Healthy Breakfast Cookie Dough

The taste and texture of cookie dough but for breakfast- This no bake healthy breakfast cookie dough takes less than FIVE minutes to whip up and is high protein, vegan, gluten free and a sinfully nutritious start to the day- Single serving too! 

Healthy No Bake Breakfast Cookie Dough {single serve}- The taste and texture of cookie dough but for breakfast- This no bake healthy breakfast cookie dough takes less than FIVE minutes to whip up and is high protein, vegan, gluten free and a sinfully nutritious start to the day- Single serving too!  @thebigmansworld

Cookie dough. I’m ashamed to admit this, but I was unaware of this goodness until my semester abroad in America. I recall going grocery shopping with some of the local students and they bought cookie dough.


Great. We’re making cookies!

Fast forward to several hours later, vegged out in front of the TV on Thursday for ‘Jersday Thursdays’ (Another great tradition I learnt over there) and voila, the cookie dough was whipped out of the fridge. Much to my dismay, I was perplexed as to why it wasn’t baked in the oven.

Won’t it make you sick?

Won’t it give you worms?

Why does Australia not condone this goodness?

It was love at first…bite?



Since returning to Australia, I must admit my cookie dough consumption has been limited to times I have been baking. However, the thought of eating cookie dough for an actual meal has never left my mind. Last week, I showcased a dark chocolate and peanut butter waffle recipe I’ve been working on and gave an attempt of mixing some of the base ingredients without any eggs to form some sort of dough.

Seeing as I wanted it for breakfast and knowing I’d need to not be in a sugar coma so early in the day, I opted to trial using ingredients which I knew would keep me energised yet NOT sacrifice the taste.

Friends….we have a winner here.



Nut Butter Breakfast Cookie Dough

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Servings: 1
Author: Arman @ thebigmansworld


  • Nut Butter Breakfast Cookie Dough
  • Ingredients-
  • ½ cup peanut flour can sub for PB2, Almond flour or other nut flour
  • 2 tablespoon nut butter of choice I’ve tried it with Almond butter and Peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoon oat bran divided
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon natvia natural sweetener can sub for any granulated sweetener
  • ¼- ½ cup milk of choice
  • ¼ cup mix in of choice- I used crushed salted peanuts


  • In a mixing bowl, sift peanut flour to avoid clumps. Add in 2 T of oat bran, salt and sugar and mix.
  • Add the nut butter of choice and mix well into the mixture. It should now dense and clumpy. Using a tablespoon, add in milk of choice until a dough like texture is formed. Add in the mix ins of choice until combined.
  • Using your hands, form into tablespoon sized balls and roll them into the remaining 1 T of oat bran. Refrigerate for at least an hour (overnight is best) until they become more dense
  • Keep refrigerated until ready for consumption


If using an alternative nut flour (e.g. almond flour), decrease the amount of milk. If using PB2, cut back on the sugar/sweetener of choice.
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Hope you all have a great start to the weekend- Catch you Sunday for a round of Spill it, Sundays where I hope to indulge in your dream destinations for 2014.

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    118 thoughts on “Healthy Breakfast Cookie Dough

    1. This looks right up my street! I wish I could get peanut flour over here. Wreckon ground peanuts would work? I just ate overnight oats on the train and got some very strange looks. Maybe it was the hemp protein powder and chia seeds that gave it the green appetizing sludge appearance… haha. I love raw cookie dough and cake mixture for that matter. I used to just make the mixture to eat raw as a kid and wondered why I felt sick for hours ha. Have a fab weekend Arman 🙂

      1. Hey Lauren! I mean Caggie.

        Ground peanuts would definitely work- but I’d cut back on the liquid abit- or try almond meal/flour! Have you tried using iherb? That is where I order peanut flour from!

    2. I’m from Germany and cookie dough is not a thing here at all. Since cookies (at least “American cookies” aren’t so much of a thing here either). I will try this recipe soon. I’ve seen lots of chickpea cookie dough recipes but I don’t digest beans so well so your recipe sounds much better to me! I would add in some nuts or sugar free chocolate, chopped!

      1. You and me both, Ann- I can’t digest beans well, and also those cookie doughs taste too bean-y anyway! Adding extra nuts is a bonus too!

    3. yum, cookie dough! I haven’t had breakfast yet but I think I will have eggs. I have been stuck on yogurt and muselli this week. I need to see if I can ship you Cookie Butter from Trader Joes.

      1. Haha that damn cookie butter- They tried to bring out a variation of it here at one store (ironically, the USAfoods store lol)- spekaloos or something?

        Yogurt and muesli…I could actually go that this week!

    4. Yup, America…home of the lazy…and…GENIUS. Cookie dough is great. I happen to love it, but I also love freshly baked cookies so I usually end up eating too much of both when I make them! However, these sound amaaaazing and I’m sure I’d end up eating all the balls in one sitting 🙂

      1. I’d happily take the lazy title when you produce such goodness!

        Eating all of these in one sitting is perfectly acceptable- sinfully nutritious 😉

      1. It’s the cure for sickness…or a perfect pairing with cheese and crackers! 😉

      1. Thanks Megan! You need to give these a try- it’s the best excuse to eat them for breakfast! And no haha- funny we both did post nut butter ball recipes!

    5. Oh my goodness, I need to make these! I’ve always been able to find raw cookie dough in the stores here but it’s never a good idea to have it in the fridge (for obvious reasons!) Haha these bites would be dangerous too 😉

      1. Dangerously good you mean 😉

        Whip up a full batch and you have a healthy breakfast waiting for you!

    6. Hello goodness! Sounds just yum! And I love how you gave it a salty twist again. Why do I still wonder??? Cookie dough is right down my alley but I never got farther than licking out the bowl.
      aaaah should I really tell you what I had for breakfast??? Okay of course you already know! But let me tell you that this was the tittiest of all tit bakes I ever had! What’s that about that strange bowl that brings out tits all the time????

      1. When i come visit you, I better be given one of these magical bowls. My Ikea bowls come out in circles lol.

      1. Of course! You can get gluten free rolled oats and use that instead- or ground it into a flour! 🙂

    7. Heck yes! I will totally be trying these. I’m so happy that you’ve come to meet the amazingness of cookie dough. You should bag these nut butter breakfast cookie dough balls and chuck them at your fellow bloggers (since you like to do that apparently)…I’m sure they wouldn’t mind. At least I wouldn’t. More cookie dough for me!

      1. Seeing as it would be appreciated, chucking them at others would be a waste…my rubbish heap in the corner of my studio- that is an option…

    8. I love that you called them nut butter bites rather than PB bites… Makes my allergy-ridden heart do all sorts of happy dances 😀 And I love that it’s ‘cookie dough’ without the eggs because… the thoight of eating raw eggs just skeeves me out. Cookie dough is definitely a thing here, but I’ve never actually had any because of the eggs.

      Favourite cookie add-ins are chocolate chips, and breakfast today has not yet happened 😛

      1. I specifically tried it out with AB and almond meal/flour with you in mind!

        Chocolate chips are a classic add in!

    9. They look great Arman! Trying to think of something I could sub for the oat bran, as I really want to make them!

      Cookie dough is not common in the UK – people know about it cause it appears all the time on US shows but you can’t buy it. Then again folk over here won’t even lick the spoon when baking for fear of uncooked eggs!

      1. Hey Jen! I’ve tried it with coating the outsides lightly with almond meal and just this weekend I subbed the oat bran with coconut flour- You just need to add more liquid!

    10. You, my friend, are a genius. I’ve spent many a girls night watching Sex and the City reruns while eating cookie dough straight from the container. Something about all of us eating it together made it seem less terrible for you.
      I’m currently sipping my breakfast- a coconut milk smoothie with banana, berries, and protein powder.
      Have a great weekend!

      1. That smoothie sounds pretty epic right now…as I wallow in the heater! This cookie dough warrants a double serving of trash TV!

    11. I wish I could post mid-post comments because I reacted to the first line of this post like this -> “WHAT?!?!?!” *falls off chair*

      I always say ice cream is my favorite food, but that’s a lie, it is cookie dough. My childhood is filled with memories over negotiating how much cookie dough I should be allowed to eat at the risk of contracting food poisoning. My dad for many years kept a tub (yes, a tub, he bulk ordered it) in the freezer for him to snack on. Basically, in America, we all know you can get salmonella or whatever but we’ve collectively concluded that it is worth the risk. The ultimate #worthit, if you will.

      1. Wow. Your dad is my idol. How come my dad never hoarded good stuff?!

        Um..after trying cookie dough in America, I’m happy to put potential salmonella on the line.

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