Craving something sweet, but want to keep it healthy? These avocado chocolate cookies are unbelievably rich and fudge-y and only about 115 calories each! Gluten free, and can be made paleo and keto friendly too!
Avocado Chocolate Chip 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 made with avocado. 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.
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What You Need to Make Avocado Cookies
- Avocados — Large ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
- Coconut Sugar — We use coconut sugar because it is natural and has a lower glycemic impact than other sugars.
- Cocoa Powder — Be sure to use unsweetened cocoa powder for baking, not to be confused with hot cocoa mix!
- Almond Flour — You can also use almond meal, as it is pretty much the same.
- Baking Soda
- Chocolate Chips — You can use your favorite type of chocolate chips, even sugar free to cut down on carbs and calories!
Kitchen Supplies Used
- Hamilton Beach “Big Mouth” Food Processor — Ours has lasted us YEARS…it’s a great value!
- Silicone Baking Mats — We love these non-stick silicone mats because the cookies slide right off when they’re done. Then you can wash and re-use the mats over and over again!
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.
This recipe is AWESOME because it is so easy to make!
All you do is whip everything up in a food processor or with an electric hand mixer – except the chocolate chips.
Once the batter is smooth and well-combined, stir in the chocolate chips by hand,
Scoop onto a prepared baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes at 350°F.
Allow to cool and enjoy!
Are Avocado Cookies Keto?
Our original recipe is almost keto, but since we used coconut sugar there would be too many carbs to call them keto-friendly.
However, a couple easy swaps makes this recipe a true keto treat!
- Substitute 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.
How to Make This Recipe Paleo
This recipe is pretty much paleo as-is, but here are a couple tips to make sure:
- 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)
Can You Freeze Avocado Cookies?
Absolutely! In fact, we recommend freezing these cookies to make them last longer. And they taste delicious when they’re cold!
These cookies will keep in fridge for 2-3 days or for a couple week in the freezer.
- If refrigerating: Place cookies on a plate or in a food storage container, taking care not to stack on top of each other. Cover with a paper towel, as these cookies are moist and could get soggy if you trap moisture in the container.
- If freezing: Wrap each cookie in a paper towel or parchment paper and place inside a freezer bag.
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!
More of our favorite gluten free desserts:
- Cashew Butter Cookies with Cacao Frosting
- Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins
- Homemade Fruit Roll Ups
- Perfect Dairy Free Cashew Cheesecake
- Gluten Free Chocolate Covered Pretzels
- The Best Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake (Gluten Free)
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Healthy Avocado Chocolate Cookies
- 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).
Be sure to pin our avocado cookies on Pinterest:
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