Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough {Date-Sweetened, Grain-Free, Egg-Free, NO chickpeas!}


No added sugar. No flour. No eggs. No chickpeas (yes, that’s actually a common ingredient in healthy cookie dough recipes). No butter or oil.


So what IS in this edible cookie dough? Healthy ingredients that combine to create a delectable concoction that tastes like cookie dough.


Who wouldn’t want to go to town on a jar of healthy chocolate chip cookie dough? If you find such a person, have him or her contact me immediately and I will change his/her mind with this recipe.


I’ve been giving Lily little tastes of the dough (minus the chocolate chips), and she loves it. She cannot yet safely eat nuts, and she’s not a big fan of straight peanut or almond butter; so this is a great way for her to get a dose of protein.


Healthy cookie dough for the entire family! Winning.



Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough {Date-Sweetened, Grain-Free, Egg-Free, NO chickpeas!}

by Lauren Zembron

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Keywords: dessert gluten-free vegan vegetarian sugar-free chocolate cashews cookies

Ingredients (1 small jar)

  • 4 large soft Medjool dates, pitted
  • 2 Tbsp smooth unsweetened all-natural peanut butter
  • 1 cup cashew meal (ground raw cashews)
  • pinch of Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1//3 cup chocolate chips (dark or semi-sweet)


Combine Medjool dates and peanut butter in the bowl of a food processor. Process until well-mixed and slightly crumbly.

Add in cashew meal, salt, and vanilla extract. Process until the mixture holds together when pinched.

Remove food processor blade and stir in chocolate chips using a rubber spatula.

Transfer mixture to an airtight container.

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3 thoughts on “Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough {Date-Sweetened, Grain-Free, Egg-Free, NO chickpeas!}

  1. THANK YOU! I can always taste the chickpeas in those recipes. Mine came out a little crumbly, so I added some coconut oil. I am going to try refrigerating them as balled up cookie dough bites and serving them as kid-friendly food at a party. I had a few bites (of course) before I stuck them in the fridge, and this is very yummy. For those that can do oats, I would think some oat flour would make for a nice addition, as well. Thanks again!!

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