Healthy Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookie Dough Recipe | Desserts with Benefits

Healthy Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookie Dough

Healthy Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookie Dough - Desserts with Benefits

I told you a recipe with my DIY Brown Sugar was coming!

Healthy Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookie Dough - Desserts with Benefits

I also told you that it was going to be better than cookies.  I’m sure that stumped some of you, because when I told my friend that she frantically shouted, “What’s better than cookies?!?

Um, healthy Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookie Dough is… or at least that’s my opinion.  Eating cookie dough always made me feel like I was rebellious.  Like I was a bad girl.  It’s something that your mom catches you doing, then slaps your hand and takes the bowl away from you.  It’s something the cookie package even warns you not to do!

You know, Salmonella.  Tsk tsk.  But this was always my opinion:

Healthy Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookie Dough - Desserts with Benefits


Healthy Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookie Dough - Desserts with Benefits

But this healthy Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookie Dough is totally safe to eat since it’s eggless.  Oh, and did I mention it’s super healthy?

YUP.  My friend’s mouth dropped too.

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Healthy Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookie Dough

Servings: 6 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes



  • In a large bowl, add the dry ingredients, mix and set aside.
  • In a blender, puree the wet ingredients until smooth. Scoop this over the dry ingredients and fold together. For best texture, cover and refrigerate overnight, but you can serve it immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookie Dough
Amount Per Serving (1 serving = ½ cup)
Calories 280 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 0.5g3%
Sodium 120mg5%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 15g30%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 3.6mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Edible Cookie Dough

Only 4g of sugar and 15g of protein for a sweet, sweet Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookie Dough?  Yes, please!

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Despite eating this cold (aka, straight out of the fridge), there is something very warming and comforting about it.  It reminds me of my childhood.  I don’t even remember using or eating a lot of brown sugar as a child (I mostly ate the white stuff), yet this still took me years back.  I can’t really explain it, but this cookie dough just makes me melt inside.

This is now my go-to comfort food, just without the guilt  🙂


With love and good eats,


– Jess


10 comments on “Healthy Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookie Dough”

  1. I love this recipe! I feel like so many “healthy” cookie dough recipes are finicky and require ingredients I don’t naturally have in my cupboard. This is not one of those recipes.

    Definitely trying this tonight!

    • Jessica | Desserts With Benefits

      Oh good! I was worried that using both the stevia and butter extract would make it a little finicky, but they create the most authentic “unhealthy” taste EVER.
      I hope you like it… actually, I hope you LOVE it 😉

  2. for me, it was the fact that I don’t even think I can get vanilla protein powder here! would omitting it change the flavor? *cries*

    • Jessica | Desserts With Benefits

      If you omit the protein powder add about 1 tsp of vanilla extract and some more stevia or brown sugar to taste. 1 scoop of protein powder ranges from 1/4-1/3 cup, so you can try blending up some oat flour and fold it in 1 tbs at a time until the mixture comes together. I wouldn’t add more brown rice flour because it can turn a little gritty if there is too much (I did that once! Whoops…)
      Hope this works for you! 🙂

    • sounds perfect! I will definitely try… probably now. 🙂

    • Jessica | Desserts With Benefits

      🙂 I hope the substitutions work out! *crosses fingers*

  3. Hi! Would love to make all your dips; do you think I can sub tofu for the beans? Let me know what you think, and thanks in advance.

    • I think extra firm tofu may work, but the soy flavor may come through. Make sure to rinse, drain and press the tofu before pureeing. You will need about 3/4-1 cup of pureed tofu. I would increase the stevia to 3/4 tsp and use 1 tsp of vanilla. Make sure to taste it and adjust the flavorings as needed. If the cookie dough isn’t firm enough just add more protein powder, brown sugar and/or brown rice flour. Hope this works out!

  4. Cool!
    Thank you SOOO much, I appreciate it. 🙂

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