We’re getting fancier around here! My most popular blog post is the avocado chocolate chip cookies. I have heard from so many of you saying how much you enjoy them so I decided to give you another easy cookie recipe that is also healthy. I decided to make healthy oatmeal cookies with avocado. And, to make it even better, I’ve got a video for you in full technicolor! I think it’s not too terrible for a first try. Seeing this in video form really makes it easier for you to see the texture and color as it cooks, something a lot of you have asked me about.
So go ahead and take a look. If you like it let me know. What do you want to see next? Is there another recipe you’d like to see me make a healthy version of? Just let me know!
Healthy Oatmeal Cookies with Avocado
1 Cup avocado
1 1/4 Cup Splenda or sweetener of choice
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 Cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 Cups whole oats
3/4 Cup raisin
1 Cup pecans (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350. Remove avocado from skins and blend until smooth. Add Splenda and mix to combine. Add egg and vanilla and blend on medium high for about one minute.
2. Pour in flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix on low until combined and then beat on medium high for about thirty seconds. Add in oatmeal and mix until combined. Stir in raisins and pecans.
3. Place teaspoon sized mounds onto very lightly greased cookie sheet and press cookies down with spoon. Bake at 350 for 10- 12 minutes or until brown. Dig in!