Have you ever had avocado fries before?
Crispy … creamy … decadent!
Avocados are packed with nutrients most of us struggle to get enough of:
- fiber (good for digestion),
- magnesium (helps with many body processes)
- potassium (linked with reduced blood pressure, among many other things)
- healthy fats called oleic acid
Plus, avocados may help lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels, fight age-related vision problems, and improve nutrient absorption from other foods.
This is a healthier baked version that has all the yumminess of the fried recipe!
BAKED AVOCADO FRIES
¼ cup (30 grams) garbanzo or chickpea flour
¼ tsp sea salt
1 tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
½ cup (20 grams) oats, ground
¼ cup (60 ml) milk (your favorite option)
2-3 firm, ripe avocados
Olive oil cooking spray
1 lemon, cut into 6 wedges
Preheat the oven to 425ºF(220ºC). Spray a baking sheet with baking spray and set aside.
Grind the oatmeal into flour consistency in a high-speed blender.
Using three separate shallow dishes (like pie plates), create a “dipping station.” In one dish, mix together the salt, garlic powder, black pepper. In a second, add the milk, and in a third, the ground oats.
Cut the avocados in half, remove the pits, and then cut each half into 6 wedges. Remove the peels.
Dredge the avocado wedges in the flour, then the milk, and then the oats, and place on a baking sheet.
When all of the avocados have been coated, place the sheet in the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes. The “fries” should be golden and crispy.
Remove and serve with lemon.