Have you ever wondered what it tastes like to add avocado into cookies. Yea! it sounds strange at first when you hear about avocado cookies as its not the typical traditional cookies we are used to which are made from plain flour and various other ingredients.
Several cooking experts have made various version of their own avocado cookies and one thing that is common to all is the taste of avocado cookie is incredible. Some have even gone beyond to declare that avocado cookies are the best cookies you can ever make.
Your typical traditional cookies are made with butter which contains lots of saturated fat. Several studies have shown that eating saturated fat which are typically found in butter, margarine, lard, fatty meats, cheese etc are associated with raised levels of non-HDL cholesterol which are known to be bad in human body. One of the risks associated with this is increased heart diseases. Reducing saturated fat intake into your body would help to prevent possible heart disease or circulation.
What is Unsaturated Fat
It is recommended to replace the saturated fat with unsaturated fat which is where avocado comes into play. Unsaturated fat which are considered “good fat” are typically found in:
- Nuts and seeds like walnuts, cashews, peanuts, macadamia nuts, sesame seeds, as well as almonds
- Vegetable oils and vegetable oil-based products such as olive oil, sunflower oil, and spreads
- Oily fish like salmon, mackerel, trout, herring, and anchovies
- And of course you have Avocado
Benefits of Unsaturated Fat
- According to “The World Health Organization”, convincing evidence have shown that unsaturated fat which contains polyunsaturated fat reduces the risk of heart disease
- Unsaturated fat acid may help lose weight due to its high concentration of polyunsaturated fatty acids found in fish
- Help reduce risk of diabetes
- Omega-3 which is a type of poly-unsaturated fat helps protect against cardiovascular disease.
- Also helps to lower blood pressure
- Alongside protein, both nutrients are the best source of energy for the body
Now lets look at some of the low carb avocado cookies out there. We have put together these list of avocado cookie recipes based on many key pointers, one of which is ratings and comments made about the recipe. A further search on the net will reveal many more great recipes you can try your hands on.
Chocolate Avocado Cookies
Are you craving for something delicious, whilst keeping it as healthy as possible? Then checkout this gluten-free Chocolate avocado cookies from The Soccer Mom Blog, made to be rich and fudge-y and contains about 115 calories.
Avocado Cookies with Chocolate & Pistachios
Are you looking for something with a taste of cashew, then checkout this gluten-free Avocado cookies with chocolate chips and pistachios from She Likes Food blog. A mixture of avocado and pistachios seed is certainly something one should be looking forward to. If you already don’t know this, pistachios is a member of the cashew family.
Avocado Fudge Cookies
This low carb Avocado Fudge Cookies from Keto Connect is another delicious gluten-free cookie that can be made within 20mins from simple ingredients. Adding chocolate to it takes it to a new level for those craving for chocolate.
Vegan Chocolate Avocado Cookies
Vegan Chocolate Avocado Cookies made by Two Peas & Their Pod is one of many cookies that comes with a slight difference. This cookie also comes with not just added avocado but also coconut oil instead of the traditional butter. The cookie finishing looks so amazing that you will not know that it had avocado in it.
Peanut Butter Avocado Cookies
The Peanut Butter Avocado Cookies by The Lean Green Bean are gluten-free, dairy-free cookies snacks. This cookie is packed with healthy unsaturated fat. With the inclusion of peanut, this placed this avocado cookie among the top cookies to try out.
Chocolate Mint Avocado Cookies
When you thought you have seen all that is available, now having a mint avocado cookies is something I did not see coming. Also this Chocolate Mint Avocado cookie from Food Faith Fitness is gluten, butter and oil free. If you have ever wondered how a chocolate mint taste, then checkout this recipe.
Avocado Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies
Avocado Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies by 2 Cookin Mamas is one of many old recipes that is still be talked about. One of the distinctive feature of this avocado cookie is the combination of oats & almond flour in place of the traditional flour. Makers of this low carb cookie also eliminated sugar from it to reduce blood sugar level, as well as added extra spicy cinnamon to give it a unique flavor.
Avocado Banana Cookies
OK this is a a combination that you rarely don’t see or come across that often. This Avocado Banana Cookies from Milk & Honey Nutrition is a great combination that is ideal for on the go breakfast, or snack. The addition of the banana is just to give it an extra banana flavor.
Avocado & Poppy Seed Cookies
Avocado & Poppy Seed cookies made by Sorayas Delight is an amazing and delightful cookie made with avocado. This does also include some lemon juice and poppy seeds doted on the cookie as well. So having lemon juice as part of the recipe is something special and would be interesting to taste. Give it a try and let us know how it taste.
Melon Bread-Style Avocado Cookies
This is my final avocado cookies recipe and its a totally unique one and somewhat simple looking cookie. According to the maker of this recipe Cookpad, this recipe was based of another recipe called “Kabocha Squash Cookies”. Furthermore, as the name suggest, this has been made into a melon bread shaped cookie. One caveat in regards to this recipe is it requires a special baking technique to get the finishing it deserves.
So we have given you a taste of the various avocado cookies made by experts across the globe. All have their own unique touch and taste as well as nutritional values. So if you are looking for low carb avocado cookies which is ideal for breakfast with a hot cup of coffee or chocolate drink, then help yourself out by trying as many of these recipes as possible and deciding on which comes out well for you.
Also this will give you an opportunity to try out something new by adding new flavors of your choice. A good one will be to replace the chocolate with either caramel or cocoa or coffee (for coffee lovers). You never know good and tasty it might turn out to be.
Thanks for reading and feel free to share your own recipe in comment below and we will be very glad to add it to our list.
For more on low carb recipes, check out 10 Keto Egg Recipes To Lose Fat, 5 Keto Vegan Recipes to Lose Weight, 10 Delicious Keto Recipes. For more info on Keto Diet or Ketosis, checkout our Keto Diet – The Beginners Pocket Guide.