Chocolate Chip Avocado Cookie Dough Pie

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CookiePie!

Don’t the books “The Sustainability Secret” and the Polish version of “Love Your Body” look good with that pie?!

Dreams really can come true if your dreams involve making a positively humungous, very healthy, ooey gooey chocolate chip cookie pie that tastes just as delicious as any conventional chocolate chip cookie, if not more so. Some conventional chocolate chip cookies you find in grocery stories are too crispy and lack robust ooey gooey chocolaty flavor. Not this ooey gooey cookie pie!

Not only can the humungous chocolate chip cookie dream be achieved, but it can be accomplished with avocado! And black beans! And flaxseeds (or chia seeds)! If you don’t think a cookie pie using all of these healthy ingredients can taste amazing, then you might have to make it and discover for yourself how scrumptious an enormous cookie pie with all of these salubrious ingredients can be! The final result tastes nothing like avocado or black beans, but in fact, a melt-in-your mouth, ooey gooey slice of a humungous chocolate chip cookie that you cannot help but want to dip a fork into immediately.

“Dreams are the touchstones of our characters.” ~Henry David Thoreau

FullSizeRenderLet’s change that quote to “Ooey gooey humungous chocolate chip cookies are the touchstones of our characters,” for kicks. Hmm I don’t think that reads exactly correctly. While we would have very delicious characters if that was the case, I think we would all end up in serious trouble if cookies were related to our characters. The reality is that we all have many different dreams all the time. Sometimes I dream about cookies, other times about cakes and at other times my daydreams revolve around saving the world from ultimate destruction. It varies.

It is making those dreams a reality that isn’t as common. The first step to achieving any dream is overcoming our fears. That’s for sure. As you have gotten this far in reading this recipe, I am assuming there is some interest in preparing this pie, but you’ve got to get over any fears of the healthy ingredient list if you harbor any. I hope you love this ginormous healthy cookie pie as much as I do. It really is an ooey ooey keeper of chocolaty goodness if there ever was one. Now I hope chocolate chip cookie pies don’t take over the world or begin raining down on all of us like the food in the beloved book, “Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs.”

Ingredients:

Bottom chocolate avocado layer:

½ cup spelt flour or oat flour for gluten-free version
¾ cup almond flour (also called almond meal)
1/2 large avocado
1/2 cup black beans from EPA-free can
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 cup date sugar
2 flax “eggs” (2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds mixed
w/ 1/2 cup nondairy milk of choice)
1/3 cup nondairy milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract or 1 teaspoon ground vanilla
1 teaspoon ground coffee of choice (optional)

Chocolate chip cookie dough layer:

1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour or oat flour for gluten-free version
1/2 cup stone ground or rolled oats
2 flax “eggs” (2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds mixed
w/ 1/2 cup nondairy milk of choice)
1/2 cup apple sauce
3/4 cup date sugar
1 teaspoon ground vanilla or vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup dairy-free dark chocolate chips

Optional middle layer ingredients:

1 cup fresh or frozen organic raspberries
1/3 cup vegan dark chocolate chips

Directions:

A 10 x 10 inch round pan for this recipe works best! Lightly grease a large pan or place wax paper over it. Prepare the bottom layer first. In a cup or small bowl, mix ground flaxseeds with nondairy milk and vanilla extract (or ground vanilla). Let sit for a few minutes as you add all other chocolate coffee layer ingredients into a food processor. Pour in flaxseed mixture (egg substitute, aka flax “egg”) and process until all bottom layer ingredients are thoroughly mixed. You can also use a high powered blender for this step. Once completely blended, pour this bottom layer into the pan and smooth out the top evenly.

Now for the top layer! As you did with the bottom layer, prepare the flax “egg” by mixing the ground flaxseeds in a cup or small bowl with the nondairy milk. Let this sit for a few minutes while you add the rest of the chocolate chip layer ingredients (except for the chocolate chips!) to your (cleaned!) food processor or blender. Blend thoroughly, pour the mixture into a large bowl and stir in desired amount of chocolate chips (you can also use raisins). Once chocolate chips are evenly distributed in the bowl, pour this layer on top of the chocolate layer in the pan. Make sure both layer are distributed evenly in the pan, smooth out the top layer with a large spoon and bake at 250 degrees F for about 30 minutes or until you can poke a fork in the top layer and it comes out clean. Enjoy and dream on!

Oh yes, I have also made this very same pie without the raspberries in the shape of a heart using this heart-shaped springform pan. I hope it doesn’t break your heart like it did mine!

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