The taste and texture of real cookie dough in a healthy breakfast form and completely edible in this state too- It has no eggs! You only need one bowl and five minutes to prep this cookie dough for one and it fits most dietary lifestyles- It’s paleo, gluten free, vegan, dairy free and refined sugar free! It’s also perfect to prep the night before!
“Whenever you post these single serve dessert like recipes, you remind me of a single girl watching the notebook with a tub of ice cream”.
Thanks, Niki. I’m glad these recipes spark such thoughts in your mind.
Not sure where such a correlation has come from, but I’d like to disagree- Mainly because I’ve never seen that movie. My sister tried to convince me to watch it, but I couldn’t get the thought of Regina George out of my head.
I mentioned a few weeks ago that my sweet tooth has been prevalent lately. Up until then, I’d definitely have enjoyed more savory style breakfasts (and lunches too!)– Eggs with toast, potatoes with cheese (remember that phase?!) and even dinner leftovers. I can confidently say that for the last 2 months, my sweet tooth has taken precedence and nothing I can do will tame it. As much as I want to say my savory tooth has returned, it hasn’t. In fact, my sweet tooth has gotten more and more powerful and it doesn’t look like it’s stopping anytime soon.
I don’t think it’s a bad thing that I crave sweet stuff first thing in the morning, it’s just a matter of confusion. I don’t *THINK* I’ve made any changes in my diet or typical lifestyle to credit this newfound craving. I don’t *THINK* I’m missing out on any particular nutrients or anything which would have my body screaming for the saccharine. I don’t *THINK* it’s part of a (delayed) quarter life crisis.
How do I combat this?
Make sweet breakfasts.
You’ve probably noticed a VERY similar trend on the blog this year- Sweet Breakfasts.
This, my friends, is due (in most parts) to my ever growing sweet tooth and it’s need to be satisfied. I’ve been having sweet breakfasts for the last few weeks that it’s been a great time to experiment with recipes for the blog…..and eat it straight after. While oatmeal and even brownies have been great on rotation, I felt like throwing something else in the mix- Cookie dough. Healthy edible cookie dough. Healthy edible cookie dough….for breakfast.
Oh, and for one.
This healthy edible breakfast cookie dough is the definition of dessert for breakfast and you’d be fooled into thinking it was the real deal. The taste and texture resembles real cookie dough but has none of the typical ingredients- No butter, flour, sugar or oil! It’s a balanced meal (or hearty snack!) which hits all the main food groups- Protein, healthy fats and slow releasing carbohydrates. It takes barely any time to prep (5 minutes!) and if your anything like me, make a double portion the night before (seeing as it’s single serve!)– Evening snack and breakfast the next morning! It’s also perfectly suitable for those following a vegan, gluten free, dairy free and paleo lifestyle!
HACK! Want to make this completely sugar free? You betcha it’s possible. Because I use a sweetened protein powder (I recommend these ones- Paleo | Vegan | Casein), I omit the optional pure maple syrup. I actually even prefer this texture and my amazing test tester can attest to it (Hint- I messaged her the night before for her to make for her breakfast!).
Make this healthy edible breakfast cookie dough for one and please- Someone find my savory tooth. I miss my eggs and toast.
….Until tomorrow morning when my sweet tooth will dictate something else.
- 1/4 cup coconut flour (Can sub for gluten free oats/oat flour- See notes below)*
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder**
- pinch sea salt
- 2 T nut butter of choice (I used smooth cashew butter but peanut/almond works great!)
- 1 T maple syrup (optional)
- 1 T- 1/4 cup dairy free milk of choice***
- Handful of dairy free chocolate chips (optional)
- In a small mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients and mix well.
- Stir through the nut butter of choice and maple syrup (if using it) until a very crumbly mixture remains.
- Using a tablespoon at a time, add the dairy free milk of choice until a VERY thick batter is formed- Stir through chocolate chips and refrigerate overnight/for 30 minutes or enjoy immediately.
- * I recommend using coconut flour it works with oats/oat flour too- You'll need to decrease the dairy free milk considerably.
- ** This is optional but highly recommended- If you omit, you'll need to decrease the dairy free milk and ensure you add 1-2 T granulated sweetener of choice.
- ** Depending on the protein powder you use and the flour, you may need more- Adjust accordingly.
- This is best made the night before to really firm up but tastes delicious as is. It is freezer friendly too!
Savory breakfast ideas…Chuck them at me!
How do you combat your sweet tooth? Whip my hair back and forth.