I have always loved cookie dough more than cookies themselves. Growing up, I can remember having tubs of cookie dough at sleepovers and digging in with a spoon. I still eat a fair amount of dough when I bake cookies these days, even though I know it’s not the healthiest snack.
This past weekend I tried a new recipe that changed that challenged the nutrition value of cookie dough. Meet healthy cookie dough bites!
Minimal ingredients, not too much sugar, and made with healthy nuts and oats. I was amazed how much they tasted like cookie dough.
Besides the fact that it’s okay to be addicted to this kind of cookie dough, the best part of them is how easy and quick they are to make. They only take five to ten minutes and you can customize them with whatever you are desiring. In the mood for the classic chocolate chip? Fold in chocolate chips. Craving oatmeal raisin instead? Fold in raisins. The options are limitless!
Healthy Cookie Dough Bites
Yields approximately 10 balls
• 1 cup salted cashews
• 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
• 3 tablespoons maple syrup
• 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
• 1/4 cup chocolate chips, raisins, or any other mix in
1) Place cashews, oats, salt, and cinnamon in a food processor and pulse until it reaches the consistency of a fine meal.
2) Add the maple syrup and vanilla and pulse until the mixture comes together and reaches a dough like consistency.
3) Transfer the mixture to a bowl and fold in chocolate chips or raisins.
4) Use your hands to roll the dough into balls and place in a parchment or wax paper lined container. You can eat them, refrigerate them, or freeze them at this point.