Oatmeal Almond Cookie Dough Bites

Oatmeal Almond Cookie Dough Bites (no flour, no refined sugar)

  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup all-natural almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons skim milk
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, lightly toasted
  • 2 ounces good quality dark chocolate

In the food processor, pulse the oats, almond meal, cinnamon, cardamom and salt a few times to combine.  Add the maple syrup, vanilla, almond butter and milk and pulse until very moist and crumbly.  Stir in the sliced almonds.

Shape the mixture into balls and set on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Melt the chocolate and drizzle over the top of the balls.  Top each with a few flakes of coarse sea salt and a slice of almond.

The cookie dough balls will stay fresh in the refrigerator for several weeks, or in the freezer for several months, stored in an airtight container.

Yields 2 dozen.

Recipe from Curly Girl Kitchen

Nutritional Info (each ball):

Calories - 100

Fat - 6.5 g

Saturated Fat - 1 g

Sodium - 13 mg

Carbohydrates - 9 g

Fiber - 2 g

Sugar - 3.5 g

Protein - 3 g