Friday, April 6, 2012

Healthy Fat Cookies

Remember talking about avocados giving us healthy fats? Well I swapped avocado in my latest batch of cookies instead of butter. Ya know why?

Avocado has a quarter of the calories of butter and a fifth of the amount of fat. Two tablespoons of avocado has 50 calories, 4.5 fat grams, and zero cholesterol. Two tablespoons of butter has 204 calories, 23 fat grams and 61 mg of cholesterol. A bit of a difference, eh?


Healthy Fat Cookies

1 ripe avocado
1/2 c. agave or honey
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup wheat flour
1/2 cup oats
1 t. baking soda
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 t. salt
1/2 c. chocolate chips

In one bowl, whip the avocado, agave, vanilla and egg together. In a separate bowl mix the dry ingredients – then combine. I add the chocolate chips on top after scooping the dough onto the cookie sheet, but you can mix it in if you’d like.


Bake at 290 degrees for 15-18 minutes. It is a low temperature because the outside cooks fast due to the avocado. So keep the temp low in order to cook the inside too.


Enjoy! Have a safe and fun weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Well all be! Who knew you could use an avocado to make a cookie! Thanks for the recipe!


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