healthy "no bake" cookie dough

If we’re friends on Instagram, you saw me post about this treat the other night. I have a serious sweet tooth which is usually kept at bay by keeping a bowl of Dove dark chocolates constantly filled. One little square and I’m typically satisfied. However, the other night I was really craving chocolate chip cookie dough (I know, so weird). I have been eating really well that day and I had just finished a quick workout so I didn’t want to completely undo all my hard work. 
After digging around in my pantry, I figured I’d try to replicate the flavors with healthier ingredients. Note, I was not interested in cookies, just the dough part. 

Healthy “No Bake” Cookie Dough
Servings: 3

Ingredients

  • 1/2 oat flour (just grind rolled oats in your food processor)
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp coconut (palm) sugar
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 chocolate chips

Combine everything except the chocolate chips until a dough forms. Mix in chocolate chips. Eat with a spoon. Fall in love.

This turned out just perfect. The oats gave it a great texture and the yogurt kind of acts like what the butter would do in a traditional recipe. It adds a nice tangy-ness as well. I added the chia seeds just because…they are good for you! They don’t add any flavor or really any texture. Coconut sugar is unrefined and much better for you (as far as sugar goes) and it can be substituted in a recipe just like many other sugars. You could totally play around with this recipe based on what you have on hand. I saw some recipes online that used garbanzo beans!!
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