No Sugar - Avocado Oatmeal Cookies
This recipe would be a great one to get kids involved with - if they help with making the cookies they are more likely to want to eat them! If you are concerned about too much "added" sugar in their diets (or even just yourself) - this is a great alternative!
Number of servings: 12 cookies
1 cup of oats
1/2 cup wholewheat flour
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 ripe, fresh avocado, halved, pitted, and peeled
1 medium mashed ripe banana
1 large egg, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 sweet red apple (such as Pink Lady Gala, Fuji, or Honey Crisp)
Preheat the oven to 350F/Gas mark 4/180C.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
Place the oats, flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl and whisk until well combined.
Place the avocado in a medium-sized bowl, and mash until smooth. Add the banana, egg, and vanilla and whisk until well combined.
Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
Fold in the chopped apple.
Drop dough onto the prepared baking sheet using a spoon, and gently flatten until round and about 1/2-inch thick.
Bake until slightly brown and firm around the edges, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool before serving.
Optional: Drizzle with some dark chocolate and sprinkle with some chopped walnuts