Craving something sweet, but want to keep it healthy? These chocolate avocado cookies are unbelievably rich and fudge-y and only about 115 calories each! Gluten free, and can be made paleo and keto friendly too!

Craving something sweet, but want to keep it healthy? These chocolate avocado cookies are unbelievably rich and fudge-y and only about 115 calories each! Gluten free, and can be made paleo and keto friendly too!

Chocolate Avocado Cookies

We just welcomed a new member into our family this summer, and while I avoid strict diets while breastfeeding, I still try to keep my eating pretty clean to shed the baby weight.

Related: Read more about how I lose weight while breastfeeding without strict diets.

In the last few weeks of my pregnancy, I developed quite the sweet tooth. I had to have a cookie or piece of cake every single day! I totally milked it while I could, but it’s not a habit I want to keep up in the long run.

But that doesn’t mean the cravings stopped!

Instead, I asked my husband if he would bake me a batch of our favorite healthy cookies. Why didn’t I think of this sooner??

These chocolate avocado cookies have been one of my favorite go-to healthy desserts for a few years now. They’re so rich and fudge-y that I don’t feel deprived at all! In fact, I crave them!

Just take a look at how thick & chewy:

Craving something sweet, but want to keep it healthy? These chocolate avocado cookies are unbelievably rich and fudge-y and only about 115 calories each! Gluten free, and can be made paleo and keto friendly too!

Even better, the kids love them too, even though they don’t normally like avocados. The girls were so excited when they heard we would be baking some this week!

Our base recipe for chocolate avocado cookies is gluten free and a much healthier alternative to store bought or recipes that use white sugar and flour.

However, I’ve also included a few easy substitutions to make these cookies fit into both Keto and Paleo eating plans.

Related: Be sure to try our Chocolate Avocado Brownies too!

A free printable copy of this Chocolate Avocado Cookies recipe is available at the bottom of the post.

Keep reading for video tutorial, prep tips, and keto/paleo modifications or  click here to jump to printable recipe and video tutorial. 

Craving something sweet, but want to keep it healthy? These chocolate avocado cookies are unbelievably rich and fudge-y and only about 115 calories each! Gluten free, and can be made paleo and keto friendly too!

How to Make Healthy Chocolate Avocado Cookies

Keep reading for step-by-step instructions, including modifications to make this a keto and paleo friendly recipe. A printable copy of our avocado cookies is available at the bottom of the post, along with a recipe video demo.

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  • Hamilton Beach “Big Mouth” Food Processor — Ours has lasted us YEARS…it’s a great value!
  • Silicone Baking Mats — We use these washable, non-stick mats for almost all of our baking projects. LOVE them!

TIP: We bake our cookies on non-stick silicone baking mats because the cookies slide right off when they’re done. Then you can wash and re-use the mats over and over again!

Storage Tips: These cookies will keep in fridge for 2-3 days or for about a week in the freezer, in an airtight container.

To Make Keto Friendly Chocolate Avocado Cookies

  • Swap a sugar-free sweetener like stevia or erythritol for the coconut sugar in our base recipe (you might use a combination of both to minimize any aftertaste from these sweeteners).
  • Skip the chocolate chips or use those sweetened with stevia or another low carb sugar substitute.
  • Click here to see exactly how we make our Keto Chocolate Cookies!

To Make Paleo Chocolate Avocado Cookies

  • Coconut sugar is allowed on a Paleo diet, but it is recommended that you look for a 100% organic brand. You might also reduce the amount used to 1/3 cup.
  • Use dark chocolate chips or a paleo-friendly brand (we love Enjoy Life chocolate chips)

Note: The nutrition info listed below is for the base recipe. Making Paleo and Keto modifications will change these values.

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Make it into an ice cream sandwich!

Click here for our Gluten Free Chocolate Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich recipe – it’s half the calories of the regular store-bought version, but SO decadent!

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Craving something sweet, but want to keep it healthy? These chocolate avocado cookies are unbelievably rich and fudge-y and only about 115 calories each! Gluten free, and can be made paleo and keto friendly too!
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Chocolate Avocado Cookies (Gluten Free, Paleo & Keto Friendly)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Craving something sweet, but want to keep it healthy? These chocolate avocado cookies are unbelievably rich and fudge-y and only about 115 calories each! Gluten free, and can be made paleo and keto friendly too!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, cookies, gluten free, healthy, Keto, paleo
Servings: 15 cookies
Calories: 115 kcal
Author: Stacey aka the Soccer Mom
Ingredients
  • 2 avocados peeled, pit removed
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. 

  2. Combine all ingredients (except chocolate chips) in food processor and blend until smooth.

  3. If using chocolate chips, stir in by hand.
  4. Spoon onto a baking pan covered with a sheet of lightly-greased foil, or non-stick silicone baking mat. We use about a tablespoon of batter for each cookie.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes at 350°F.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool to room temperature, then store in an airtight container in fridge (for 2-3 days) or freezer (for about a week).

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Note: Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Avocado Cookies (Gluten Free, Paleo & Keto Friendly)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 115 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 61mg3%
Potassium 181mg5%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 85IU2%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Note: The nutrition info listed above is for the base recipe. Making Paleo and Keto modifications will change these values.

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Last updated on July 24th, 2019 at 09:56 am