Sugar is my weakness. I have always had such a sweet tooth- more like a sweet set of dentures. I can eat an entire row of Oreos without even thinking. But apparently, that’s “not healthy”…
I also need to eat more protein. Up until recently, I tried to eat around 50 grams of protein- essentially enough to survive. But I should be doubling that, which is hard to do without eating pounds of tofu or lentils, or drinking three protein shakes a day. So I had to get a little clever with my protein. So. Protein cookies.
These were originally based off of Lenny and Larry’s Complete Cookies. But I wanted something cheaper, healthier, lower in calories, and without refined sugar or white flour. So a true, complete cookie. And I think I succeeded. In this post, I have the base for the cookie, and I will be posting variations over the next week. The first: the classic chocolate chip cookie.
Ingredients: Cookie Base
- 3 tbs coconut flour
- 2 tbs PB2 or other peanut powder
- 2 tbs unsweetened applesauce
- 4 tbs unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tbs stevia in the raw
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I like Bob’s Red Mill)
- .5 tsp vanilla extract
- Mix together dry ingredients.2. Add wet ingredients. 3. Mix well. 4. Add add-ins. This week: cacao nibs. Add about 1 TBS of raw cacao nibs to the mix, and mix well.
5. Roll into balls, and flatten slightly. Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes, until tops are slightly dry. Let cool before eating.
Here’s a sneak peek at the cookies coming later:
Cacao nib, sugar cookie, double peanut butter, and snickerdoodle.
Nutrition (this is for one cookie, a batch makes four): 8 grams carbs, 4 grams of fiber, 2 grams of sugar; 4.6 grams of protein, 2.2 grams of fat.
Comment what other kinds of cookies, or other recipes you would like to see. Happy baking!