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. she couldn’t be bothered with breakfast? Oh man, i wish i had that problem. LOL! Youre a good brother. Feedin the fam. YUM!

  2. Your sister is a boss. She needs to do more posts. I am the same as her, I like just PB&J for breakfast everyday. My favorite meal is all of the above. I eat really differently from my siblings because I am vegan and they favor their meat. I usually eat breakfast around 8:30 or 9:00 depending on when I work or get home from the gym. This looks delicious! I have the cinnamon sugar peanut butter that I might sub for the nutella because I’m a badass and it sounds good 🙂

  3. BREAKFAST FOREVER! I usually eat breakfast around 8:30, 8:45. It used to be closer to 10 but now I am so crazed as soon as I get to work (when I used to eat my breakfast) that I won’t have time to eat it 🙁

  4. I see your bringing the balls out again. You just whip those things up and around like nobody’s business. Balls to the left, balls to the right, balls everywhere.

  5. Luckily for me my sister is a bit of a health freak too!
    I am sad you have moved, now I won’t have a bag of these to taste 😉

  6. Your sister is so pretty! Great genetics, you two!!
    I love me some Nutella so I’ve definitely gotta try these. So many of your recipes that I need to make. Hoping to spend some time in the kitchen this weekend!
    Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day…and I usually eat around 7am on work days…9am on non-work days!

    1. Thanks buddy. We can thank the caked on make up on the both of us!

      Please come to Australia and I’ll make these for you. Promise.

    1. Hey Jessica! I don’t, but myfitnesspal can give you a break down 🙂 There’s an option for you to add the ingredients to it

      1. I just added all the ingredients to My Fitness Pal – 402 cals per recipe, 16 g fat, 29 g protein, 47 g carbs. I have to go buy all the ingredients tomorrow!! 🙂

  7. Can regular 2% milk be used instead of almond milk? I’m not vegan or anything like that but i came across this recipe in a buzzfeed article.

    1. Hey Taylor! 🙂

      You can use any milk you like for this- I use whole milk for myself sometimes and it works just as well!