This decadent paleo edible cookie dough balls recipe is made with almond flour, just 6 healthy ingredients, easy, healthy & gluten-free! It’s the best vegan chocolate chip cookie dough bites recipe ever! Only 83 calories per bite, plus 3 grams of sugar, 2 grams of protein, and 6 carbs, GF.
The best thing about cookie dough is that you’re not supposed to be eating it! 😉 I mean… you’re supposed to scoop the cookie dough, bake it, cool it, then, eat it. But there’s just something so good about being bad. (Okay, I didn’t realize how sexy that would sound.) Moving on…
When I was a little kid, I absolutely LOVED picking the cookie dough balls out of cookie dough ice cream. Then, I grew up, got my own moola and realized: um: duh! You can just buy a whole roll of cookie dough and go to town on it.
Except for the whole “don’t eat raw cookie dough” thing.
Edible cookie dough? What a pesky little thing to worry about! ???? So imagine my delight when I started baking vegan everything: vegan chocolate chip cookies, vegan chocolate cake, vegan paleo coconut macaroons. It suddenly dawned on me: I can pretty much eat any batter, dough, filling, whatever-I-darn-well-please, RAW!! Woohoo!!
So today, we’re gonna take this whole edible cookie dough business to the next level: we’re gonna be whipping up a 6 ingredient, super easy, healthy, and perfectly soft-n-dense paleo chocolate chip cookie dough bites recipe! Made with almond flour! And coconut flour! (Sorry, I just had to add in a third exclamation point!!!)
How to Make Edible Paleo Cookie Dough Bites
Easy! Since we’re working with vegan ingredients, everything in this recipe can be eaten raw. What does that mean? None of the ingredients for this paleo cookie dough bites recipe needs to be pre-baked.
Some edible cookie dough recipes call for baking the flour for a bit because it can’t be eaten raw – that’s blessedly not the case for the flours used in this cookie dough recipe: almond flour and coconut flour.
All you have to do to make these edible paleo cookie dough bites is: toss all the ingredients except the vegan chocolate chips into a bowl. Stir until thickened and very well mixed. Fold in the chips or chopped up paleo chocolate, and start scooping. Wait 5 whole minutes for them to set (or not… hehe), and enjoy. Super easy, right?
Is this Paleo Cookie Dough Bites Recipe Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Healthy?
Yes, yes and yes. These paleo chocolate chip cookie dough bites are made with all vegan ingredients – from the almond flour and the coconut flour to the pure maple syrup and the vegan chocolate chips. Woohoo! So that means: you guessed it: these paleo cookie dough balls are dairy-free, too.
They’re made without ingredients that contain gluten, so they’re awesomely gluten-free. As for whether or not they’re healthy: my short answer is Heck Yes. My long answer: beauty healthy is in the eye of the beholder. This paleo edible cookie dough balls recipe is made with whole ingredients and with the lowest amount of sugar possible without sacrificing taste, or using anything artificial. Don’t you feel good about yourself already? 🙂
Now, is it still healthy if you eat the whole batch at once? Well, that’s for you to judge… 😉
Edible Paleo Cookie Dough Bites with Almond Flour, Coconut Flour or Oat Flour?
Okay, so obviously the heading above would never qualify as an actual sentence. But, straight up, if I added any more words to “smooth” that heading out, we’d be here another 10 decades, trying to read it all. M’kay?! (My, she’s feelin’ sassy today!)
So the actual question is: Can I make these edible paleo cookie dough bites with almond flour, coconut flour, or oat flour? Answer: Yes. However, you know you’ve gotta always tread lightly when it comes to making ingredient substitutions. Since this recipe already includes almond flour and coconut flour, you’re set in that regard, but for more deets on other subs, read on…
What Ingredients Can I Substitute or Swap in this Almond Flour Cookie Dough Bites Recipe?
How do I swap all the flour in this existing paleo cookie dough recipe for gluten free oat flour?
Quickest answer ever: make this recipe instead! → 5 Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites Recipe. It’s a vegan & gluten free cookie dough bites recipe that I perfected with gluten free oat flour.
How do I swap all the flour in this recipe for coconut flour?
Er… please don’t. That’s the only answer I have for that! Coconut flour is to be feared like the Boogeyman. But, for real. In almost all cases, you cannot swap all the flour in any recipe for coconut flour. Even if coconut flour is already in the recipe (in some partial way). Coconut flour is extremely absorbent – this means it will soak up all the moisture/wet ingredients in your recipe until it’s gone. Like, no exaggeration. It will keep soaking it up til you finish eating that treat (even if it’s 2 months later). So, just don’t do it! (Said with lots of love, of course.)
Can I use another sweetener for this paleo cookie dough recipe?
Yes. A lot of readers have swapped my usual go-tos: pure maple syrup and coconut sugar for a variety of other sweeteners in my recipes. The only thing: every sweetener works differently. (Alright, who else is thinking about Ari’s latest album and wondering whether or not she might have more expertise in this? Hehe.) For example, honey is super thick—much thicker than maple syrup, so it might not add as much needed moisture to the recipe. Also, other sweeteners might not be as sweet, or much sweeter than the maple syrup I used in this recipe. So experiment as much as you’d like, but don’t have my head if your swaps yield an unexpected result. Good luck!
Tools to Make Vegan Paleo Cookie Dough Bites
Click the links below to check out my favorite tools & ingredients used to make this recipe.
- Paleo Vegan Chocolate – simply amazing paleo chocolate. My favorite paleo chocolate to date – it’s rich, perfectly sweet and bonus: gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free and refined sugar-free. Try chopping up this paleo vegan chocolate bar in place of vegan chocolate chips.
- Cookie Scoop – such a kitchen essential. This scoop helps you pack the paleo cookie dough perfectly and measure out uniform amounts of cookie dough.
- Almond Flour – super high-quality almond flour. It’s so finely ground and seriously perfect in so many recipes!
- Coconut Flour – all you need is one little bag, and it’ll last you the entire year (or more). A little bit of coconut flour goes a long, long way. This brand is high-quality, very consistent, and always fresh.
You ready to (no) bake this? 😉 Let’s do it! I’ll meet you in the kitchen, my arms full of almond flour, coconut flour, and like 30 lbs of paleo vegan chocolate (I mean, we need some extra for snacking, right?). Thank you so much for stopping by and joining in these kitchen adventures with me! I can’t wait to hear what you think. In the meantime…
Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤️
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- 5 Ingredient No Bake Chocolate Coconut Bars (Paleo, Grain-Free)
- Gluten Free Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Add almond flour, coconut flour, maple syrup, oil and vanilla to a medium bowl. Using a spoon, stir until thickened and well-incorporated. If needed, use a rubber spatula to fold together into a cohesive dough. Fold in chocolate chips or chopped paleo chocolate.
- Using a cookie scoop, scoop and drop balls of dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Here is the 1-tablespoon cookie scoop and 2-tablespoon cookie scoop that I use. Using your hands, shape into spheres, or keep as is, if you prefer. Optionally, dot with 2 tablespoons chocolate chips.
- Allow to firm up for about 5 minutes. Enjoy! Storing instructions below.
Adapted from my 5 Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites.
You'll also love my 3 Ingredient Healthy Paleo Energy Balls and my Ultimate Fudgy Paleo Vegan Brownies (my fave).
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