This healthy edible cookie dough recipe is an easy healthy chocolate chip cookie dough treat! The white beans add protein and incredible texture and no, you can’t taste beans! Oh, and see those chips? Healthy homemade chocolate chips! Vegan, gluten-free and chickpea-free. And watch video review of this recipe being made!
This Edible Cookie Dough Recipe is Like a Protein Cookie
Healthy edible cookie dough made with white beans. A protein cookie dough you will want in your life.. Yum. One cup of this healthy edible cookie dough recipe, and you will be yearning for more the rest of your days. Haha, okay, a bit dramatic, but seriously, this chocolate chip cookie dough recipe is a good one and healthy! It’s gluten-free, refined-sugar-free, dairy-free and chickpea-free.
It’s also the perfect way to get protein into loved ones which out them knowing.
How? By using white beans to create this cookie dough. Protein cookie dough made with white beans. White bean cookie dough. Who knew?
White Beans Add Creamy Texture and Protein to This Healthy Edible Cookie Dough
White beans are the new chickpeas in healthy edible cookie dough recipes. Have you heard the news? Oh, I still love my conventional chickpea edible cookie dough recipe . However white beans are easier to cream up (there are no shells to remove as there are with chickpeas) . And they are even a bit healthier.
And they have the same amount of protein and fiber as do chickpeas.
But white beans give you more nutritional benefits, including potassium and iron, good for shiny hair among other effects. Also thiamine for a boost to your cognitive abilities, heart-supporting folate. As well as magnesium, and copper to fight inflammation and antioxidants galore!
How Do White Beans Taste in Cookie Dough And Other Desserts?
Now, I was a bit curious as to how a bean normally used in savory dishes such as chili, would taste as a dessert base. It turned out to be the perfect white palate. The beans take on the lovely vanilla flavor (and I added cinnamon because I love teaming chocolate with cinnamon). They also creamed up beautifully to represent a mouth-watering cookie dough!
I chose to use organic canned beans though I’m sure freshly cooked beans would work as well. If you use canned, be sure to use organic, to be sure the beans don’t have additional ingredients. And I chose unsalted so I could control the sodium in my dessert.
The combination of ingredients that produced a tasty cookie dough flavor was primarily the cashew butter and the vanilla which is why I used a high-quality vanilla paste but I’m sure extract would work perfectly too.
I know some chickpea recipes add baking soda to achieve a cookie dough flavor but I didn’t here and didn’t miss it. I think that is because white beans are closer in cookie dough flavor. The only change I might try next time is to use ground chia seeds instead of ground flax – even ground the flax added a bit of a graininess to the texture that I didn’t think matched true cookie dough.
Possible Additional Ingredients to Add
Chia seeds, I imagine, even ground, would gel up and add to the creaminess. Still, we used this particular recipe in ice cream cones and no one in my family knew they were holding ice cream cones piled high with beans, haha!
I love cinnamon with chocolate so I was rather heavy on this spice, but if you prefer, leave the cinnamon out of it. And taste-test for sweetness. I thought there was almost too much sweetness; while some younger family members thought it needed to be sweeter.
Introducing My Homemade Chocolate Chips
And the chips? Well you can use healthy quality dark chocolate chips or chunks, or make your own if you want – click here for my 3-ingredient recipe for healthy homemade chocolate chips.
What to Do with This Edible Cookie Dough Recipe?
There are so many things you can do with this healthy edible cookie dough.
We keep ours in the freezer and eat it like ice cream in bowls or cones. And I used the conventional chickpea cookie dough here to make hearts for Valentine’s day, so I think this protein cookie dough recipe would work in that mold as well.
And recently we used this protein cookie dough inside of chocolate truffles! See below!
Use this edible cookie dough recipe and follow my black pepper chocolate truffle recipe’s process to coat them in chocolate.
I know people who eat edible cookie dough like hummus or as a dip, so let your imagination go wild!
Watch Video of My Edible Cookie Dough Recipe by Youtuber Vince Lia
Before I sign off this post, I’d like to send a big thank you to my friend Vince Lia who actually made my recipe AND created a youtube video of the process of making my White Bean Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Watch it below and tell him what you think of his performance. He made it so convincing, I wanted to make my own recipe again after I saw it.
Like working with white beans? Here is another recipe that uses them: 2-Ingredient Strawberry Protein Pre-Workout Bites
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Healthy Edible Cookie Dough Recipe Using White Beans
White bean healthy edible cookie dough recipe with video - such an easy healthy chocolate chip cookie dough treat! The white beans add protein and incredible texture and no, you can't taste beans! Oh, and see those chips? Healthy homemade chocolate chips! Vegan, gluten-free and chickpea-free.
Rinse the white beans (navy or cannellini), and pop them in the blender. Easy-peasy! No shells to rub off first as with chickpeas. Cannellini actual do have a thin shell but it’s soft enough to work well in this recipe and need not be removed)
Place the beans, cashew butter, vanilla, syrup, cinnamon, flaxseed, and salt into your blender.
- Blend up until creamy.
- Put the mixture in a bowl and stir in your chocolate chips with a spoon.
- Serve in a bowl as a dip or a hummus, in ice cream cones, use in other dessert recipes or press into molds.
Save refrigerated in an airtight container for a week. Freeze for three months.
Dee Dine is the recipe developer and writer behind Green Smoothie Gourmet. She shares her super healthy wholesome recipes on her blog and her Instagram that she feeds her family and friends. She gravitates toward recipes that are fast to create, plant-based, nutritious, easy, and use familiar ingredients. And chocolate is always a good idea! More about Dee.