This delicious low carb, gluten free protein powder cookie is sure to brighten up your day while filling your body with much needed nutrients! What? A cookie providing nutrients? You bet!
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Protein Powder Cookie
Making desserts using protein powder is so much fun, especially when you use Shakeology! This recipe is extra special because it is a single serve recipe. Well, a double serve actually, but you get the idea!
Why Make Protein Powder Cookies?
Although low carb, gluten free protein powder cookies may not completely replace traditional treats like chocolate chip cookies or oatmeal raisin cookies in terms of taste, they certainly offer numerous health benefits. Many of those health benefits are ones that no other kind of cookie can provide – not even those labeled “low fat” or “sugar free” varieties found in stores!
From improved digestion and better nutrient absorption to increased energy levels throughout the day – there are countless reasons why these yummy treats should be part of your day going forward! Shakeology really does put these in a category of their own!
How to Make a Protein Powder Cookie
Preheat the oven to 350° and line a small baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small bowl mix together the protein powder, arrowroot flour, maple syrup, salt, and coconut oil. Once combined, stir in the chocolate.
Using a cookie dough scoop, make 2 cookie balls and place the ball on the baking sheet. Depending on what type of protein powder you use, the dough may be runnier or thicker. If it is thicker, just flatten the cookie slightly.
Bake for 10-13 minutes or until golden around the edges. Remove from oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes.
Why Are My Protein Powder Cookies Darker?
The color of the dough and ultimately the cookie itself will depend on a few things. First, it depends on the protein powder you use. The cookies largely take on the color of that first and foremost.
Second, whether you use real maple syrup or the sugar free maple syrup will have a big impact on color. Using real maple syrup will give these cookies a much browner appearance than using the sugar free variety.
What Protein Powder Can I Use to Make a Protein Powder Cookie?
I prefer to use Shakeology due to all the amazing health benefits. But I’ve tested this with many protein powders and, for the most part, this recipe is flexible enough to work with most!
There are some that may need more or less liquid, but you will be able to tell that by the batter.
What is Shakeology?
Shakeology is a meal replacement made from high quality natural ingredients. It is packed full of vitamins, minerals, adaptogens, digestive support and more. If you are curious about Shakeology Ingredients, but sure to check out the article “What is Shakeology“.
It also has soluble fiber, which helps keep you full for longer, as well as a blend of proteins that can help support muscle growth and repair. The combination of ingredients in Shakeology makes it an excellent addition to any diet or lifestyle plan.
When added to your low carb cookie batter (and thereby replacing high carb gluten flour), it adds a boost of nutrition while keeping the carb count low.
What to Eat With Protein Powder Cookies
Eating them alongside some low carb fresh fruits or some tasty keto yogurt will ensure an even healthier snack that won’t leave you feeling guilty afterward either!
If you find yourself struggling with portion control when it comes to traditional sweets – try prepping smaller cookie balls so that you don’t overindulge when the craving strikes! Not to worry with these protein powder cookies, though, because this recipe is only for 2! And you can even make them smaller and get 4 if you need to!
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- Preheat the oven to 350° and line a small baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl mix together the protein powder, arrowroot flour, maple syrup, salt, and coconut oil. Once combined, add in the chocolate.
- Using a cookie dough scoop, scoop our 2 balls and place them on the baking sheet.
- Bbake for 10-13 minutes or until golden around the edges.
- Remove from oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes.
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Serving Size:1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 134Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 70mgCarbohydrates: 9gNet Carbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g
Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!
Trina Krug is a Holistic Nutritionist, Integrative Health Coach and host of the Carbless Conversations Podcast. With a Master’s Degree in Complementary and Alternative Medicine, her single mission in life is to facilitate self-healing in herself and those around her through awareness, lifestyle shifts and low-carb eating. As a current Doctor of Science student, she continues her studies in functional nutrition.