Healthy Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookie Dough
I told you a recipe with my DIY Brown Sugar was coming!
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:
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.
- 1½ cups Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
- ½ cup Homemade Brown Sugar
- ¼ cup Oat Flour
- 32g (1 scoop) Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
- 1 15oz can Garbanzo Beans (drained and rinsed well; ~1½ cups beans)
- ¼ cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- ¼ cup Roasted Almond Butter
- ½ tsp Liquid Stevia Extract
- ½ tsp Vanilla Paste (or Vanilla Extract)
- ½ tsp Natural Butter Flavor
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.
Only 4g of sugar and 15g of protein for a sweet, sweet Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookie Dough? Yes, please!
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,