It’s Thursday! Woohoo! I think Thursdays are one of my favorite days. Probably because it’s my last day of class for the week, and I usually give myself a break Thursday nights once I’m back from my classes. And by ‘break’ I mean I usually come home and go to bed. Sleep is glorious!
I hope you all enjoy your Thursdays as much as I do, and if you make these cookies I know you will!
Yes, these are cookies with avocado in them. And they are so much better for it! You don’t actually taste the avocado, but it’s a lovely, healthy fat substitute for a baked good. Personally, I don’t really think you need a reason to add avocado to anything, they are just that good. Even in cookies.
Avocado Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes 12 cookies
Recipe adapted from Eat Live Run
1/2 of an avocado
1/4 cup of plain greek yogurt
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1 flax seed egg (1 tbsp ground flax seed, 3 tbsp of water, stir and set in fridge for 10 minutes to gel)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
Pinch of sea salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup of old fashioned oats
3/4 cup of chocolate chips
To make these cookies, start by combining 1 tbsp of ground flax seed and 3 tbsp of water in a small dish, stir and set in fridge for 10 minutes to create your flax ‘egg.’
While the flax ‘egg’ is setting, add the avocado, yogurt and brown sugar into a medium sized mixing bowl and beat together until fluffy (I just used a fork and beat it by hand).
When the flax ‘egg’ is ready, add it to the avocado mixture, along with the vanilla and stir to combine.
Then, add in the flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder. Stir to combine.
Gently fold in the oats and chocolate chips, and then place the batter in the fridge (covered), for one hour.
When the one hour mark is approaching, start preheating your oven to 325 degrees.
While the oven is preheating scoop one heaping spoonful of batter onto a lined or greased baking sheet, making about 12 cookies.
Once the oven is ready, place the cookies in and bake for about 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. These cookies are definitely the kind you’ll want to eat immediately out of the oven. Hot, gooey, oatmeal chocolate chip! Enjoy!
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