Craving something sweet, but want to keep it healthy? These chocolate avocado cookies are unbelievably rich and fudge-y and only about 115 calories each! Gluten free, and can be made paleo and keto friendly too!
Chocolate Avocado Cookies
We just welcomed a new member into our family this summer, and while I avoid strict diets while breastfeeding, I still try to keep my eating pretty clean to shed the baby weight.
In the last few weeks of my pregnancy, I developed quite the sweet tooth. I had to have a cookie or piece of cake every single day! I totally milked it while I could, but it’s not a habit I want to keep up in the long run.
But that doesn’t mean the cravings stopped!
Instead, I asked my husband if he would bake me a batch of our favorite healthy cookies. Why didn’t I think of this sooner??
These chocolate avocado cookies have been one of my favorite go-to healthy desserts for a few years now. They’re so rich and fudge-y that I don’t feel deprived at all! In fact, I crave them!
Just take a look at how thick & chewy:
Even better, the kids love them too, even though they don’t normally like avocados. The girls were so excited when they heard we would be baking some this week!
Our base recipe for chocolate avocado cookies is gluten free and a much healthier alternative to store bought or recipes that use white sugar and flour.
However, I’ve also included a few easy substitutions to make these cookies fit into both Keto and Paleo eating plans.
A free printable copy of this Chocolate Avocado Cookies recipe is available at the bottom of the post.
Keep reading for video tutorial, prep tips, and keto/paleo modifications or click here to jump to printable recipe and video tutorial.
How to Make Healthy Chocolate Avocado Cookies
Keep reading for step-by-step instructions, including modifications to make this a keto and paleo friendly recipe. A printable copy of our avocado cookies is available at the bottom of the post, along with a recipe video demo.
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- Hamilton Beach “Big Mouth” Food Processor — Ours has lasted us YEARS…it’s a great value!
- Silicone Baking Mats — We use these washable, non-stick mats for almost all of our baking projects. LOVE them!
TIP: We bake our cookies on non-stick silicone baking mats because the cookies slide right off when they’re done. Then you can wash and re-use the mats over and over again!
Storage Tips: These cookies will keep in fridge for 2-3 days or for about a week in the freezer, in an airtight container.
To Make Keto Friendly Chocolate Avocado Cookies
- Swap a sugar-free sweetener like stevia or erythritol for the coconut sugar in our base recipe (you might use a combination of both to minimize any aftertaste from these sweeteners).
- Skip the chocolate chips or use those sweetened with stevia or another low carb sugar substitute.
- Click here to see exactly how we make our Keto Chocolate Cookies!
To Make Paleo Chocolate Avocado Cookies
- Coconut sugar is allowed on a Paleo diet, but it is recommended that you look for a 100% organic brand. You might also reduce the amount used to 1/3 cup.
- Use dark chocolate chips or a paleo-friendly brand (we love Enjoy Life chocolate chips)
Note: The nutrition info listed below is for the base recipe. Making Paleo and Keto modifications will change these values.
Make it into an ice cream sandwich!
Click here for our Gluten Free Chocolate Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich recipe – it’s half the calories of the regular store-bought version, but SO decadent!
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Chocolate Avocado Cookies (Gluten Free, Paleo & Keto Friendly)
- 2 avocados peeled, pit removed
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder unsweetened
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips optional
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Combine all ingredients (except chocolate chips) in food processor and blend until smooth.
- If using chocolate chips, stir in by hand.
- Spoon onto a baking pan covered with a sheet of lightly-greased foil, or non-stick silicone baking mat. We use about a tablespoon of batter for each cookie.
- Bake for 10 minutes at 350°F.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool to room temperature, then store in an airtight container in fridge (for 2-3 days) or freezer (for about a week).
Note: The nutrition info listed above is for the base recipe. Making Paleo and Keto modifications will change these values.
Be sure to pin our avocado cookies on Pinterest:
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