If you’re craving something sinful, there is always a healthier alternative to satisfy your craving. These Vegan Cookie Dough Bites are made with cashews and oats and don’t contain any refined sugar, butter, or eggs. Just 100% plant based ingredients that not only satisfy your sweet tooth, but provide nutrients and energy as well!

I posted a picture of the dough on Instagram last week and promised a recipe by the “next week.” Well ladies and gentlemen, that did not happen. You see, I loved it so much that I ate the entire bowl before I could even photograph it! Actually, I didn’t even roll it into bites at that point!!! It was just one of those days, and healthy vegan cookie dough solved all of my problems, haha. As promised, here’s the recipe!


Vegan Cookie Dough Bites
Makes 8 bites

1/2 cup raw unsalted cashews
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 Tbsp pure maple syrup
2 Tbsp dark chocolate chips

Combine cashews, oats, flour, and salt and grind in a food processor until becomes fine. Add maple syrup and vanilla and process until well combined and dough starts to form. Transfer the dough to a bow and fold in the chocolate chips. Form the dough into 1 tablespoon size balls. Store in refrigerator.

19 Comments on Vegan Cookie Dough Bites

  1. Cat
    October 7, 2013 at 8:14 pm (11 years ago)

    What sort of flour could I use to make it gluten free that you’d recommend?

    • heather joy
      October 9, 2013 at 5:22 am (11 years ago)

      Cat, I am gluten-free as well. I made these bites last night, but used Betty Crocker’s gluten free rice flour mix versus using the whole wheat flour. And the bites were deliscious! Hope that helps.

      • Catherine
        October 9, 2013 at 4:10 pm (11 years ago)

        Thanks for the suggestion Heather!

    • Catherine
      October 9, 2013 at 4:10 pm (11 years ago)

      Hi Cat! You can use oat flour or any other gluten free flour!

    • LJinSC
      October 11, 2013 at 3:32 am (11 years ago)

      I bet almond flour would be awesome in this…

  2. Katie @ Produce on Parade
    October 8, 2013 at 9:23 am (11 years ago)

    Yum, these look delightful! Thanks for sharing such a fun little recipe 🙂 Cheers!

  3. Jessica
    October 8, 2013 at 9:50 am (11 years ago)

    I’m currently on the hunt for vegan recipes I can pass over on my family during the holidays without them knowing. This just may make the cut. I mean, who doesn’t like cookie dough. Yum!

    • Catherine
      October 9, 2013 at 4:11 pm (11 years ago)

      This is a great transition recipe for anyone who is interested in vegan food! I think your family will love it 🙂

  4. heather joy
    October 9, 2013 at 5:21 am (11 years ago)

    I made these last night and they are SO DELISH! I was able to make 10 bites out of the batch I made — not sure if my “bites” were smaller than yours or if I measured wrong. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  5. Daneka
    October 9, 2013 at 5:04 pm (11 years ago)

    I am literally eating these now as I type! Awesome!! Even my husband liked them, and he is afraid of the word vegan. I used coconut flour and they turned out great!!

    • Catherine
      October 9, 2013 at 5:30 pm (11 years ago)

      I love hearing that!!! And thanks for letting me know that Coconut Flour works 🙂 You have to checkout the recipe I just posted! It’s a Healthy Vegan Cookie Dough Blizzard that uses this dough!

  6. Diana
    October 9, 2013 at 8:34 pm (11 years ago)

    Okay so I just made these but with white chocolate and it is soo yummy!

    • Catherine
      October 9, 2013 at 9:08 pm (11 years ago)

      Mmmmmmm love white chocolate! Great idea!

  7. Carly
    October 10, 2013 at 9:12 am (11 years ago)

    Hey! Allergic to cashews, would almonds or peanuts work?

  8. Katie
    November 3, 2013 at 5:05 pm (10 years ago)

    Holy cow! How awesome! I had to put these in the fridge so I wouldn’t scarf them all down at once :)Swapped the cashews for almonds and will be making this again soon.

  9. lachlyn
    December 22, 2013 at 2:25 am (10 years ago)

    Thanks for the recipe. I made this recipe one Sunday night when I craved cookie dough. To make it gluten free I used ground-flax instead of the wheat flour. It turned out okay. Any other suggestions for a gluten free option.

  10. Pam
    January 27, 2014 at 9:22 am (10 years ago)

    These are delicious with almond flour and unsweetened carob chips – and try the Blizzard, it was a hit with everyone here!

  11. Daniele
    February 25, 2014 at 6:44 pm (10 years ago)

    I just made these with almonds, coconut flour, oats, maple extract, honey and hemp seeds- so delish 🙂 thank you so much for the recipe :)))

  12. Abby
    July 24, 2014 at 10:44 am (10 years ago)

    Would I be able to use walnuts in place of cashews? I don’t have any cashews on hand and want to make this immediately. I hope it doesn’t compromise flavor.


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