• Ashley McGuirk

Healthy Cookie Dough Bites


Healthy Cookie Dough Bites

Vegan, Gluten Free + Refined sugar free

This recipe is an oldie but a goodie. I’ve been trying to perfect this recipe for years and i finally discovered the perfect formula a few months ago. That’s because homemade chocolate chip cookie dough is one of my favorite desserts. I know for many that may seem gross but it's the truth. Technically, homemade cookie dough isn’t a dessert until baked (I beg to differ). However, there’s just nothing else like it. I love every component of homemade cookie dough from the sweet flavor to the texture- it’s all good! That’s why it was my mission to create a healthier version of chocolate chip cookie dough. If I’m being honest, eating homemade chocolate chip cookie dough always made me sick, because let’s be real, you can never have just one bite. In addition to eating it by the spoonful’s, it’s literally full of butter, sugar and flour. Which, don’t get me wrong, all of those ingredients taste wonderful but when you consume enough of them you physically and mentally feel crappy. So, my solution was to create a healthier version that I could still enjoy without feeling like crap afterwards. After years of experimenting I finally came up with the perfect, healthy recipe. Nowadays, I make this recipe on the reg. My husband and I love it! We just pop a couple bites in our mouth and enjoy for a mid-morning snack or an after-dinner dessert fix. This recipe is gluten free, vegan and refined sugar free. It will satisfy all your cookie dough cravings. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! For ingredient swaps refer to notes below.

Serving Size: 10-12 dough balls

Prep time: 5 minutes

Chill time: 10 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes


Ingredients:

½ cup almond flour

½ cup coconut flour

pinch of sea salt

1.5 tablespoons melted coconut oil

1 tablespoon creamy almond butter

1/3 maple syrup

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/3 cup non- dairy dark chocolate chips

Directions:

Step 1

Combine all dry ingredients in medium sized bowl. Whisk together the almond flour, coconut flour and sea salt and set aside.

Step 2

In a small microwavable bowl, add coconut oil and almond butter. Microwave for 20-30 seconds or until completely melted into a liquid. Add in your maple syrup and vanilla extract. Stir until completely combined and add to your dry ingredients.

Step 3

After you add your wet ingredients to your dry ingredients begin mixing until a thick, dough like consistency forms. Fold in your chocolate chips. Using a tablespoon, scoop out cookie dough one spoonful at a time and roll into 3inch (ish) balls. Cover and refrigerate for 10 minutes.

Step 4

Remove from refrigerator and enjoy! Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.


Notes:

You can swap out coconut flour for oat flour. However, the consistency will come out a little different. Start by using 1/3 cup and then add 1 tablespoon at a time if consistency isn't thick enough.

Maple syrup- you can evenly swap out maple syrup for honey if you’re not vegan. Honey works well with this recipe.

Coconut oil- do not swap out coconut oil for any other oil. If you don’t happen to have any coconut oil on hand you can evenly swap with almond butter.

Almond butter- You can swap out almond butter for cashew butter or peanut butter. However, if you swap out with peanut butter it will taste like peanut butter. Almond butter has more of a neutral flavor so keep in mind when you use peanut butter the cookie dough bites will have a peanut butter flavor.

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Until next time,

Stay Sweet.

-Ashley