Almond Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

Almond Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

Try these almond chocolate chip cookies as a healthier alternative to traditional chocolate chip cookies. You can make them for the holidays or as desserts/snacks throughout the year. I use almond butter in this recipe. And for the sugar, just a small amount of coconut sugar makes them sweet. In addition, I find the flax meal and whey protein powder provide enough protein to substitute for a meal. Of course, I include walnuts for their taste, texture, and nutrition. Finally, I add dark chocolate chips for the health benefits dark chocolate provides.
Stay Healthy Almond Chip Protein Cookies

Stay Healthy Almond Chip Protein Cookies

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup almond butter
  • 2 large organic eggs
  • 3 tbsp organic coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp flax meal
  • 2 scoops chocolate whey protein powder
  • 1/2 cup rough chopped raw walnuts
  • ΒΌ to Β½ cup dark chocolate chips (I like to use at least 60% dark)

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 375. Have a large mixing bowl, fork and large mixing spoon ready. Place eggs in the bowl and fork whisk until blended, add almond butter and continue fork blend until well combined. Add coconut sugar, vanilla extract, flax meal and chocolate whey protein, using your large spoon to continue the blending process. Add walnuts and chips last.
  2. Using a large tbsp, scoop dough onto cookie sheet (I love to cook on stoneware) and flatten with the back of your spoon or hand. Bake in preheated oven for 14 to 18 minutes. Check cookies at the 10 minute mark to check for browning. My cookies were done in 15 minutes with a nice brown to them, and still soft on the inside. Remove from oven when slightly brown and put on wire rack to cool. These are fabulous warm straight from the oven. These make a fantastic meal replacement anytime and a great take with snack when on the go!

Yields 8 large cookies

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2 thoughts on “Almond Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

  1. Cathy

    I like this recipe cuz it’s Paleo friendly. I can relate to your struggles with injuries and having your life come to a screeching halt. I have a BS in exercise physiology and an MS in Worksite Wellness Management (from Sac. State), and was managing an employee fitness center and running fitness/wellness programs for the employees of a major corporation, was teaching fitness classes at various fitness centers, was a personal trainer, etc. when my heart exploded! I call it that, cuz that’s what it felt like. I had paroxysmal atrial fibrillation for 13 years that was unresponsive to meds and two procedures. I had to quit exercising, go on medical disability, and deal with the concomitant weight/fat gain and slower pace. Finally, last year, the third procedure was a success, and I have been ecstatically living with a normally-beating heart for over a year. I am SO EXCITED to be able to exercise again, and have lost the 20 pounds I gained via the Paleo eating plan.

    I feel fantastic, and hopeful. I began a food blog (www.grammaslab.com), have begun some fun projects, and am active again. It feels good, doesn’t it?

    Where are you located? I see that you were hired by Pacific Power Renewables in Auburn. I live in Lincoln, CA. I have been asked to talk to seniors at a local high school about my career path, and I’d like to know your background and education so I can offer the students a more current perspective. (I am now retired.)

    Thank you.
    Cathy Sylvia

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    1. DL7admin Post author

      Hi Cathy,

      I apologize for the very delayed response. My website notifications were not doing an accurate job sending submitted comments to my email for approval. I am glad you enjoyed the recipe and one of my simple favorites.

      What an amazing life story and share and happy to hear you have come out the other side doing fabulous! I look forward to checking out your blog πŸ™‚

      I am located in West Roseville and we are practically neighbors. I enjoyed working with the employees at Pacific Power Renewables and maintain contact with them. Whenever you can help people adopt a healthy lifestyle, there is no better gift or thank you. It sounds like you are on this path. Awesome!

      You can find my personal bio and information here:
      http://stayhealthyfitness.blogspot.com/p/about-me_14.html
      https://stayhealthyfitness.com/about-me/
      http://sportsnutrition.about.com/bio/Darla-Leal-140727.–1z.htm

      Thanks again for getting in touch and Stay Healthy
      Darla πŸ™‚

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