Chocolate Coconut Almond Protein Cookies

COOKIES?

Wait, what?

Wasn’t I just talking about how I wanted to get right back on the wagon of healthy eating? And now I’m posting a cookie recipe?

Yes. And Yes.

And this little miracle cookie is not only tasty but packs a punch of protein and deliciousness while completely avoiding grains, gluten and refined sugars. It’s honey sweetened, so it’s definitely still a treat, but this quick and easy recipe was just too tasty to keep to myself. It only uses one bowl and can be whipped up in about 25 minutes from start to finish in case you are having a dire chocolate craving and a moment of desperation.

Or so I’ve heard.

I mentioned on Christmas that I found a Paleo dessert option in Leanne’s Chewy Vanilla Coconut Cookies. They were a hit (even with non-Paleo folks) so I bookmarked them in the back of my brain to tinker with later.

Fast forward to the last night when Garrett and I were kind of craving a treat but had only cupboards full of healthy stuff from my trip to the store earlier. I thought of Leanne’s cookies but was really wanting something chocolatey delicious so I decided to put my own chocolate spin on them and get a little bonus protein! Chocolate + Almond + Coconut = AMAZINGNESS! They hit the craving spot and we never looked back. Enjoyable and guilt free. Just how I like it.

Choco-nut Almond Protein Cookies
Makes 8 cookies

Ingredients
2 C finely shredded unsweetened coconut
1/4 C Chocolate Protein Powder
1/4 C Almond flour
1/4 C Water
1/2 C Honey
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp Pure Almond Extract

Method

1. Preheat oven to 350, then line a baking sheet with parchment paper

2. Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl. One bowl! I love a cookie that only requires one bowl!

3. Divide mix into 8 equal sized little dollps and place on parchment. The “dough” will be sticky. That’s ok.

4. Bake for 15-18 minutes

5. Let cool and enjoy!

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