Today, we’re making plant based, no bake, flourless, dairy free, gluten free, healthy cookie dough!
I’m not fucking kidding.
This is the best recipe to start with because:
- you don’t bake it,
- it has four ingredients,
- it’s sweet.
Let’s jump right into it because, I don’t know about you, but I hate it when I’m looking for a recipe and have to scroll through a 1,000 word blog post just to get to the ingredients list!
1. 1 can chickpeas.
That’s right! This cookie dough is based on fucking chickpeas.
It’s preferable if you can get saltffree canned chickpeas. Eden Foods is the only brand I’ve found that have a salt-free canned chickpeas.
Salt-free canned chickpeas weren’t available at my mom’s local grocery store, so I just grabbed a can with salt and I’m going to rinse them in the sink.
2. 1 or less Tbsp syrup sweetener
1/4 tsp powdered Stevia OR 10-20 drops liquid Stevia.
I’m using honey here. However, check this shit out!
You could use:
3. 1/4 cup nut butter.
4. 1 tsp. vanilla extract.
That’s it! Let’s get to it.
Drain the can of chickpeas. Rinse them if they’re salted.
Add your nut butter of choice.
Here, I use almond butter.
Add 1-2 Tbsp of your sweetener syrup.
if you’re trying to cut back on the sugar, which I’m all about, half it.
Use just 1 Tbsp or less of your syrup sweetener, and then a quarter teaspoon of powdered stevia. If you have liquid stevia, use about 10 drops of liquid stevia.
You can even completely skip the syrup sweetener and instead use all stevia! Look at you, you sugar free goddess!
I typically use 1/2 tsp of powdered stevia or 20 drops of liquid stevia when I’m going sugar free.
Add the vanilla extract. This really brings it to life.
As the mixture it starts to spread out and the food processor blades don’t catch it anymore, pause the blender and use a spatula to push the dough back to the center so the blades catch it again.
You ready? You guys are going to freak out. Place a heaping, food-freedom scoop into your favorite bowl or pretty tea cup.
This is where it’s going to get fun because now you get to make it your own.
It’s time for toppings.
I used slivered almonds, shredded coconut coconut, cacao nibs, and pistachios on here.
Go big or go home.
Eat like you love yourself.
Let’s breakdown the health level of this.
If I ate half of this entire recipe, which is incredibly filling because it’s dense! Chickpeas and nut butter are dense.
If I ate half of this, I would have eaten half a can of chickpeas, which is great for me, about a tablespoon and a half a nut butter, which is way less than the average person puts on an apple, and maybe a half a tablespoon of sweetener. Half a tablespoon! Do you know how many people put more than that just in their morning coffee?
And that’s it!
And then I added like some nuts and some toppings that are all whole foods.
This is a great option to eat before a good workout because it has your protein, it has your carbohydrates, and it has a lot of fat in it. So, it’s really going to sustain a good workout. Plus, it’s easy on the digestion. It’s not like eating a huge meal volume wise and then trying to go like run, or bo,x or whatever cool, athletic shit you are into.
Use this, use this, use this, use this!
Let me know in the comments what really cool toppings you try!
I’m gonna try and make some more healthy, easy, low-to-no sugar recipe posts. Because this is really fun, so let me know what kind of recipes you’re looking for.
As always, I have a gift for you!
I created a beautiful, pdf version of this recipe. Print it out and pin it in your kitchen somewhere so when you’re rummaging through the cabinets looking for something to like scratch that sweet tooth itch, you’ll be reminded – Oh Yeah! Laura Ellen taught me a super healthy alternative to gummy bears//frozen yogurt/l/eftover Easter candy//whatever shit you’re craving.
This is so much better.
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Thank you for sticking with me through my very first recipe post!
I can’t wait to read your comments with fun topping ideas. I’m so proud of you and I’m so glad you’re here.