This cookie dough hummus has all the flavors of a monster cookie - peanut butter, oatmeal, chocolate and M&M candies! Use pretzels and apple slices as dippers for a healthy, filling treat!!Jump to Recipe
When my siblings and I were growing up, we loved to make cookies, but our favorite part was sneaking bits of cookie dough before they made their way into the oven. Any other cookie dough lovers out there?!
But let's be honest, it's not the best snacking option if you're trying to eat healthy. And, being pregnant is a big no-no when raw eggs are in the batter. (Still deciding if I miss cookie dough or wine more... haha!)
My sister-in-law, a certified dietitian and sweet, sweet friend of mine, made a cookie dough hummus a couple years ago and brought it to a family function. I was hesitant, because I wasn't a big fan of hummus and because who wants garbanzo beans in a sweet dip?!
Well, after one bite, I was blown away. It was delicious!! I found myself going back for more again and again - probably because I was in disbelief that I actually liked it!
I've made this numerous times since then. I love that it's so easy to make, healthy and 100% safe to consume while preggo! #CookieDoughCravings
What ingredients do I need to make a cookie dough hummus?
- Garbanzo Beans - Garbanzo beans (also known as chickpeas), are used as the base of the hummus. I always use reduced sodium beans, but if you don't have any, just be sure to rinse off the regular garbanzo beans really well to remove any added sodium.
- Honey - This helps sweeten the hummus. If you don't like honey, you could also use light agave nectar for the same consistency.
- Oatmeal - Oatmeal brings the flavor of a monster cookie to life and brings some fiber to the dip! (If you follow a gluten-free diet, just be sure to get gluten free oats.)
- Peanut Butter - Peanut butter will add to the creaminess of the hummus, give great flavor and add a decent amount of protein to the mix!
- Vanilla - Just like in a cookie dough, the vanilla will give the dip a boost of flavor!
- Mini Chocolate Chips and M&M Baking Bits - It wouldn't be a "monster" cookie dough dip without the chocolate and M&M's! Although if you don't have any M&M's, you can use additional mini chocolate chips.
- Apples, Pretzels, Graham Crackers, Etc. - There are many different options you can use for dipping. If you follow a gluten-free diet, you can use Nut Thins, gluten-free crackers, etc!
Is cookie dough hummus healthy?
I suppose it depends on your definition of "healthy." I like that it fills me up and satisfies my sweet tooth, while also giving me some good nutrients.
Below are the nutrition facts per 1/12 of the recipe...
|NUTRITION FACTS (per 1/12 of the recipe)|
|Total Fat 6 g (9% DV)|
|Saturated Fat 2 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 2 mg (1% DV)|
|Sodium 134 mg (6% DV)|
|Potassium 66 mg (2% DV)|
|Total Carbohydrate 22 g (7% DV)|
|Dietary Fiber 3 g (13% DV)|
|Sugars 11 g|
|Protein 5 g (9% DV)|
| * The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000|
calorie diet, so your values may change depending
on your calorie needs.
Again, it depends on your definition of "healthy" and your dietary needs, but when I find something that can satisfy my sweet tooth AND give me a decent amount of protein and fiber, I'm all in!
How should I store cookie dough hummus?
Store the cookie dough hummus in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.
What are some other healthy snacks I might like?
Energy Bites - Energy Bites are a healthy no-bake snack you will actually look forward to! They’re filling, easy to make and stay good for days in the fridge.
Healthy Chocolate Zucchini Muffins - These muffins are full of chocolate-y goodness - no one will ever know they're actually good for you!
Healthier Stuffed Mushrooms - This lightened-up version of savory stuffed mushrooms are perfect as an appetizer or game-day grub!
Print the recipe below!
Recipe added to the Weekend Potluck.