Power-Up Breakfast #2: Raw “Cookie Dough”

As I mentioned in Power-Up Breakfast #1:  Fast Frittata, I strongly believe that every good day should start with a good breakfast!  One of my all-time favorite breakfasts that I discovered in the blogosphere is what people are calling “Vegan Cookie Dough” or “Raw Cookie Dough”.  I was skeptical that anything healthy could mimic cookie dough, but hearing everyone rave about it made me want to try it.  I’m so glad I did!  I probably make raw “cookie dough” for myself about 5 times a week now.  It is SUPER easy, quick, and filling.  When I eat it for breakfast at 8:30AM I usually am not even hungry until 2PM, which is a pretty big deal for me.

I’m going to show you how I make it, but what’s best about raw “cookie dough” is that once you get the idea behind it, it’s extremely easy to customize!  Like I said, I combined a lot of things I saw on different blogs, and my own preferences, to come up with my raw “cookie dough”, and I claim NO OWNERSHIP over this concept or this recipe!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • a couple splashes of liquid (I use Almond Milk, you can use water, soymilk, cow’s milk, etc.)
  • 1 scoop of Protein powder (I use vanilla flavored)
  • 1 spoonful of nut butter (I use almond butter)
  • Mix-ins of your choosing (this time i went with chopped walnuts for crunch and coconut flakes for extra sweetness!  other ideas include chocolate chips, dried or chopped fruit, or other nuts/seeds)

Ingredient Line-up

In my mind, ALMOND BUTTER is the star of this recipe!! I can't get enough of this stuff.

Although you essentially just have to combine all the ingredients and stir, I find it easier if I dissolve the protein powder in my liquid before adding any other ingredients, just so it doesn’t leave my cookie dough powdery!


All mixed up!

I like to chop a banana on top, it goes perfect with the cookie dough texture and taste!

And ready to go!

It may not look pretty, but if you like oats like I do, I’m sure you will LOVE it!
I like to make my raw cookie dough in a Tupperware container so that I can snap on the lid and take it with me to work.  Portable cookie dough!

What else do I take to work? Here’s was my lunch line-up this morning…

Lots of Water, Apple, Greek Yogurt, Veggies, and a BabyBel Cheese (another growing addiction)

It may not look like a lot, but like I said, the raw cookie dough keeps me full past noon!!


Let’s Chat:

  1. What mix-ins would go in YOUR raw cookie dough?
  2. Do you pack your lunch for work, or buy it there?
I’d love to hear from you in the comments 🙂

5 responses to “Power-Up Breakfast #2: Raw “Cookie Dough”

  1. hi dominique-

    not really healthy, except for the tomatos, cucumbers and banana. cow’s milk is for baby cows and also, full of hormones and steroids; hence, try skipping the yogurt and cheese. processed oats aren’t good for you either, nor is processed cocunut and processed almond butter. they are heated to 120 degrees F and have lost their nutrients.

    try a green smoothie (no protein powder) for breakfast or a whole breakfast of only fruit. stay away from tins, jars, powders. buy a green cocunut and drink the juice and then blend the meat into your smoothie. you’ll feel better!

    oh, and check out arnold’s way in landsdale. he can teach you. a fantastic resource so close to you. they teach classes on raw cooking…check it out…


  2. Don’t forget that if you use Cow’s Milk, it’s not vegan anymore! O NOES!

  3. I’ve been dying to try these! I’ll def. have to get on that.

  4. I can’t wait to try this when I can get some protein powder!! looks delicious! also, have I every mentioned i want to put little balls of the stuff in greek yoghurt…YUM!

  5. I would put raisins in my cookie dough . I LOVE raisins! Craisins would be great too!

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