Peanut Butter Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookie Dough Balls (Egg-Free)
I know what you are thinking: “Cassie, really? Another peanut butter and oat recipe?!” Guys, yes just one more then I promise I’m done for a while. It is seriously one of my absolute favorite combos but I realize that I desperately need some variety so I plan on refraining from posting any peanut butter and oatmeal posts for quite some time. I just couldn’t pass this one up!
We have finally received a break from the heat. After I don’t know how many days of an excessive heat warning, we actually had a high of 82 yesterday. It was marvelous. Needless to say that lately it’s been tough to turn on the oven. Enter: egg-less cookie dough balls! No butter. No oil. No eggs. No need to bake. L.o.v.e. You guys know how much I love raw cookie dough.
These are amazingly good. I was pleasantly surprised. Not only did I not feel (hugely) guilty for eating a few but they weren’t too sweet either. They had a great texture that so-well resembled that of real cookie dough. I will be making these again!
As I mentioned, we have had a much needed break from the heat. I have been thoroughly enjoying some evening walks and jogs this week. It’s been so lovely!
Question for today:
-do you workout on the weekends or do you consider Saturday and Sunday rest days?
-do you like to bake on the weekends or do you do your baking during the week?
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Butterscotch Chip Cookie Dough Balls Recipe
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/4 cup rolled oats
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup natural creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup light maple syrup
1/4 cup no-sugar-added applesauce
1 Tbs. honey
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup butterscotch chips
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk the flour, oats, cinnamon and salt; set aside.
Cream the peanut butter, applesauce, maple syrup, honey and vanilla in a large bowl until well-combined.
Add the flour and oats and stir until combined. Add butterscotch chips and stir well.
Scoop about two tablespoons of dough and roll into a ball. Repeat with the other dough. Recipe makes about 16 dough balls.
Refrigerate or freeze and enjoy!