Healthy cookie dough bites? Count me in!! I was inspired to make a yummy snack with staying power that was also fairly reminiscent of cookie dough. I wanted to keep it real easy and real tasty. Enter these healthy bites! They’re low in sugar and pack a nice protein punch thanks to nut butter and flax seeds. I’ve only ever made them with the below ingredients, but feel free to experiment with what you have on hand and let me know if your substitutions work out! I hope you enjoy and would love to hear your feedback over on Instagram @eatwellwithdanielle!
Healthy Cookie Dough Bites
- 1 cup oat flour I buy mine pre-made but you can also blend oats in a food processor to make your own!
- 2 tbsp flax seeds
- 1/2 cup drippy, creamy nut butter - I like to use a mix of peanut butter and almond butter If you use only peanut butter, the bites will take on a stronger peanut flavor. I enjoy the mix of the two! I roughly use 1/4 cup of each.
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp avocado oil You can also sub melted, cooled coconut oil if you'd like.
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup Navitas cacao nibs + Lily's dark chocolate chips I LOVE the mix of the two. The cacao nibs are nice and crunchy. They pack a ton of antioxidants and fiber. The chocolate chips are sweeter and bigger, so the combo is fabulous. I love Navitas and Lily's!
- pinch of salt
- Grab a medium bowl. Combine all of your ingredients in any order! I like to use a rubber spatula.
- Once combined, you should have a cookie dough-esque consistency. If you don't, I'd venture to say your nut butter wasn't creamy enough. Make sure you pick natural, runny nut butters and avoid the hard stuff at the bottom of the jars! You can always add an extra tbsp of avocado oil if needed to get the right texture.
- Using a 1.5 inch cookie scoop, create 12 cookie dough bites and put them on a plate covered with wax paper. Pop into the fridge to set for 30 minutes and enjoy! COOKIE DOUGH HEAVEN AM I RIGHT? .. but healthier!
- After the bites set for 30 minutes, I like to transfer them to an airtight container to keep in the fridge for 1-2 weeks (if they last that long). You can also store them in the freezer for up to 3 months and defrost them in the fridge when you're ready to eat!