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Protein Cookies: A Tasty And Healthy Snack

Jasmeet Kaur Wilku

By Jasmeet Kaur Wilku

  • 8 Min Read
  • 20th December, 2022
Protein Cookies: A Tasty And Healthy Snack

When it comes to snacks, we all have different preferences. Some of us like something sweet, some of us like something savoury, and some of us like something healthy. But what if I told you that you could have all three? protein cookies are the perfect snack for anyone who wants something sweet, savoury, and healthy all in one. Protein cookies are a healthier alternative to traditional cookies.

Protein is an essential nutrient that helps our bodies repair and builds muscle. So not only are protein cookies a healthier choice, but they can also help you stay fuller longer. If you're looking for a delicious and nutritious snack to help you power through your day, then look no further than protein cookies!

• Oatmeal protein cookies
• Coconut protein cookies

Oatmeal Protein Cookies

Ingredients

Rolled oats – made into oatmeal1 ½ cups
Baking powder1 teaspoon
Protein powder - vanilla2 scoops
Salt¼ teaspoon
Ground cinnamon1 teaspoon
Large whole egg1
Vanilla extract2 teaspoons
Light brown sugar10 teaspoons
Unsweetened applesauce or 1 banana½ cup
Coconut oil4 tablespoons
Chocolate chips - or whatever you want to add or top them with!

Steps

1. Turn your oatmeal into oatmeal flour by mixing or processing it until it looks like flour.

2. In a bowl, combine oatmeal, baking powder, protein powder, salt, and ground cinnamon.

3. Mix them.

4. Melt your coconut oil.

5. Combine your egg, vanilla extract, brown sugar, applesauce, and melted coconut oil in a bowl.

6. Mix them.

7. Slowly add your dry ingredients to your wet ingredients while mixing everything.

8. Easily mix up sprinkles, chunks, chips or anything else you want.

9. Cover the dough and place in the fridge for about 1-2 hours or until set.

10. Take out a baking pan and line it with parchment paper.

11. Shape your mixture into balls and place them on your baking pan.

12. Top them with whatever you want( chocolate chips)

13. Bake them at 350F/176C for 8-10 minutes.

Coconut Protein Cookies

Ingredients

Peanut butter or nut butter of your choice1/2 cup
Coconut sugar or light brown sugar1/4 cup
Kosher salt1/4 teaspoon
Large egg1
Large egg white1
Pure vanilla extract1/2 teaspoon
Baking powder1/4 teaspoon
Vanilla protein powder1/2 cup (36 grams)
Coconut flour2 tablespoons
Mini chocolate chips3 tablespoons

Steps

  1. Place a rack in the centre of your oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine peanut butter, coconut blossom sugar, salt, egg, egg white and vanilla extract.
  3. Mix vigorously until the ingredients are well blended. Sprinkle the baking soda on top.
  4. Using a rubber spatula, incorporate the protein powder and coconut flour until well combined. They will appear very dry at first but will continue to come together as you stir and press. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Assess your batter at this point, as the amount of moisture can vary depending on the brand of protein powder and nut butter you use. It should be slightly sticky, but not a soggy mess.
  6. If you need a firmer batter, add a little more protein powder. For a lighter batter, drizzle the batter with a little milk (or almond milk) and fold in with a spatula until the batter comes together.
  7. Using a small cookie scoop or spoon, scoop the cookie dough into tablespoonfuls and transfer to your prepared baking sheet (you will have 12-14 cookies total).
  8. Use your fingers to gently flatten the tops of the cookies as they will not spread but rise as they bake.
  9. Bake for 5 to 6 minutes, until edges are barely golden and dry to the touch but the centre appears quite doughy. Don't gratinate!
  10. Place the baking sheet on a wire rack and allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for three minutes before transferring them directly onto the wire rack to cool.
  11. Place a rack in the centre of your oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  12. In a medium bowl, combine peanut butter, coconut blossom sugar, salt, egg, egg white and vanilla extract.
  13. Mix vigorously until the ingredients are well blended. Sprinkle the baking soda on top.
  14. Using a rubber spatula, incorporate the protein powder and coconut flour until well combined. They will appear very dry at first but will continue to come together as you stir and press. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  15. Assess your batter at this point, as the amount of moisture can vary depending on the brand of protein powder and nut butter you use. It should be slightly sticky, but not a soggy mess.
  16. If you need a firmer batter, add a little more protein powder. For a lighter batter, drizzle the batter with a little milk (or almond milk) and fold in with a spatula until the batter comes together.
  17. Using a small cookie scoop or spoon, scoop the cookie dough into tablespoonfuls and transfer to your prepared baking sheet (you will have 12-14 cookies total).
  18. Use your fingers to gently flatten the tops of the cookies as they will not spread but rise as they bake.
  19. Bake for 5 to 6 minutes, until edges are barely golden and dry to the touch but the centre appears quite doughy. Don't gratinate!
  20. Place the baking sheet on a wire rack and allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for three minutes before transferring them directly onto the wire rack to cool the centre.

Some Interesting Tips To Know While Making Protein Cookies

Protein cookies are a great way to fuel your body and satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time. Here are some tips and techniques to help you make the perfect protein cookie:
1. Choose your protein powder carefully. There are many different types of protein powder on the market, and not all of them will work well in cookies. Look for a powder that has a good balance of protein and carbohydrates.
2. Add some healthy fats. This will help to make the cookies more satisfying and will help to keep them moist. Try adding some nut butter or coconut oil to the batter.
3. Be careful not to overbake the cookies. Protein cookies are often more delicate than regular cookies, so they can dry out easily. Bake them until they are just set and then let them cool on the pan.
4. Experiment with different add-ins. Chocolate chips, dried fruit, and nuts are all great options. Get creative and see what you can come up with!
5. Store the cookies in an airtight container. This will help to keep them fresh and will prevent them from drying out.

With these tips in mind, you'll be on your way to making the perfect protein cookies. Enjoy!

Faq's

Frequently Asked Questions

What are protein cookies made of?

Healthy Protein Cookies are soft, chewy, and packed with protein powder, peanut butter, oatmeal, banana, and no added sugar. With only 5 ingredients, they're easy and delicious!

In summary, cooking with protein powder doesn't destroy it, it's 100% safe! So bake protein bars, cheesecake, cookies, make protein oatmeal or whatever your sweet tooth desires.

Protein powder can replace flour in all kinds of baked goods and other recipes such as pancakes, cookies & waffles.

Protein powder does not have the same properties as flour and therefore cannot be completely substituted in baking. However, if you want to add a protein boost to your baking, you can substitute protein powder for a small amount of flour.

Between 10% and 35% of your calories should come from protein. So if your requirement is 2,000 calories, that's 200-700 calories from protein, or 50-175 grams. The recommended dietary intake to prevent deficiency for the average sedentary adult is 0.8 grams per kilogram of body weight.

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