Cauliflower Cookie Dough Recipe – A Healthy Snack!

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If you’re anything like me, cauliflower cookie dough sounds like a terrible idea. Trust me, I know. However, you may be surprised to know that you can turn an otherwise icky idea into a totally mouth-watering dessert that’s chock full of nutrients to help get you through your day. Want to know more? Join me as I uncover a variety of ways you can incorporate cauliflower into cookie dough for a sneakily fun way to eat your veggies.

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How to Make Cauliflower Cookie Dough

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Cauliflower Cookie Dough Recipe

Here’s a quick recipe to  whip up a delicious batch of bakeable cauliflower cookies. 

  • Author: Anna

Ingredients

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  • 2 cups cauliflower florets
  • 1/4 cup whole ground flax
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (or chopped dark chocolate if you prefer)

Instructions

  1. Steam your cauliflower in a steaming basket until the cauliflower turns tender.
  2. Allow to cool.
  3. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  4. In a food processor, combine your cooked cauliflower, ground flax, shredded coconut, cocoa powder, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and maple syrup. Process the ingredients until they are fully incorporated.
  5. Open the top of your food processor. Stir in your semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  6. Use a cookie scoop to carefully portion the dough onto your prepared baking sheet. Make sure you give plenty of room for spread. In the event that you don’t have a cookie scoop, rolling 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough between your hands will produce similar results.
  7. Bake the cookies for 32-36 minutes in your preheated oven. Be sure to watch for burning.
  8. After you’ve removed the cookies, you’ll want to allow them to cool for at least a half an hour. Though this may be difficult, eating them sooner than this may cause your cookie to crumble.
  9. Enjoy with milk.

Notes

  • Remember when tasting the cookies that they will be softer than what you’re used to due to their unique ingredients. The middle may even look wet when you bite into it. As long as you’ve portioned the cookies correctly and have cooked them for the specified amount of time, you shouldn’t have an issue with undercooked cookie dough.
  • As for storage, these are best eaten within 3 days. For longer keep times, try portioning the cookie dough for up to 2 months at best quality.

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Cauliflower cookie dough might not be everyone’s pick for a midnight snack, but honestly, this vegan grain free dessert is worth giving a try. Whether you’re trying to get more vegetable options in your diet or you’ve got little ones who despise anything remotely healthy, this recipe can come in handy when you’ve got a sweet tooth.

You’ll also be glad to know that cauliflower cookie dough can come in many forms, from smoothie bowls to actual cookies. So, how do you turn this popular cruciferous white veggie into a dessert?

The following are the ingredients needed to whip up a delicious batch of bakeable cauliflower cookies.

Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cauliflower florets
  • 1/4 cup whole ground flax
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (or chopped dark chocolate if you prefer)

Directions

  1. Steam your cauliflower in a steaming basket until the cauliflower turns tender.
  2. Allow to cool.
  3. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  4. In a food processor, combine your cooked cauliflower, ground flax, shredded coconut, cocoa powder, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and maple syrup. Process the ingredients until they are fully incorporated.
  5. Open the top of your food processor. Stir in your semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  6. Use a cookie scoop to carefully portion the dough onto your prepared baking sheet. Make sure you give plenty of room for spread. In the event that you don’t have a cookie scoop, rolling 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough between your hands will produce similar results.
  7. Bake the cookies for 32-36 minutes in your preheated oven. Be sure to watch for burning.
  8. After you’ve removed the cookies, you’ll want to allow them to cool for at least a half an hour. Though this may be difficult, eating them sooner than this may cause your cookie to crumble.
  9. Enjoy with milk.

Notes

  • Remember when tasting the cookies that they will be softer than what you’re used to due to their unique ingredients. The middle may even look wet when you bite into it. As long as you’ve portioned the cookies correctly and have cooked them for the specified amount of time, you shouldn’t have an issue with undercooked cookie dough.
  • As for storage, these are best eaten within 3 days. For longer keep times, try portioning the cookie dough for up to 2 months at best quality.

Also, be sure to stick around afterward because I’ve also got a cookie dough smoothie bowl recipe lined up for you that’s sure to please. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped steamed cauliflower florets
  • 1/2 cup cubed steamed sweet potato
  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional for a sweeter taste)
  • 2 scoops chocolate protein powder (use chocolate vegan protein powder if desired)
  • 1 tablespoon of peanut butter (sub almond butter if desired)
  • 1-2 tablespoons of milk (use plant-based if desired)
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Begin by processing your steamed cauliflower and sweet potato along with a banana in a food processor or blender.
  2. Add your cocoa powder, maple syrup, and chocolate protein powder. Blend until smooth.
  3. To this mixture, add your peanut butter along with one tablespoon of milk. Process.
  4. After processing the mixture, add a little more milk (one tablespoon at a time) to achieve the desired consistency.
  5. Lastly, fold in your chocolate chips.
  6. Chill for at least 20 -30 minutes. Enjoy!

Notes

  • If you want to enjoy this without all of the chocolate, feel free to omit the cocoa powder and substitute the chocolate protein powder for vanilla.
  • The maple syrup can be added or taken away depending on your personal preference. It often makes the smoothie bowl a bit sweeter.
How To Make Cauliflower Cookie Dough For A Healthy Snack

Though these cookie dough recipes contain keto-friendly cauliflower, they aren’t considered low carb as written. Additions like maple syrup and sweet potato, and chocolate chip aren’t suitable for the keto diet.

Having said that, you could replace the sweetener with liquid stevia and the chocolate chips with keto chocolate chip options if needed. This would take the carb count down significantly, especially given that cauliflower is already a popular low carb food.

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Ultimately, making cauliflower cookie dough might sound weird at first, but it really is a great way to get in your daily dose of vegetables. Depending on the recipe you use, it is an easy way to enjoy a grain free healthy cookie dough bowl or a vegan treat chock full of veggies when you want something sweet and delicious.

If you’re looking for a main dish to serve that also features cauliflower, try this recipe for baked riced cauliflower. A low carb alternative to rice!

I hope this gets your wheels turning in the creative department. Give these surprisingly delish recipes a try and see what you think!

Until next time!

FAQs

Should I cook cauliflowers to turn them into flour?

Cauliflower that is turned into cauliflower flour should first be dehydrated. After the cauliflower is dried out, you can place it in a food processor to blend it until it becomes fine powder. From there, you can use the cauliflower flour however you wish!

Which flours can I use together with cauliflower flour?

You can mix cauliflower flour with virtually any other flour, but you’ll need to make adjustments depending on which flour you choose. Some flours will yield different results than others. Healthy low carb flour options include coconut flour and almond flour. You could also try a gluten free blend, oat flour, or regular wheat flour mix if you aren’t looking for grain free.

By Anna

Anna Brooks, the voice behind CooksDream.com, is a seasoned writer and editor with an insatiable love for food. While not a professional chef, her culinary adventures and unique insights have captivated readers for years. Anna believes in the transformative power of food, stating it "feeds the soul." Dive into her writings for a mix of inspiration, entertainment, and culinary wisdom. Author Pinterest Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Tumblr Reddit Quora

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