Game Day Avo-Choco Cookies

Happy game day folks! Of course you already know which team I’m rooting for… right? Goooo buckeyes!!!! Oh and happy labor day as well! While it is nice to have the day off, I really have only 1 thing on my mind, and that is the first Ohio State game of the year! With jet-leg finally starting to take a backseat, I was able to go grocery shopping and move my focus towards the big game.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a football game without my fabulous skinny buffalo chicken dip as a game time snack (I think my husband would be extremely upset if it didn’t make the table). As usual though, I was a little more focused on dessert, because why not?

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My trip to Sprouts for produce enabled me to grab a few fresh avocados, big and ripe, just what I needed to do a little baking. I’ve been wanting to try an avo-cookie recipe for some time now, but with traveling and wedding festivities it wasn’t on the top of my priority list. Why not use game day as the perfect excuse to think up a new recipe, and a tasty one at that!

These cookies are gooey, flavorful, and hearty. Perfectly delicious and perfectly simple, these cookies are a great finish (or start) to any meal, especially on game day! They are egg-free, and the avocado serves as the primary fat source. I hope you try out my Avo-Choco Cookies! Enjoy πŸ™‚

Avo-Choco Cookies: makes 10-12 medium sized cookies

Ingredients:

  • Β½ cup wheat flour
  • Β½ cup brown sugar
  • Β½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 3 tsp chia mixed + 3 tbsp water, let sit for 3-5 minutes
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ΒΌ tsp baking soda
  • Β½ large avocado, ripe
  • 1 1/2 c oats
  • Β½ cup dark chocolate chips (lets be honest… I probably used a tad more than 1/2 cup!)

Place all ingredients EXCEPT your oats and dark chocolate chips into a food processor or blender and pulse or blend until your avocado is completely smooth and any little green flecks are gone. Remove the mixture from the processor, and in a large bowl mix in your oats and chocolate chips by hand.

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Spray a little cooking spray onto a baking sheet, you may also use parchment paper if you like. Evenly distribute your cookies. I used a large spoonful, but your more then welcome to measure out equal portions if you like. I like them to look a little rustic! Bake your cookies for 11-13 minutes or until they turn slightly golden brown on top (Don’t over bake! They will finish cooking a little on the sheet.). Let your cookies sit for 5-10 minutes before serving. Enjoy warm or save them for up to 3-4 days!

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