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    Gluten-free Avocado Chocolate Fudge Cookies

    Fatty Dark Chocolate Avocado Fudge Cookies that are dairy & grain-free!

    Fatty Dark Chocolate Avocado Fudge Cookies that are dairy-free, grain-free and gluten-free!Fatty Dark Chocolate Avocado Fudge Cookies that are dairy & grain-free!

    Abnormally excited about these fudge cookies right now.

    I debated whether or not to put avocado in the name here because I don’t want it to turn anyone away from making them. But to be honest, it 100% sounds soooo off to have avocado and cookies in the same title.

    You gotta trust me on this guys…

    These Chocolate Avocado Fudge Cookies surpassed any sort of expectation I had for making a dessert with avocado.

    I should have known it would be epic though after my smoothie pudding or truffles.

    But these cookies are SOOO fudgy and taste 100x more rich than they actually are. They are so simple and easy to make and they are filled with healthy fats and not much sugar so I’m not spiking my blood sugar levels like crazy.

    Plus these Fatty Dark Chocolate Avocado Fudge Cookies even have HEMP HEARTS in them! In case you are like “what the beep is a hemp heart?”, I gotchu covered.

    Why do I put hemp hearts in my cookies?!

    Hemp hearts are these magical little seeds that are filled with plant-based protein, omega 3 and omega 6 and they are ready to eat as is. I use Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts and they are the largest manufacturer to grow, make and sell their own line of hemp foods. They are so easy to sprinkle on salads, cereals, yogurt, smoothies, anything! Plus I am getting more protein compared to when I use flax or chia seeds.

    Fatty Dark Chocolate Avocado Fudge Cookies that are dairy & grain-free!Fatty Dark Chocolate Avocado Fudge Cookies that are dairy & grain-free!Fatty Dark Chocolate Avocado Fudge Cookies that are dairy & grain-free!

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    Fatty Dark Chocolate Avocado Fudge Cookies (gf + df)

    Prep Time 5 mins
    Cook Time 10 mins
    Total Time 15 mins
    Yields 12 cookies

    Ingredients

    • 1 ripe avocado (do not use a hard one!)
    • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/4 cup cacao powder
    • 1/4 cup organic hemp hearts
    • 1/4 cup almond flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chunks

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
    2. Combine the finely mashed avocado, egg, and vanilla extract in a medium-sized bowl
    3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder, coconut sugar, hemp hearts, almond flour, and baking soda
    4. Mix together the wet and dry ingredients until just combined
    5. Gently stir in the dark chocolate chunks
    6. Using a small ice cream scoop or spoon, add one heaping tablespoon of dough on to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
    7. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the top has set (don't over-bake!!)

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    xx, Rach

    Fatty Dark Chocolate Avocado Fudge Cookies that are dairy & grain-free!

    Thank you Manitoba Harvest for sponsoring this post. It means so much to me to work with brands that I love and who support rachLmansfield!

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    20 Comments

  • Reply Medha @ Whisk July 6, 2017 at 7:09 am

    Love the healthy fats from the hemp and avo and all the protein in these- they look SO fudgy 🙂 Pinning!

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  • Reply Brynn @ My Sweet Potato Life July 6, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    These look so good! I love that they barely have any flour – that makes it much more appealing to me because almond flour is so expensive! Thank you for the awesome recipe; you’re such an inspiration!

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  • Reply Vee July 6, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Can’t wait to try these! What brand of chocolate chips do you use?

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  • Reply Elizabeth Rodriguez July 7, 2017 at 12:22 am

    Can you sub or omit the hemp hearts?

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    • Reply Rachel July 7, 2017 at 9:42 pm

      i haven’t tested without! but feel free to sub another seed like chia or flax

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  • Reply Meah July 7, 2017 at 10:23 am

    Avocado toast is great and all, but I think cookies may become my new favorite way to eat avocados 😉 . Love the melty chocolate chunks too!

    xxMeah

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  • Reply Kiki July 8, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Can you freeze these? Or freeze the dough?

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    • Reply Rachel July 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm

      since it’s avocado i’m not sure they will stay well but definitely let me know if you try!

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    Can i use stevia Orlando honey and in which amount

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  • Reply Jen D August 28, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    These look amazing! Any suggestions for subbing the egg to make these vegan? Thank you for sharing!

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  • Reply Kathryn December 7, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Really into these! Forgot to stir in the dark chocolate chunks, but they were still nice and chocolatey. I also added a sunbutter drizzle to the top and some sea salt. Thanks!!

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