Flour
        The Baker’s Catalogue, Inc.
        800-827-6836

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  81. Theresa says:

    Woooow, that looks yummyy. So chocolatey, you can’t even see that it has an avocado ingredient. Maybe once you taste it, that’s when you realize the presence of the avocado. Ha ha.

  82. cindy says:

    Just made these and wanted to let you know how I made mine. I used agave for sweetener and also added vanilla,instant espresso powder (dissolved in water with baking soda, pinch of salt and 1/4 mashed banana (because I wanted them a little sweeter. Also, for second batch I added oats, walnuts and dried cherries……Yum!
    Thank you!

  83. Rachel says:

    I made these with raw honey instead of coconut sugar and Lilys stevia baking chips. They are so amazing. I’m so happy I found this recipe. Thank you!

  84. Dré says:

    Gave these a try before a super ripe Hass avacado I had went bad. I am pleasantly surprised at the delicious, devils food like texture and the not too sweet flavor. I grated about a half a tea spoon of fresh ginger into the mix and it gives theses a great subtle ginger flavor that complements the bitter sweet chocolate. This is definitely going into the recipe collection. Thanks for sharing.

  85. Katie says:

    I made these yesterday and they are to die for! Definitely better cold but even the dough is so good! I’m making them again without the chocolate chunks. So excited for this recipe!

  86. Shanen says:

    Really want to try these as I like the idea of a healthy cookie. Also, I have a few friends who combined are gluten free, dairy free, sugar free and vegan, so by switching out the egg for flax+water, these cookies could work for all of them! Wondering if the addition of a ripe, mashed banana would complement this recipe, and make it kind of a funky monkey type cookie :) Probably going sub the coconut sugar for either agave or maple syrup. Fingers crossed they turn out as great as yours seemed to have!

    • Thank you so much. You can definitely try to switch the egg for flax seeds, but I haven’t tried it, since the egg is quite a big part of the cookies. Please let me know, how it works.
      Adding banana sounds so good! I’ll definitely try that some time :)

  87. Christeen says:

    OMG! i love these cookies, i cant wait to try some more of your recipes :)

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  90. Susi says:

    I just made these, and put a link to your blog up on my blog. What a great and easy recipe! Thanks so much, it’s so nice to find a grain free cookie!http://makewhatworks.wordpress.com/2014/08/19/a-pinteresting-and-pinsive-post/

  91. Daniela says:

    Just need to say that I have made these several times..and they are AMAZING!!!

  92. Kellie says:

    Can I substitute brown sugar for the coconut sugar? :)

  93. […] I first started seeing recipes like this, I was totally tuned off. Avocado in my cookie? No thanks. But I gave in and decided to try it. […]

  94. Danielle says:

    Did these today and they were delicious! Couldn’t taste the avocado as soon as I added the cocoa powder. I did do them at high altitude, though, and they were very fudgy. I almost wonder if I needed to do less water… Maybe even a 1:1 ratio. Delicious either way, though! Thanks!

  95. […] original recipe is here at Smoothielover.com, and just lovely, I just had to make a few […]

  96. […] Healthy Avocado Chocolate Cookies from The Smoothie Lover […]

  97. […] Healthy Avocado Chocolate Cookies (originally from http://thesmoothielover.com/healthy-avocado-chocolate-cookies/ ) […]

  98. Kristin says:

    Okay, just made my first batch, so they haven’t had the cooling factor factored in yet and maybe this makes the difference. But did anyone else have an extremely strong dark cocoa flavor to theirs? I usually tweak my recipes, but followed this one exactly.

  99. Debbie says:

    These sound good! Are they really sugar-free when you add the chocolate chunks? I think they contain sugar.

    • Thank you debbie. Well, you can say everything contains sugar as soon as you add either banana, honey, coconut sugar etc. But those are just healthier than usual sugar. When it comes to the chocolate… I used sugar free, so no sugar from the chocolate no ;)

  100. venetia says:

    I tried making this today but the cookies are really soft. They fall apart when I pick them up. How do i make them harder?

  101. Louise Robinson says:

    These are absolutely amazing! I am on a health kick and these cookies are the only reason I am surviving it! My friends all love them too. Sending you a big THANK YOU from Australia!

  102. Leila says:

    I love this recipe! I linked to this in one of my blog posts, so I’ve been exploring your website a bit. Gorgeous photography and I can’t wait to try more of your recipes!

  103. katie says:

    LOL, OMG I have never seen so many comments on one post! You are amazing, and your recipes are too! Beautiful pictures as always…

  104. These sound delicious, I’ve been looking for a recipe like this for ages! Is the coconut sugar very expensive?
    Gonna try get all the ingredients and make these as soon as possible :)

    • Thanks a lot Bell.
      No it isn’t very expensive, but sadly more expensive than regular sugar. I pay around 4$ for 500 grams. But those 500 grams has almost the same volume as approx. 750 grams of regular sugar.
      Otherwise you can just use honey :)

  105. […] No-Flour, No-Sugar, No-oil Fudge Cookies – It does not get any better!  Or tastier! […]

  106. Jill says:

    I just made these. I used honey instead of coconut sugar. I think next time I may use a little less honey. They are quite soft. I will put them in the fridge though. They are definitely chocolaty. The batter is like a very rich pudding. So tasty!

  107. Signe says:

    I made the using banana, and these cookies made my confectioner career complete! (They are the perfect bitter substitute for way-too-sweet-cakes-and-cookies I have been looking for since… long!) Thank you!

  108. Judith says:

    I have been wanting to try some chocolate and avocado recipes for my daughter – this looks AMAZING! And I love that coconut sugar has a low glycemic index so you don’t get a blood sugar kick from it. Nice work!

  109. Mayawaves says:

    is there something else that can be subbed in for the avocado? (I’m avocado intolerant :( ) A nut butter perhaps (peanut,almond,cashew, soy)? Coconut oil/butter?

    The recipe sounds fabulous!

  110. […] topped on salads, as its own salad, on toast with for a quick lunch, for breakfast and even for dessert. I use it as a substitute for butter in cake recipes, to replace mayonnaise or cheese on […]

  111. Helene says:

    I came home in a full pms chocolate rage and saw this recipe. Whipped it up in 5 minutes. Waiting ten minutes for them to cook was torture! These are fantastic when warm and gooey on the inside and cool on the outside, I can’t imagine them cold! You are an Evil Chocolate Genius!!

  112. Brandi Heskin says:

    Do you by chance have the nutritional facts? On a strict diet that needs all that info with calorie intake. Much appreciated. Looking forward to making them with my kids!

    • Hi Brandi. Sorry, but I don’t have the nutrition facts. I do not count my calories for personal reasons. As much as I would love to help you I prefer to not know how many calories these have :) I hope you understand
      But I do know there are some great webpages and apps that let you count the calories in a recipe. I hope you’ll make them anyway :)
      Thanks for your lovely comment!

  113. […] on salads, as its own salad, on toast for a quick lunch, with an egg for breakfast, and even for dessert. I use it as a substitute for butter in cake recipes, to replace mayonnaise or cheese on […]

  114. […] If you are a cookie monster like myself, you know that you can never stop at just one cookie. With Avocado Chocolate Cookies, enjoy the pleasure of digging into 2, 3, maybe even 4 without feeling like you just gained 10 […]

  115. Joyce says:

    Josefine, I like your taste in cookies! I, too, like really dark chocolate, and if it’s slightly on the bitter side, it’s mine! I also love avocados, and use them a lot. Coconut sugar, also known as palm sugar, has been in my baking for a couple years now, so with all these things in your recipe, I KNOW it’s got to be fabulous. Thank you for pinning it :-)

  116. Darian says:

    Hi,
    I’m wondering, how much honey do you use to substitute the coconut sugar? 1/2 cup also?
    Thanks.

  117. […] Chocolate Cookies- The Smoothie Lover […]

  118. […] 4. Healthy Avacado Chocolate Cookies by the Smoothie Lover […]

  119. […] No-Flour, No-Sugar, No-oil Fudge Cookies – It does not get any better!  Or tastier! […]

  120. […] Healthy Avocado Chocolate Cookies | The Smoothie Lover […]

  121. Aundrea says:

    I can’t believe how amazing these turned out! Thanks for sharing. For a holiday flare I added crushed candy canes to the top before baking!

  122. Jessica says:

    What’s the note about the coconut sugar? I didn’t see one. Thanks!

  123. […] It may sound strange, but avocado is used in tons of vegan dessert recipes such as ‘chocolate mousse.’ The fruit itself does not have a lot of flavor, but is inherently very creamy. Ever throw an avocado in a smoothie? When combined with the proper ingredients, avocado can take on a whole new role in the kitchen. Prepare to be amazed. […]

  124. heidi says:

    Thank you for these fantastic cookies. I am so excited to have found something as decadent as it is healthy!
    Your blog is truly wonderful. My father, a boy of 13 in Austria when WWII broke out, was part of the Kindertrasport. His life was saved by a very special family in Fyn. If not for these incredible, selfless heroes, I would not be here today. My heartfelt gratitude goes out to you, your family, and all the wonderful people of Denmark!

  125. Lucia says:

    I ADORE IT thank you for recipe

  126. Eliza says:

    These look soooo good!!! I’m definitely going to have to try these. Where do you get coconut sugar and is it expensive? Also what is the nutrition amounts?

    • Thank you Eliza!
      I buy it at well assortimented supermarkets (I am from Denmark, so I only know where to get it here – but if you are from the US I am sure you can get it at Trader Joes and Wholefoods). It is more expensive than regular sugar yes – about 4-5$ for half a kilo. But it takes up more space than regular sugar and so you don’t have to use that much :)

  127. Eliza says:

    I’d like to triple this recipe, so I would just triple the amount of everything right? And 50 grams of the chocolate would be how much? 1/4 cup? Oh and instead of dark chocolate chunks I can use chips right? Thanks

  128. Kristina says:

    I just made these with my sister!! They are FANTASTIC (we used honey)! We couldn’t stop eating the batter.. it takes exactly like pudding! And the cookies on vanilla ice cream is great. Thanks SO much for the recipe!

  129. Gina says:

    Absolutely delicious!!! Cannot believe how easy. I used the banana and honey recipe and came out awesome. Excited to try this with pistachio nuts or maybe peanut butter. Thanks so much for this!!

  130. Catherine says:

    We wanted to let you know we shared your delicious recipe on our 40+ Skinny Recipes To Start Your Year Healthy post! Check it out! Feel free to share on social media! Happy & Healthy New Year!
    http://www.theshoppingmama.com/2015/01/40-skinny-recipes-to-start-your-year-healthy-including-desserts/
    Catherine @ The Shopping Mama

  131. […] Healthy avocado chocolate cookies These healthy avocado chocolate cookies are really good and good for you! Made with avocados, that are full of healthy fats, rich in nutrients and anti-oxidants these cookies are delicious and guilt free! […]

  132. Sarah says:

    Loved these! I love that they are far healthier than the avocado fudge I usually make. I made them two days ago and my 4 year old is already telling people that Avocado Chocolate cookies are her favorite cookie. I made them using organic evaporated cane juice. Will certainly make again. :)

  133. Michelle says:

    I have a child with Celiac’s so I’m always on teh lookout for Gluten free recipe’s and this is perfect. My problem is he is also diabetic. Can I substitute Truvia for the coconut sugar and use the same conversion I use for regular sugar??

    • Aw, poor her. I’ve become very interested in Celiac disease lately and I am even making a prokect on it in school right now. So I like making gluten free stuff.
      I am so sorry but I’ve never tried truvia, since I can’t find it here in Denmark. So I have to say I don’t know :( I am very sorry!

  134. Emma says:

    These cookies truly are delicious…even my picky husband is a fan. Thank you so much for the recipe!

  135. April says:

    Hi,
    So excited to try these!!
    I never really stick to diets but (touch wood) this time im actually sticking to it and felt i deserved a bit if a treat in the shape of something super sweet!

    Do you know how many calories each one of these would be?

    Thanks!

    • I am so happy this recipe can help you in your diet :)
      I am sorry, I don’t know, because I do not count calories for personal reasons. But I know there are a lot of webpages out there, where you can calculate the ammount of calories in stuff

      • Jessica says:

        Kudos to you for not counting calories! My daughter has been struggling with an eating disorder for many years. Calorie counting was very challenging to overcome. These are healthy and that is enough! The cookies are on my try list for the week. They look devine!

  136. […] response to The Smoothie Lover’s Healthy Avocado Chocolate Cookies Two words: I approve. Okay, three words: I approve […]

  137. Lauren says:

    AMAZING!! Im pretty much incapable of following a recipie. I added a dash of salt to enhance the natural sweetness, a dash of vanilla and used 3TBS of honey. You’re right about eating them cold. And a day old is even better! Thanks for sharing!

  138. Leann Forst says:

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  139. […] Dark Chocolate Chunk Chocolate Avocado Cookies. The healthiest cookies in the world. No butter, no sugar, no grains […]

  140. Michelle says:

    I want to make these NOW! However, I only have 1 Avocado. Will only 1 work or what can I add to make the 3/4 cup required. Thanks.

  141. Chelsea says:

    Was so intrigued by this recipe! Decided to give it a shot and was so impressed by the results! So simple and easy. I loved how light the cookies were and i also liked that they weren’t super sweet. Will definitely be making these again! Thanks so much for the creative recipe!

  142. Tami says:

    Can’t wait to try these. I make a great avocado chocolate mousse that is awesome. Purée an avocado with cocoa, almond milk and honey. Tastes amazing and I dip my apple slices in it for a satisfying afternoon snack!

  143. […] saved us when I found this recipe for chocolate cookies made with AVOCADO! No flour, white sugar or butter! Sounds crazy, but they […]

  144. C.-G. says:

    Fabulous! Made these 6 times since mid December 2014. Followed the recipe as is. Merci

  145. Aakriti says:

    Hey Josefine,
    I tried the recipe and it’s simply amazing. I love bitter chocolates and this is just perfect. And healthy too :)
    I tried it with Coconut sugar and it came out beautifully. I do want to try a batch with honey. What should be the quantity of honey as per this recipe?
    TIA.

  146. […] Next up are Chocolate Avocado Cookies. These are vegan and gluten and grain free as well – original version here […]

  147. Jen says:

    Hi
    Just wondering how many calories roughly is one cookie?

    J x

  148. […] Healthy Avocado Chocolate Cookies via The Smoothie Lover […]

  149. […] [adapted from The Smoothie Lover’s Healthy Avocado Chocolate Cookies] […]

  150. Leslie says:

    Why are does the picture say “no sugar” when sugar is clearly in the recipe?

    • Hi Leslie. I am so sorry – people have pointed that out before, which is why I’ve changed the pictures. I created this recipe two years ago when I was 15, so I didn’t know that much about what was sugar and what isn’t. So I just meant “refined-sugar-free”

  151. Claire says:

    These were so delicious! I felt like I was indulging in something so decadent!

  152. […] Don’t get me wrong, there were several good parts to the movie. I enjoyed that there was only one flashback scene that showed everything I needed to know as a viewer, distinctly different from most movies which give us information from the past in brief snippets, leaving the viewer to piece together the information right before the protagonists have the same realization. And like I said there were a few moments where I jumped  (no doubt helped along by the Save Me San Francisco Cabernet Sauvignon (http://www.savemesanfranciscowineco.com/california37.php) I was enjoying with the movie, along with these fantastic chocolate avocado cookies http://thesmoothielover.com/healthy-avocado-chocolate-cookies/). […]

  153. Ashley says:

    Can you use honey? I can’t really afford coconut sugar but would love to try these

  154. Joanne says:

    Oh my goodness I totally love you for this recipe. There was no way I could lose because I often eat raw avocados and dark chocolate bars. I already had all the ingredients & it was quick & easy to make. Oh my how delicious they are! I couldn’t stop eating the batter. I’ll make this often.

  155. […] your loved one won't even detect the avocado once blended with the dark chocolate. Check out this insanely good flourless chocolate chunk cookie recipe that uses just 6 natural ingredients: coconut sugar, avocado, egg, dark cocoa powder, dark […]

  156. Erin says:

    Made these last week and my six year old keeps opening the freezer looking for more. Made them again today for her, love that she has no clue they are “healthy.” Today I used half a banana and half the sugar. Tasted the same to me!
    I also didn’t have chocolate chunks on hand so I have only used roasted cocoa nibs from Whole Foods and they are delish!

  157. Gillian says:

    Sorry if this has already been mentioned, but I was wondering if these would freeze okay after they’re baked? Thanks!

  158. Andrew D. says:

    These cookies are amazing and ridiculously easy to make. 2015 is definitely my year for eating healthy. Along with significantly reducing my intake of meat and dairy products, i’ve completely cut out any artificial treats that I might have snacked on last year, thanks to amazing bloggers like Josefine amongst others. The avocado really gives an interesting texture to the cookie, and to those who are worried about the taste, don’t worry – the taste is actually like an intense piece of chocolate ! Tusen Tack Josefine! Dine Opskrifter er virkelig fantastisk! (I hope that was correct :) )

  159. Lisa says:

    Not sure what I did wrong, but I couldn’t get mine to bake and set up at all. I used a banana in place of the sugar and baked for 10 minutes. The consistency of the ‘dough’ was like pudding and after I took them out of the oven, it didn’t really change much. Any ideas?

  160. […] Chocolate Chip Cookies {original recipe via the smoothie lover} Flour-free, Sugar-Free, Butter-free; that’s what I’m […]

  161. […] girl knows how to ‘remove the pits’ from eating […]

  162. Shalae says:

    So YUM! I tried these and they did not last long. My kids loved them. My husband ate them- (haha). AND I ate most of them, hehe.

    THANKS for the awesome recipe!

    Shalae
    http://www.keeponn.com

  163. Libbie says:

    These are DEFINITELY great. And, perfect for if you’re down to that last avocado and egg in your fridge and don’t want to go to the store! A++ in my book!

  164. Rachel says:

    These cookies are delicious! When I made them, though, I noticed they were very soft. Is there a way I can make them a bit firmer so that they don’t stick to one another and will be fine stacked in storage?

  165. Lin Wilder says:

    These are absolutely amazing! And so very easy! You would never know that they have avocado in them. My son ate three in one sitting. They are seriously addictive. Proof finally that healthy can be fun too! Thank you for this awesome recipe!

  166. […] the while they think you are treating them. They come out soft and delicious. I got the recipe from The Smoothie Lover’s blog. Read her post to learn all about it, here is the […]

  167. Taylor Inman says:

    Hey I loved these cookies, and so did my kids! I just wanted to let you know I have a blog about essential oils, and this week I wrote about making your cookies and adding peppermint essential oil to the recipe! I put your blog in the post with a link! I hope that is ok. Here is the post: http://nursefreckles.com/cooking-with-doterra-double-chocolate-avocado-peppermint-cookies/

  168. Polly says:

    Made these two weeks ago, they were so yum and easy that I currently have a triple batch in the oven for my volunteer group tomorrow. My teen loved them, I never told her they had avocado in them. Thanks for the recipe.

  169. […] first recipe I decided to try was Healthy Avocado Chocolate Cookies. Basically you are using the avocado as a substitute for butter. Even though it sounds weird I […]

  170. Alison says:

    You really shouldn’t advertise a recipe as “No Sugar!” when it does in fact use sugar. Coconut sugar will have the exact same impact on your blood glucose levels as the regular old stuff. It’s just more expensive.

    • Hi Alison. I am so sorry, but as I’ve explained before I made this recipe up some years ago when I was only 15 and didn’t know much about sugars. What I meant was that it didnt’t contain refined sugar.
      I’ve tried making up for my mistake by taking new photos, but somehow the old one has gone viral.
      Thank you for you comment. I’ll add a disclaimer to the post.
      Coconut sugar has a GI of 35 where as saccharose is 59

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  172. […] Makes approximately 24 cookies (Adapted from The Smoothie Lover) […]

  173. What a fantastic idea this is! Totally healthy and with just a handful of ingredients, completely easy to make too!

  174. cheryl says:

    AWESOME, my kid loved them (as did I)….he hates avocodos. Of course I let him eat them before I told him.

  175. […] Avocado Chocolate Cookies – These experimental cookies turned out crazy good. They sound odd but taste amazing!  From The Smoothie Lover. […]

  176. vanessa says:

    I’m sorry but these are horrible they are so bitter they taste like coffee i felt ill after i ate them they were sour and bitter and too strong tasting/too cocoa-tasting. strongly recommend using a little bit of chocolate powder instead but not sure if even that would offset the baked avocado taste. not for someone with a sensitive taste.

  177. Stacey says:

    Just wanted to leave a quick note to say that I loved these! I found the recipe a couple weeks ago and have been excited to see if they taste as good as they look…they DO!

  178. […] recipe in particular stood out: Healthy Avocado Chocolate Cookies.  I love avocados.  I love chocolate.  But would the they WORK together?  The pictures looked […]

  179. […] Avocado cookies. These are gluten-free, grain-free, totally filled with all sorts of amazing awesomeness thanks to […]

  180. Tara says:

    I just made these for my two little boys today and they are a hit! These guys have radar for vegetables, so I was actually surprised that they ate them with no suspicious comments :)

    I used brown sugar but have been meaning to try our coconut sugar. Next time I will follow your advice for using a VERY ripe avocado; used a barely ripe one (perfect for a salad or something, but not quite soft enough for this). I had to mix it with the blender for a really long time, but it worked out.

    I tried an avocado cheesecake at an upscale restaurant last weekend that worked really well. The cheesecake was green and you actually did get a subtle taste of avocado, but it worked really well with an orange crumble crust and ginger sorbet on the side. Now I’m a little obsessed with cooking with avocado! Thanks for the recipe!

  181. Cindy says:

    These look really good;) I noticed you used both grams and regular measurement on ingredient list but didn’t indicate conversion for 50 grams of chocolate? How many ounces would I need and how many cookies does this make? Do they burn easily while in oven?

  182. Susan says:

    Oh my goodness you just resolved my issues. didn’t know how to go on a diet without being able to eat chocolate chip cookies…after having my son who is almost 2 years my post baby weight kept creeping in. This recipe has been a saver sincere thanks from my heart—already made a batch of it and oh I am so in love with coconut sugar as well…I will be a frequent visitor to your blog- please bring out awesome recipes. This momma needs to loose some lbs..just to have some energy to play with my super awesome son

  183. Annelies says:

    I made them yesterday and think they are great!!!

  184. Heather says:

    These are SO good!! I’ve made a variety of “healthy”cookies but none tasted this good. I really couldn’t tell that they were a healthy version. Very moist and chocolatey! I made them with the coconut sugar – not a big fan of the banana taste when using them in place of butters. I will make these many times, even my kids loved them.

  185. Shelby says:

    Do you happen to have the nutrition facts? Or am I missing where it is located in the blog?

  186. Jason says:

    That was soooooo bad. You could easily taste the avocado strongly. Feel sick. Be back soon, going to munt everywhere.

    • Anna says:

      I wonder why? I hope Josefine will comment. Mine had zero taste of avocados, but I do find when I make chocolate avocado pudding that the avocado taste is pronounced. Is a riper avocado better for masking the flavor, or a less ripe one?

  187. cyndi says:

    How many carbs per serving? What’s a serving size?

  188. Hallie says:

    Would semi-sweet chocolate chips work instead of dark chocolate chunks?

  189. Andrea says:

    that was the best dang cookie ever! that it was healthy, blows my mind!

  190. […] avocado chocolate cookies were a success. However, taste-wise they were rather lovely. I followed this recipe sort of and they actually look the same as on that blog, so I think they came out how they were […]

  191. […] More sugar free, dairy free deliciousness… this one is inspired by Be Still Life, who was inspired by The Smoothie Lover. […]

  192. Courtney says:

    I have never commented on a recipe before, but this had to be done! These are totally ridiculous…yum!!! I had some extra avocados, and thought I’d give these cookies a try. I was very skeptical, but they turned out AWESOME, and my family requested another batch. Thanks for the recipe!

  193. […] found this recipe here and tweaked just a bit the recipe and they were […]

  194. Lauren says:

    I just made these cookies, doubled the recipe so I could get more than 10, and used brown sugar instead of coconut sugar (its all I had)….and they were AMAZING!! The first batch came out a little under done, a little fudgy and cake like in the center, but still delicious! Thank you for such a great recipe!!

  195. […] squash and green beans were perfectly complimented by an airy cheesecake (but not cheesecake) and avocado cookies (baked by yours […]

  196. […] modified a recipe from the Smoothie Lover. I added a lot to it to make the recipe less healthy since I didn’t really have coconut sugar […]

  197. […] in your fill of veggie! Puree spinach and add to brownies or muffins. You can even add avocado to cookies or […]

  198. Vittoria says:

    These turned out wonderfully! I can see how these would work as a brownie, like your other recipe that I have not tried yet. They are quite like a fudgy/cakey decadent brownie. If you like dark chocolate, you will absolutely love these. To half the batch, I added toasted walnuts and some chopped dates just to experiment. They were also delicious. Love the extra crunch from the walnuts. Next time I will add some coarse sea salt as I think that would be excellent with the dark chocolate. Thanks for such a wonderful recipe!

  199. Dana says:

    Found this recipe via Pinterest. Just put the first round in the oven, the batter came out a bit runnier than I expected. Did I miss a step? Still excited to try them (and sneak one into my husbands hands :))

  200. Lisa says:

    I tried making these today and they turned out with a weird consistency. The cookies looked a little bit spongey on the inside and I felt like the egg taste was pretty prominent. I used a small banana instead of sugar and chocolate protein powder instead of Cocoa powder.

    Do you know why the consistency might be this way? I’m a pretty newbie cook, so I’m really at a loss. I baked the cookies for about 13 minutes at 350- should I have left them in longer? I also just mixed and mashed everything by hand- could that also contribute to the texture I got?

    • Hm, I am so sorry to hear the cookies didn’t turn out very well.
      The cookies should be a litle spongey. As I’ve written they are more cloud-like than ordinary cookies.
      I think you can still taste the egg because of the chocolate protein powder. I’ve never tried protein powder, but I know that ordinary cocoa powder has a very storng flavour which in this case overrules the egg-taste. I wouldn’t recommend using protein powder :)
      Also, how ripw was your banana? Because when baking with unripe bananas the result often turnes out bitter instead of sweet. So make sure you use a very ripe one :)
      I really hope this helps! Have a lovely week.

  201. Niva says:

    I made these this morning and I think I just died because they are HEAVEN. Soft, dark, chocolatey heaven. I don’t think i’ll make a cookie without avocado ever again. Thank you for such a great recipe!

  202. sherry says:

    Thank you for a simple delicious cookie!! Made them , kids ate them all..my go to cookie!yumyum

  203. Sarah says:

    Wow! My mom and I made these tonight and they turned out delicious! I have the biggest sweet tooth and am always trying to find healthy ways to have dessert- these are perfect!!!

  204. amanda says:

    are these gluten-free then?

  205. Alesha says:

    Hi Josefine!

    I was looking around the internet for healthy cookies containing avocado and chocolate, and found your recipe. Thank-you! This is perfect for what I’m looking for! I work for the head office of a Canadian grocery store chain, and we’re having a cookie-baking contest. The catch? They have to be healthy. I do have a question though: I’ve made not-so-healthy Mexican chocolate cookies before, which contained cayenne and chili powder. They were fabulous! I’m wondering if you’ve tried this with your recipe before??

    • Hi Alesha
      I am so so happy you liked these cookies – thanks for trying them!
      Hm, no I’ve never tried Mexican chocolate cookies before. But I’ve had chili chocolate and that was absolutely amazing. So I am sure these will be too. I think I’ll try it some time :)
      If you try it before please let me know how they turn out.
      And please tell me you these cookies do in the contest ;) Sounds like a fun competition

  206. Clara says:

    Made this about an hour ago. Great for that chocolate craving I get sometime and not too sweet. I did use 1/4 cup honey with about half of it agave. Batter was fine and surprisingly not runny probably because I didn’t use a half cup like the coconut sugar. The texture is amazing. I’m going to freeze them so they won’t get eaten too quickly since it’s just me. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  207. […] sweet, we’re also trying to be healthy. So these no flour, butter or sugar cookies from The Smoothie Lover are just the ticket. We know avocado sounds weird in a cookie, but it’ll make it really gewy […]

  208. […] Originalrecept: The Smoothie Lover […]

    • Danielle says:

      Could you add protein powder to these cookies? And if so, would you substitute it for something or simply add it in? Thanks :)

  209. Malissa says:

    Made these tonight ! Amazing :) I’m a huge dark-chocoholic. These cookies are rich and light all at the same time. 100% will make these again and a much larger quantity ;)

    Thank you !

  210. Anna says:

    Gotta admit, I thought these would be a huge disappointment, as so many things that are touted as “healthy” turn out to be. Boy, was I wrong! These are the yummiest, chocolate-iest, goo-iest things ever. I think they’re more like a fudge-y brownie than a cookie, but I won’t quibble over the name. They’re my new addiction. Thanks so much for the recipe!

    (BTW, I used Ener-G egg replacer and they turned out great.)

  211. These are amazingly yummy!!!! I had to stop myself from eating the entire pan. ;)

  212. Jeanette says:

    These were delicious! A great way to use up a too ripe to eat avocado too. Even my incredibly picky 2 year old loved them. Thanks!

  213. Patricia Dawley says:

    Hi, I’m from Costa Rica. I find your website unique and this particular recipe is great, particularly for those taking care of special diets such as low or zero sugar, and low bad cholesterol/or triglicerids. Many thanks I will try them soon and let you know the results.

  214. Elyssa says:

    What are the nutritional facts for this recipe? :-)

    • Hi Elyssa. I am very sorry but I do not count my calories or nutritients for personal reasons – I just eat healthy :) I am very sorry. I know there are a lot of webpages out there where you can calculate nutritients facts though :)

  215. Krista says:

    thanks for a low calorie cookie! I had to use maple syrup instead of sugar but added a tablespoon of flour (oat) and they are great! I made 10 cookies, so 75 calories each. I warm them up with 2 tablespoons of vanilla ice cream so I have a perfect decadent dessert and stick to my diet! Thank you!!!!

  216. […] publisher of Smoothie Lover, posted a great Healthy Avocado Chocolate Cookie recipe that is sugar free! (click link for […]

  217. Angela says:

    I love these cookies. I have made so many batches already and when I share them with others they love them as well. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I have made some and added fresh grated ginger, which are amazing. I also made some and added grated orange peel and they are as equally amazing. Thanks again for sharing.

  218. Tiffany says:

    The cookies were amazing! Even my family loved them!

  219. […] serait bonne à cause des avocats (dont je n’aime pas le goût). Par contre, la blogueuse The smoothie lover, d’où je me suis inspirée pour faire la recette, a promis que je ne goûterais même pas les […]

  220. […] Brownies (I wasn’t surprised at this, since the “mother-recipe” is the most popular post on this entire […]

  221. […] for recipe Supernatural Brownies   click for recipe […]

  222. […] Recipes No-Bake Oat & Coconut Chocolate Macaroons {Dairy & Sugar Free} ~ Whole New Mom Healthy Avocado Chocolate Cookies ~ The Smoothie Lover Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies ~ Dr. […]

  223. […] Gezonde chocoladekoekjes […]

  224. Meagan L. says:

    Hi Josephine!
    I have made these cookies 2-3 times now and my husband & I absolutely love them!
    He actually requested that his birthday cake taste just like these. I know your recipe is meant for cookies, but I was wondering if you know of a way they could translate to a cake form? There are avocado cake recipes out there, I know, but we just love this recipe so much we’d like to stick with it if we can. Any thoughts?
    Cheers!

  225. […] Así que nada mejor que chocolate para superar estos momentos de falta de inspiración. Y como a mi musa le ha dado por el aguacate, me he decidido por unas galletas o bocaditos bizcochados de aguacate y chocolate, sin gluten, sin huevo y sin azúcar. Y aún así están riquísimas, oigan. Así aprovecho y celebro el Día Internacional del Celíaco, que fue ayer (¡no sé cómo lo hago pero nunca llego a tiempo!). La receta original la encontraréis en The Smoothie Lover. […]

  226. Doreen says:

    Could you tell me the carbs in one cookie?
    I’d like to tweek the recipe for my Adkins diet plan if I have too.
    Thanks & I can’t wait to make them

    • Hi Doreen
      I am so sorry, but unfortunately I don’t know. I don’t count either my calories or nutritients for personal reasons :) I do however know there are some ecxellent pages out there where you can count just about everything. I’m sorry I can’t help you :(

  227. Amber says:

    These are so yummy. Unfortunately my boys saw me making them and refuse to try cookies with avocados. My daughter who loves most things healthy loves them,along with my hubby. Now I think it would be fun to try to make muffins with this recipe.

    • Thank you Amber! What a pity – haha, my mom saw me adding avocado to these the very first time I ever made them and I’ve been trying to convince her to try them ever since without any luck. It doesn’t even help telling her it’s the most popular post on this blog…
      Anyway, more for me ;)
      I am happy you and your daughter like them! Thanks for your lovely message

  228. […] simple recipe that looked delicious, that I thought I could make. All thanks to a great blog called The Smoothie Lover. I baked them, tried them and was so happy with the results I thought I’d bring this baking […]

  229. Allison says:

    I made these today, and I just love them. I did double the amount of coconut sugar, and they are sweet, without being too sweet. I definitely recommend them! I already have friends asking for the recipe, or wanting to order some from me. :)

  230. serena says:

    Hey,
    I’m sorry but I dont quite get the notes. Next to the sugar it says *see notes* and the first note is about a banana, you can substitute the sugar with banana?

  231. Nadia Kao says:

    I’ve just made these cookies and they are absolutely delicious! I used honey instead of coconut sugar, and they needed to be baked 16 minutes. The cookies did spread a bit thinner.

  232. […] This year, instead of going OUT to do an activity, we stayed in and were each responsible for bringing a “craft” that we could all do together. Of course, mine was of a baked variety (because, let’s face it, I’m not exactly the crafty type). I looked for a recipe that my gluten free sister could enjoy and that didn’t require a lot of appliances. I also had a bunch of avocados laying around and VOILA, I found this recipe. […]

  233. […] get back to these beautiful cookies! I originally got the recipe here: http://thesmoothielover.com/healthy-avocado-chocolate-cookies/. Guys, I could hug […]

  234. Lisa D says:

    Wow!!! I made these using 2 tablespoons of quinoa flour and only 1/4 cup of maple syrup. I made them fairly big so only yielded 7. They are for my mouth only! They are divine! Thank you for this great recipe.

  235. Amazing recipe, thanks Josefine!!

  236. Denise says:

    These are the most amazing cookies ever!!! I have made about 5 batches in the last 2 months. They don’t last and the kids absolutely love them! Thank you!!!

  237. […] kinds of delicious add ins – try for instance mint, peanut butter cups, cocoa nibs etc. http://thesmoothielover.com/healthy-avocado-chocolate-cookies/ Submitted by Ellen […]

  238. Avisha says:

    These were SO easy to make! And obviously so, so delicious. The ONLY downside, if you can even count this, is they are a little too gooey to hold. Strongly recommend this recipe.

  239. […] Healthy Avocado Chocolate Cookies | The Smoothie LoverThe Smoothie Lover […]

  240. […] {healthy avocado chocolate cookies}..i have a lot of avocados now, so this may be a good way to use … […]

  241. Deborah says:

    First, thanks for sharing this recipe. My cookies came out amazingly fudgy.

    I replaced the egg with 1 tablespoon of ground flax seed and 3 T water. I used Hershey’s dark chocolate that was 100% cacao. Also, added 2 tsp vanilla.

    My cookies were good but gave a real bitter after taste. (I don’t usually like things too sweet either)
    I wonder if the 100% cacao was the problem.

    Would you recommend trying adding a banana. Would that sweeten the cookie and get rid of the after taste? Perhaps, I should use 1 tablespoon of maple syrup or add a couple of dates? What do you think?

    Thanks

    • Yay! So glad you liked the cookies :)
      Hm the bitter taste might come from the 100% chocolate yes – that stuff is very bitter (but insanely delicious!!!)
      Yes, you can definitely add banana. I’ve written about using banana in the recipe – that’s the sweetener I usually use in these cookies :)

  242. […] will be honest.  I have lifted this recipe from two sources, the Smoothie Lover and Laurenda Marie.  I am not certain which site I found the recipe first, though I do think it […]

  243. […] Healthy Avocado Chocolate Cookies from The Smoothie Lover […]

  244. […] ces petits gâteaux, je me suis inspirée de cette recette que j’ai légèrement modifiée. Pour réaliser ces cookies, vous aurez donc besoin […]

  245. Amy says:

    The reason I’m writing a review right now if that I just bit into one of these cookies and I thought, “OHMYGOSHSOOOOGOOD!!!” They are really really good. Almost like pudding cookies. I used a banana instead of coconut sugar, actually I used a little coconut sugar anyway, and I’m not sure if I baked them long enough, but regardless — they are so incredibly good. Love them! Thanks!

  246. […] where this recipe from The Smoothie Lover comes in. You get to use those overly ripe avocados you spent a pretty penny on. (I’m still […]

  247. mayrita_193 says:

    Can I use regular cocoa powder (not black)?

  248. Smitha says:

    Hi ,
    Im not sure if this was asked before .. But can i used full coco powder instead of the dark chocolate chunks?

    Thanks

  249. […] tweaked the inspirational recipe I found here, at the smoothie lover blog, to include raw honey instead of coconut sugar and I used less. The […]

  250. Karen says:

    OMG, these are amazing!! I am so happy to use the avocado because it has great fiber, which everyone needs. I used coconut sugar
    And Dutch process cocoa powder. Dutch process is sooooo much better in terms of real chocolate flavor. If you have not tried Dutch process, I hope you will! It makes a huge difference!

    Thank you so much sharing! I will make these again and again!

  251. myrto says:

    I regret the trouble, time and the ingredients I spent to make these cookies.their fast was extremely bitter. unacceptable recipe and unacceptable that you published it.

    • I appreciate all the feed back I can get if you tell me in a decent tone. Especially since you’ve clearly done something wrong when making them or used some “bad avocados” unintentionally, given all the positive comments I’ve received and all the positive feen back I’ve been given ever since I started making the cookies. I am so sorry they didn’t turn out good – please reconsider yourself, what you are saying and your tone next time you fail to make a recipe.

  252. Christina says:

    These taste AMAZING. So soft, chewy and even after left in the fridge overnight they were still good the next day! everyone asked for the recipe! thank u!

  253. […] already have 5 cookies recipes on the blog, including my extremely popular avocado double chocolate cookies and gluten free ginger bread cookies AND a recipe on healthy cookie dough (because the only thing […]

  254. Jane says:

    Do you have a suggestion to veganize these!?

  255. Lottie says:

    I CAN’T GET OVER HOW MANY COMMENTS YOU GET OMG OMG OMG! But these look amazing indeed!

  256. Roisin says:

    Hi,
    I just made the vegan chia egg version of these, but they fell apart and wouldn’t hold together at all! Has this happened to you? Is there anything I can do to fix it?
    Thanks!

  257. Amanda says:

    Just pulled these out of the oven and they are delish . Instead of 1/2 cup coconut sugar I subbed 1/4 with unsweetened applesauce. Perfect decadence without wrecking a healthy lifestyle!!

  258. Casey says:

    I have made these several times! I have tried them with the coconut sugar, with the banana, and with peanut butter. They are AMAZING every time & every way I’ve tried! Thank you so much for these! My kids love them! (Even my picky eater)

  259. Mass says:

    I tried the recipe but I used white chocolate chips instead. I’m not vegan or whatever but this is a very nice idea if you have avocados that are about to go bad. Sadly my oven doesn’t like me and the cookies are very soupie. Like little lava cakes. are you sure 10 minutes is enough

  260. Sally says:

    Can’t wait to try these! Love avo and coconut so very much. Will be making these over the weekend.

  261. […] got the idea from this recipe on sprouted fig.  i don’t do sugar, even coconut sugar, right now […]

  262. Abby says:

    Just made myself a batch of these! In a country (Nepal) where getting baking ingredients can often be something of a challenge, these are the perfect way to satisfy my sweet (but not too sweet) tooth! Topped with a little vanilla icing sugar and they’re to die for!

  263. I entered all the ingredients (and I used the honey instead of coconut sugar) on myfitness pal (as they can break down calories and fat in recipes etc) and it came to 162 calories and 8g of fat per cookie not 75…

  264. crysdawn says:

    I make simular.I mix 1 c peanut butter, 1 avocado, 2 eggs, coco powder, sweetner of choice, 1/2 tsp baking soda and optional mix in such as nuts, raisins, or choclate chips and place by the spoonful on bakong sheet and bake yummy ! Makes a great kids breakfast with a glass of “milk” ☺

  265. Lorraine says:

    Made these cookies and had to double the recipe as they were eaten so fast. I make everyone taste them before I tell them that there is avocado in them. They are shocked and still want more. I am a chocaholic and diabetic so these fill the bill as a great snack. Can’t thank you enough for the recipe.

  266. Marisha says:

    Hi Josephine

    I tried these cookies and they taste delicious. My only problem was they were very soft and did not hold well.
    Any tips on that?

  267. Josephine says:

    Thank you so much for this recipe.. Fantastic. I want to eat them all at once. I used a banana instead of sugar and 1 teaspoon of added honey. They are amazing when you are wanting to eat healthy treats. Thanks again.

  268. Katie says:

    I just took these out of the oven and they look incredible! ANd if the cookie tastes half as great as the batter did, I just found myself a new healthy treat go-to! Thank you!! I also added about 1/4 cup of almond butter, a splash of vanilla and a few drops of stevia, but cut back on the chocolate chips. Thank you for this great recipe!!

  269. Ruthie says:

    How much honey to substitute for the coconut sugar? It doesn’t seem to be on here anymore.

  270. […] Avocado Chocolate Cookies via Sprouted Fig […]

  271. Benjamin says:

    OMG! Your given chocolate cookies are wonderful! This site consists of the most delicious things and breathtaking pictures. I’m so grateful to stumbled upon your site since I’m converting to a healthier life’s to and your recipes are saving me and keeping me on the track! Thank you once again.

  272. Val says:

    There are delicious! Added pecans, flax meal and vanilla extract. They were a hit at the office too! Thanks!

  273. Cayla says:

    Ive been wanting to try these for a while now and I have, they taste awesome. Only downside is, they came out very cakey and soft, not like a cookie. Is it possible I had too much of something, or did I maybe not wait for them to cool down enough before eating one(I really couldnt wait any longer, I wanted one so bad!)?

    Thanks

    • Yay, I am so glad you liked the Cayla!
      No, these are unfortunately very fudgy and not exactly like a “real” cookies. That is what I mean with “cloud like”. I am so sorry :)
      I like them that way – hope you do too ;) Otherwise I have a lot of other healthy cookies recipes on the blog – which are much more cookie like. Like these

  274. […] recipe is adapted from The Sprouted Fig and makes two dozen […]

  275. J Armstrong says:

    If your one-paragraph bio is true, either you left out the part about growing up in England or America, or the Danish school system somehow produces perfectly fluent writers of English. This is better-written than 99% of blogs produced in countries where English is the native language. Oh and thank you for the cookies. Best wishes.

  276. WilliamTib says:

    Appreciate you sharing, great forum.Thanks Again. Great.

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