Healthiest Raw Cookie Dough
Oh yes, please! 5-minute raw cookie dough that is healthy, fun, super easy to mix up, and so yummy!
I think just about everyone has those memories of making cookies as a kid and sticking your finger in the dough or batter of cakes and cookies… but those were made with refined, white flour and sugar, and raw eggs. Not something I want to eat or anyone should be eating…
Have no fear! This recipe is egg-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, soy-free, vegan, and paleo. (yes, might as well just name everything! 😉 ) is here! More importantly, it’s packed with nutrients, healthy fats, and fiber!
This is the plain-jane flavored dough, but the best part is (beside it still being delicious) you can add spices and flavors to this to get the kind of cookie dough you like… cocao powder for chocolate, cocao nibs for chocolate chip like I have here, molasses and spices, etc.
Not only is this so versatile for its flavor, but it’s somewhat of an all-purpose dough. I use this basic mixture in many of my other creations like for the crust of my No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake, as a base for my Fudgy Vegan and Gluten-free Brownies, and rolled into cookie dough balls for my Dairy-Free Pumpkin Chip Milkshake or to mix in to banana nice cream!
Just a few ingredients are all you need:
- Coconut flour – I love using Nutiva’s flour! It makes for such a soft dough that is not grainy at all!
- Ground flaxseed or chia seed (to help bind)
- Coconut oil (this helps firm up the dough when chilled)
- My Date paste
- A little cinnamon and salt
Mixed together with water until it sticks together, and you’ve got a super easy, fiber and nutrient-rich cookie dough!
- Coconut flour (I use Nutiva)
- Ground flax and/or chia seeds (I use Bob's Red Mill and Nutiva)
- Date paste (find my how-to on the blog), thinned with a bit of water
- Coconut oil, melted
- Ground cinnamon
- Himalayan sea salt
- Cacao nibs, optional
- Mix your coconut flour with about ¼ the amount of ground flax, chia, or a combination of both. I generally begin with about 1 cup worth (or a good scoop) of coconut flour and then go from there. The flax and chia is what helps bind the dough together, while adding lots of great nutrients and texture!
- Drizzle in coconut oil, about ¼ the amount of flour used. This helps firm up the dough when chilled.
- Add a spoonful, or however much you want, of cinnamon and a pinch of salt.
- Add enough water to the date paste to make thinner, more like a syrup. Begin adding this date "syrup" to the mixture until it easily sticks together. Test your dough by pressing a handful between your fingers. If it falls apart, add more syrup or water (if it's sweet enough). If it sticks together well, it's perfect.
- Taste it and see if it needs a bit more date paste or cinnamon. Add more if needed, and mix in cacao nibs if desired.
- Leave as is to eat, or roll into cookie dough balls to be used in recipes. Enjoy!
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