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Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough
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Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough
We all know the best part of any cookie is the raw dough, so why pretend? Forget the oven and eat this high-protein treat with a spoon. A secret ingredient (chickpeas!) adds a healthy touch to this veganized childhood favorite, which is best enjoyed in un-cooked form. For more of Ricki Heller's delicious ways to use chickpeas in desserts, check out her guide to The Healthy Dessert Ingredient You’ve Never Tried on VegNews.com.
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Serves 4
What You Need:
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons old-fashioned oats
2 tablespoons coconut sugar
1 cup cooked chickpeas
2 tablespoons natural smooth sunflower-seed butter
1 tablespoon coconut oil
2 tablespoons coconut flour
3 tablespoons vanilla-flavored pea or rice protein powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon stevia powder
3 tablespoons unsweetened non-dairy milk, plus more as needed
1/3 cup raisins

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What You Do:
1. In a food processor, combine 1/4 cup oats with coconut sugar until mixture resembles a coarse meal. Add chickpeas, sunflower-seed butter, coconut oil, coconut flour, protein powder, salt, cinnamon, vanilla, stevia, and milk and process until very smooth, scraping sides of bowl as needed.

2. Add remaining 2 tablespoons oats and raisins and pulse a few times until raisins are chopped. Serve immediately or store, covered in refrigerator, up to 4 days.

Chef's Tip: Sub in chocolate chips instead of raisins for a more decadent version.
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