Avocado Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies*

avocado cookies

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N.

This recipe contains a number of healthy ingredients which make up a good tasting breakfast cookie for your family who is on the go!

Nutritional Information Per Cookie: 183 calories, 4 grams protein, 5 grams of fat,  31 grams of CHO, 4 grams dietary fiber,  255 mg sodium.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes  Bake Time: 35 minutes

Serves:  24 cookies

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of old-fashioned oats
  • 1 ½ cup white whole wheat flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 ripe fresh avocado, pitted, peeled, mashed
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups raisins, dried cranberries or pitted & chopped dates (about 12 oz)

*You can add 1 cup of chocolate chips if you must be it will increase the calories but…

Instructions

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with aluminum foil & spray with non-stick cooking spray.  Combine oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon & salt in a medium bowl. Mix.  In a large bowl, cream together oil, avocado & brown sugar.  Stir in yogurt & eggs. Mix well.  Add oat mixture to avocado mixture. Stir until oat mixture in well mixed into the avocado mixture.  Stir in dates.  Use a ¼ cup measuring cup for each cookie & space the cookies 2 inches apart on baking sheet. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes, until golden. Transfer to wire racks & cool completely.

 

Shopping List

  • old-fashioned oats
  • white whole wheat flour
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • cinnamon
  • salt
  • 1 ripe fresh avocado
  • brown sugar
  • olive oil
  • plain low-fat yogurt
  • large eggs

 Image from: http://www.avocadocentral.com/

Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N., is a registered dietitian with a Master’s Degree in clinical nutrition.  The former publisher of Kentuckiana HealthFitness Magazine, Kentuckiana Healthy Woman magazine and radio show host of Health News You Can Use, Barbara has over 30 years of experience in promoting healthy lifestyles to consumers.  Barbara worked as Nutrition Consultant to the Navy SEALs (8 years) and the University of Louisville Athletic Department (10 years). Barbara has private practice, DayByDay Nutrition, www.DayByDayNutrition.com, where she counsels clients on weight loss, cholesterol management, performance nutrition and an array of other medical issues.  Visit Barbara’s new website which is an on-line health & wellness magazine, www.KentuckianaHEALTHWellness.com. Barbara writes nutrition and health columns for www.LiveStrong.com as well as a weekly nutrition column for the Southeast Outlook. She also designs and presents employee wellness programs to small and large businesses. Barbara is a runner, cyclist, hiker and a mother and grandmother to 13 grandchildren.    

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