In my personal opinion, cookie dough is better than cookies. I don't know how but raw cookies have so much more flavour and texture and just a generally better YUM factor than cookies. Not that I will turn down a cookie if offered, I'm not deranged. But there is something special about consuming spoonfuls of mushy, chocolatey dough that crunchy cookies cannot satisfy. If cookie dough were a health food I would be consuming it on a daily basis, however it is infamously filled with refined flour and sugar and occasionally sweetened condensed milk. In other words, not a health food.
But, what is this? Have I done it? I believe I have. Today, I bring you cookie dough bites that use no flour, sugar (chocolate coating aside, of course) or condensed milk! They are delightfully sweetened with banana and the flour has been substituted for almond meal and oats. Although not a health food, these sinfully delicious bites are about as good as it gets. Perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth without the crushing guilt that often follows. Hurrah.
Choc Chip Cookie Dough Bites (Low FODMAP, Gluten, Dairy & Egg Free)
Makes 20 Bites
- 1 - 1 1/2 cups almond meal
- 1 cup quick oats (gluten free, if needed)
- Pinch of salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 overripe banana
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (or raisins or dried cranberries)
For chocolate coating:
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 4 tsp coconut oil
- For cookie bites: Combine almond meal, oats, salt and cinnamon in a food processor. Pulse until just combined.
- Add the banana and vanilla extract. Pulse until mix comes together as a dough. If too sticky, add more almond meal.
- Remove the blade from the food processor and gently stir in chocolate chips until well incorporated.
- Using your hands roll mixture into 20 even sized bites.
- For coating: Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil in microwave proof bowl or mug in the microwave at medium power (50%) at 30 seconds intervals, stirring each time until melted.
- Line a plate or container with waxed paper. Using clean hands, dip each cookie dough bite in chocolate mix until completely coated. Place your completed bites onto the parchment lined plate and leave to set. Store in the refrigerator until serving.