You read that title right! These Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites are simply scrumptious! And this recipe is a two-for-one. If you prefer, you can simply prepare the dough as a dip, and skip over the dough ball rolling/chocolate-dipping stage of these beauties, and enjoy a scrumptious cookie-dough-like dip with your favorite dippables (I’d suggest apple splices, pretzels, graham crackers, or whatever your heart desires)!
These Healthy Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites are the quintessential fall treat, and naturally gluten-free (if you use gluten-free oats). The savory pumpkin, warm spices, and luscious cookie dough play nicely with dark chocolate chips, which add a nice texture and flavor contrast.
Now, here’s what makes these Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites different from your average cookie dough snack: rather than have a butter or oil base, these bites are built on a foundation of beans, oats, and nut butter, providing your body with a superb combination of protein, fiber, whole grains, and healthy, satiating fats.
Dark chocolate adds some depth and sweetness, as well as some iron, magnesium, and extra fiber, too!
Now back to the beans: I find white beans provide the ideal neutral flavor and buttery texture for these bites. Chickpeas will also work, if that’s what you have on hand!…