Healthy Cookie Dough Bites

If a cookie recipe says it makes 24 cookies then it really only makes 20… because I’ll eat at least 4 cookies worth of dough. I mean, the cookie dough is the best part. (It’s also a great reason why vegan cookie recipes are awesome. No raw egg to worry about!) So when my sweet tooth was calling last night, I decided to skip the whole preheating-the-oven thing and just make some little cookie dough balls that could be enjoyed straight from the fridge!

And the bonus? They’re made with whole grains and healthy fats!

healthy cookie dough bites

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Healthy Cookie Dough Bites
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8
  • 1 cup of whole grain oats (or gluten free oats)
  • 1 tbsp honey (or agave if you're vegan)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • ¼ cup crunchy peanut butter
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp mini chocolate chips (optional)
  1. If you're using whole grain oats, pulse them in a food processor for a bit to make them into smaller bits. If you're using quick cooking oats, then you can just leave them as-is.
  2. In a small microwave safe bowl, heat the honey, coconut oil, and peanut butter for 15 seconds at a time, stirring each time until just melted.
  3. Stir in the oats, vanilla, salt, and chocolate chips.
  4. Pop the dough in the fridge for a few minutes, then roll into individual balls.
  5. Let them set for at least 15 minutes before eating.
  6. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge.

The dough might seem a little crumbly, but once you put it into the fridge for a bit, the coconut oil and peanut butter firm up. It’s best to store them in the fridge, but you can pick them up without them crumbling everywhere. Β cookie dough vegan

I might have to make these a Thursday tradition, for the extra burst of energy. We had our first Upward Basketball practice of the season yesterday, and it reminded me that kids seem to have endless amounts of energy. (Seriously, how do you keep up with them?!) Alex is coaching 4th grade basketball, and I’m coaching the cheerleaders so I might need one or two of these in the afternoon in order to keep up with them.

These cookie dough bites are the perfect healthy treat! You just need a few ingredients to whip up these vegan & gluten free snacks!

For now, I’m sipping on some coffee and trying to stay warm. I hope you all have a great weekend!

Do you eat the cookie dough when you bake?



  1. YUm! Pinning. I am thinking pumpkin seeds too – thoughts?

  2. I think I’m going to make these this weekend!

    And yes… I eat the cookie dough! Life is too short to not or to worry about the raw eggs!

  3. Oh my! This is genius. I could go for this when I just can’t get my mind distracted enough to stop wanting something sweet. And no guilt. Super idea!

  4. Oh yes, I looove coconut oil in cookies and can’t resist cookie dough, either! I’d like to *think* I wouldn’t eat five of these at once, but…who can say once they’re in front of me? πŸ˜‰

  5. Oh my god! This is what I need in my life right now. Considering I like the cookie dough way more than the baked cookies themselves πŸ™‚ I need to go get some coconut oil ASAP

  6. Pinning these to feed the cookie monster (AKA, me on weekend nights!) πŸ™‚ They look perfect!

  7. Cookie dough is the!! I usually don’t eat raw cookie dough because there’s raw eggs in it (and I get slightly paranoid), but this recipe looks PERFECT! I have all those ingredients, too…can’t wait to try it.

  8. Oh wow – these bites sound so delicious! Now I need a tutorial on how to exercise portion control! πŸ˜‰

  9. I have all of these ingredients in my apartment. Going to make this weekend πŸ™‚

  10. YUM! Cookie dough, to me, is always better than the baked version πŸ™‚ I’ve been making these vegan cookie dough balls since Christmas and keeping them in the freezer so I can enjoy them anytime I want! They’re made of chickpeas?! Go figure πŸ˜‰
    I miss reading your blog! So glad I decided to click over in my one minute of free time this afternoon.

  11. These look awesome!! Andrew makes cookies ALL the time and I would much rather (and do) eat the dough.

  12. These look so good Liz πŸ™‚ I definitely agree that the cookie dough is one of the best parts of baking cookies. I have to try and cut myself off because I’ve made myself sick on my occasions. Oops!

  13. This recipe looks delish! And I am so happy because I have all of the ingredients in my pantry; I’ll make them tomorrow! Thanks so much for sharing!

  14. Yummy! I make cookie like this often and always eat too much of the dough…but it’s all good with ingredients like that! Thanks for sharing your take on them πŸ™‚

  15. These look like the perfect easy snack to whip up on a Sunday evening to prepare for the week ahead, yum!

  16. Do I eat cookie dough? Um – who doesn’t? Isn’t that the best part about baking? πŸ™‚

  17. I am seriously the worst at eating cookie dough as I bake – like I hardly ever have some leftover for the actual cookies haha!! These look and sound amazing Liz! Love how healthy they are πŸ™‚

  18. Okay, I’m not even going to try and lie: I bake -just- so I can eat dough in 90 % of the cases. Personally, I’m not much of a cookie fan – chocolate all the way – but keep baking for others so I can eat the dough πŸ˜‰ .
    Your bites sound up my alley, though. Unbaked dough wins!

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  20. These looks absolutely delicious and I love how it doesn’t take many ingredients :)!

  21. I am going to make these RIGHT MEOW! my kind of cookie!

  22. Have a sweet tooth tonight and no gelato in the freezer, so I was so excited to remember this recipe and give it a try. It tastes delish! But the “balls” aren’t sticking together. Any thoughts/suggestions would be much appreciated.

    • Oh no! A little more coconut oil might help. It’s definitely best to keep them in the fridge (that way the coconut oil hardens and keeps them together.)


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