Ask The Protein Powder Chef: Do You Have A Recipe For Protein Chocolate Chip Cookies?
Thank you for your question! Ever since I started my blog two years ago, I've been experimenting with protein cookies. I've gone through dozens of trials and made many errors, creating batch after batch of "dry and rubbery" cookies like the ones you described.
I didn't give up, though; I just took notes and kept on trying! I tried different ingredients, different protein powders, and different cooking approaches until I was able to separate what works from what doesn't.
To make a great batch of protein cookies, you need to remember three important things:
- Make sure your mixture is no more than 1/8 protein powder, especially if you use whey. Otherwise, the whey will cook and your cookies will turn out rubbery and weirdly bread-like.
- You need to have some fat in your batter. Egg yolk, nut butter, and coconut butter all work great.
- Nuts and flaked coconut are a great way to add both crunch and flavor without adding sugar or carbs.
These guidelines aren't the "end all, be all" of protein cookie-making, but I think they represent three really important guidelines to remember.
OK, enough chit-chat. Let's bake!
*(I used coconut milk, but any type will work.)
- Preheat oven to 340 F or 170 C.
- Mix together egg, protein powder, coconut flour, baking soda, coconut, milk, and ground nuts.
- Once dough is formed, stir in chocolate chips.
- Using a spoon, divide mixture into 12 cookies and place on a sprayed cookie sheet.
- Put in oven for 15-20 minutes.
- Remove them from the oven as soon as they cook through. It's good if they're a bit soft in the center. Make sure you don't overcook them because they'll dry up and lose their charm if you do.
- Let them cool, pour yourself a tall glass of milk and boom! Enjoy a couple of cookies!
If you want lower-calorie and lower-fat cookies: use oats instead of flaked coconut, almonds or walnuts instead of Brazil nuts, and cocoa powder instead of chocolate chips.
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I find the chocolate myofusion to be sweet enough, Holly, so I didn't add stevia or anything else to make the cookies sweet :-)
This is great! Every other protein cookie recipe I've tried came out rubbery and not appetizing in ANY way. Excited to try this one and make something that actually looks, feels, and tastes like a cookie. Thanks, Anna! Your recipes always impress me
I had to improvise a bit....
Here's what I did..
My milk expired... so I used heavy cream... I used 4 small eggs... 1/2 cup of myofusion... 1/2 tsp baking soda... I used white flour...tsp of vanilla extract... and a ton of almonds.
I baked at 350 degrees for 20 min...
Then I threw them in the freezer for 5 min to cool off.
WOW.. was it horrible.
These cookies are not high in protein. 3.8g?
And I would use oat instead of flake. Check out my blogspot chocolate chip oatmeal cookies or squares recipe if you are not counting calories.
They are not "high" in protein but they contain a nice balance of healthy macros, including fiber. I subbed the Brazil nuts for an oz of walnuts. And the myofusion for whey/casein metabolic drive and they came out looking exactly like the pictures. Plenty sweet without any added sweeteners. They are the perfect thing to satisfy sweet tooth cravings.
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