Salted Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls (vegan, grain free, and added sugar free)

One of the most therapeutic activities we can do during a quarantine is creating. We can write stories, paint, cultivate businesses, invent products, develop all kinds of artwork! Moreover, creating certainly entails some fun in the kitchen. You bet that I will be baking and cooking like NO other in this time, with the exception of getting cauliflower beet pizza takeout or smoothies for to-go if I ever so desire.

I am incredibly excited about this recipe because it truly has become a favorite of mine; being high in protein, free of added sugar, egg substitute free, grain free, AND easy as heck, it just might be everyone’s favorite! This cookie dough, whether in the form of dough or rolled bites, stormed my Instagram stories for a while. It was devastating once I ran out of peanut butter powder! I plan on experimenting with a new almond protein powder, which I’m hoping works out the same way! Additionally, you are more than welcome to add cocoa powder, cinnamon, chocolate chips, crushed nuts, and any cookie dough inclusions into this recipe for extra pizzazz. Enjoy!

RECIPE (varies depending on how many balls you make)

  • 10 TBSP peanut butter powder or peanut flour
  • 6 TBSP coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup + 2 TBSP non-dairy milk of choice
  • 2 TBSP granulated monkfruit or Stevia (+2 tsp for garnishing)
  • 1/2-1 tsp salt for garnishing
  • Optional: chocolate chips, coconut, crushed almonds, etc.

PROCEDURE

  1. In a bowl, combine all dry ingredients (except garnishing Stevia and salt) until a uniform texture and color is formed.
  2. Carefully stir in the non-dairy milk, obtaining a somewhat sticky and thick dough.
  3. In a small dish, mix the Stevia and salt for garnishing.
  4. Roll about one to two tablespoons’ worth of dough into a ball.*
  5. Gently press or rub the balls into the Stevia and salt mixture, plating the decorated cookie dough balls once finished.
  6. Refrigerate the cookie dough balls for 10-15 minutes or until they are solidified and firm to your liking.

*= you can also eat this like cookie dough! If you’re in a pinch, feel free to just enjoy the dough as is!

What is your favorite creative activity?


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