Feast On These Avocado, Almond & Chia Cookies This Christmas
Posted on December 07 2016
Your families and friends will love these avocado, almond and chia cookies; the perfect sweet and healthy treat to accompany the Queen's speech this year.*
Smooth and nutty, with flavours of vanilla and cinnamon and a chia crunch to top it, your guests will thank us later!
This recipe makes 15-20 small cookies.
- 1½ avocados (mashed)
- 65g (½ cup) Nutriseed Organic Coconut Flour
- 30g (1/4 cup) cornstarch
- 25g (4 tbsp.) Nutriseed Almond Meal
- 200g Nutriseed Organic Coconut Sugar
- 1 tbsp. Nutriseed Organic Chia Seeds
- ½ tsp. Nutriseed Ground Cinnamon
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. almond extract
- ¼ tsp. Nutriseed Vanilla Powder
- ½ tsp. baking powder
- A handful of Nutriseed Almonds, to top with
- Wash the avocados, then cut them lengthwise into half. Remove the pit and set aside. Scrape out the flesh with a spoon. Mash the avocado with a fork or potato masher until smooth.
- Measure 6 tbsp. of the avocado into the larger bowl. (If you have any leftover avocado, simply cover and refrigerate so that you can enjoy it later).
- Add the Nutriseed Organic Coconut Sugar and mix well.
- Add the egg, almond extract and Nutriseed Vanilla Powder in the mix, and mix well until it is all fully incorporated.
- Add the remaining dry ingredients; Nutriseed Organic Coconut Flour, Organic Chia Seeds, Almond Meal, Ground Cinnamon, cornstarch, and baking powder, and stir until fully mixed.
- Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours. This will make the batter easier for you to scoop and work with.
- Preheat your oven to 180ºC and drop the cookies by rounded teaspoonfuls, about 2 cm (1 inch) apart onto the cookie sheet or parchment paper. Decorate with Nutriseed Almonds. (A single almond we think looks pretty good).
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the bottoms are lightly browned but the tops are not. Slightly underdone is better than overdone with these cookies. Cool on a wire rack.
*For our readers not based in the UK, the Queen of England does an annual speech on Christmas day, addressing the entire nation, a tradition that has taken place every year for almost 100 years, and a British staple of Christmas Day.