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protein cookie: chocolate coconut almond cookie

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Gone are the days when white flour laced every dessert. That’s good news for those watching their carb counts: Today’s best baked goods use tasty, gluten-free flours like almond, quinoa, and chickpea, which are lower in net carbs.

When your sweet tooth strikes, reach for a fresh-baked cookie treat by NYC- based The Protein Bakery that’s perfectly sweet and has satisfying protein to crush cravings. Theyre perfect to share at holiday cookie exchange parties!

RECIPE: CHOCOLATE COCONUT ALMOND COOKIE

Servings: 35 Cookies (1 ounce, 2.5-inch cookie)

Ingredients:

2 cups light-brown sugar

1 1⁄4 sticks butter

1 1⁄2 tbsp baking soda

1⁄4 tbsp salt

2 tbsp honey

2 eggs plus one yolk

1⁄2 tbsp vanilla

2 1⁄2 cups whey protein

1/3 cup plus 3 tbsp Dutch cocoa powder

1⁄2 cup almond flour

2 1⁄4 cups oat flour

3⁄4 cup oats

1 3⁄4 cups coconut, flaked

3⁄4 cup plus 2 tbsp tiny semisweet chocolate chips


Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking pans with parchment paper or grease well.

2. Cream together sugar, butter,baking soda,salt, and honey and mix at medium speed until  mixture is light and creamy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat at medium speed until well combined. Toss in remaining ingredients and mix just until combined. Do not overmix, as this will toughen the dough.

3. Scoop up dough on tablespoons and round off before placing on baking tray. Bake for 9–10 minutes and cool at room temperature. store in airtight container for up to one week.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving (1 cookie):  Calories: 191, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 4.5g,  Carbs: 20g, Fiber: 1.5g, Protein: 13g

GUILT-FREE BAKING MIXES

Give in to your sweet tooth while staying healthy with Ginnybakes Peace, Love & Crumble Muffin Bake Mix, which combines organic dried dates, apples, and coconut into a gluten-free muffin with a tasty crumble topper. Ginnybakes.com

This Double Chocolate Mighty Muffin Mix is almost too convenient: Just add water, stir, microwave, and watch it rise. The chocolatey muffin delivers 20g of protein and also comes in Cinnamon Apple. Flapjacked.com

Simple Mills Pumpkin Muffin Mix makes fluffy, fragrant treats that have up to 4g of protein, perfect for holiday festivities. They’re also gluten-free, non-GMO, and Paleo-friendly; also in Banana and Chocolate. Simplemills.com











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