Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Dough

Oh yes.  It’s finally here, peanut butter lovers.  It’s Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Dough!

Healthy Peanut Butter Cookie Dough - Desserts with Benefits

This is the answer to your insane cookie dough cravings prayers.

Healthy Peanut Butter Cookie Dough - Desserts with Benefits

A giant bowl of this and you’re invincible.  Got a tough day ahead of you?  Not anymore with this stuff nearby.  Wait, it’s not nearby anymore, it’s gone.  Five minutes to make, less than five minutes to chow down.  Or at least, that was the case for me…

Healthy Peanut Butter Cookie Dough - Desserts with Benefits

Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Dough (high protein, sugar free, gluten free)

Yield: 4-6 servings

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Ingredients

    Dry:
  • 96g (1 cup) Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 32g (1 scoop) Vanilla Whey Protein powder
  • 24g (2 tbs) Granulated Erythritol (or sweetener of choice)
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • Wet:
  • one 15oz can Garbanzo Beans, drained and rinsed well! (~1.5 cups beans)
  • 1/4 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 64g (1/4 cup) Natural Peanut Butter (no sugar/salt/oil added)
  • 1/2 tsp Stevia Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, add the dry ingredient, mix and set aside.
  2. In a blender, puree the wet ingredients. Scoop over the dry ingredients and mix... and that's it. Top with chocolate chips or add some chopped peanuts if you like.

Notes

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

Inspired by: Spoonful of Sugar Free

https://dessertswithbenefits.com/peanut-butter-oatmeal-cookie-dough/

That’s it.  Really?  Yes, really.  This deliciousness is only five minutes away from your belly fingertips!

Healthy Peanut Butter Cookie Dough - Desserts with Benefits

As if you didn’t need another reason to whip out your blender, here’s the nutrition label!

Healthy Peanut Butter Cookie Dough - Desserts with Benefits

Yes, this label is legit.  Impressive, right?

Um, I hope a can opener is in your hand, because you better make this now!

Healthy Peanut Butter Cookie Dough - Desserts with Benefits

Healthy Peanut Butter Cookie Dough.  Seriously.  I think I’m crying…

27 comments on “Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Dough

  1. Omg, look at that protein content! Amazing! So excited to make this!

  2. Yep, I could definitely go for some cookie dough right now! On my way to get the can opener…

  3. This looks great. I’ve made a garbanzo-bean based cookie dough before and loved it. I’m curious to try yours! Do you think this could be made in a magic bullet?

    • Jessica | Desserts With Benefits

      If you have any flavor suggestions, let me know 🙂
      And I’m glad you asked that, because I made it in my magic bullet! Be sure to mix the mixture (rotate the stuff at the bottom of the cup to the top) as you blend because a few beans may not be reached.
      PS: My magic bullet is on its last legs (aka, about to die) so you might not have as much trouble.

    • Ah awesome news! I’m going to make this soon and let you know how it goes =)

    • Jessica | Desserts With Benefits

      Karen-
      Oops! I totally forgot to add that! I didn’t mean to offend you or Katie, but it was actually inspired by another blogger. But just for clarification, I made the recipe myself and didn’t copy anyone. The only thing that’s similar is really just the PB and chickpeas.
      Thanks for letting me know, though, I updated the post.

    • Jessica | Desserts With Benefits

      This is where I was inspired:

      http://www.spoonfulofsugarfree.com/2011/06/07/day-7-high-protein-cookie-dough/

      The title had “high protein” in it, which made me think of ways to make it even higher protein. Pairing the chickpeas with oats make the cookie dough a complete protein source, whereas just chickpeas alone is an incomplete protein. I added some protein powder to increase protein content and add flavor and sweetness without using vanilla extract.

      I hope you will still make the cookie dough, though! 🙂

  4. Oh sweet mother of all things peanut butter, this sounds delicious! Thanks so much for the great recipe. I will be making this cookie dough ASAP. I love the addition of the garbanzo beans for some added protein. This way I can feel like I’m still being healthy when I end up chowing down on the entire batch 🙂

  5. Class act. Thanks for not deleting my comment or thinking I was being mean!

  6. Found you through OSG and so glad I did! I down with healthy ‘dough!’

  7. This looks amazing! I will be making this recipe this week for sure! yum!

  8. Okay, I just made this today. I better go outside or something because the leftovers are screaming my name.

  9. can i sub anything for the protein powder? maybe like some sort of flour or something? thanks for any answers!

    • Jessica | Desserts With Benefits

      I haven’t tried this without protein powder but I’m sure it can be replaced with something else. You can try using ~4 tbs oat flour (or any other soft flour), just be sure to add 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract and maybe some more erythritol because the protein powder is pre-sweetened. Just taste it as you go along 🙂
      Hope you like it!
      -Jess

  10. Ok, I just died of happiness.

  11. Is this cookie dough bake-able? Or is it just for eating?

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  13. Can I sub anything for the Stevia Extract? this looks awesome and can’t wait to make it!

  14. This looks like the best thing ever! Genius!

  15. sweet baby jesus… I think i just spilt drool on my mousepad :O

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  17. What could you sub for the stevia extract? If I used powdered stevia, I assume that I need to add more wet ingredients?

    Does this need a sweetener? I get headaches from them 🙁

    • dessertswithbenefits

      Hi Lee-Anne,
      It depends on what powdered stevia you use. If you use the kind in the large bags that are a 1:1 replacement for sugar, I would use about 1/3 cup of it and add an extra 2-3 tbs of almond milk. If you use the stevia packets which are sweeter than sugar, I would use ~6-7 packets? This recipe is very adaptable since it doesn’t need to be baked so if you need more liquid just add it 1 tbs at a time, and if you need more dry ingredients you can add more protein powder or oat flour.
      I wouldn’t recommend omitting the stevia completely because then it would not be dessert-like. To me, oats and peanut butter without any sweetener can be considered a savory dish.
      I’m so sorry you get headaches from sweeteners 🙁 I have never heard of anyone reacting to stevia! Real white sugar gives me headaches too. If you want to add something sweet to the cookie dough I would recommend some fruit maybe? Like some applesauce instead of the almond milk (you will need a tiny bit more though, just add it by the tablespoon when needed). I hope you like the recipe!
      -Jess

  18. Do you think these bean-based batters can be done without beans? I’m definitely going to try the nut butter one you posted a recipe for but can something be substituted for the beans in these other ones? Like a banana maybe? I’m just having trouble jumping on the “beans-in-dessert” bandwagon. I have very sensitive taste buds and I feel like the beans would stand out too much to me, even if it doesn’t bother other people. But these look so good!

    • JW-
      I totally understand your hesitation! I mean, it does sound strange… beans in dessert? 😉
      But if you rinse them really well, they’re pretty flavorless. Anyways, you could definitely try some mashed banana instead. This will obviously change the flavor of the cookie dough into a banana-y flavor. Since mashed banana has a higher water content than beans, you can omit the almond milk.
      And, since beans aren’t sweet like bananas, you can also omit the stevia extract.
      I haven’t tried this, but I hope it works! 🙂
      -Jess

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