This coconut protein cookies recipe is modified from one of Megan Kelly’s recipes. She is a licensed Esthetician that happens to be a genuine Christian who specializes in holistic nutrition, spiritual health, and woman’s hormones. The following ingredients should produce approximately 18 cookies.
Coconut Protein Cookies Ingredients:
- 1/2 cup of Sunflower Seeds
- 1/4 cup of Honey
- 2 tablespoons of Coconut Oil
- 1/8 cup of Water
- 1.5 cups of shredded Coconut Flakes
- 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla
- 1 teaspoon of Cinnamon
- 1/2 Cup of High-Quality Protein Powder
Coconut Protein Cookies Instructions
First, you need to preheat your oven to 300 degrees F. Then, chop up the sunflower seeds until they are in chunks. You can do this by hand or in a blender. After this, you need to stir all the ingredients into a mixing bowl. If it is crumbly, adding another tablespoon of coconut oil and a little more water can help. Once receiving a good consistency, scoop out cookies and place them on a cookie tray. Flatten the cookies on the tray by pressing on them. Place in oven and bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
If you do not like sunflower seeds, you can use 2 cups of coconut shreds as a replacement. You can also use any other kind of seed or nut, if you have a preference. The protein powder can be unflavored or flavored. This will allow you to choose the overall taste of your cookies. If you prefer a coconut cookie sandwich, you can use the coconut whipped cream recipe between two cookies.
Protein Coconut Cookies Benefits
These cookies are full of fiber, and they stocked full of clean protein and healthy fats. Unlike other cookies, they are low carb. Plus, the ingredients will help to regulate and stabilize blood sugar. They also help to burn fat.
If you are on an autoimmune nutrition plan, you should avoid using the sunflower seeds. You can replace the seeds with extra coconut flakes. Coconut flakes help to burn fat and fuel the brain and body. This is because they full of medium chain fats that our body needs. Not to mention, they are a good source of fiber for your microbiome.
When adding a sweetener, Stevia is an excellent choice. It is 100 times sweeter than sugar. However, it will not affect your blood sugar, which makes it excellent if you are a diabetic. There is a variety of protein powders that you can use. One of the most popular powders is grass-fed. It is full of branched chain amino acids that help to develop a lean body mass. For those who are on an autoimmune nutrition plan, Gut Healing Protein powder is a good voice. It coincides with avoiding dairy protein.
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