Some nights, all you want to do is wrap yourself in a huge duvet cocoon, watch films and dig into a bowl of cookie dough. Or if you’re like me, this is what you fancy doing most nights. With my guilt-free cookie dough recipe, you can tuck into that bowl of cookie dough without the regret. Also, it’s quick to whip up and delicious on it’s own or as a topping on another yummy dessert. Though be warned, this no-bake, high-protein healthy cookie dough will probably have you wanting to spend every night all cozied up with cookie dough and movies.
1 can Chickpeas (drained)
50g Vanilla protein powder
2 tbsp. reduced fat Peanut Butter
2 tsp. Liquid Sweetener (e.g. honey)
1 tbsp. Coconut Flour (optional)
3 tbsp. Chia Seed
2 tbsp. Water
40g Dark Chocolate Chips
1. tsp. Cinnamon (optional)
Firstly, in a small dish, mix the chia seeds with the water. This will create a gooey chia seed gel, which makes a egg substitute. This is perfect for no-bake recipes that usually require egg. In this case, it means you can eat raw cookie dough!
Next, drain the chickpeas. Then, rub the chickpeas between two paper towels (or a clean muslin cloth). This will dry the chickpeas and help to remove the skins. Once dry and skin free, pour the chickpeas into the blender. Now that the chickpeas have been added, you can go ahead and add the rest of the ingredients, apart from the chocolate chips. For the liquid sweetener, I used Sweet Freedoms Syrup- which makes a healthy alternative to usual syrup. If you haven’t got coconut flour or cinnamon, don’t worry. The cookie dough will work just fine without them, I just think they make it even tastier!
Once you’ve added everything (except the chocolate chips, of course) whizz it all up in the blender until you have a smooth, thick dough. Scoop the mixture into a bowl (a pretty one preferably) and stir in those chocolate chips. I just used some dark chocolate chips but you can switch those for carb of raw cacao nibs for an even healthier alternative!
Cover it up and pop the mixture in the fridge for 30 minutes – 1 hour. Once it’s lovely and chilled, grab a spoon and tuck in. This recipe should provide 6-8 servings…perfect for a relaxing night in with friends! It tastes best when it’s chilled, so be sure to keep it in the fridge. I enjoyed my cookie dough with sliced bananas, my own homemade healthy chocolate, cinnamon and a scoop of ice cream. To top it off, I drizzled It all in some Sweet Freedoms Choc Shot. It was such a delicious treat and tasted so indulgent.
Nutritional Values (per serving):
*based on total of 6 servings
Total Fat (g): 5.7
Saturated Fat (g): 2.4
Total Carbs (g): 12.4
of which sugars: 5.4
Protein (g): 10.6
So what are you waiting for? Whip up some healthy cookie dough and trade a night out for a night in
spooning cookie dough :)!