Dark Chocolate Avocado Cookies


As I told you the other day, my mum and I decided on a rainy sunday afternoon to have a little bakery contest. My mum chose to make a pineapple upside-down cake and I chose to make cookies. But of course not any cookie, otherwise it is too easy and I get bored. But cookies that can be super healthy and sugar-free besides being gluten-free and dairy-free. Therefore I chose to replace the oil with an avocado and I'm sure you are saying : "Woooow she is becoming crazy, trying to put avocado everywhere bla-bla-bla" but first it is a perfect substitute to butter or oil, second you cannot taste it and third you cannot even see it. I can assure you there is no green in my cookies! So why not use it to make our pastries healthier? The cookies get crispy on the outside and very moist on the inside with a very rich flavor of chocolate. I also chose to add grilled chopped almonds on the top to make them even more greedy but that's up to you and your greediness of the day ;) This recipe proved a second time to my family that there are some brilliant options for bakers and eaters that have  healthy requirements. 

Recipe for 12 cookies - 30 minutes

  • 1 large and ripe avocado
  • 2 big tablespoons of almond butter (or healthy nutella)
  • 40 grams cacao powder 
  • 50 grams almond powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 vanilla bean extract 
  • 2 teaspoon maca powder
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 90 grams coarsely chopped dark chocolate (sugar-free and dairy-free)
  • 1 handful grilled and coarsely chopped almonds (as a topping)
  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with parchment paper.

  2. Scoop your avocado into a large bowl and mash until reaching a nice and creamy consistency.

  3. Then, add the rest of the ingredients into the bowl and beat the mixture with a wooden spoon until reaching a nice, smooth but sticky consistency. Your arm should burn mixing! 

  4. Scoop evenly sized round-shaped cookies onto your baking tray – try to make them large as they don’t spread much when baking and ones cooked they will be crispy and chewy at the same time. 

  5. Add on top of every cookie a pinch of grilled almonds and then bake for around 14 minutes. Allow to cool for about 7 minutes to let them firm up on the edges.