Avocados taste great in cookies. Yes – cookies. They’re typically found in foods like salads and burgers, but they can also replace butter in baked good recipes. Avocados contain many important nutrients and monounsaturated fats, making them a healthier substitute for the usual butter or lard used in baking. For your next recipe, substitute half the amount of butter in your recipe for mashed avocado. The result: baked goods that are more moist, delicious and tender.
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 large ripe banana
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 cup walnuts, chopped (or ½ cup chocolate chips)
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.
2. In a small bowl, combine flour and baking soda.
3. In a large bowl, beat together egg, avocado, banana and sugars, until smooth. Add the flour mixture and beat until blended. Stir in walnuts.
4. Spoon dough onto cookie sheet.
5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool for 5 minutes. Remove from baking sheet and serve.