This single serve cookie dough recipe requires 1 bowl and 5 minutes to whip up- Gluten Free, Sugar Free, High in protein and vegan friendly too- The entire batch is a healthy option for breakfast!
On Monday’s post, I told you guys about how my colleagues were my taste testers for many recipes but closer to home, friends and family take the
This recipe was created after popping by home at 1pm and Niki having a day off from work and telling she hadn’t eaten breakfast because she couldn’t be bothered. Clearly my mum’s tactics with us growing up had no effect whatsoever.
While I’ve discussed on here that Niki is an intuitive eater, I do know at times she tends to put off eating because she’s lazy. I know what you’re thinking. How could someone be too lazy to eat breakfast? Trust me. I have no idea how she does it.
Niki has very picky palates and especially when it comes to breakfast. Give her a bowl of plain cereal with milk or toast with cheese and she’s a happy camper. Start throwing in fancy nut butters, crazy oatmeal combinations and pancakes and she’d most likely stay in bed. One time I made her a twist on this cake batter oatmeal and saw it was in the fridge again the next day with only two bites eaten. Actually, she’d make a pretty bad ‘Healthy Living Blogger’.
Here are 5 reasons why.
1. She hates peanut butter unless it’s eaten in a mars bar, satay sauce or snickers bar.
2. Oatmeal must be eaten from a packet and pre flavoured with sugar.
3. She things stevia is the female version of the name ‘Steve’.
5. Breakfast is her least favourite meal of the day.
Did you read number 5? Are you still alive?
I know right? She pretty much just broke rule number 1 of healthy living bloggers.
Knowing that she has very picky palates and that she likes cookies, I told her I’d design a breakfast cookie dough recipe which is quicker to whip up that her bowl of cereal and could maybe change her thoughts on everyone’s favourite meal.
Based off my original single serve breakfast cookie dough recipe, I gave it a ‘Niki’ twist to incorporate her favourites. She likes nutella, cookies and chocolate so I had some momentum to work with. Instead of using traditional nutella, I used my homemade version originally made in this recipe. By doing this, I make my vegan friends happy. These are high in protein thanks to the protein powder and can be made completely sugar free too. They hit all the macronutrients and you’d be fooled to thinking they were actually healthy.
Single serving. Chocolate. Cookie Dough. Healthy.
Most importantly, Niki approved.
- 1/4 cup gluten free rolled oats
- 1/4 cup gluten free oat bran
- 1 T cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 scoop chocolate protein powder*
- 1 T homemade 'nutella' (can sub for any nut butter or standard nutella if not vegan)
- 1 T chopped hazelnuts
- 1/4-1/2 cup almond milk*
- Dairy free unsweetened chocolate chips/mix ins of choice (optional)
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the rolled oats, oat bran, cocoa powder, sea salt and protein powder and mix until fully combined.
- Add the 'nutella' and chopped hazelnuts and mix very well- Mixture should be slightly crumbly. Slowly add the almond milk, one tablespoon at a time until a very thick dough is made.
- Using your hands, form into bite sized balls and roll in chocolate chips and set on a plate. Consume immediately or for best results, freeze for 10 minutes or refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Protein powder is optional- You can sub simply omit this and decrease the almond milk used.
- If you omit the protein powder and prefer sweeter breakfasts, add sweetener of choice.
- Protein powders differ by brand, so use the almond milk 1 tablespoon at a time.
Want more single serve breakfast cookie dough recipes? Check these out!
Original Single Serve Breakfast Cookie Dough (Gluten Free, Vegan)
Paleo Single Serve Breakfast Cookie Dough (Paleo, Gluten Free, Vegan)
Paleo Double Chocolate Single Serve Breakfast Cookie Dough (Paleo, Gluten Free, Vegan)
Happy weekend guys! Don’t forget to eat breakfast.
What time do you usually eat breakfast?
What is your favourite meal of the day?
If you have siblings, do they eat similarly to you?