Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Energy Bites

Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Energy Bites that are naturally sweetened with maple syrup and taste JUST LIKE cookie dough! Nutrient-dense and gluten-free with almond & oat flour, almond butter, chia seeds, & vanilla.

Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Energy Bites in a bowl.

My Vegan, Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Energy Bites are quick, easy, and the perfect sweet treat as satisfying as actual cookie dough! These no-bake energy bites are made with oat flour, almond flour, almond butter for healthy fats, chia seeds, maple syrup, vanilla, and mini chocolate chips. My favorite thing about these edible cookie dough bites is that they’re made without white flour or refined white sugar but still satisfy my sweet tooth. You can easily increase the protein by substituting some of your favorite protein powder.

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Why You’ll Love This Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bliss Balls Recipe

  • They’re naturally sweetened with maple syrup without any processed sugar.
  • All the ingredients are easily digestible for a gentle tummy.
  • There’s no baking required.
  • They’re a healthy way to satisfy your sweet craving.
Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Energy Bites in a bowl.

Ingredients & Substitutions

Oat Flour: You can substitute with additional almond flour, coconut flour, or a gluten-free flour blend. Be sure to use gluten-free oats. You can quickly grind your oat flour from rolled oats in a high-speed blender.

Almond Flour: You can substitute with additional oat flour, coconut flour, or a gluten-free flour blend

Almond Butter: You can use natural peanut butter, creamy peanut butter, cashew butter, sunflower seed butter, or a natural nut butter of your choice.

Maple Syrup: Use artificial or pure maple syrup. Honey, agave syrup, date syrup, or coconut nectar can be used instead. Or use the liquid sweetener of your choice.

Chia Seeds: You can omit or replace them with flax seeds (ground), hemp seeds, or sesame seeds. I like to use white chia seeds to lighten the color of the cookie dough. But they taste the same as black chia seeds.

Vanilla Extract: You can omit or replace it with almond extract, maple extract, or coconut extract.

Mini Chocolate Chips: You can omit or replace them with chopped dark chocolate, dark chocolate chips, carob chips, or cacao nibs.

Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Energy Bites in a bowl.

How to Make My Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bliss Bites

Step 1. Blend the Ingredients

Begin by adding all the ingredients except for the mini chocolate chips into your food processor. Blend on high until all the ingredients are combined and a large ball of dough forms.

Adding wet ingredients to muffin batter.
Mixing cranberries into muffin batter.

Step 2. Add The Chocolate Chips

Add the mini chocolate chips and pulse several times until combined.

Mixing cranberries into muffin batter.

Step 3. Scoop and Roll Bites

Form the dough balls with either a small cookie scoop or by scooping the dough by hand. Then roll the dough in the palms of your hands until smooth ball forms.

Adding wet ingredients to muffin batter.
Mixing cranberries into muffin batter.
Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Energy Bites in a bowl.

Vegan Cookie Dough Bites Recipe Notes

Dough Consistency: Check the dough consistency by scooping a small amount and rolling it in your hands. If it’s too dry, you can add a bit of maple syrup or almond milk. If it’s too wet, you can add more oat flour.

Suggested Add-ins: Some delicious options to add in include dried fruit, medjool dates, trail mix, ground flax seed, and chopped nuts. You can also break them up and serve them in your favorite ice cream.

Increase Protein: To increase the protein, replace several tablespoons of the flour with a scoop of your favorite protein powder. Use vegan vanilla protein powder for best results.

Refrigeration: Store the energy bites in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The cooler temperature helps maintain their freshness and prevents the ingredients from softening too much.

Freezing: These cookie dough balls can be frozen for longer storage. Place them on a tray lined with parchment paper, making sure they are not touching, and freeze until solid. Once frozen, transfer the bites to a freezer-safe bag or container. They can be stored in the freezer for up to three months.

Layering: When storing in the refrigerator or freezer, layer the vegan cookie dough bites with parchment paper to prevent them from sticking together.

Thawing Frozen Bites: When ready to enjoy frozen energy bites, transfer them to the refrigerator for a few hours or leave them at room temperature for a quicker thaw. Avoid microwaving, as this may alter the texture.

Can I use regular flour instead of oat flour in chocolate chip cookie dough bites?
Yes, you can substitute oat flour with regular flour, whole wheat flour, or a gluten-free flour blend if preferred. Adjust the quantity as needed to achieve the desired consistency.

What can I use as a replacement for almond butter?
Peanut butter, cashew butter, sunflower seed butter, or any other nut or seed butter can be used as a substitute for almond butter.

Is there a way to make these energy bites nut-free?
Certainly! Use seed flour (like sunflower seed flour) instead of almond flour, and opt for a seed butter (such as sunflower seed butter) instead of almond butter.

Can I reduce the sweetness without compromising the texture?
Yes, you can adjust the sweetness by reducing the amount of maple syrup or choosing a less sweet alternative like honey or agave nectar. Keep in mind that sweetness contributes to the texture, so make adjustments gradually.

Can I add other mix-ins to the dough?
Absolutely! Customize the recipe by adding shredded coconut, chopped nuts, or dried fruits for extra flavor and texture. 

Can I use a different sweetener instead of maple syrup?
Certainly! Honey, agave nectar, date syrup, or coconut nectar are good alternatives. Adjust the quantity based on your desired level of sweetness.

Can I make the healthy cookie dough ahead of time?
Absolutely! Prepare the dough and store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to shape and enjoy the energy bites.

Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Energy Bites in a bowl.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Energy Bites

Gluten-Free diet-friendly recipe
Delicious Vegan, Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Energy Bites that are naturally sweetened with maple syrup and taste JUST LIKE cookie dough! Nutrient-dense and gluten-free with almond & oat flour, almond butter, chia seeds, & vanilla.
4.80 from 5 votes
Servings 20
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup oat flour
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 3/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons mini chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Begin by adding all the ingredients except for the mini chocolate chips into your food processor. Blend on high until all the ingredients are combined and a large ball of dough forms.
  • Add the mini chocolate chips and pulse several times until combined.
  • Form the dough balls with either a small cookie scoop or by scooping the dough by hand. Then roll the dough in the palms of your hands until smooth ball forms.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for several weeks or in the freezer for several months.

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Notes

Dough Consistency: Check the dough consistency by scooping a small amount and rolling it in your hands. If it’s too dry, you can add a bit of maple syrup or almond milk. If it’s too wet, you can add more oat flour.
Suggested Add-ins: Some delicious options to add in include dried fruit, medjool dates, trail mix, ground flax seed, and chopped nuts. You can also break them up and serve them in your favorite ice cream.
Increase Protein: To increase the protein, replace several tablespoons of the flour with a scoop of your favorite protein powder. Use vegan vanilla protein powder for best results.

Nutrition

Calories: 127kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 4gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gTrans Fat: 0.001gSodium: 60mgPotassium: 44mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 0.3IUVitamin C: 0.01mgCalcium: 48mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chocolate chip cookie, cookie dough, energy balls, energy bites, gluten-free pancakes, naturally sweetened
Did you make this recipe?Please let me know in the comments below how it turned out 🙂

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  1. Cynthia Avatar
    Cynthia

    5 stars
    These were awesome!! I’ve been looking for healthier snack options and this was perfect ❤ Can’t wait to try the cottage cheese ice cream next 🙂

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      Thank you so much Cynthia! I’m so glad you like them!! You will absolutely love the cottage cheese ice cream. I’m hooked 🙂

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  1. 5 stars
    These were awesome!! I’ve been looking for healthier snack options and this was perfect ❤ Can’t wait to try the cottage cheese ice cream next 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Cynthia! I’m so glad you like them!! You will absolutely love the cottage cheese ice cream. I’m hooked 🙂

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