Wild Northerner Magazine Summer 2018 - Page 73

Slice avocados in half. Top with mozzarella, tomatoes, fresh basil. Drizzle with balsamic glaze. Prepare prior to serving to avoid avocado browning.

Avocado Fudge Cookies

They won’t know there’s avocados inside!

Makes 20 small cookies

2 ripe avocados (200-220g)

2 eggs (100g)

1 large ripe banana (120g)

1-2 Tbsp. honey (21-42g)

1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (80g)

1 tsp baking soda

3-4 Tbsp dark chocolate chips or chunks, divided (45-60g)

Instructions

1.Preheat oven to 350F. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2.Blend avocados, eggs, banana and honey until smooth.

3.Whisk in cocoa until combined, then gently whisk in baking soda. Mixture should resemble chocolate pudding.

4.Set 1 Tbsp. of chocolate chips aside. Fold remaining chocolate chips into cookie batter.

5.Use two spoons to scoop approximately 2 Tbsp. of dough onto baking sheet and slightly spread or flatten out dough. Top cookies with saved chocolate chips.

6.Bake for 18-20 mins. Cookies may not appear cooked; remove from oven anyway and let cool on pan for 5 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack for 15 minutes.

7. Once cooled, refrigerate in an airtight container THEN enjoy. Trust me… they taste much better once refrigerated!

A balanced meal in under 5 minutes!

Basic Avocado Toast

1 slice bread, toasted (Ezekiel 7 Sprouted Grains bread)

½ ripe avocado

½ tsp lemon juice

Pinch of salt & pepper

In a small bowl, mash avocado until chunky. Mix in lemon juice and spices then spread mixture onto toast. Add your favorite protein to make it a complete meal!

Avocado Toast 5 Ways

Hummus Avocado Toast

2-4 Tbsp (1-2 oz) your favorite hummus (Sabra Roasted Pine Nut)

½ tsp extra virgin olive oil, drizzled (optional)

Tuna Avocado Toast

1 packet (2.6oz) tuna (Starkist Chunk Light Tuna in water)

Pinch of lemon pepper (or salt & pepper)

1 lemon wedge

Caprese Avocado Toast

Cherry tomatoes, halved

Fresh mozzarella, cubed

Fresh basil

Balsamic glaze, drizzled

Cottage Avocado Toast

1/3 cup cottage cheese

Pepper to taste

Egg Avocado Toast

1 egg, cooked to your liking

Pepper to taste

Caprese Stuffed Avocado

An eye catching & satisfying snack or appetizer.

Serves 1-2

1 medium-ripe avocado

Fresh mozzarella (bites or chopped)

Tomatoes, sliced

Fresh basil

Balsamic glaze