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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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: