Healthy Nutella Cookie Dough recipe (sugar free, high protein, gluten free)

Healthy Nutella Cookie Dough

Nutella lovers, hold onto your pants seat…  because you’re about to witness something amazing:  Healthy Nutella Cookie Dough.

YES.  Healthy Nutella Cookie Dough!  No need to pinch yourself because you’re not dreaming.  This is real life.

Cookie dough spiked with Nutella.  That’s also guilt-free.  It’s sweet, it’s fudgy, it’s chocolatey, it’s OH, SO, GOOD.

Incredible chocolate taste.  Intense hazelnut flavor.  Indulgent fudgy texture.  It tastes completely unhealthy, but it’s actually good for you.  Filled with high-fiber oats (and another high-fiber secret ingredient), antioxidant-rich cocoa, healthy hazelnuts, and zero added sugar.  We’ve got ourselves a winner here, y’all.  This Healthy Nutella Cookie Dough is meant to be eaten raw, so no hassle or baking required for this sweet, sweet indulgence.

Healthy Nutella Cookie Dough recipe -- it's sweet, it's fudgy, it's chocolatey, and it's OH SO GOOD! With an incredible chocolate taste, intense hazelnut flavor, and indulgent fudgy texture, it tastes completely unhealthy when it's actually good for you! (sugar free, high protein, high fiber, gluten free) -- Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Healthy Nutella Cookie Dough recipe -- it's sweet, it's fudgy, it's chocolatey, and it's OH SO GOOD! With an incredible chocolate taste, intense hazelnut flavor, and indulgent fudgy texture, it tastes completely unhealthy when it's actually good for you! (sugar free, high protein, high fiber, gluten free) -- Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits
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Healthy Nutella Cookie Dough

Servings: 3 cups
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Cookie dough spiked with Nutella.  That's also guilt-free.  It's sweet, it's fudgy, it's chocolatey, it's OH, SO, GOOD.

Ingredients

  • one 15oz can Black Beans (drained and rinsed well!**)
  • 132g (½ cup) Homemade Nutella
  • ¼ cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ½ tsp Liquid Stevia Extract
  • 64g (2 scoops) Unflavored Whey Protein Powder
  • 20g (¼ cup) Unsweetened Natural Cocoa Powder
  • 7 packets Natural Sweetener (stevia, Truvia, etc.)
  • pinch of Salt
  • 144g (1½ cups) Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • cup Mini Dark Chocolate Chips (optional)

Instructions

  • In a blender (I used my NutriBullet), add the beans, Nutella, almond milk, vanilla extract, and stevia extract.  Blend until completely smooth, scraping down the sides of the blender if necessary.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the protein powder, cocoa powder, sweetener, and salt.  Scrape the blended bean mixture on top and stir together until completely combined.
  • Fold in the oats (and optional chocolate chips, if using).
  • Cover with plastic wrap, refrigerate overnight, and serve the next day for the cookie dough texture, but you can totally eat some now because that's the "true" cookie dough-eating experience.

Recipe Notes

**After draining and rinsing, the beans should measure out as ~1½ cups.  Mine weighed 240g.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Nutella Cookie Dough
Amount Per Serving (1 serving = ½ cup)
Calories 260 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 70mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 1g
Protein 16g 32%
Calcium 10%
Iron 15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Edible Cookie Dough
Keyword: Chocolate, Gluten Free, High Protein, Nutella, Sugar Free

Say WHAT?!?  A decadent treat that tastes like pure sin with 16g of protein, 8g of fiber and only 1g of sugar?  Yes, puh-lease!  Heck, I’ll take seconds.  And thirds… *laughs maniacally in utter chocolate-hazelnut bliss*

Healthy Nutella Cookie Dough recipe -- it's sweet, it's fudgy, it's chocolatey, and it's OH SO GOOD! With an incredible chocolate taste, intense hazelnut flavor, and indulgent fudgy texture, it tastes completely unhealthy when it's actually good for you! (sugar free, high protein, high fiber, gluten free) -- Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits

Hope you enjoy this Healthy Nutella Cookie Dough recipe!  I’m pretty sure you will.

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– Jess

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15 comments on “Healthy Nutella Cookie Dough”

  1. Ive been waiting for something like this for the longest time its not even funny!

  2. Oh my! Amazing! I need to make this 🙂

  3. Looks really rich and yummy! I made Nutella mug cakes a few days back and they were a blast…I bet this will even be more festive. I’d love to try!

  4. Love how sinful this looks 😡

  5. what kind of chocolate protein powder tastes best???

  6. Jesus! Love it! Love love love, that’s amazing! Have a wonderful day. Love from Norway.

  7. Hi, I’d really love to try this recipe (it looks so delicious!), but I have a problem with the protein powder. I’m vegan and the only vegan protein powder I can buy (I could order a flavoured one from the Internet, of course, but it’s quite expensive :() in my country (a tiny country in central Europe) is unflavoured soy protein. Do you think using unflavoured soy protein powder would affect the taste of your recipes with flavoured protein powders any significantly? And can I substitute this protein powder for fatfree powdered milk? Thanks for your reply 🙂

    • Unflavored soy protein might make the batter a bit bland but you can try it. I’m sure fat free powdered milk would work as well, either way, I would suggest adding 2-3 more tablespoons of cocoa powder, erythritol and almond milk. Just give the batter a taste to make sure it’s sweet and flavorful enough. Hope it works out!
      -Jess 🙂

    • Oh sorry, I must have used a wrong order of words in the phrase ‘substitute sth for sth’ (I’m not a native speaker and always seem to have problems with this phrase) 😀 It was actually meant like this: Would using unflavoured soy protein powder instead of fatfree powdered milk be ok in your recipes? I’d love to make all those yummy and healthy recipes, but grocery stores in my country don’t offer fatfree vegan powdered milk (they sometimes offer powdered vegan milk, but it’s nothing but fat and sugar :/) and as I said, I can’t buy reasonably priced and nutritionally balanced flavoured vegan protein powders, either :(( Too sad 🙁 But I hope unflavoured soy protein powder will work for both of these items 🙂 Anyway, thanks a lot for your reply and sorry for the misunderstanding! 🙂

    • No problem! 🙂 Soy protein tends to absorb more liquid than powdered milk, so I would say less soy protein is needed than what the recipe calls for, for the powdered milk. I would add the soy protein slowly and stop when you achieve the right texture. Hope this helps!

  8. Just tried this for a party this evening, and it was GREAT! Nobody could tell (or needed to know) that it was healthy! I used red kidney beans (it was all I had) and doubled the erythritol since I didn’t have any Stevia extract. I did end up adding a couple packets of Stevia, just to up the sweetness a *little* bit. Amazing!!! Absolutely love it! I’m a chocoholic, but I can’t eat much of it, so this is a perfect compromise 🙂 Also, just as a side note, don’t know if it makes any difference but I used whey protein powder and it worked great!

    • Jessica | Desserts With Benefits

      Yay! I’m so glad you liked the recipe 🙂
      Good to know that the kidney beans worked out, I might try that out next time!

  9. I loooove this recipe! I’ve been searching the web for oat recipes incorporating raw hazelnut butter and I just couldn’t find anything at all appealing. The addition of black beans is really interesting! I must try that out. What are your thoughts on subbing with azuki benas? they are sweet so I guess it would change the flavor a little. I tried making an overnight oats recipe incorporating hazelnut butter on my own blog called Ferrero Rocher oats, but this one looks like it might be a little bit mroe creamy and I love how it is dairy free (I used a bit of yoghurt cream cheese). I absolutely adore your high protein content in everything and was impressed to see that I’ve also been using Sun Warrior Protein powder just like you sometimes do 🙂 can’t wait to test more of your recipes! Anoushé xoxo

    • Jessica | Desserts With Benefits

      I’m sure azuki beans would work just as well! They might change the flavor a little bit but I don’t think they would too much. Hope you like the recipe 🙂

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