Healthy Holiday Inspired Cookie Dough (High Protein!)

High Protein Vegan Cookie Dough

3 Holiday inspired cookie doughs so reminisce the holiday treats! Vegan, gluten free, high protein, low fat but still thick, creamy and delicious. 

You guys... I know I've posted these a lot on my instagram and many of you have been asking for the recipes so finally- here it is! 3 of my favourite cookie dough flavour combos. Cookie dough has to be one of my FAVOURITE desserts ever... I ate a lot of it during the holidays when baking cookies (vegan of course). I was feeling a little sick after all the cookie dough so wanted to experiment with a ~healthier~ version using chickpeas and tofu! Naturally high in protein, these cookie dough flavours will have your holiday treat cravings satisfied. Remember to tag me on instagram @lisakitahara if you make it, I love seeing your recreations!  

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Ginger molasses

  • 1/4c Tofu (65g)
  • 1/2 heaping cup of canned chickpeas (90g)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 dates (40g)* 
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp all spice
  • 2 heaping tsp molasses
  • 2/3 c Oat flour (80g)

Notes: For a more "sugar-y" cookie dough, use 2 heaping tbsp of brown sugar in place of dates.

Maple Tahini Cookie Dough

Maple Tahini

  • 1/4c Tofu (65g)
  • 1/2 heaping cup of canned chickpeas (90g)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 heaping tbsp tahini
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup* 
  • 2/3 c Oat flour (80g)

Notes: Add maple sugar for a more "sugar-y" cookie dough.

Caramel Apple Cookie Dough

Caramel Apple

  • 1/4c Tofu (65g)
  • 1/2 heaping cup of canned chickpeas (90g)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 dates (40g)* 
  • 2 tbsp apple butter
  • 1 tsp Carmel extract
  • 2/3 c Oat flour (80g)
  • 3 tbsp chopped dried apples

Notes: For a more "sugar-y" cookie dough, use 2 heaping tbsp of brown sugar in place of dates.

METHOD:

  1. Add all ingredients except for oat flour (and chopped apples) into the blender and blend until smooth. Use a spatula to help scrap down the sides.
  2. Add in the oat flour and blend until combined 
  3. For the caramel apple cookie dough, fold in the chopped dried apples
  4. Top with more cinnamon sugar, toasted sesame seeds and/or dried apples (+chocolate for extra yummyness)