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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Author: Arman @ thebigmansworld


  • Nut Butter Breakfast Cookie Dough
  • Ingredients-
  • ½ cup peanut flour can sub for PB2, Almond flour or other nut flour
  • 2 T nut butter of choice I’ve tried it with Almond butter and Peanut butter
  • 3 T oat bran divided
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 T 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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    118 thoughts on “Healthy Breakfast Cookie Dough

    1. I remember in high school going to the grocery store with my friends and sharing a tube of cookie dough with friends once in a while. Yup…super healthy kid here. But cookie dough that isn’t horrible for me and won’t potentially give me salmonella? Sign me up 😉

    2. Omg yes I was obsessed with raw cookie dough as a teenager! I remember after I finished a 10 day canoe trip one time my friends and I went straight back to civilization and bought a package of cookie dough, a Wendy’s meal with burgers and fries, a chocolate cake, and pop tarts. And ate them all on the bus ride home. Don’t judge haha.

      Love the looks of this recipe!

    3. We eat raw polar bear here, with our bare hands. Canadians are pretty much all paleo. Also where did you do a semester abroad? In my apartment? Jersday Thursdays are a thing.

    4. I love raw cookie dough, but I can’t keep it in the house because it is the one thing (other than Cheez-Its – do you have those over there?) that I can’t restrain myself from eating. I actually found a recipe for raw cookie dough that ISN’T terrible for you to eat, in that you can’t get salmonella from eating the raw eggs. This reminds me to make that!

    5. Knew this would be a good one! Going to make this soon for sure.

      And cookie dough was a childhood staple for me – don’t tell my mom! I would sneak pieces and try to reconstruct the roll so it looked like it hadn’t been touched. Haha.

    6. Yum! These look like a winner. I’m needed something to use up my almond flour, so this will do the trick!

      As a {Canadian} kid, I loved cookie dough. Pretty sure Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice cream was my go-to. Our elementary school always had a cookie dough fundraiser, and we’d have to sell these massive tubs of it…I remember my mom getting so mad at my brother and I for eating the entire container she had bought!!

      I meant to ask you, have you tried the new Mayvers peanut butter from Woolies (glass bottles)?? It’s so good! Loving the smooth one with a pinch of salt. Finally some good nut butter around here!!!

      1. No worries, Kelly!

        The cookie dough ice creams in the northern hemisphere live up to it’s name. I tried a cookie dough flavour from NZ Natural ice cream once. It was just vanilla ice cream with a few dots of chocolate chips.

        YES! Love Mayvers- and the added salt by hand- perfect.

    7. You can buy cookie dough!? Say what? That’s un-bloomin-believable. The two times in my life I’ve made cookies I’ve eaten the dough and loved it! Love the look of this, but one question: with only 1 tsp of sugar – does it taste sweet?
      Breakfast was PB&J oatmeal and coffee 🙂

      1. Hey Ms.J!

        I only used 1 tsp of sugar because I find a little sugar to be enough- my peanut butter I used had a little sugar in it. I also added some peanut butter chips which were quite sweet too!

        Pb+J oatmeal sounds epic.

    8. Oh hell yeah cookie dough is a thing. In eighth grade, we’d all walk to this grocery store after school and buy cookie dough… for a snack. #thinspiration.

      You know how I feel about salted crushed nuts so I’m totes on board with that.

    9. Clever! These look terrific. I am going to have to invest in some peanut flour or almond meal. I like raisins or other dried fruit in cookies. I haven’t had raw cookie dough since I was a kid but I preferred the dough to the baked product. Back then, we didn’t worry about salmonella, just spoiling your appetite for dinner (Yeah, right!) Of course, we also rode in the car without seat belts, left meat on the counter to defrost all day long, washed our hands with regular old non-antibacterial soap, and sold Girl Scout cookies door-to-door sans parents. Miraculously, I’m still alive!

      For breakfast I had Greek yogurt with berries and chia seeds plus toast topped with almond butter and sliced dried fig.

      Hope your weekend is fantastic!

      1. You NEED to- peanut flour- when NOT using it as a substitute for peanut butter, is absolutely amazing in baked goods or added to real peanut butter for a dough!

        Mmmm…Greek Yogurt is something I need to reintroduce to my breakfast rounds!

    10. Wow I never realized cookie dough was an American thing!!! There truly is nothing like eating some fresh cookie dough!!
      I make some mean monster cookies and that dough is the best!!! 0% healthy but 100% amazing!!

    11. Gosh, I read: ‘Why does Australia not condome this goodness?’
      I’m so sorry.
      BUT I have peanut flour here, oatbran (LOVE that there is oatbran in them!!), I will buy nutbutter tomorrow and I am obsessed with cookie dough. Of course only since I entered the blogging world – you bet the Swizzies think Cookie Dough is an online game or something.

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