I don’t know very many people who don’t like cookie dough. Probably zero actually, I mean it’s COOKIE DOUGH! The problem with traditional cookie dough is it is full of processed sugar, white flour, and doesn’t get you any closer to being “swimsuit ready”. (P.S. summer is almost here!)
I am always looking for ways to recreate my favorite treats into something a little more fit-friendly. Sometimes my recipes turn out great, sometimes they turn out different than expected, but still great, and sometimes they are an EPIC fail. These dough bars were a little different than expected but I ended up loving them! They were a little crumbly, but doughy and soft at the same time which is why I decided to call them cookie dough bars. Whatever you want to call them, they are YUM!
- ½ C coconut flour
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¼ C melted coconut oil
- 1/3 C honey
- 2 eggs
- ½ C almond milk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
- Hand full of coconut flakes to sprinkle on top
Mix everything together well, and then stir in chocolate chips. Spray an 8×8 baking dish and evenly spread out the dough. Sprinkle coconut flakes on top if desired. Bake for 18-20 min @350˚ F, or until edges are slightly golden. They may seem a little doughy, but that’s what makes them good!
The thing with coconut flour is it can be VERY hard to work with. More often than not, when I use coconut flour in my baking the result isn’t very appetizing. Maybe I’m doing something wrong, but this time I did something right! Yay!
The benefits of coconut flour are it is an excellent source of fiber. Just 2 tablespoons has 11g of fiber! It is gluten free, nut free, grain free, and doesn’t spike your blood sugar. It’s nutrient dense and full of healthy fats. So besides being a little tricky to work with sometimes, it’s pretty dang awesome.
Enjoy your healthy cookie dough bars!