So far this week I’ve posted two non-vegan cookie options, Christmas Spice Cookies and Chocolate Fudge Dream Cookies. Like I said earlier this week, I’ve tried to make vegan versions of just about every possible dessert and sometimes, things are just ment to be made the way your grandma made them.
For these Pecan Pie Dough Bites that is not the case, these are ment to be vegan and raw. They are simple, tasty and
good better for you cookies!
Raw cookie dough bites are all the rage right now on many vegan blogs. But I wanted to make a little healthier for you version. With no chocolate or refined sugar. Pecans, oatmeal, molasses, agave and cinnamon spices all blend together to create a smooth pecan pie bite with a melt in your mouth texture. Who doesn’t love the idea of a sweet little pecan pie morsels!
After this week I’m sure your with me when I say we could all use a sugar cleanse! But you might find that it is hard to go cold turkey from sweets after you’ve spent the better part of the last two weeks scarfing down desserts at holiday parties. That’s what these little cookie bites are good for. Weaning yourself off sugar ladened calorie bombs. I might even go as far as to say these Pecan Pie bites would be a good choice for breakfast! Or even better melt one of them in a hot bowl of plain oatmeal…
Pecan Pie Dough Bites- Vegan/Raw (Makes about 8 bites)
3/4 Cup Raw Pecans
1/4 Cup Oatmeal
1 Tablespoon Molasses
3 Teaspoons Agave
1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/8th Teaspoon Nutmeg
1) Process the pecans and oatmeal in your food processor until ingredients become flour like.
2) Add in the rest of the ingredients and pulse until well mixed.
3) With your hands roll the dough into small balls (about 1 tablespoon sized) and set in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Thei. done, that easy!
Keep these little guys stored in an airtight container in your fridge for up to 5 days. More than likely they will not last that long because you will have them eaten by then!
I made these bites in about 10 minutes so quick and easy is an understatement. For larger batches you can easily double the ingredients. I’d imagine you could sub in some cheaper nuts like raw cashews to reduce the cost of larger batches of the recipe. If you do that I might also increase your spices a bit!
On a personal note: I am so excited to be headed to Indianapolis tomorrow. I’m looking forward to relaxing and catching up on sleep. I’m also looking forward to spending some time in the kitchen with Peters mom.
Tonight Peter and I are celebrating our Christmas with an evening at Rockefeller Center. I know its cheesy but I love it there during the Holidays. It makes me feel like a little kid again! I love being in New York City during Christmas time <3
What/ where are you going for Christmas?