Healthiest Cookie Recipe Ever

I’ve seen cookie recipes where honey is used in place of sugar, avocado is used in place of butter and oats are used in place of flour however, I haven’t found anything that incorporates ALL of these substitutes.

Since I’m pretty adept, I figured I would give it a whirl. My very scientific question: if you sub all the processed ingredients for healthier alternatives, can you still get a decent cookie? The answer is yes.

Healthy Cookie Recipe Ingredients

– 2 c. oats

– 3/4 tsp. salt

– 1 tsp. cinnamon

– 1 tsp. baking powder

– 1 ripe avocado

– 1 ripe banana

– 2 eggs

– 1/4 c. honey

– 2 tbsp. peanut butter

– 2 tsp. vanilla

– 3/4 c. dark chocolate chips

Healthy Cookie Recipe Instructions

Heat oven to 375.

First, place 2 cups of oats on an ungreased cookie sheet and toast but don’t burn (about 15-20 min).

Then, place ONE cup of the toasted oats along with salt, cinnamon and baking powder in a food processor (I use a ninja) and grind into a fine flour-like powder.

Next, mash avocado and banana with a fork (make it smooth – no chunks). After that, put in bowl and with an electric mixer, and blend with 2 eggs, 2 tbsp. peanut butter, 1/4 cup honey and 1 tsp. vanilla.

Slowly add in flour-like mixture.

Stir in the SECOND cup of toasted oats and the chocolate chips. For the record, I didn’t add walnuts but I’d throw those in next time, too.

Grease cookie sheet (I used a spray coconut oil). Use a big spoon or ice cream scoop to form the dough into cookies on the sheet. Make sure to flatten them out a little so they aren’t balls because they won’t drop like other cookies.

Bake for about 17 minutes.

Remove from the oven and enjoy.

Healthy Cookie Nutritional Value

Recipe makes 18-20 cookies.

Nutrition per cookie (using My Fitness Pal recipe creator):

97 cal/13.5g carbs/2g protein/4.5g fat

Extra Notes

Next time, I will sub the 2 tbsp. peanut butter for 1 scoop of peanut butter flavored protein powder to try and boost the protein intake a little.

As mentioned previously, add walnuts or chopped pecans to give the cookies some crunch!

Lastly, if you aren’t a banana person, try using 2 mashed avocados instead of 1 avocado and 1 banana. For my cookies, I used a banana because I was worried the cookies wouldn’t be sweet enough. For the record, they were fine, and I like the taste of banana, so it worked for me.

If you try any of these additional substitutes first, LMK.

Conclusion:

10 out of 10, would bake again.

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