Healthy Cookie Dough Bites
N.B. This blog is also available in Finnish and you’ll find it here
One of the best parts of making cookies is tasting the dough, right? Actually, I’d prefer eating the dough just as it is, and leave the cookies for others. But I’m also aware that all of those refined flours, unhealthy fats and sugar aren’t that good for no one…
Luckily, some creative souls have come up with recipes for a healthy cookie dough that actually makes good for you, and I’m so happy that I gave it a try! These were actually so good that they all were gone before I had chance to take pictures of them, so I had to make a new batch of them on the following day… Poor me 😉 .
approx. 260g chickpeas, cooked and drained
4-5 tbsp of coconut sugar or any other sweetener you prefer
3 tbsp of peanut butter (I prefer natural and smooth)
1-2 tsp vanilla extract or a touch of vanilla powder
1 tbsp of milk (I used almond milk)
3 tbsp rolled oats or barley flakes
a pinch of salt
30-50g of chocolate chips or for a healthier version use cacao nibs
• Combine chickpeas, peanut butter, rolled oats, milk of your choice, and sweetener in a food processor. Add vanilla and a pinch of salt.
• Pulse until it comes together to form a soft dough. Add more milk if needed.
• Using a rubber spatula, fold in the chocolate chips or cacao nibs. Scoop out tablespoon-size portions and roll into balls using your hands to create a bite-sized treat.
• Refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.
These bites will stay fresh for at least 2 weeks in an airtight container in the fridge. Enjoy!
The original recipe can be found here in Finnish: