Peanut Butter Avocado Cookies

Hi friends!

I taunted you with this recipe a couple weeks ago on Instagram. Today I present to you: Peanut Butter Avocado Cookies! Yep, you read that right. I promise you can’t taste the avocado.

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This is the first cookie experiment I’ve done in a while…and after 3 tries, I think they’re pretty darn good! Plus the recipe is super simple. I didn’t even use any flour.

Peanut Butter Avocado Cookies
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These cookies are flour free and packed with a punch of healthy fats. Nutrition so sweet, it should be a sin!
Serves: 15-18
  • ⅓ c mashed avocado
  • ⅔ c peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tbsp agave nectar or honey
  • ¾ c oats
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ c dark chocolate chips
  1. Combine wet ingredients until well mixed.
  2. Add dry ingredients.
  3. Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Scoop onto baking sheet and flatten slightly with a fork.
  5. Bake at 350 for 12-14 minutes.

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These cookies are gluten-free if you use certified gluten-free oats…and you could make them vegan. The first time I made these, I made them without the egg. They tasted great, but they were a little crumbly. I think they’d work pretty well with a flax egg but I haven’t tried it!

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 Hubby & I both ate two for dessert! Dig in, friends.


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  1. Funny, I just made a loaf of banana muffins with avocado and it’s SO good. I actually prefer it to any other healthy banana muffins I’ve made so far! These look absolutely delicious, I love the texture avocado gives to baked goods. Yum.
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  2. These look so good! I haven’t thought to use avocado for baking, but now you have inspired me!
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  3. Ah-HA!! I knew I spied a little green in that pic on Instagram! They look amazing! And I absolutely LOVE baking with avocado! Makes things so moi- um…humid? ;)
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  4. I’ve seen so many recipes lately for avocado pudding, but this is the first cookie recipe that I’ve seen – I’m an avo addict [according to my hubby] so we always have some in the house, I’ll have to try it!
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  5. yes, please!!! I’ll give’m a try with some flax egg… a combination of all of my favorite things!
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  6. I’ve been reading about how you can replace butter with avocado when baking, and it works really well. I can’t believe how simple your recipe is! Very cool!
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  7. I just tried avocado for the first time the other day and wasn’t 100% sold, but I would definitely try them in a cookie! (I’d try anything in a cookie, let’s be real.) Looks delish!
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  8. OMG these look awesome!!! I can’t wait to try them!
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  9. Gorgeous first photo! Avocdo in cookies?! Who woulda thunk it?! ;)
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  10. Yay, I guessed correctly! I bet these cookies are so good. I’ve been thinking about trying a chocolate cookie recipe with avocado, this might be the push I needed!
    Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) recently posted..4 Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

  11. I love how simple this recipe is and that it uses zero flour and no added sugar! I’ve always been a little bit hesitant to add avocados into my cookies and other baked goodies but you’ve convinced me that I finally need to try it!
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  12. Wowza avos AND peanut butter?! Be still my heart!! The bf will never know what hit him…I just won’t tell him what’s in it (he’s scared of ‘weird’ ingredients). Silly boys :) These look awesome!

  13. This is the second recipe I’ve seen for avocado chocolate chip cookies. So genius! I will be making these!
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  14. Sometimes I really HATE my Low FODMAPs diet! Avocado is out, and so is agave. Bummer.
    This may have to be a Nick Only dessert ;) Sounds wonderful.
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  15. So creative! And I have a super ripe avocado on my counter right now that needs used – thanks for the recipe!
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    Ill share :-)
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  17. Wow, I never would’ve thought to add avocado but I’m very intrigued! Can’t wait to try them. :)
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  18. I see so many interesting recipes with avocado these days!! I love it!
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  19. Yay! I love that you didn’t use any flour and they can easily be gluten free with the right oats, perfect! Do you taste the avocado a lot? Or is it one of those flavors that blends into the background and it’s mostly peanut butter? I’m curious!
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  20. Okay, amazing! I’m sending these to my brother. He will love them!
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  21. I’m working from home today, and I’m nearly certain that these will be baked soon. How long do you think they stay good for since they are made with avocado?

    Nevermind… I doubt they’ll last very long :)
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  22. I’ve baked with avocado in muffins and loaves before, but never in cookies – looks genius! And I’m loving the super simple ingredients :) Thanks Lindsay!
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  23. Holy yum! I have been wanting to try a cookie with avocado. Can’t wait to make these!
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  24. I never thought of this combo, but will definitely try it! TY!

  25. I saw your Instagram and had to high-tail it over here for the deets. Love this idea! I’d have never, ever guessed your “secret green ingredient” was avocado! Store day today so I’ll pick up a few more Avs. Mmmmm. Thanks for posting this!
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  26. Trisha says:

    I’m making these the moment I get home! Before I walk the dog so they are nice and cool and ready to devour when I get back from walk ! Yum! Thinking I may use almond butter.

  27. Ha! So glad that you weren’t just teasing us! I’ve been waiting for this recipe to appear Lindsay… Pinning away! Thanks!
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  28. As if I couldn’t love avocados (or peanut butter) any more. LOL
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  29. YUM! I’m cursing my allergies now for not allowing me to eat avocado!
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  30. Yessss. Avocados really can be used for anything! I cannot wait to make these!
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  31. This looks amazing! Since I’m not a chocolate lover, I would definitely try them without the chocolate chips though. If I try them out I will let you know what I think!
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  32. Just pinned these! Thank you!
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  33. These look amazing! But I have to know, did you immediately lick the plate clean of the peanut butter after the pictures were done? Haha
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  34. I love these Lindsay! I have a big avocado ready to go!
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  35. It’s so weird to think that avocado is in those cookies!!! I love when you can HIDE healthy in guilty pleasures~ :D

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  36. i’ve been wanting to make cookies with avocado after becoming obsessed with avocado chocolate pudding. these look great!
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  37. I love the peanut butter and avocado–I bet they’re suuuuuuper soft!
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  38. Danielle J says:

    I am eager to try these, but how would you store them… would they last a day or two? I love sweet treats but in only small amounts, hate to waste any extras.

  39. YUM! these look awesome! how did you even THINK of this recipe?! pinned!
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  40. First Laura & now you – I need to get try more baking with avocado!!
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  41. Amy Ramos says:

    YUM! I have everything in the house to make these TONIGHT. Can I used rolled oats for this recipe?

  42. OMG these look SO GOOD!!! can’t wait to try :)
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  43. My word those look good!
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  44. These look amazing!!! Love avocado and have been putting it in everything lately! What do you think would be a good alternative for the peanut butter as I ( I know, I know) do not like peanut butter…
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  45. christine says:

    What a great way to use up avocados:) what kind of PB did you use?

  46. These look AWESOME! Feel free to bring any extras to Blend – we can eat them on the shuttle ride over. ;)
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  47. Sounds weird but I bet they taste amazing! I LOVE EASY!!!! :)
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  48. These look delish! And I can’t believe they’re flourless… even better :)
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  49. peanut butter and avocado! Yum!! :0
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  50. What a great idea, so creative and super healthy.. can’t wait to try them out on my kids.
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  51. Yum! These look wonderful :) I love experimenting with cookies. Love the healthy fats in these and the no-flour aspect as well! Looks like a keeper!!
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  52. These look delicious! I can’t wait to try them out.

  53. I need to make these asap. I have seen people use avocado in baking before, but I think this recipe has finally convinced me to give it a try for myself! I also love that these are vegan :).
    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl recently posted..Sweet and Savory Grilled Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

  54. Just made these….I’m obsessed! I followed the recipe but used less chocolate chips and added some vanilla. I love how simple they are :) fabulous!

  55. I’m trying out this recipe this weekend – can’t wait!!
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  56. Oh wow, what an awesome recipe! I have to try this soon, these look so good :)

  57. Interesting recipe!
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  58. I made a batch of these last night – both my husband and I loved them!!
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  59. Just to let you know I have used this recipe as my go-to cookie recipe for a while now and have impressed many people with the delicious texture of these cookies-only to surprise them that the secret is avocado! Everyone loves these and I cant get enough of them. Thanks for bringing these into this world:D


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