Too often, we work hard in training with our clients, but we find that they struggle to keep on track with their dietary choices. It is completely normal to crave something sweet every now and then. The true trick to staying on track with your goals is to know what to eat when these cravings hit. If like us, you are a chocolate fiend and need your fix every now and then, then no fear! There is a way to ‘have your cake and eat it’. Excuse the pun.
By using avocado instead of butter you get a hit of healthy fats for your body to use as fuel for energy, instead of being stored as adipose tissue (fat). These cookies are also a great alternative option if you need to avoid gluten in your diet as they do not require flour.
The end result are gooey, soft in the centre cookies that aren’t overly sweet but do the trick nicely!
To make a batch of 6 you’ll need:
- 1 ripe avocado (when it’s mashed you want a generous 1/2 cup)
- 1 large free-range egg
- 1tsp baking soda
- 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder (dark)
- 2 handfuls of roughly chopped chocolate; this can be a mix of milk, white or dark. This recipe uses milk and white.
Pre-heat your oven to 180C/350F. Line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper and put to one side.
Mash your avocado and place it into a mixer with all the other ingredients except for the chocolate chunks, if you prefer to do this by hand this is also fine.
- Blend all these ingredients together and you should be left with a nice, shiny batter.
- Stir in the chocolate chunks until they are evenly spread
- Scoop mixture evenly onto your baking tray. They don’t spread very much so don’t worry about leaving too much of a gap.
- Check them after 15 minutes, give them a tap and they should have a nice firm, shiny coating. If they wobble around or are still sticky, give them a couple more minutes and try again. Even in the most slow of ovens they shouldn’t need more than 18mins.
- Et voila! Allow your friends and family to guess the secret ingredient and they won’t even come close.