The keto chocolate avocado cookies with chocolate chips are healthy 5-ingredient avocado peanut butter cookies with only 5 grams of net carbs per serving!
These EASY keto chocolate cookies are healthy 5-ingredient cookies with only 5.5g of net carbs per serving to satisfy your sweet tooth on a keto diet. Bonus, they are also vegan! Therefore, they can be included in a vegan keto diet. Read more about the egg-replacement options below.
What do you need to make keto chocolate avocado cookies?
As I mentioned before, those avocado cookies are EASY to make! – you will need a food processor or blender in this recipe to pulse the ripe avocado along with the liquid sweetener into a creamy smooth puree.
Mashing the avocado with a fork will leave avocado lumps in the cookie batter, and it won’t taste good. Let’s see the 5 basics ingredients you need to make these delicious keto chocolate cookies.
Is avocado keto?
Avocado is a good keto-friendly vegetable. It does contain 9 grams of carbs but 7 grams of fiber. This leaves only 2 grams of net carbs!
Plus, avocado is a great helper to reach your macro with 15 grams of good fat per 100 grams.
1. Ripe avocado – how can you tell if your avocado is ripe?
An easy way to check if your avocado is ripe is to remove the top stem or cap of the avocado. A ripe avocado has an easy-to-remove cap with a light green color underneath.
Are you new to Keto?
Receive my Keto Quick Start email series to learn all about the Keto diet and kick start your keto journey!
Another way to check avocado ripeness is the skin color. Ripe avocados have darker skin and a rougher texture. Give a gentle squeeze to the fruit, and it should be firm and slightly tender. If too soft, your avocado is too ripe and will show dark spots.
2. Peanut Butter – those are avocado peanut butter cookies
To make these cookies fudgy and soft, use peanut butter – or any other nut or seed butter.
Make sure to choose natural peanut butter. While natural peanut butter made with only peanuts is perfectly keto-friendly, many processed peanut butter brands add sugar and glucose to the jar!
It is also important to use fresh runny nut butter. Old nut butter gets hard and makes recipes fail because it does not add enough fat from the nuts.
3. Eggs – or learn how to make chia egg for vegan avocado chocolate chip cookies
To make a chia egg, you need to combine one tablespoon of chia seeds with 3 tablespoons of water.
Set aside for 10 minutes until an egg-like texture forms.
Use as an egg in this recipe to create vegan avocado cookies.
The texture of the vegan avocado chocolate chip cookies is less fudgy but still delicious.
4. Liquid sugar-free sweetener, what is the best sweetener for diabetics?
Monk fruit syrup is made of Monk fruit extract, vegetable gum, and stevia. It contains no carbs; no calories, and it is natural.
Therefore, this option is the best liquid sugar-free sweetener for people with diabetes or anyone on a keto diet.
Other great diabetes-friendly sweeteners are sugar-free crystal sweeteners made of a combo of stevia and erythritol (or monk fruit) or stevia drops.
Read more about keto-friendly sweeteners and find out my top-4 sweeteners for the keto diet!
5. Unsweetened cocoa powder
6. Sugar-free chocolate chips
This is optional, but if you love chocolate chip cookies, adding a handful of sugar-free chocolate chips to your avocado cookies will make them even better.
You can make your own sugar-free chocolate chips easily following my recipe or buy some from the store.
Make sure they are made with a diabetic-friendly sugar-free sweetener like Monk fruit or erythritol – not Maltitol.
Can you eat avocados on a low-carb diet?
Avocado is a very healthy keto vegetable. It contains a high amount of healthy fats and a few net carbs.
Avocado is a great way to reach your fat macro while adding fiber to your keto diet.
It is also a great dairy-free option to great keto vegan recipes like keto chocolate avocado mousse.
How many carbs are in an avocado?
One cup of pureed avocado contains only 5 grams of net carbs. The size of avocado varies from their origin.
New Zealand avocados are smaller, about ½ cup, while Florida and California avocados are about 1 cup of pureed avocado (230 grams or 8 oz). The data below shows the nutriments for 1 cup of pureed avocado. You will get:
- 34g total fat (27g from mono and polyunsaturated fat)
- 20g of total carbohydrates
- 15g of fiber
- 5g net carbs – total carbs takeaway fiber
- 5g natural sugar
- 6g protein
- 368 calories
On a low-carb keto diet, you count net carbs, calculated as total carbs takeaway fiber and sugar alcohols, which means that 1 cup of avocado brings you only 5 grams of net carbs.
The whole keto avocado cookies recipe contains ½ cup of pureed avocado or 2.5 grams of net carbs from the avocado.
What do bake avocados taste like?
Baked avocado has less flavor than fresh avocado but a more intense creamy, buttery texture that makes avocado perfect to replace butter in baking.
It makes delicious keto desserts like chocolate avocado brownies, chocolate avocado muffins, or these gluten-free chocolate avocado cookies.
That is the recipe you want if you can’t choose between a brownie or a cookie. These chocolate avocado cookies are the most delicious fudgy keto chocolate cookie EVER!
It has a slight avocado taste that you can easily cover by adding few extra drops of liquid stevia – see recipe notes.
How do you keep the cookie dough from sticking to the scoop?
For a moist and sticky cookie dough, I recommend using a bowl of warm water.
First of all, dip your scoop into the warm water bath. Then, sample out the cookie dough. This will prevent the dough from sticking to the scoop.
Another option is to use two silicone spoons. This makes the process even easier.
Dip the silicone spoons into hot water, use one of the spoons to push out the batter from one spoon to the cookie tray.
Flatten the cookie surface with the back of the silicone spoon to create beautiful cookies.
More keto chocolate avocado recipes
Avocado is an amazing addition to any keto recipe, to add a fudgy texture and avoid dairy. You may also want to try this combo in the recipe below:
Chocolate Avocado Cookies
My MacrosTo get yours, join Sweetashoney Members!
- Preheat oven to 180°C (360°F).
- Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lightly oil the paper with 1/2 teaspoon of liquid vegetable oil (coconut or peanut oil). This will prevent the cookies from sticking to the paper. Set aside.
- In a food processor with the S blade attachment, add ripe avocado and sugar-free maple syrup (or liquid sweetener you like). Process for 30 seconds until it forms a creamy avocado batter with no lumps.
- Stop, add egg, nut butter, and cocoa powder. Process again for 30 seconds. Scrape the bottom and side of the bowl and process for an extra 15 seconds to make sure all the batter is combined - no lumps.
- Transfer the chocolate cookie batter onto a mixing bowl. It will bit moist and sticky. That is what you want. Stir in chocolate chips and vanilla - if used.
- Combine with a spatula until the chocolate chips are evenly incorporated. Taste the batter and adjust with 2-3 drops of liquid stevia - only if you want a sweeter cookie. I did not add any to mine, and my kids love them, but if you have a sweet tooth, I recommend adding a few drops of stevia to make them sweeter. Add one drop at a time and see how it tastes.
- Prepare a small bowl with warm water, dip a spoon in the water, and use that spoon to sample some chocolate cookie batter from your bowl. The water will prevent the batter from sticking to your spoon.
- Spoon the chocolate batter onto the baking sheet - I used another spoon to push the batter out of the first spoon. Use a silicone spoon or spatula to flatten the cookie into a cookie shape. The batter won't stick onto silicone which makes it easier to spread.
- Repeat until you form 6 jumbo cookies. Those cookies won't spread, so you don't need to leave more than half a thumb of space between each.
- Sprinkle extra chocolate chips on top of each cookie if you like.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the center is set.
- Cool it down for 5 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer onto a cooling rack to cool down.
- Store the cookies in the fridge for up to 5 days in an airtight container.
To save your own private notes on your favorite recipes, join Sweetashoney Members!
The recipes, instructions, and articles on this website should not be taken or used as medical advice. You must consult with your doctor before starting on a keto or low-carb diet. The nutritional data provided on Sweetashoney is to be used as indicative only. The nutrition data is calculated using WP Recipe Maker. Net Carbs is calculated by removing the fiber and some sweeteners from the total Carbohydrates. As an example, a recipe with 10 grams of Carbs per 100 grams that contains 3 grams of erythritol and 5 grams of fiber will have a net carbs content of 2 grams. Some sweeteners are excluded because they are not metabolized. You should always calculate the nutritional data yourself instead of relying on Sweetashoney's data. Sweetashoney and its recipes and articles are not intended to cure, prevent, diagnose, or treat any disease. Sweetashoney cannot be liable for adverse reactions or any other outcome resulting from the use of recipes or advice found on the Website.