Oatmeal Cookie Dough Protein Bites

These oatmeal cookie dough protein bites are the perfect afternoon snack to power you through a busy day and curb any cravings! They are ready in less than 20 minutes and make for a healthy and delicious grab and go snack all week long.

One of the best parts of being vegan has to be the fact that you can always eat the cookie dough. As a kid, I remember always trying to sneak bites of cookie dough when my mom wasn’t looking, even though it was absolutely forbidden, it was just too good to not! Little did I know, the same cookie dough taste that every kid craves could be easily accomplished without the use of animal products and in a bite sized, healthy, safe-to-eat treat. These bites totally satisfy your child-inspired cookie dough craving using whole, healthy ingredients for a dessert you can feel good about enjoying.

Oatmeal Cookie Dough Protein Bites

A poppable power-packed gluten free, vegan snack that tastes just like oatmeal cookie dough, but is packed with health boosting ingredients and protein!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Course: Snack
Keyword: energy ball, energy bite, gluten free snacks, gluten free vegan baking, healthy dessert, protein ball, protein bite, vegan snacks
Servings: 24
Author: jackfruitfulkitchen

Equipment

  • 1 Food Processor

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pitted medjool dates make sure your dates are quite soft, if they are too hard or dry, soak in warm water for 10 minutes
  • 3/4 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup hemp seed
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1-3 tbsp water
  • Optional mix-ins: sugar-free vegan dark chocolate chips, dried cranberries, dried goji berries, dried cherries, raisins, flax seeds, chia seeds

Toppings

  • 1/4 cup gluten free rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup sugar-free, vegan dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped

Instructions

  • Begin by adding the dates, pecans, cashews, oats, almond flour, hemp seeds, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt to the bowl of a food processor fitted with the S-blade. Process on high for 30-60 seconds until well combined, stopping to scrape down the sides if needed.
  • At this point the texture may be a bit crumbly. Add 1 tbsp of water at at time, securing the lid and processing on high again until the perfect doughy texture is achieved. Trust me when I say you will know that it’s right and the change happens fast. It will suddenly change from a crumbly texture to a firm ball of moist dough. It should stick together without being wet or sticky to the touch. The amount of water you need depends on the moisture level of your dates, but I typically use between 1 and 3 tbsp.
  • Once the right texture is achieved, add in optional mix-ins and stir with a spoon to combine. Use a spoon to scoop out 1 ½ tbsp sized balls of dough and roll between your palms to achieve a perfectly smooth ball shape. Set aside on a clean plate or tray.
  • Add the three different toppings to 3 separate bowls, and roll each ball into the various toppings to coat.
  • Store in an airtight container on the counter for up to one week or in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
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Sun Dried Tomato Basil Hummus


A wonderful and versatile dip to eat with veggies, crackers, or use to add flavor for your favorite vegan sandwiches!

A wonderful and versatile dip to eat with veggies, crackers, or use to add flavor for your favorite vegan sandwiches!

Hummus where the heart is ❤️🏡 Home is also where the NYE party is tonight, 🤣🎉 so I’ll be party prepping in the kitchen all afternoon 👩🏻‍🍳 and one thing on the menu is this super easy and super TASTY Sun Dried Tomato Hummus! 😍 It’s so good that I don’t think I’ll ever buy store-bought hummus again! 🤷🏻‍♀️ Check out the recipe below! ⬇️

Ingredients:

• 1 can @goyafoods garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
• 1/2 C sun dried tomatoes
• 2 TBSP EVOO
• 2 TBSP @spectrumorganic ground flax seed
• juice of 1 lemon
• 1/2 tsp paprika
• 1 tsp garlic granules
• 1/2 tsp cumin
• 1/8 tsp cayenne (more or less to taste)
• 1/8 tsp salt
• handful of fresh basil

Instructions:

1. Add all ingredients to a @vitamix blender.
2. Purée until smooth.
3. Season to taste! I added a dash of sriracha!
4. Serve with veggies or crackers – I love these @absolutelygf crackers with black pepper!

Zhoug

 

 


Zhoug, Zhug, sahawiq or bisbas is a hot sauce originating in the Yemeni cuisine. In other countries in the Arabian Peninsula it is also called daqqus

Zhoug, Zhug, sahawiq or bisbas is a hot sauce originating in the Yemeni cuisine. In other countries in the Arabian Peninsula it is also called daqqus

PEACE LOVE & ZHOUG ✌🏼 This is one of my absolute favorite dips! I usually buy it pre-made at Trader Joe’s, but TJ’s is pretty far away for me so I decided to try and make it from scratch! 🤗 If you’re near a Trader Joe’s – go buy Zhoug immediately. If you’re NOT or prefer to make stuff from scratch, this recipe is JUST as delicious and SUPER easy! 👏🏼 Check out the details below! ⬇️

Ingredients:

• 1 bunch of cilantro
• 1 bunch of parsley
• 1 jalapeño
• zest and juice of 1 lemon
• 2 garlic cloves
• 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
• 1/2 tsp cumin
• drizzle of sriracha
• 2 TBSP EVOO

Instructions:

1. Combine all ingredients in a @vitamix and blend until smooth!
2. Serve with fresh veggies, eat on crusty bread, spread it on toast, dip crackers in it, drizzle on tofu scramble, toss with pasta, EAT WITH A SPOON! 🤷🏻‍♀️🤣 But really, it’s delish so don’t be ashamed when you want to eat it on absolutely everything. 🤗