I told you a recipe with my DIY Brown Sugar was coming!
I also told you that it was going to be better than cookies. I'm sure that stumped some of you, because when I told my friend that she frantically shouted, "What's better than cookies?!?"
Um, cookie dough is... or at least that's my opinion.
Eating cookie dough always made me feel like I was rebellious. Like I was a bad girl. It's something that your mom catches you doing, then slaps your hand and takes the bowl away from you. It's something the cookie package even warns you not to do!
You know, Salmonella. Tsk tsk.
But this was always my opinion:
But this cookie dough is totally safe to eat since it's eggless. Oh, and did I mention it's super healthy?
YUP. My friend's mouth dropped too.
Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookie Dough: [eggless, low fat/sugar, high fiber/protein, GF, vegan]
144g (1+1/2 cups) Old Fashioned Rolled Oats (GF if you like)
half recipe (1/2 cup) of DIY Brown Sugar*
40g (1/4 cup) Brown Rice Flour
32g (1 scoop) Vanilla Protein Powder
one 15oz can Garbanzo Beans (drained and rinsed well; 1.5 cups beans)
1/4 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
64g (1/4 cup) Raw Almond Butter
1/2 tsp Stevia Extract
1/2 tsp Vanilla Paste (or extract)
1/2 tsp Butter Extract
*No, you can't use storebought brown sugar! Well, I guess I can't make you, but I can ask you nicely ;)
1. In a large bowl, add the dry ingredients, mix and set aside.
2. In a blender, puree the wet ingredients until smooth. Scoop this over the dry ingredients and fold together. Serve immediately or refrigerate covered overnight (if you want that authentic cookie dough feel--this is what I did!)
Only 4g of sugar and 15g of protein for a sweet, sugary dough? Yes, please!
Despite eating this cold (aka, straight out of the fridge), there is something very warming and comforting about it. It reminds me of my childhood. I don't even remember using or eating a lot of brown sugar as a child (I mostly ate the white stuff), yet this still took me years back. I can't really explain it, but this cookie dough just makes me melt inside.
This is now my go-to comfort food, just without the guilt :)