Protein cookies that are packed with chocolate chip amazingness and still work with IIFYM....dare I say even low carb or gluten free diets? This is hands down my favorite protein cookie recipe of all time.
Ok, sure you are reading this and thinking healthy cookies, made with protein? How good can those be? Well, I am here to tell you. So good that you will pass up the best cupcakes... a double layered chocolate chip cake... even those famous Double Tree warm gooey cookies for this healthy treat. Seriously. They are that good.
Have you been looking for a way to liven up snack time or to include an old favorite dessert but still want to feel great about what you eat and keep that fit body you have worked so hard for? You have come to the right place. It all started during my prep for the IFBB Olympia. I was eating fairly low calories and just dying to have a sweet treat. My all time favorite dessert growing up was a warm, homemade, chocolate chip cookie. With the biggest pro fitness show in the world just a few weeks away, every calorie counted but I know myself well enough to know that long term calorie deprivation simply does not work. I do best when I give myself a flexible enough diet that I can include a small indulgence if I really want it. Since taking old fashioned, high calorie foods that I loved from childhood and giving them a healthy make over is one of my passions, my challenge was clear. Create a recipe that I could enjoy, that would truly satisfy my sweet tooth, but still allow me to step on stage at my all time best. The good news for you and me is that I was not just successful with this quest, but I believe I have truly created a cookie recipe that will be talked about for years. (PS... this is also how I came up with my UMP Protein Balls Recipe)
Best of all, this protein cookie recipe is deceptively simple and can easily be whipped up in your own kitchen. And while I love protein shakes made with my favorite vanilla whey protein powder, if I can get all of that protein packed goodness and well... eat cookies! You know I am going to do that every time. Each of these amazing chocolate chip goodies in this great recipe has 8 grams of protein with a low carb balance and a nice dose of healthy fats from the almond flour. With this amount of protein you will be building muscle while you are eating these yummy cookies.
If you are looking for a gluten free cookie option, then opt for the oat flour instead of the whole wheat flour. Whatever the makeup, each of these treats will satisfy any cookie craving you might be having in no time — without completely sidelining your healthy eating habits .
And if you love this recipe, be sure to check out my healthy peanut butter protein cookies too. Yes, even those ladies that are preparing for a figure or bikini competition. That does not mean you have to cut out life's little joys like amazing cookies. You just have to find a healthy way to make them. And I am
Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie Recipe Ingredients:
1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder, I prefer Beverly Ultimate Muscle Protein (UMP) **Best for Baking
1/4 Cup Whole Wheat or Whole Grain Oat Flour
1/4 Cup Almond Flour (finely ground)
1 TBSP Mini Chocolate Chips
½ tsp Baking Soda
2 Egg Whites
A bit of water
- Preheat oven to 350º degrees F
- Spray a baking sheet or cookie sheet with a bit of Pam Spray
- Mix dry ingredients together first, blend thoroughly and then add Egg Whites and water.
- Mix until it becomes the consistency of a thick batter.
- Spoon cookies onto baking sheet and bake for about 8-10 mins.
DO NOT OVERCOOK!
I actually like mine to be a little gooey in the middle so I go with 7 mins. The last 2 mins are critical and these quickly go from being not done to fluffing up and being just right.
The whole recipes makes about 4 large cookies.
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