2 Ways to Pimp an Avocado – Avocado Hummus & Avocado Cookies
Are you planning to go on a healthy diet? Finding a healthier alternative to chocolate chip cookies? Well, this avocado cookie recipe is just for you! Put on your apron because we’ll be making dark chocolate avocado cookies!
The avocado is one of the most versatile and nutritious fruits you can add to your diet. Avocados are naturally nutrient-dense foods and contain nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. It is also the best used as a great substitute for oil or butter in several recipes.
Start by mixing oat flour with cacao powder, baking powder, and baking soda in a mixing bowl. Oat flour is a healthier and tastier substitute for all-purpose flour since oat flour is a gluten-free, whole grain flour that gives baked goods a silky texture and “oaty” flavor.
In a separate bowl, blend in avocado, coconut sugar, and an egg. You can use a hand mixer to make the mixture easier to work with. Then, toss in your dry ingredients to the avocado mixture and while blending, add almond milk. Throw in dark chocolate chunks into the dough and mix them using your hands.
Always remember to wash your hands before working with food.
The dough must be sticky at this point. Next, use a spoon or a scoop to evenly divide your cookie dough on a baking sheet. Make sure you have parchment paper on the baking sheet or else your dough will stick.
Lastly, bake the dough in the oven at 350 F for 8 to 10 minutes. Viola! You’ve just made sweet and healthy avocado chocolate cookies.
This avocado cookie recipe is a perfect snack or even a breakfast meal for people who are planning to start a healthy diet.
The salty recipe with avocado I wanna show you is a creamy avocado hummus. Instead of using tahini and olive oil, I’m going to use avocado. It’s great for dipping and also for a sandwich spread.
In a food processor, blend chickpeas and one garlic. Then, add in some olive oil and fresh lime juice. Blend for a couple of seconds and toss in some cumin and avocado. Blend until you have a smooth creamy mixture. Top with red pepper and cilantro.
These recipes are packed with healthy fats and carbs, vitamins, and minerals. The great recipes for a delicious and nutritious avocado.
Perfect for dipping or sandwich/wrap spreads.
- 1.5 large ripe, soft avocado
- 15oz (1 can) chickpeas drained
- 1 garlic clove
- 1.5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 tbsp cumin
- juice from 1 lime
- sea salt
- Place chickpeas, 1 garlic clove, juice from 1 lime and 1.5 tbsp olive oil in a food processor and blend until the consistency is smooth, or there are no chunks.
- Then add 1/2 tbsp cumin and 1.5 large ripe avocado (or 2 medium avocados) and blend until smooth. Add sea salt to taste. To keep the amount of fat at a minimum, I suggest adding more lime juice if it is too thick. Otherwise, add in 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil and blend until it is smooth.
Approximate macros for 5 equally divided portions (about 3 large tbsp)
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Dark Chocolate Chunk Avocado Cookies
Ingredients for 17 cookies (almost 1 dozen & half):
- 1 large ripe, soft avocado
- 1.5 cups oat flour
- 2/3 cup cacao powder (or use 1/2 cup dark chocolate powder if you find dark chocolate too bitter)
- 1/3 coconut sugar (or up to 1/2 cup coconut sugar if you tend to think dark chocolate is too bitter for your tastes)
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- Set oven to 350F.
- Mix oat flour, cacao powder, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside.
- In another bowl, mix 1 large avocado, coconut sugar and 1 egg.
- Mix in the flour and while blending, add almond milk.
- Toss in chocolate chunks and mix them in with your hands. The dough should be pretty sticky.
- Use a small scoop or spoon to evenly divide the cookie dough on a baking sheet.
- Bake in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes.