Avocado and pea cookies

Avocado and pea cookies

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Tara Pearce, Tim Hillier

The wholesome, fatty beats of avocados and coconut oil mingle with the green, true notes of peas to create a beauty of a treat. Colourful and pillowy, they’re sure to be the most popular kid in your cookie jar.


Quantity Ingredient
40g peas, frozen or fresh
2 ripe avocados
80g coconut oil, chilled until solid
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
165g sugar
2 eggs
300g plain (all-purpose) flour
2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
1/4 teaspoon salt
130g white chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 175°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.

  2. Add the peas to a saucepan of boiling water and cook until tender. Drain and leave to cool slightly, then transfer to a bowl and blitz with a hand-held blender to form a purée.
  3. Slice the avocados in half lengthways, remove the stones and scoop the flesh into a bowl. Using a hand-held blender, blitz to a purée, then add the coconut oil, vanilla and sugar and beat until smooth. Beat in the eggs one by one followed by the pea purée, then fold in the remaining ingredients to form a uniform, bright green batter.
  4. Scoop out tablespoons of the batter and dollop them onto the prepared baking tray. Bake for 30 minutes, or until lightly browned on the underside. Remove from the oven and leave to cool slightly on the tray for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool completely.

Alligator pear

  • This is an old colloquialism for avocados. Practise dropping the term while you propagate your avocado tree from seed. You’ll need to wait 4–6 years for your alligator pears to appear. Plenty of time to get the term in circulation again.
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