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. Gluten Free, Sugar Free, High in protein, vegan friendly, AND it tastes like cookie dough…. nooooo waaaay. I’m making these. Like now. Pinned 🙂

  2. She hates peanut butter and breakfast? My heart just stopped. That being said, I would fail at paleo also because oatmeal dominates my life.
    I always have interesting conversations with my brother about what a “balanced meal” is. He thinks it should be a base of carbs (the “real” food) with protein piled on top and vegetables as garnish. He also eats a huge meal and then won’t eat until, like, 7 hours later. Unintentional intermittent faster.

  3. She doesn’t like breakfast? How are you two even related?!

    My sister is somewhat different from me too actually. She doesn’t usually eat breakfast because she says she’s not hungry before like 11 am. And she’s not as almond butter obsessed as me. But we have a lot of the same tastes for lunch and dinner, other than the fact that she doesn’t really like fish or winter squash. 😛

    1. I know, right!

      You guys have a sushi connection. That’s worth relishing in.

      mm, I kind of want relish now. Sundried tomato relish!

  4. True story- I had an almost empty jar of nutella in my desk drawer and got caught yesterday trying to scrape bits off the bottom with a plastic fork as an afternoon snack. I need to go buy a new jar. Then make this recipe.

  5. You had me at nutella! Sounds fantastic. I’ve been fussy with breakfast leately but this definitely will end the rut! How funny that we both have sisters that would miserably fail as a healthy living blogger 😀 And most crazy I talked about my sister being my test eater today too!
    My favorite meal is lunch – the opportunity to eat cold leftovers 🙂

  6. Not a fan of… breakfast? :shock:I’m afraid I don’t quite understand what that means 😛 You know I’m crazy for breakfast and would happily eat it all day long In fact, most days I usually do. That’s the beauty of not having to cook for anyone but yourself :mrgreen:

  7. OMG I am so all about breakfast. In fact I kind of have two breakfasts like a Hobbit. I eat right when I wake up at 6am, then I almost always have something at 10, whether I work out in the morning or not. While cookie dough balls looks like a great snack, I’m not sure that would satiate me enough in the morning. 🙂 “She things stevia is the female version of the name ‘Steve’.” Bahahahaha!!!!

  8. I used to think that Niki and I could be friends, but now I’m just not sure. (I’m kidding. Niki – be my friend?)

    In all seriousness, dude, you know I’d be all over this.
    As for breakfast…sometimes it happens at 6 pm, sometimes at 6 am. Yay crazy work schedule!

    My brother lives off of energy drinks, cigarettes and kraft dinner. Not kidding.

    1. Hahaha. She’s sitting across the room and eating Mcdonalds fries with sweet and sour sauce. It’s 8.28pm and all she’s eaten today is feta cheese, butter and pita bread. She’s a twat.

  9. SINGLE SERVING is the only way I know how to cook! ha ha! And what protein powder you using? NuZest?!?! 😉