Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Pretzels and Avocado Recipe

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Chocolate chip cookies are a favorite in our family, and sometimes, no matter how much we love the classics, it’s fun to change things up a bit.  Part of my Ambassadorship with Avocados from Mexico was a promise to create an avocado recipe each month over the summer, and today I’m sharing a new one with you- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Avocado and Pretzel Crisps!

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These cookies are fairly easy to make and much healthier for you with avocado in place of butter.  I actually didn’t tell my husband I did anything except add some crushed up pretzels to the recipe, and had no idea I’d done avocado instead.  That’s a win for me.  My son declared them delicious and asked for more!  Score for mom!  I think you could use any kind of pretzel- Pretzel Crisps recently sent my family a box of flavors to try since we are so stuck on the Buffalo flavor and I decided to use the Original Pretzel Crisps in this recipe.

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Avocado and Pretzel Crisps
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Recipe type: Cookie
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 2 dozen cookies
 
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies using avocado in place of butter
Ingredients
  • 1 cup avocado, mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla (If using imitation vanilla extract, go up to 2 tsp)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3 cups quick cook oats
  • 1¼ c all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1½ c chocolate chips (semi-sweet)
  • ½ to 1 c crushed pretzels (I use Pretzel Crisps Original)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. In large bowl:
  3. Combine avocado, brown sugar, and sugar
  4. Beat in eggs one at a time
  5. Add vanilla
  6. In separate bowl:combine the flour, baking soda, and salt
  7. Mix avocado mixture into dry ingredients until just blended.
  8. Stir in oats, crushed pretzels and chocolate chips.
  9. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets.
  10. Let cookies sit 2 full minutes on baking sheet before transferring to a cooling rack.

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  • Avocado in cookies, love this recipe, going to have to give it a try :)

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  • Wow, very interesting. I will try these.

    Thanks for the recipe!

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  • When I first saw the title of the post, I was like, “What?” But it makes sense to replace butter with avocado. And avocados have such a nice mild flavor, I bet the end result is really nice. My kids would probably be a little put off by the greenish cast though. I’d love to make them to share with my coworkers, though. I’d get props for originality for sure!

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  • I never would have thought of using avocado to replace butter but this is a great idea. I can use an egg substitute (Vegg or chia) and then I’ll have vegan chocolate chip cookies. Thanks!

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  • THIS SOUNDS LIKE SOMETHING I WOULD LIKE-THANKS FOR SHARING

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  • delicious

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  • Can’t wait to make these!

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  • Pretzels and chocolate are a win EVERY time!! Love baking with Avocado!

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  • Mmm, I Love finding new ways to use avocado!!

    xox
    Bailey
    http://akabailey.blogspot.com

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  • Way to combine my favorites into one cookie!

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  • Holy cow this is awesome! I absolutely love avocados, and they are so incredibly healthy for you.

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  • Ok…you just blew my mind. I need to try this asap. Thanks for the creative recipe!!

    I’d love for you to link this up on Tell us Tuesday! http://muchadoaboutsomethin.blogspot.com/2013/08/tell-us-tuesday-3.html

    xoxo Lauren

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  • These look really good! Will have to try out this recipe!

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  • You’d think that the chocolate would be the selling point but you had me at “oatmeal.” I’ve always loved oatmeal.

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  • These look and sound amazing! Thanks for the recipe. Love your blog :)

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  • No way! I have NEVER thought of using avocado in a cookie!

    Ok, trying this!

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  • Very interesting! I have been craving oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. What a great way to make them healthier and get in some much need good for you fats. I’m still uncertain about using avocado but this recipe sounds like something I could do. Thanks!

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    • If you try it, Sherry let me know. No kids have noticed anything. Nor my husband. And he’s PICKY about his cookies.

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  • What a great use of avocados! I’m going to have to try using them in cookies and other baked goods instead of the traditional butter/oil.

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  • I’ve never thought of using Avocado in cookies, but I’ve been looking for healthier baking ideas – this looks delicious! I’ll try it and tell you how they turn out. :)

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  • YUMMMMM. I must try this. Can I share this recipe?

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    • Please do!! Just use the share buttons below the post :)

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  • AWESOME recipe.. LOVE the extra “ingredient” in there.. sooo cool.. I will have to try it.. thanks for sharing

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  • sounds delicious making me hungry

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  • thats very creative sounds so delicious

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  • You are so creative with those darn avocados! I’ve got to try this with my guys and sneak some in to their baked goods. I love avocado!

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  • The title pulled me in when I saw avocado. ;) This is something I never would have thought about trying, but will have to sneak it in and see what everyone says. Thanks for sharing.

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  • I love all the ingredients so it has to be good!

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  • Cookies sound amazing I never would have thought avocado in a cookie. Thanks for the recipe!

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  • I would never think to replace butter with mashed avocado! I think I’ll have to try this out!

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  • Being the cook that I am, you know that I really want to try this. I love using avocado as a secret ingredient!

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  • i love pretzels, avocados and cookies so i must try this recipe!

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  • Never thought to use avocado in place of butter, but those look very good! I’m always a cookie fan!

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  • OMY! I’ve never tot of making cookies with avocado. They look great!
    Thanks for sharing. I am pinning it now! =)

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  • I would have never thought of this!!! These look delicious!!

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  • I lvoe avocados, so I will definitely be stopping in to check out your recipes, this one looks delicious!

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  • How creative and sounds just scrumptious!! Definitely doing to try these out!!

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  • I would have never thought about using avocados!! Great idea!!

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  • Love Avocados, but never thought to put them in my baked goods. Sounds like a great idea and so yummy!!!

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  • Ok, Brett, I had never thought of putting avocados in cookies, but those look amazing. I am coming to your house for dinner. (It will be a long drive. lol)

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  • I’ll eat pretzels any which way you serve ‘em, and this is such a creative use of avocado. Yum delish, girlie!

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  • I’m seriously going to have to try this “Avocado in baked goods” movement! Your photos are making me hungry!

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