It’s Tuesday and time to link up with Andrea over at momfessionals.com to show and tell you about a go to recipe. Today I am going to share my simple recipe for Peanut Butter Protein Cookies.
It’s summertime, so I’m not spending a lot of time whipping up big meals. Instead, I’m making simple meals on the grill or sheet pan dinners like the one I mentioned here. More often than not, I’m not following a recipe…just going for it and hoping for the best! So, I instead of a meal recipe, I’m going to share a healthy snack. I am focusing on eating a more healthy diet, so S’mores are out and protein cookies are in! My husband and I have been experimenting with protein powder and have created a healthy version of a peanut butter cookie that we think is yummy, especially for protein cookies.
Peanut Butter Protein Cookies (Low-Carb)
2 heaping tablespoons peanut butter
1/2 cup of vanilla protein powder
1/4 cup almond flour
1/4 cup almond milk
Optional : dark chocolate chips
We are know to change up the ingredients depending on what we have on hand. Today we had this vanilla ice cream protein powder and it worked great. If I am out of almond flour I use coconut flour, and it works well too! I tried substituting almond butter for peanut butter, but the cookies (obviously :)) lost their yummy peanut buttery flavor. Again, I don’t think the type of milk you use really matters. I’ve used coconut milk without any noticeable taste changes in the final cookie.
When I make these cookies I usually get a smooth batter, if needed I add a little almond flour of protein powder to thicken the batter. When Eli makes them he always gets a nice thick batter. I have no idea why, but both turn out tasting good, just with little different textures!
The recipe makes a small batch of 6 to 7 cookies. Bake @ 350F for about 10 minutes, don’t over bake!
I like to add a few dark chocolate chips on top just and they come out of the oven.
Each cookie = 1 serving and is packed with approximately 8 grams of protein! Once they cool, I store them in a Ziploc bag to keep them soft. Enjoy!
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Mix together all of the ingredients until a dough is formed. Don’t over mix.
- Spoon or shape 6-7 cookies onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes, or until feel soft, but cooked inside.
- Optional: press 4-5 dark chocolate chips on the top of each cookie immediately after taking them out of the oven.
If you are trying to eat healthy and have tried other recipes using protein powder, give these a try. I think you will like them! If you make a great, healthy cookie please share it in the comments!
I am excited to explore the recipes shared today, and I hope you will find something you want to try too! Have a great rest of your week!