Guilt-Free Chocolate Chip “Cookie Dough”

Who doesn’t love them some raw cookie dough by the spoonful?  It’s certainly delicious, so much so that I’ve been known to eat more than I should have on numerous occasions (aka the whole damn container/package…oops).  This then leads to feelings of guilt from eating more than I should have and then feeling like crap because of all the sugar, butter, etc.  There is also the “rumored” risk of food borne illness from consuming raw eggs, its never happened to me personally, but I guess it could so eating raw cookie dough maybe probably should considered a small health risk.

What I’m saying is shoveling spoonfuls of chocolate chip cookie dough into your mouth, probs not the best idea for a variety of reasons, no matter how good it tastes.  Please do yourself a favor and look at the ingredients and nutritional facts on pre-made cookie dough favorites like Nestle Toll House.  There are too many “ingredients” in there that are better left out of your body.  No worries though as I’m going to give you a substitute that won’t leave you feeling deprived or cheated, and of course is way better for you.

***Warning: Don’t actually try to bake cookies out of this.  It won’t work.  Eat it like cookie dough was intended to be enjoyed, by the spoonful.

The key players in this one are plain yogurt (I prefer goat’s milk yogurt which I usually grab at Trader Joes as it tends to be easier to digest especially for those sensitive to dairy, but if you’re not a fan then I recommend plain Greek yogurt) and raw organic fiber by Garden of Life which you can find on Amazon here (it is cheaper on Amazon and can be used in a variety of ways so I really recommend checking it out and incorporating into your diet as it is a healthy source of fiber).  Plus it is virtually tasteless so you can add to different foods without worrying about altering the flavors.  Try adding it to oatmeal, a protein shake to make it thicker, and more.  I could go on and on about how great this stuff is but I’ll save it for another time.

This recipe is flour and egg free while also packing some nutritional value, providing some protein and fiber (bonus points for your digestive system).  Regarding the type of chocolate chips to use, it is completely up to you, however, I recommend finding a brand that uses minimal, real ingredients as opposed to additives.  I came across the Enjoy Life brand yesterday at Sprouts and was pleased with their dark chocolate chips (containing only unsweetened chocolate and cane sugar).  This will not taste EXACTLY like cookie dough but it is pretty darn close and will satisfy your sweet tooth!  If needed you can add a bit more coconut sugar or agave to taste if you want it sweeter, I just didn’t want to amp up the sugar content too much on this (personal preference).

As far as I’m concerned this recipe is a win-win especially since the risk of contracting salmonella is like zero.  Next time you’re craving some chocolate chip cookie dough you know what to do.

I hope you love this as much as I do!  Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Guilt-Free Chocolate Chip “Cookie Dough” Recipe:

Serves: 4 at approx. 170 cal/ serving

Time: 15 min max (it is literally so quick and easy, TBH this post probably takes longer to read than this does to make)

Ingredients:
  • Plain Goat Yogurt 340 grams, or approximately 1 1/2 cups
  • 1 Tbsp. natural peanut butter
  • 5 tsp. coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 to 2 scoops Garden of Life RAW Organic fiber
  • 4 Tbsp. Chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp organic raw agave
  • Pinch of salt

 

Directions:
  1. Weigh out/ measure yogurt in medium sized mixing bowl.
  2. Stir in peanut butter until smooth.
  3. Fold in coconut sugar, agave, and salt until evenly combined.
  4. Slowly add in fiber, stirring after each addition until fully combined and thickened.  A minimum of 1 1/2 scoops will be needed but you can adjust and add more depending on the desired constency.
  5. Mix in chocolate chips until evenly dispersed.
  6. Portion yourself a serving and eat without feeling guilty about a damn thing!