These Cookie Dough Bites Are Both Tasty and Nutritious

These cookie dough bites are easily portable when you’re on the go and savory enough to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Finding recipes that are tasty, nutritious and fairly simple to make is key for a busy triathlete. Registered Dietitian Matthew Kadey offers the following recipe for cookie dough bites that are both healthy and tasty.

Cookie Dough Bites

Serves 7


  • 1 14-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup cacao nibs or mini chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Spread chickpeas out on a baking sheet and roast for 15 minutes, stirring once halfway. Let chickpeas cool for several minutes. Place chickpeas, almond butter, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon and a pinch of salt in a food processor and blend until mixture becomes creamy and starts to clump together, wiping down sides of container as needed. Add cacao nibs or chocolate chips. By the heaping tablespoonful, roll mixture into balls. You should get 14 balls. Store in the fridge or freezer.

Nutrition Info (Per Serving):

171 calories, 10 grams fat, 5 grams protein, 19 grams carbs, 59 milligrams sodium.