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Chocolate Avocado Cookies

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Chocolate Avocado Cookies are a delicious and healthy dessert option that you can enjoy without any guilt.

These cookies are made with fresh avocados, which are rich in healthy fats and nutrients. The recipe is easy to make and requires only 5 simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.

These cookies are perfect for anyone who loves chocolate but wants to avoid the unhealthy ingredients found in most desserts. So why not give this recipe a try and indulge in some guilt-free chocolate goodness today?

Chocolate Avocado Cookies
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These easy avocado cookies are healthy 5-ingredient cookies with only 5.5 grams of net carbs per serving to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Bonus, they are also vegan-friendly if you use my egg-replacement options below.

What Are Avocado Cookies?

These cookies use avocado as their main ingredient and no flour.

Avocado brings a delicious texture and when it’s cooked, it doesn’t have a strong avocado taste!

Making avocado cookies allows you to enjoy a delicate and rich flourless chocolate cookie.

How To Make Chocolate Avocado Cookies

As I mentioned before, these avocado cookies are very to make!

You will need a food processor or blender to pulse the ripe avocado along with the liquid sweetener into a creamy smooth puree.

Mashing the avocado with a fork would leave avocado lumps in the cookie batter, and it wouldn’t taste good.

Let’s see the 5 basic ingredients you need to make these delicious chocolate cookies.


  • Avocado – pick ripe avocados to make sure they bring a neutral taste. Young avocados can be somewhat bitter and harder to mash. Overripe avocados can have a very unpleasant taste, even just a couple of days past their best. To know if an avocado is ripe, remove the stem and check that the flesh under it is a vibrant green.
  • Maple Syrup – You can use either classic maple syrup, coconut nectar, or a sugar-free liquid sweetener made with maple flavors.
  • Peanut Butter – Choose natural peanut butter. Many commercial brands add oil and sugar, but you can also make your own peanut butter with this recipe.
  • Egg – choose a free-range egg. If vegan, opt for a chia seed egg, it works in this recipe!
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder – Make sure to find pure, unsweetened cocoa powder.
Chocolate Avocado Cookies

Picking Avocados

Avocado is a good low-carb vegetable. It does contain 9 grams of carbs but 7 grams of fiber. This leaves only 2 grams of net carbs!

Tip: How To Know If An Avocado is Ripe

An easy way to check if your avocado is ripe is to remove the stem or cap of the avocado. A ripe avocado has an easy-to-remove cap with a light green color underneath.

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.

Choosing The Peanut Butter

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.

Chocolate Avocado Cookies

Making A Vegan Chia Egg

To make a chia egg as an alternative to a chicken egg, combine one tablespoon of chia seeds with 3 tablespoons of water.

Set aside for 10 minutes until an egg-like texture forms. Use it 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.

What Is The Best Sweetener For Diabetics?

Sugar-Free Maple Syrup is generally made with Monk fruit extract, stevia, and a dissolved crystal sweetener like erythritol or allulose. It contains no carbs, no calories, and it is natural.

Therefore, this option is the best liquid sugar-free sweetener for people with diabetes.

Other great diabetes-friendly sweeteners are sugar-free crystal sweeteners made of a combo of stevia and erythritol (or monk fruit) or stevia drops.

Adding 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.

Making The Cookie Batter

To make the Avocado Cookie batter, combine the avocado pulp with the liquid sweetener in the bowl of a food processor.

Process it for 30 seconds to turn the avocado into a smooth puree with no lumps.

Next, add the egg, peanut butter (or almond butter), and unsweetened cocoa powder, and process the batter again on the high-speed setting.

Tip: Scrape The Bowl

There might be some unmixed cocoa powder lumps on the sides of the bowl, so use a spatula to scrape the edges.

Add the optional chocolate chips and vanilla at this point and combine it with a silicone spatula.

Adjust the sweetness of the batter with extra liquid sweetener if necessary.

Chocolate Avocado Cookies

Forming The Cookies

Form the cookies with a pair of tablespoons to scoop out the batter and press it on a cookie sheet lined with lightly oiled parchment paper.

Tip: Wet The Spoons

To make the dough stick less to the spoons, dip them in a bowl of hot water.

Flatten the cookies with a spoon or silicone spatula and form 6 jumbo cookies.


Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).

When the oven is at temperature, place the cookie sheet on the middle rack.

Let them bake for 12 to 15 minutes. You know they’re ready when they have darkened.

Let them cool down for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet out of the oven before transferring them to a cooling rack for another 20 minutes of cooling.

Allergy Swaps

If you have allergies or dietary restrictions, you can make the following swaps:

  • Maple Syrup: You can replace it with coconut nectar for a maple-free version, or with sugar-free maple syrup for a low-carb version.
  • Peanut Butter: You can replace the peanut butter with almond butter or sunflower seed butter for a nut-free alternative.
  • Egg-Free: The egg can be swapped for a chia egg made with one tablespoon of ground chia seeds in 3 tablespoons of lukewarm water.
Chocolate Avocado Cookies

Storage Instructions

These Chocolate Avocado Cookies can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days in an airtight container.

Because they contain avocados, it’s better not to keep them at room temperature.

Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve listed below the answers to the most common questions about this recipe.

How Many Carbs Are In An Avocado?

One cup of pureed avocado contains only 5 grams of net carbs. The size of avocados 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 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 avocado cookies recipe contains ½ cup of pureed avocado or 2.5 grams of net carbs from the avocado.

What Do Baked 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 healthy 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 chocolate cookie ever!

It has a slight avocado taste that you can easily cover by adding a 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 Chocolate Avocado Recipes

Avocado is an amazing addition to any healthy recipe, to add a fudgy texture and avoid dairy. You may also want to try this combo in the recipe below:

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Chocolate Avocado Cookies

Chocolate Avocado Cookies

5.5gNet Carbs
Chocolate avocado cookies are healthy fudgy chocolate cookies made of 5 simple ingredients 100% gluten-free, low carb, paleo, and sugar-free.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 22 minutes
Yield: 6 cookies
Serving Size: 1 cookie
4.96 from 635 votes


  • 1 Avocado about 1/2 cup mashed avocado
  • ¼ cup Sugar-Free Maple Syrup or maple syrup (if not low carb)
  • ½ cup Peanut Butter or almond butter (if paleo)
  • 1 Egg or chia egg if vegan
  • ½ cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder


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  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  • 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.


Low-carb/sugar-free: make sure you are using natural maple Flavored Sugar-Free Syrup and sugar-free chocolate chips.
Vegan option: swap the egg for a chia egg. Combine 1 tablespoon of chia seeds with 3 tablespoons of water. Sit for 15 minutes, then use it as an egg in the cookie batter.
Nut-free option: replace nut butter with sunflower seed butter here.
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Serving Size: 1 cookie
Yield: 6 cookies
Serving: 1cookieCalories: 187kcal (9%)Carbohydrates: 10.4g (3%)Fiber: 4.9g (20%)Net Carbs: 5.5gProtein: 7.1g (14%)Fat: 16.2g (25%)Sugar: 1.2g (1%)
Carine Claudepierre

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Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook and many ebooks, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I have an Accredited Certificate in Nutrition and Wellness obtained in 2014 from Well College Global (formerly Cadence Health). I'm passionate about sharing all my easy and tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy. My expertise in the field comes from my background in chemistry and years of following a keto low-carb diet. But I'm also well versed in vegetarian and vegan cooking since my husband is vegan.

I now eat a more balanced diet where I alternate between keto and a Mediterranean Diet

Cooking and Baking is my true passion. In fact, I only share a small portion of my recipes on Sweet As Honey. Most of them are eaten by my husband and my two kids before I have time to take any pictures!

All my recipes are at least triple tested to make sure they work and I take pride in keeping them as accurate as possible.

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    • I didn’t freeze the cookies but many people reported success with freezing them in an airtight container so I am sure it will goes well. Enjoy the low carb recipes on the blog. XOXO Carine.

  1. Hi! I love this recipe, I’m on a diet and working out so I could have one a day as a snack/treat, how long can I keep these in the fridge?

    • It depends, you can make 12 smaller cookie using the original recipe or yes double up for 12 large ones. Enjoy ! XOXO Carine.

  2. I tried the recipe. Everything tasted great up until I put in cocoa powder. Then they became bitter. I used the maple syrup as sweetener. Where did I go wrong. HELP!

    • You didn’t do anything wrong, you are great, it takes time to appreciate low sugar baking recipes.Unsweetened cocoa powder as a strongnd recently started with healthier baking recipes, they may taste to bitter to you, I suggest in the recipe to adjust the whole sweetness with stevia drops if required. Stevia drops increase sweeteness without changing the consistency of the batter it will hide the bitterness from cocoa. Another option, use sweetened cocoa powder, but it will be much more sweet and not low carb anymore. I hope this helps you ! Enjoy the recipes on the blog. XOXO Carine

    • It can be if you managed to turn the avocado into a smooth puree. It can be done with a blender. If you have avocado lumps the recipe won’t work. Enjoy the recipes on the blog. XOXO Carine.

  3. 5 stars
    This chocolate chip cookie looks awesome… I do not have any liquid sweetener at home can I use Erythritol? If it’s do able, how much should I put in?

    • I did not try the recipe with erythritol yet so I am not too sure how it will come out, I am worried that the cookies gets dryer as you will miss some moisture from the sugar free liquid sweetener. If you try, I would use the same quantity to keep the same level of sweetness. Enjoy the recipes on the blog. XOXO Carine.

  4. 5 stars
    Hi! I made these cookies and they are delicious! I Made with peanut butter, but I would like to feel less the taste of peanut, which nut butter would you recommend me for next time?

    • What a great idea! I love cashew butter for a neutral flavor or tahini (sunflower seed butter). Enjoy the recipes on the blog. XOXO Carine.

    • Full nutrition panel is always provided after the recipe card. One cookie has 9.9 g carbs including 4.6 g fibre so 5.3 g net carb per cookie. Enjoy the cookei recipe, XOXO Carine.

  5. 5 stars
    Wow! I couldn’t find sugar free chocolate chips so I made them without. These are awesome, I will definitely keep this recipe.

    • I am very happy that it works well without the choc chips too! I just love extra chocolate in my cookies but you are right this is optional. Thanks for sharing with all of us on the blog. Have a lovely time trying my low carb recipes. XOXO Carine.

  6. 5 stars
    I put the batter in a Ziploc bag and cut the tip off to make a piping bag. much easier then the spoon method and not so messy Love this recipe, made them last night for the ship that I work on the Captain is on a diet and loved them

    • That is a very clever way to shape those cookies. The batter is very sticky so I love the ziploc bag option. Not sure why I did not thought about it earlier lol Thanks for sharing and I am very happy that your captain love it too! ENjoy the blog recipes from your ship. XOXO Carine.

  7. Thanks for the great recipe! I can’t wait to try it. However, I have a question. Can I use Liquid Stevia as the sweetener instead of the Maple syrup?

    • Thanks ! The recipe calls for 1/4 cup of sugar free maple flavored syrup, if you want to use stevia instead you will have to balance the lack of liquid by something else or the cookies will be very dry. If you are on keto or low carb sugar free diet I really recommend you try sugar free liquid sweetener made of monk fruit as I do in this recipe (you can find some on Amazon). It is sugar free and add the texture you expect from those cookies. Enjoy the recipes on the blog. XOXO Carine.

  8. Do you have any suggestion for an alternative to nut butter.? We can’t use any nut like butters due to allergies.

  9. Do these need to be refrigerated because of the avocado? i never baked with avocado before lol. And how long do they “keep” for?????

    • Well, if you intend to store them more than 3 days – which I never do as we eat them all so fast – I would say yes, fridge is better. I like to store mine in the fridge anyway as they get fudgier too. Enjoy the blog recipe, XOXO Carine.

  10. Hey all,
    Could you do honey instead of maple syrup? Just started Keto. These cookies look amazing!!

    Thank you,

    -Katie <3

    • Hi Katie, of course you can but honey is not a keto sweetener, it contains lots of sugar so I highly recommend you get ome sugar free liquid sweetener made of Monk fruit to keep things sugar free and keto as well. Enjoy the recipe. XOXO Carine.

  11. 5 stars
    Love these cookies. I didn’t add any extra sweetner. I did add pecans to the top and the sugar free chocolate chips. They made me so happy!

    • Yeah! Thanks for sharing this beautiful comment. I love the addition of pecan in those cookies, what a great idea. Enjoy the blog recipes. XOXO Carine.

  12. 5 stars
    hi carine! thank you for sharing this recipe, it is wonderful! i made them as you suggested but i doubled the recipe and used maple syrup as the sweetner. they were a hit with the kids and adults alike! i cant wait to try different nut butters as i think it will change the flavour quite a bit. thanks again!

    • Hello! I am so happy to read that! Your so right, changing nut butter makes such a difference and it is a great idea to create different cookie flavors. I love cashew butter or even sunflower seed butter. So good ! Thanks again for this lovely comment, the time you take to add this here makes me very happy. Have a great time cooking with the blog. XOXO Carine.

  13. Can you freeze these once they’re formed then bake from frozen? I find this a really good way to apply portion control to an appetite that will eat a whole batch in one sitting 🙂

    • I did not try so I wouldn’t say yes. They store really well so you can make smaller cookies and store them in a cookie box for up to 1 week. Enjoy the recipes on the blog. XOXO Carine.

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