If there is one snack food that I don’t think I would ever be able to give up, it would definitely be cookies. Hands down. It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about chocolate chip cookies, gingerbread cookies, peanut butter cookies, or any one of numerous other kinds of tasty cookies — I can’t get enough of them. However, there’s one key secret that allows me to enjoy eating cookies 100% guilt-free — I make them from scratch myself using nothing but healthy whole food ingredients. This low carb protein cookie recipe has been my go-to as of late for making a tasty and healthy treat. It makes ridiculously good peanut butter cookies that offer plenty of protein and flavor in one great low carb package.
Low Carb Cookies Have Never Tasted This Good
So what makes these cookies so low carb? Smart ingredient choices. Instead of using wheat flour, this recipe is made by using one tablespoon of coconut flour. If you’ve never used coconut flour for your baking recipes before, then you’re in for a real treat. Not only does it give these cookies a delicious hint of coconut flavor, but it’s also an excellent source of fiber, protein, and healthy coconut fats. Coconut flour is also a great baking flour for anyone with type 2 diabetes, as it’s quite low on the glycemic index, meaning these cookies won’t cause drastic blood sugar spikes and crashes. (1)
You’re going to be mixing your coconut flour with a bit of baking soda and ½ cup of vanilla flavored whey protein powder. Whenever I buy protein powder, I always make sure to go with a whey isolate. It’s the purest form of whey available, as it’s a complete protein that offers all of the essential amino acids.
After mixing your dry ingredients together, you can then mix in ½ cup of all-natural smooth peanut butter (or a nut butter of your choice — almond butter works great!) along with the Stevia, vanilla extract, egg, and egg white. Since I absolutely love peanut butter cookies, I usually just stick with the peanut butter when making this recipe. It’s a great heart healthy option that tastes delicious and even provides a few great benefits when it comes to preventing certain types of cancers according to one study. (2)
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Metabolism Boosting Double Chocolate Low Carb Protein Shake
Low Carb Protein Bars That Won’t Make You Feel Bloated
Low Carb Protein Cookies for a Healthy Treat (These are the best!)
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 8 minutes
- Total Time: 18 minutes
- Yield: 16 1x
½ cup vanilla whey protein powder
1 tbsp coconut flour
¼ tsp baking soda
3 tbsp or to taste granulated Stevia or other low carb granulated sweetener
½ cup natural smooth peanut butter or nut butter of choice
1 large egg
1 large egg white
1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place the protein powder, coconut flour, baking soda in a bowl and mix to combine.
- Add the peanut butter, sweetener, egg and egg white and mix to combine.
- Drop the dough by the tablespoon onto the prepared baking sheet.
- Flatten the cookies, using a fork, in a criss-cross pattern.
- Bake for 8-12 minutes or until edges of cookies have browned.