27 March, 2016
Peanut butter protein cookies
This is another recipe I use to disguise protein supplements. I am one of those few people who seem to hate the taste of those protein shakes. I have tried one brand after the other with no success. This is why I started to make tasty treats out of those protein powders and my problem is solved, just lie that. No more growling bloated stomach. Having said that, if you are looking for a tasty indulgence, you are probably on the wrong page.
There are countless recipes on the net and this is like a hybrid of a few as I have slightly adjusted some ingredients to suit my liking. I always try to use the minimal amount of sugar or replace sugar with raw sugar or honey. Also try to make it as law carb as possible.
I don’t use any flour in this recipe but protein powder. To give it some sweetness, I have added two tablespoons of dark brown sugar and a third a cup of dedicated coconut but feel free to add more coconut if you prefer.
I have used natural crunchy peanut butter with no added sugar and salt. So the resulting cookie is not super sweet nor salty. It simply tastes of peanuts and coconut but nothing else. I had to constantly remind myself that the whole point in making this cookie is to camouflage the protein powder and not to make the best tasting cookie on earth.
I find the cookie a bit crumbly so if you like a chewy cookie, reduce the baking time. A cookie contains roughly 6g of protein if you make 12 cookies.
Once the cookies are completely cooled store in an airtight container and use within a week for best results.
- 1 cup natural peanut butter
- 2 tbsp. dark brown sugar
- 1/3 cup desiccated coconut
- 2 scoops (1/2 cup) vanilla whey protein powder
- 1 egg
- Preheat oven to 170 ºC.
- Mix all ingredients to make a cookie dough.
- Place small dough balls on a cookie sheet and flatten lightly.
- Leave imprints using a fork to decorate.
- Bake for about 10 minutes or until the desired texture is achieved.
- Cool on a wire rack.
- Use egg whites instead of eggs if you like.