Nutella Breakfast Cookie Dough


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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! 

Healthy {protein packed!} No Bake "Nutella" Cookie Dough Bites- Just 1 bowl and FIVE minutes is needed to whip up this NO BAKE "nutella" cookie dough bites which are high in protein, vegan, gluten free and dairy free! Perfect for breakfast or snacking! @thebigmansworld-


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 cake responsibility. 

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. 

Single Serving Nutella Breakfast Cookie Dough- High in protein, gluten free, sugar free and vegan!

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’.

4. She failed Paleo not once, but twice.

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. 

Single Serving Nutella Breakfast Cookie Dough- High in protein, gluten free, sugar free and vegan!

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. 


Nutella Breakfast Cookie Dough

5 from 2 votes
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!
Servings: 1


  • 1/4 cup gluten free rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup gluten free oat bran
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder*
  • 1 tablespoon homemade 'nutella' can sub for any nut butter or standard nutella if not vegan
  • 1 tablespoon 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.
Adapted from Original Breakfast Cookie Dough
Author: Arman
Tried this recipe?Give us a shout at @thebigmansworld or tag #thebigmansworld!

Single Serving Nutella Breakfast Cookie Dough- High in protein, gluten free, sugar free and vegan!

Want more single serve breakfast cookie dough recipes? Check these out!

Original Single Serve Breakfast Cookie Dough (Gluten Free, Vegan) 

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Paleo Single Serve Breakfast Cookie Dough (Paleo, Gluten Free, Vegan) 

Paleo Breakfast Cookie Dough (Paleo, Gluten Free, Vegan)

Paleo Double Chocolate Single Serve Breakfast Cookie Dough (Paleo, Gluten Free, Vegan)

Double Chocolate Paleo Breakfast Cookie Dough (Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegan)

Healthy No Bake Nutella Cookie Dough Bites which are packed with protein but taste like dessert- The PERFECT snack which takes minutes! {vegan, gluten free, dairy free recipe}-


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? 

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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. Sounds fabulous, almost too good to be true! It’s always amusing to read about your sisters eating habits. Siblings can be so different. My brother has completely different eating habits than me as well. To each their own!

  2. No breakfast & no peanut butter….Oh Niki :)! I can’t remember the last time I went without breakfast- definitely my favourite meal of the day..even more so if I were eating these balls! I usually get up around 8 so by the time I’ve done my morning routine, breakfast happens between 9 & 9.30 am. Fo the most part, my sister & I share similar taste buds although she is not an cooked oatmeal fan due to the mushy texture- what a weirdo 😉

    1. Haha, Niki says she’s allergic to peanut butter yet faceplants satay sauce.

      I’m no joke craving oatmeal for tomorrow now.

  3. So kind of like a Ferro rocher huh? Hmmmm OK.

    I can’t fathom it when people tell me that they either don’t like breakfast or haven’t eaten a meal. I’ve had times when I haven’t eaten meals, and it’s called procedure prep or purgatory. That’s about it.

  4. How can people not like breakfast? I don’t get it. Not only would I be too hungry to skip it, but it is the best meal. Especially when it is like having dessert. Yum!

  5. I usually try to wait until 7:00 to eat my breakfast, or else my days gets thrown off. As a teacher, I can only eat at certain times, and getting hungry before 11:50 am = hangry Bridget… Not good.

    I don’t know that I can choose a favorite meal of the day as there are specific aspects of each meal that I adore.

    I have a brother and a sister, and we all eat differently… the only thing we agree on is our beer and wine preferences.

  6. When I read the title all that popped in my head was “oh no you di-n’t” because seriously? I am now craving sweets after having a ginormous breakfast! Looks too good. Keep doing what you’re doing!

  7. Breakfast cookie dough- I think I’m in love! Breakfast is by far the best meal of the day, she’s nuts!

  8. I don’t understand when people don’t eat or like breakfast. I get out of the bed in the morning because there IS such thing as breakfast. Second of all, I’m glad you posted this. I’ve been thinking of creating some protein balls and have been hoping there were ways to do it without a food processor. Looks like combining some stuff in a mixing bowl can suffice. Right?

    1. Haha, not going to lie- It’s on my mind when I’m working out. I may or may not even cut a set short to get home to it 😉

  9. Ha! I hate eating breakfast too AND I’m a healthy living blogger/registered dietitian. I get it Nikki! Breakfast food is just never appealing to me but these cookie dough bites would get me to eat it! You had me at nutella!

  10. HAHAHA, your sister kills me. I wish you, her and I could be real life friends. In my fantasy world, you’d make all of our meals, be my workout buddy & we would do everything together. While holding hands.

    Niki is a Kardashian.

    1. LOL. I actually lol’d like an idiot just then because my sister was completely left out.

      Niki is not a Kardashian. She’s a Rosario lololol (TRHBH)

  11. Sometimes at school if I’ve prepped my breakfast the night before (overnight oats), I’ll get up, get my breakfast and get back in bed to eat it. Before I’ve gone to the bathroom, drank water, or anything. That is how much I love breakfast. Sometimes I even have to remake my breakfast if I accidentally eat it before I go to bed. Breakfast + cookie dough is the best.. I love making combinations like these because they’re so easy and taste so good! I usually throw in a protein powder too to give it some extra sweetness and of course, protein…

  12. I could definitely polish off many of these ‘nutella’ cookies for breakfast.. or any time of day really. They look delicious and surprisingly healthy too!

  13. Normally I would be all over this but I’m currently nursing a sugar headache brought on by consuming half a jar of Nutella yesterday, so it’s still too soon!