Vegan Cookie Dough Protein Balls

A healthy cookie dough? That’s right! My Vegan Cookie Dough Protein Balls are a delicious snack when a sweet craving hits. They’re full of protein and low in sugar for a tasty treat the whole family will love. 

 Vegan Cookie Dough Protein Balls | My Vegan Cookie Dough Protein Balls are a delicious snack when a sweet craving hits. They're full of protein and low in sugar for a tasty treat the whole family will love. vegan protein balls, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan recipe, vegetarian

Did you ever have a package of raw pre-made cookie dough and eat right out of the package? I used to when I was younger. I thought nothing of polishing off half a package in grade school. I guess so many people did it that cookie dough ice cream even became a thing. Most of the time I am more of a salty or creamy snacker (that’s why I love my queso dip so much) but sometimes my sweet tooth gets me and that’s where my protein balls come in.

Luckily I stopped with the cookie dough binges (I’m pretty sure there were raw eggs in there) but every once in a while I get a hankering for some. I figured there were others like me that would like a healthy, plant-based substitute for raw cookie dough too so I came up with a fun protein ball that would satisfy my cravings. For another fun ball recipe, check out my Vanilla Almond Balls.

 Vegan Cookie Dough Protein Balls | My Vegan Cookie Dough Protein Balls are a delicious snack when a sweet craving hits. They're full of protein and low in sugar for a tasty treat the whole family will love. vegan protein balls, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan recipe, vegetarian

A Healthier Cookie Dough Alternative

I used almond flour and vanilla protein powder as the base of my balls to add extra protein. The peanut butter adds some healthy fat as well as even more protein. To keep things sweet, I incorporated maple syrup and a few mini vegan chocolate chips.

There might be people out there thinking, “oh my goodness, how can she call these healthy with maple syrup and chocolate chips in them?”. To them, I say these are healthier than the usual cookie dough filled with processed flour and sugar.  My version also has protein and healthy fat all of which helps to reduce a blood sugar spike you’d be getting from a hand full or regular raw cookie dough. As with anything though, moderation is key. I wouldn’t down 12 of these puppies in one sitting.

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Vegan Cookie Dough Protein Balls

I hope you enjoy my Vegan Cookie Dough Protein Balls. If you get a chance to try it out, please rate the recipe and leave me a comment below – I’d love to hear your thoughts. Share your pictures on Instagram too and tag @v.nutrition and #vnutrition so I won’t miss it!

 

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Vegan Cookie Dough Protein Balls

A healthy cookie dough? That's right! My Vegan Cookie Dough Protein Balls are a delicious snack when a sweet craving hits. They're full of protein and low in sugar for a tasty treat the whole family will love. 

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 86 kcal
Author Mary Ellen

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Mix dry ingredients together (almond flour, protein powder, choc chips) in a large bowl.

  2. In a separate bowl add the rest of the ingredients together (wet ingredients). 

  3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and incorporate until a dough forms. Add more milk if necessary. You want it the consistency of a cookie dough. 

  4. Make 1" size balls with your hands. 

  5. Store in fridge for up to 5 days. 

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Cookie Dough Protein Balls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 86 Calories from Fat 51
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.7g 9%
Total Carbohydrates 6.4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4%
Protein 3.6g 7%
Calcium 2.4%
Iron 2.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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16 thoughts on “Vegan Cookie Dough Protein Balls

  1. These look amazing! In fact, they look like the healthy version of Timbits (donut holes) but even better. I’m going to make some tonight I think, so that I can take some to work tomorrow… Yum!

    1. Kate, thanks so much! I’ve never heard of Timbits before! They sound tasty! Let me know what you think! I love taking them to work for a not-so-naughty snack. 🙂

      1. I’m so sad right now… I don’t have any almond flour! I’m buying some tomorrow for sure.

        When you come to Canada eventually, you’ll see the Timbits are everywhere! I made a vegan version for the blog last year so I’ll have to make you some. 😊

        1. Yes, I need to try those timbits! They sound so fun!
          I seem to use a lot of almond flour. I’m mostly gluten free so that comes in handy. You could probably use regular flour if you have it, I just haven’t tried it with normal flour.

    1. Thanks Jenn! I think I ate 4 in one sitting once – I actually thought I’d eat more (I’ve been known to down at least half a container of regular cookie dough) but they filled me up too much!

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