If I had to pick one dessert to each for the rest of my life it would be cookie dough. That said, I eat this stuff by the spoonful at anytime of the day so I created this version that's actually food for you and packed with good stuff! These no-bake cookie dough balls are vegan, dairy free, nut free, gluten free, low in fat and high in protein.
I've been sharing my cookie dough obsession all over my instagram and thought it would finally be time to share the recipe with all of you! I have seen lots of high protein healthy cookie dough recipes using protein powder, lots of nut butter and/or oil but I have replaced those things with one of my FAVOURITE plant based foods: tofu. If you know me, you know I love tofu and use it for so many things like my tofu over night oats, smoothies, tofu "yoghurt", stir fries and so many other things. Another thing I really like about this recipe is that it's only 5 ingredients (okay maybe 6 if you count the squirt of vanilla that goes in there haha) and they are all things you probably already have in your fridge of pantry (aka vegan staples!!).
This is the most basic chocolate chip cookie dough but you can make it into so many more variations just by adding spices, cocoa powder, nuts or seeds and sprinkles if you desire :)
If you make this recipe, snap a picture of it on to instagram and don't forget to tag me @lisakitahara! ❤️
- 1/4 block silken/soft tofu (65g)
- 1/2 c canned chickpeas drained and rinsed (90g)
- 2 large dates (65g) (or 4 tbsp coconut sugar/maple syrup)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup oats grounded into flour (80g)*
- 1-2 tbsp almond milk
- 3 tbsp mini choc chips
Blend the tofu, dates, chickpeas, vanilla and almond milk until smooth. Then add in the oat flour and blend until its well combined
* Use 1/4c of peanut flour instead for a more rich flavour
*adjust to sweetness to your liking by adding in more or lesss sweetner