Is there anyone out there who does not like cookie dough? The healthy type of cookie dough, I mean – free of dairy, eggs, processed sugar and flour. I don’t think so. I mean, what’s not to like? If you make them right, they’re sweet, caramely, doughey, gooey and guilt free balls of goodness. Thumbs up from me!
I enjoyed a couple of them early in the morning, as a pre-workout fueling snack and I also had 2-3 after my run. No better motivation to run faster and faster and finish my miles than knowing that I’m coming back to healthy cookie dough!
The only bit of warning I feel must come with this recipe is that they are quite addictive. You cannot stop at just one. Or two.
- 1 cup raw steel cut oats or raw oat groats, soaked
- 1 cup nut butter (I used almond butter), unsweetened, unflavored
- 2/3 cup linseed (flax seed) meal
- zest of 1/2 lemon
- zest of 1 orange
- 2/3 cup sultanas (or raisins), roughly chopped
- 1/3 cup dates, roughly chopped
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg, ground
- Soak the steel cut oats in water for at least an hour. (Soak oat groats overnight.)
- Rinse and drain the oats, try to eliminate as much of the water as possible.
- Add all ingredients to a food processor and whiz until you get a dough-like consistency, slightly gooey and sticky.
- Roll into bite sized balls and place in the fridge, covered, for at least an hour.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve chilled.
A big Thank You to Melissa at MyWholeFoodLife for inspiring me to make this yummy recipe.