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Healthy, Edible Egg-Free Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie Dough (Vegan, Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free)

Easy to make and healthy, no bake, egg-free chocolate chip cookie dough (protein ball), made with 7 ingredients and ready in less than 10 minutes! This creamy, smooth, and deliciously rich recipe is filled with protein and is vegan, paleo, gluten free, dairy free, low carb, and completely sugar free. Try it for a healthy snack to satisfy your cravings!

healthy protein chocolate chip cookie dough

This protein cookie dough is simple to make and is healthy for you, full of healthy fats and protein to help you stay full longer. It takes about 10 minutes to make, for a delectable and rich, smooth, creamy, healthy cookie dough to munch on! It’s gluten free, dairy free, soy free, and egg free.

A little about me…and why I am so obsessed with protein balls, egg-free cookie dough, batter, etc. Growing up, I wasn’t allowed to eat raw cookie dough. I know, I was a deprived child. My mother was worried I’d get salmonella and die, or something like that. My loss is your gain. Also, my husband WAS allowed to eat raw cookie dough, but he has a cast iron stomach, and he can eat anything without getting sick. He is not the biggest fan of my “no licking the bowl” rule, so I have adapted the way I cook and bake to use other products. Because of this, and the fact I’m lactose intolerant, many of my baking recipes are vegan.

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healthy protein chocolate chip cookie dough

The key to this recipe is making sure you use the right kind of ingredients. You are going to need medjool dates, pits removed. If you buy the pitted dates (non medjool), this is actually going to be more work, because you have to re-hydrate them for 30 minutes to one hour before you can use them. You might be able to try other dried fruits, such as raisins, prunes, figs. Disclaimer: use at your own risk, but I would love to know if it works out. Add them gradually to the oat and cashew mix (I pulse them first, then blend for best results).

Also, you are going to need plant-based protein powder. I use Plant Fusion pea protein (vanilla bean) and it turned out very tasty. This would make a standard chocolate chip flavored cookie dough. If you want double chocolate chip flavored, use chocolate protein powder. Plant fusion has chocolate, raspberry, vanilla, and cookies n creme flavors. If you want chocolate but only have vanilla powder, simply add a bit of dark cocoa powder to make this chocolate. You could also add 1 tsp of orange or lemon zest to make a fruity cookie dough, or combine both chocolate and orange, or use coffee grinds (unused) and chocolate to make mocha. Really, it’s a versatile recipe. Be creative!

Inspired by Raw Manda

Healthy, Edible (Egg-Free) Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie Dough

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Dairy free, Gluten free, Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 13
Calories 130 kcal
Author Refreshing Bytes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Process oats and cashews in a food processor or blender until they are a flour-like consistency.

  2. Add protein powder, sugar and blend until smooth.

  3. Pulse in dates gradually until well combined.

  4. Add almond milk gradually, until dough like consistency forms.

  5. Fold in chocolate chips.

  6. Wet hands. Roll into balls with hands. Store covered in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy, Edible (Egg-Free) Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie Dough
Amount Per Serving (1 ball)
Calories 130 Calories from Fat 60
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.7g 10%
Saturated Fat 1.8g 9%
Sodium 98.2mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 5g
Protein 3.5g 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

If you try this recipe, let me know by leaving a comment, or take a pic and tag it #refreshingbytes on Instagram! I would LOVE to see your creations!

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I'm Christine - foodie, recipe developer, protein powder addict, IT nerd, mom of two boys (14 years apart), and author of Refreshing Bytes - a blog dedicated to offering simple, healthy and delicious recipes that are easy to make, allergen friendly, and will leave you feeling full longer. Spend more time doing what you love and eating better!

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