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
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.
10 out of 10, would bake again.