Avocado Cookies are healthy, vegan, and gluten free. You'll be amazed at the flavor.
This recipe for avocado cookies was inspired by my good friend, Beth. After discovering she had a gluten allergy, I felt the need to remake some of my favorite recipes sans the gluten. These took a few tries to perfect, but I’m oh-so-very happy with the results!
A first attempt used a small amount of corn meal… unfortunately it created some super gritty cookies. NOT a good thing, so don’t try it! This recipe uses a combo of brown rice and garbanzo bean (also known as chickpea) flours that lend to a perfect chewy texture. Seriously, no one is going to notice the lack of gluten.
I recently made a batch of these to share amongst a limo full of ladies celebrating Beth's upcoming nuptials. Wine tour anyone?? Of course I had to bring cookies… what were you expecting, strippers? I’d choose cookies over them any day! Oh, and back to my original point, they all loved them and couldn’t tell they were gluten free or contained avocado!
About that whole avocado thing - I’m using it instead of using a full amount of butter. Seriously AMAZING. These have more sugar and fat then my typical recipes, but I think you’ll all agree they are fabulous.
Got a friend who is gluten free and vegan? Never fear, I’ve also made these using Earth Balance spread instead of butter, and they're perfect. Simply substitute it cup for cup with butter and you’re ready to rock and roll!
The words gluten free and vegan scare a lot of people, but honestly, there's no reason for it. Lots of things we eat are naturally those two things - especially avocados. I happen to think avocados are fantastic in sweet things, like Erin's avocado ice cream, but they're also fabulous in unexpected places like avocado pasta too.
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