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November 30, 2021

Healthy Cookie Dough Bites: Vegan & No Bake

healthy cookie dough

We all know the best part of baking cookies, right? Eating the raw dough of course. I don't know about you, but I love sneaking bites of it while I'm making a fresh batch. So, why not just make (and eat) straight cookie dough instead?! Well, now you can, because this healthy cookie dough is the EASIEST no bake edible cookie dough recipe there is. With just eight ingredients (including salt), you can easily whip these up and enjoy a bite whenever you want, no bakign required.

Ingredients You'll Need

This easy vegan cookie dough recipe uses only 8 ingredients! Bonus - you probably have all of these ingredients already in your pantry.

ingredients laid out

Oat Flour

Be sure to source a gluten free oat flour for this recipe if you need to be sure that there is no gluten. You can of course make your own flour from gluten free oats, just be sure to grind it fairly fine.

I like this brand of oat flour.

Peanut Butter

I like using peanut butter for these healthy cookie dough bites. Ideally, you want to look for one that is made with just peanuts (and maybe salt).

I like this brand of peanut butter.

Maple Syrup

I use maple syrup to sweeten this healthy cookie dough and love the taste this provides.

Vanilla Extract

A splash of vanilla brings out the natural cookie dough flavour more.

Coconut Oil

You'll need some coconut oil to keep the balls held together. I tried to do it without the coconut oil at first and found it was too crumbly.

I like this brand of coconut oil.

Ground Nutmeg/Cinnamon

A small pinch of both adds a little something extra to the vegan cookie dough balls. Feel free to use ground or fresh.  

Salt

A pinch of kosher salt helps to round out the sweetness and actually enhances it as well.

Chocolate Chips

Adding in some chocolate chips is always a good idea!

I like this brand of chocolate chips.

healthy cookie dough

How to Make This No-Bake Vegan Cookie Dough

Whipping up a batch of these healthy cookie dough bites couldn't be easier. No need to pre-heat your oven, simply get one medium sized bowl and add in your ingredients. Mix it up with a spoon or your hands.

ingredients in bowl

Then add in your chocolate chips.

ingredients in a bowl with chocolate chips

Now, mix it all up with a spoon, taste test some to see if it needs anything else. Also, this is raw cookie dough after all, so don't be shy!

ingredients mixed in bowl

Use a small cookie scoop to form them into balls, or simply use your hands to roll them up.

healthy cookie dough bites

Storing Your Healthy Cookie Dough

Keep leftover cookie dough bites in your fridge in a sealed container. They will keep in there for a few weeks, or move them to the freezer in a sealed container. When you want one, let it sit out for a bit to soften and then enjoy!

healthy cookie dough

Substitutions

No oat flour: use almond flour

No peanut butter: use another type of nut or seed butter. The best options are almond, cashew or Sun Butter (sunflower seed butter).

Maple syrup: feel free to use another type of sweetener such as honey or coconut sugar.

Coconut oil: you will need some sort of moisture added to these cookie dough bites, so I suggest coconut oil, avocado oil or butter. You won't taste the coconut oil much at all in the finished product.

healthy cookie dough

Can I Bake This Cookie Dough?

I'm sure you can, but I don't know how they would turn out. Plus this recipe is intended to be eaten raw.

If you're looking for cookie options to bake, I have lots of others to try out!

Gluten-free brownie cookies
Gluten-free pumpkin chocolate cookies
Pecan chocolate chip cookies
Hot chocolate cookies with marshmallows
Miso chocolate chip cookies
Best EVER Almond Flour Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Other no-bake and raw cookies to check out:

No bake birthday cake cookies
No bake cookie dough bars

healthy cookie dough

More Cookie Dough Options

There are so many fun ways to enjoy this healthy cookie dough. Here are some other add-ins to try!

Birthday cake: add in some sprinkles instead of chocolate chips, or along with the chocolate chips.

Double chocolate: add in some cocoa powder to the dough to make it double chocolate flavour.

Pretzel: add some salty goodness with crushed pretzel pieces into the batter.

Nuts: add some chopped walnuts, almonds or other nuts/seeds to the batter.

Candy: add some M&M's or another favourite candy to the mix instead of chocolate chips.

Oreo: add another cookie to the cookie dough, it's kinda sorta genius! And I'm here for it.

healthy cookie dough balls

If you make these healthy cookie dough bites, I'd love to hear from you. Feel free to tag me on Instagram, and/or leave a comment, rating or review below.

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Healthy Cookie Dough Bites: Vegan & No Bake

Craving cookie dough? Try whipping up a batch of this healthy cookie dough and enjoy it by the spoonful!

Prep:
5
min
cook:
0
min
total:
5
min
Author:

Jaclyn

Ingredients


Instructions


  1. In a medium sized bowl, add the oat flour, peanut butter, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon. Mix well using a spoon or your hands.
  2. Fold in the chocolate chips and mix again.
  3. Using a small cookie scoop or your hands, scoop the cookie dough into balls and place in a container with a lid. Place in the fridge until ready to enjoy!

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This is the first cinnamon roll recipe i've actually gotten to work! I let the dough rest in the fridge for 4-5 hours and then rolled and filled it, then let it rest in the fridge over night and it worked great for an early morning bake. I looked through the whole recipe and you never mention what temperature to bake at. It just says "place in your preheated oven to bake" I baked at 350. Also it would be really nice if the caramel sauce recipe was included here. All in all totally delicious, worth the effort, and I will be making this again.