Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

I should start off my saying welcome and I’m glad you’re here!  Desserts with Benefits is a healthy dessert recipe blog that revolves around health, balance and an active, balanced lifestyle…  with some healthified cookies, cakes and brownies snuck in between  :)

I believe that desserts can and should be eaten every day without feeling guilty or weighed down (hey, sweet tooth, did I get your attention?).  That is why this blog exists.  As a (dessert-obsessed) university student earning her bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences, I feel it is my duty to share the knowledge I have gained and provide recipes that any dietician would be enthused to eat.

Sweet confections with nutritional benefits?  Yes, please!

So go ahead, have that sweet treat on a daily basis without worrying about excess calories, unhealthy fats, sugar, cholesterol, etc.  The recipes you find here don’t taste healthy at all, but trust me, they are.  They taste just as sweet, rich and decadent as something you’d find at a bakery, perfect for those who strive to be healthy but don’t want to give up dessert in order to do so.

And that brings me to this Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough recipe.  It is safe to eat raw (no eggs, unlike the stuff you’d find at the grocery store), it is 100% whole grain (no all purpose flour here!), and is low in sugar and high in fiber and protein (so you avoid the sugar-rush and sugar-crash).  This is the perfect recipe to launch the new blog, Desserts with Benefits — a name that signifies exactly what it states:  desserts with health benefits!

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Cookie dough is a sweet tooth’s classic comfort food.  Just like how savory-lovers will eat mac and cheese or mashed potatoes, us dessert-lovers will head straight to the fridge with a spoon and a smile.

What makes us crave this unbaked treat?  Is it the endless supply of sugar?  The refined flour?  Or is it the abundance of butter that brings it all together?  It’s all of that, and more.  When something so unhealthy is put into a convenient little container, all we see as a consumer is the pretty logo and a background scattered with innocent mini chocolate chips.  I should know, I used to eat cookie dough by the tub…  the Costco-sized tub (yes, it’s embarrassing!), so I know firsthand how good that stuff tastes.  But I turned a new leaf and am learning the ins and outs of nutrition.  I now know that the ingredients used by those cookie dough companies sure aren’t “innocent” in any sense of the word.  I know firsthand how bad that stuff is for the human body.  We aren’t made to consume such dangerous ingredients like hydrogenated oils, refined-to-the-bone white sugar and processed flour, we are made to eat natural foods, like this cookie dough!

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Looks delicious, right?  Well, it is!  This all-natural cookie dough tastes just as sweet, just as buttery, and just as unhealthy as any storebought cookie dough, except this cookie dough is good for you…  this cookie dough has health benefits!

Healthy Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (gluten free, vegan)

Yield: ~2.5 cups

Healthy Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (gluten free, vegan)

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a stand mixer bowl with beater attachment, mix the almond butter, almond milk, extracts and salt on low speed.
  2. Add in the protein powder, then add in the brown rice flour.
  3. Take the bowl off the mixer and fold in the chocolate chips. Serve immediately or wrap and refrigerate for later!

Notes

This recipe is: low sugar, high fiber, high protein, gluten free, vegan!

http://dessertswithbenefits.com/chocolate-chip-cookie-dough/

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Eating nutritionally balanced sweets has given me, my family, my friends and hundreds of thousands of readers a new perspective on the word, “dessert.”

Dessert can now be healthy.

Dessert can now be guilt-free.

Dessert can now be beneficial to you as a whole…  mind, body and soul!

One of my favorite ways to healthify desserts is to make them low in sugar or even sugar free.  This is made easy by using stevia extract, a safe and natural sweetener that contains no sugar and no calories.  Sounds a lot like Splenda and aspartame right?  It’s not!  This extract is plant-derived and has changed the way I bake and eat sweets for the better.  I hope it can do the same for you too.  After someone introduced me to stevia, I fell in love.  I cut diet soda (filled with dangerous aspartame) and artificial sweeteners (like manmade Splenda, Sweet n Low, Equal, etc.) from my diet, cold turkey!  I have been using this natural product for years and love it more and more each and every time I use it.  That is why I am giving away a 4-oz bottle of stevia extract to THREE people.  Yes, three.
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Giveaway Rules:  Open to US residents only.  Contest begins now and ends 2/5/13 at 11:59pm (I will use this program to choose the winners)

 

 


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Like this recipe?  Then you’ll LOVE the DIY Protein Bars Cookbook!  With 48 dessert-like protein bar recipes, full-color pages and photos for every recipe, you’ll never think twice about buying protein bars from the store again.  See this page for more information on the book, including the Table of Contents, some sneak peaks and sample images.

DIY Protein Bars Cookbook – Jessica Stier of Desserts with Benefits

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181 comments on “Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

  1. Congrats on the new site, that cookie dough looks amazing! Crossing my fingers I win the stevia 😉

  2. Would love to win the stevia. :) I’m following you on Pinterest & i also subscribe by e-mail, Thanks for the opportunity!

  3. stevia is amazing!

  4. Love the new site! And I love stevia! And I am definitely making this cookie dough…is that an acceptable Wednesday night activity? Yes? Good.

  5. I love your website! Healthy desserts are the best, indulging AND satisfying cravings all while being healthy is my favorite thing. I would love the Stevia :-)
    PS. Love the new blog!

  6. This looks so tasty. Hoping for the stevia so I can try the recipe out.

  7. Crystal Wendling

    I love stevia. It’s so yummy.

  8. Can’t wait to put this to the 6 yr old test. Thanks for all of your hard work!

  9. I am curious to incorporate more stevia into my life. I currently use splenda, with the hopes of reducing my sugar intake, but know that it is not the best alternative. I’d love to win this so I can experiment!

  10. I followed you on pinterest!

  11. I am subscribing by email!

  12. The cookie dough looks scrumptious. I hope I win the stevia drops because I have never tried it before. thanks for the offer.

    Cassie

  13. New blog huh? Looks good :)

  14. That cookie dough looks amazing! In interested in the stevia drops. I use stevia that comes in packets like sweeteners. Is it the same benefits?

  15. The new blog looks great and I can’t wait to go home and try this!!

  16. Looking forward to your new site!

  17. Bethany Miltgen

    Just found out I have a sugar allergy. So glad I found your site!

  18. Bethany Miltgen

    Following you on Pinterest too!

  19. ugh… all your stuff always looks SOOOO tasty!! I need to get this stevia liquid to try some of your recipes out!! :)

  20. looks delicious as always! and glad to see your new site. was afraid the blog was going to disappear!!

  21. I would love to win some stevia — it would definitely help me break my current splenda habit/addiction!

  22. Following you on Pinterest! Can’t wait to try some recipes!

  23. I love the new name and your new blog is so pretty! Can’t wait to see what new and yummy recipes are in store for everyone! :)

  24. I am in much need for this recipe and I am sooooo happy I fell across it. Thanks for this amazing recipe! I was literally eating store-bought cookie dough last night..eek. Now I have a healthy alternative to go to, but still getting all that gooey goodness? I’m in heaven.

  25. Also, I followed your pinterest! My name is Nyala Allen on Pinterest. Looks like you’ve got a lot of yummy recipes to try (;

  26. Wow, the cookie dough looks delish. And I lurve stevia, great giveaway!

  27. yum! i can’t wait to make this!
    why are you switching blog sites?

  28. this sounds shamazing. Also, I could use a new bottle of stevia;)

  29. I love this recipe!! Ahh cookie dough is my favorite <3

  30. The Stevia looks awesome, thanks for the opportunity to win!! Your site is great.

  31. Oh yum! cookie dough!

  32. I follow you by email.

  33. I follow you on pinterest.

  34. Love the new name! And I’m so making this for a vegan friend! Girls night!
    I follow you on Pinterest and just subscribed :)

  35. That looks delicious. Definitely not a dessert I would feel guilty eating. 😀

  36. I already follow you on Pinterest.

  37. Carolina Chernyetsky

    Hello! Love your recipes! Was looking through Pinterest and came across your blog! I always try to look for recipes that use wholesome ingredients, and your recipes look awesome! I’ve been wanting to try the stevia dropper, but can barely find them! Would like to try it out sometimes! Thanks :)

  38. Carolina Chernyetsky

    I also follow you on Pinterest!

  39. Love the new name! So cute! Im crossing my fingers for a new botttle of stevia!

  40. Love this recipe…looking forward to the new blog!

  41. I am following you on Pinterest.

  42. I follow you via email.

  43. Love the idea of a healthy dessert blog! I’m sure its going to be great, especially with recipes like this one. My husband is terrible about eating raw cookie dough, so I can’t wait to make this for him! Thank you and best of luck!

  44. I love the new look of your site! Liquid Stevia is awesome – I actually have a bottle of that in my cupboard right now :)

  45. I don’t live in the US,so I do NOT want to enter the giveaway – but still,THANK YOU for sharing this recipe! Can’t wait to try it out,it sounds definitely yummy! :)

  46. Found your blog of Foodgawker — great pictures! Something I definitely struggle with! Haha

    I’ve never tried Stevia before (its always so pricey!) so I tend to use a lot of honey/molasses, but I would love to experiment with some new recipes! — Great Giveaway!

  47. following on pinterest!

  48. subscribed to emails! :)

  49. I can’t wait to make this for my cookie dough obsessed boyfriend!

  50. whoah this blog is excellent i love reading your articles. Stay up the good paintings! You know, many individuals are looking round for this info, you can aid them greatly.

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