Tuesday, October 11, 2011

{RAW CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH} and {BLIZZARD}

Warning:  Do not make this if you love chocolate chip cookie dough and you are trying to lose weight.  There are mostly healthy ingredients, but they are NOT low fat.  So if you feel like eating the whole batch, you have been warned and do not blame me. 

I found this recipe here.  It's really perfect as it is, so I'll just list the recipe like she has it.  We have a ton of frozen bananas right now, so I was looking for something new to do with them besides smoothies and the normal soft serve ice cream.  This blizzard looked pretty good, and it opened up a whole new world with the cookie dough that was made to be eaten, not cooked!

{COOKIE DOUGH BALLS}
yield: 1 cup packed cookie dough
1/2 c. unsalted raw cashews
1/4 c. oats
1/4 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 t. salt
1 1/2 T. natural cane sugar
1/2 t. vanilla
3-4 T. pure maple syrup (or a bit more if dough is dry)
1/4 c. chocolate chips (vegan)
  • Put cashews and oats in a food processor.
  • process until it forms a fine crumble
  • add salt, sugar, and flour and process a few seconds more
  • add in the maple syrup and vanilla and process until combined
  • add chocolate chips and stir by hand, or process
  • form into balls and store in the freezer
{BLIZZARD}
yield: 2 servings
3 frozen bananas, cut into 1 inch chunks 
splash of non dairy milk, if needed
2 T. cookie dough
  • put frozen bananas in processor
  • process until smooth, adding small amounts of milk if necessary
  • add cookie dough and process until combined
  • stir in desired amount of mini cookie dough balls
  • put in a glass and serve with a spoon
*I did the nutrition profile for just the cookie dough part- obviously it will be healthier if you mix it with the bananas!  The cookie dough is 43% fat, 48% carbs, 9% protein.  Each 2 T. serving has 8 g. fat, 2 g. fiber, 4g. protein.