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I never thought I’d see the day where I baked some avocado into a cookie but it’s the perfect amount of fat for a dairy free oatmeal raisin cookie your whole family will love!

I never thought I'd see the day where I baked some avocado into a cookie but it's the perfect amount of fat for a dairy free oatmeal raisin cookie your whole family will love!

All these challenge groups I keep getting myself into have got me really thinking outside the box.  And as weird as it is to consider what kind of baked good I’m going to make with things I don’t even like to eat it’s also fun to experiment with different foods and recipes.  Plus find ways to actually eat them.  Bonus!

When I saw that our monthly ingredient challenge ingredient for August was avocado I actually made a “bleh” noise out loud.  Because I can’t stand avocado.  Sorry, tacos.  But I just can’t get behind the taste and the texture.  Which is funny cause my sister is a freak for avocado.  She loves to make her famous guacamole, eat it plain on toast, and make pesto with it.  But I didn’t know if I’d be the best judge of a dish where avocado was the star so just like I did with zucchini when I made these brownies earlier this month I figured I’d try to hide it instead and see what I came up with.

I never thought I'd see the day where I baked some avocado into a cookie but it's the perfect amount of fat for a dairy free oatmeal raisin cookie your whole family will love!

I’ve been straight up craving oatmeal raisin cookies with their sweet raisins and crunchy oats lately so I went to work.  I replaced all the butter in the recipe with avocado because avocado already has all the fat in it you need for a nice moist cookie.  I added some honey to keep the outside crunchy because I like a crunchy cookie and it worked perfectly.

Other than the slight green hue from the avocado you’d never know these babies had any in them which, coincidentally, is just how I like my avocado! 😉

Don’t forget to hop over and check out all the other delicious avocado creations my lovely bloggy friends have come up with this month!

What is your favorite way to eat avocados?

Meaghan

I never thought I'd see the day where I baked some avocado into a cookie but it's the perfect amount of fat for a dairy free oatmeal raisin cookie your whole family will love!

Avocado Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 Tbs honey
  • 1/2 cup mashed avocado, 1/2 a large avocado
  • 3/4 cup raisins

Instructions

  1. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, and oats to a medium bowl in a medium bowl and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer combine sugars well then add egg, honey, and mashed avocado and mix until well blended.
  3. Add in flour mixture and raisins and mix until just combined.
  4. Drop by 2 Tbs onto a lined cookie sheet and press gently with a spatula to flatten slightly.
  5. Bake at 300 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Notes

I never thought I'd see the day where I baked some avocado into a cookie but it's the perfect amount of fat for a dairy free oatmeal raisin cookie your whole family will love!

I never thought I'd see the day where I baked some avocado into a cookie but it's the perfect amount of fat for a dairy free oatmeal raisin cookie your whole family will love!

All these challenge groups I keep getting myself into have got me really thinking outside the box.  And as weird as it is to consider what kind of baked good I'm going to make with things I don't even like to eat it's also fun to experiment with different foods and recipes.  Plus find ways to actually eat them.  Bonus!

When I saw that our monthly ingredient challenge ingredient for August was avocado I actually made a "bleh" noise out loud.  Because I can't stand avocado.  Sorry, tacos.  But I just can't get behind the taste and the texture.  Which is funny cause my sister is a freak for avocado.  She loves to make her famous guacamole, eat it plain on toast, and make pesto with it.  But I didn't know if I'd be the best judge of a dish where avocado was the star so just like I did with zucchini when I made these brownies earlier this month I figured I'd try to hide it instead and see what I came up with.

I never thought I'd see the day where I baked some avocado into a cookie but it's the perfect amount of fat for a dairy free oatmeal raisin cookie your whole family will love!

I've been straight up craving oatmeal raisin cookies with their sweet raisins and crunchy oats lately so I went to work.  I replaced all the butter in the recipe with avocado because avocado already has all the fat in it you need for a nice moist cookie.  I added some honey to keep the outside crunchy because I like a crunchy cookie and it worked perfectly.  

Other than the slight green hue from the avocado you'd never know these babies had any in them which, coincidentally, is just how I like my avocado! 😉  

Don't forget to hop over and check out all the other delicious avocado creations my lovely bloggy friends have come up with this month!

What is your favorite way to eat avocados?

Meaghan

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