Wait, I can make recipes with avocados, besides guacamole? I can use them in baking?!? Yes my friend, I hope your world has been positively changed by this public service announcement!
One of my favorite ways to use leftover avocados is to make chocolate chip cookies with them. I simply replace half the butter with avocado and proceed as usual with the recipe. if you’d like an avocado chocolate chip cookie recipe to follow, here’s one from Allrecipes. The cookies have a fun, slight green tint, and the texture is very cakey, especially once it cools.
Another cookie I like to make is this one for Oatmeal Avocado Breakfast Cookies from Love One Today®, a website all about the nutritional benefits of avocados. These cookies are much less sweet, and perfect for breakfast or an easy snack. I sometimes like to skip the dates and add 1 cup of chocolate chips instead, making them more of a light dessert!
If you’re not already including avocados in your diet, I would encourage you to give them a try. They have lots of healthy monounsaturated fats, as well as fiber, which makes them a satisfying addition to a meal or snack. And they have a number of vitamins and minerals, including potassium, vitamin E, vitamin K, and 6 different B vitamins.
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