Coconut Avocado Cookies (gluten- and dairy-free)

These little gems have been a big hit with the health-nut crowd I hang around… they’re gluten- and dairy-free, and nearly sugar-free as well… I guess if you omit the chocolate chips it would be the perfect health-food snack option, but I like to leave a little bit of fun in there  😉

coconut-avocado-cookies

Fresh out of the oven on the cooling rack

 

What’s In Them:

1 cup coconut flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp sea salt
2/3 cup choc chips
1/4 cup shredded coconut

 
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 ripe avocado, mashed with a fork
1 cup almond milk
4 tbsp honey
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs

What to do:

Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C)

In one bowl, combine all dry ingredients, (first 6 things).  Un-clump any clumps of coconut flour.

In a second, larger bowl (or in pitcher using the Bamix), add in the remaining 7 ingredients, mashing the banana and avocado with a fork. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in bowl, mixing well.

Let sit for 2 minutes for the coconut flour to absorb some of the moisture. (Seriously, this works, although I’m not sure why.)

Spoon out dough blobs of about 2 tablespoons each onto a greased baking sheet.  Bake cookies for 20 minutes, or until golden-brown.

(For some reason, they taste MUCH better after refrigerating for a couple hours, as they come out of the oven quite crumbly and a bit mushy-tasting)

Makes about 2 dozen cookies

Let me know what you think (or how yours turn out) in the comments below.

 

2 Responses to Coconut Avocado Cookies (gluten- and dairy-free)

  • Larissa says:

    I didn’t have honey so I just added extra almond milk to keep the liquid ratio fairly similar. I am currently minimizing sugar and so skipped the chocolate chips and added an extra 1/2c. of shredded coconut. My thoughts..tasty but they need either honey or apple sauce for sweetness for sure! Lol I tried!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  • admin says:

    ha ha, ya, definitely add something to sweeten them… good effort on the modifications, though 🙂 Maybe try adding a bit of Stevia, which is a natural sweetener.

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