No, I’m not vegan. However, I LOVE cookie dough and found a healthier way to indulge in the oh so sweet cookie dough cravings I get.
This recipe, adapted from Averie at Averie Cooks, is vegan, packed with protein, healthy fats and hearty whole grains.
These cookie dough balls kind of remind me of my favorite healthy energy bar: Lärabars. The taste is very similar due in part to the nutty cashews.
The chocolate chips add a touch of sweetness and could be substituted with white chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, raisins, craisins, or a mix… totally up to you!
Enjoy one or two or even four for a quick pick-me-up snack!
Simply blend the oats and cashews together in a blender.
Add the vanilla and maple syrup. Blend again.
Fold in chocolate chips. If your dough gets too sticky (like mine), place the dough in the refrigerater for at least 30 minutes. That should to the trick…your dough will firm up and will be much easier to shape into balls.
- ⅔ cup raw cashews
- ⅓ cup oats
- 2 Tbsp. honey
- 1 Tbsp. maple syrup
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- ¼ cup chocolate chips
- Blend cashews and oats together in blender.
- Add the honey, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Blend again.
- Ad chocolate chips by hand.
- Transfer dough to a plate or clean working surface. If your dough is too sticky, gummy or runny, refrigerate for a half an hour, then you should be good.
- Roll into 1-inch balls.