Sweet treat: healthy cookie dough balls (sugar-free)

For when the sugar craving strikes

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healthy cookie dough balls_ellaryderIMG_5217

It feels like forever since I’ve written on here! I went to Amsterdam for a few days on a short trip – which you’ll already know if you follow me here. In the week leading up to my holiday I was so busy with work and trying to squeeze in the gym that I didn’t get a chance to sit down and write or film anything. Anyway, excuses aside,  I hope you’re all good and haven’t noticed my absence too much!

I thought I’d ease myself back in with a little recipe post. Introducing my latest experiment: sugar-free cookie dough balls. Sound too good to be true? Well they aren’t! I made these balls of goodness a couple of weeks ago, kind of eye-balling the quantities and luckily they turned out very well. So good in fact that I had to share them with you. You know I love my cookie recipes.

These are slightly sweet without being sickly, very filling and taste like raw cookie dough.  I enjoy these as a snack or small dessert when I want something that feels like a treat but is better for me than my usual Oreo or dark chocolate fix. I’m all about everything in moderation but I probably do enjoy my sugary foods more than I should…

Healthy cookie dough ball recipe

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Ingredients (makes approximately 12 balls)

½ cup ground almonds

½ cup spelt flour

Small handful cacao nibs or dark chocolate chips if you prefer

½ cup almond milk (I like the Rude Health one)

¼ cup natural peanut butter (any nut butter will work well)

½ tsp baking powder

2 tbsp chia seeds

Pinch of pink himalayan salt


Note: Of course you can add sugar, honey or maple syrup to these to make them taste sweeter. I was just consciously trying to make a very low sugar snack this time.

“Eating well and taking care of your body is a form of self-respect”


Pre-heat your oven to 200C. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. Add all the dry ingredients (apart from the cacao nibs) to a medium-sized bowl and then mix well. Add the almond milk and nut butter and keep mixing until a dough forms. If it feels too dry add more milk. Then pour in the cacao nibs and chocolate chips, making sure they’re easily distributed. Divide the mixture into approximately 12 equal parts and roll into balls. Place them on the baking tray and pop in the oven for 10-15 until they’re slightly golden. Take out and enjoy with a cold glass of milk! Store in an airtight container and they should last a good week or so.

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healthy cookie dough balls_ellaryderIMG_5217

Now if for some reason you aren’t feeling the cookie dough ball vibes (I’m not sure we can be friends), I filmed a little What I Eat In A Day style video too which you can watch below. Link me your favourite cookie dough recipes in the comments! I’ll be doing a little series on my trip to Amsterdam too so if you’re interested in finding out where I went, what I ate and what I wore then hit follow on my Bloglovin’ page so you don’t miss any posts.

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    • ellaryder
      August 2, 2017 / 10:16 am

      Hi Alex, thank you! They are delicious :)) Have a lovely day!xx

    • ellaryder
      August 2, 2017 / 12:48 pm

      They really are tasty 🙂 Have a wonderful day Anika!xx

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