Cookies are awesome, but making them is a chore. The worst part about making a batch of delicious baked treats is standing near the oven, trying to control your senses as the delightful fragrance of baking dough fills the room. Take the temptation out of cookies with this no-bake recipe.
The simplicity and convenience of this recipe make it perfect for anyone that doesn’t have much time to spend on food prep. All you need for a successful batch of no-bake cookies is a food processor and a fridge.
The Chewy Gooey Goodness of No-bake Cookies
These cookies burst with nutrients. Healthy fats from the almond flour, coconut, and natural peanut butter provide a slow release of energy throughout the day, without inflaming your gastrointestinal system. The added polyphenol antioxidants found in cacao make it guilt-free when adding the melted dark chocolate to this recipe. (1)
These no-bake cookies pack a protein punch as well. The recipe calls for a scoop of chocolate protein powder. Choose a carb-free whey powder for fast and efficient absorption of amino acids. With over 4-grams of protein per cookie, they make for a great post-workout treat that won’t undo all of your hard work on the cardio machines. (2)
When you’ve got all of your ingredients prepared, the next step is to toss them into the food processor and blend until even. Be careful when you’re melting the dark chocolate, it’s a challenge to resist eating a spoonful of warm, delicious, melted chocolate. Add the Almond milk in stages, too much of it could ruin the consistency of the dough and make it runny.
Roll the cookie dough into balls into ping-pong sized balls and place them on a tray. In this recipe, we will be using the fridge instead of the oven for the final step. Press down on the top of the ball with a spoon or fork to spread the mixture into a cookie shape and then put them in the fridge for 30-minutes until they set.
These cookies are ideal for anyone that’s watching their weight, or in the midst of a fat-loss diet. The oats might make this recipe unsuitable for people in ketosis. However, you can always drink an exogenous ketone supplement to jump back into a ketogenic state after your cookie binge. It’s vital to remember that you can over-do it with the calories, so don’t eat too many!
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No Bake Protein Cookies for Chocolate Lovers
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 12 1x
3 tbsp unsweetened finely shredded coconut
3 tbsp instant oats
1 scoop (1 oz) chocolate protein powder
3 tbsp cacao powder
4 tbsp natural peanut butter
3 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 oz sugar free dark chocolate, melted
- Place all the ingredients in a food processor and process to combine.
- Divide the dough into 12 balls.
- Shape each ball into a cookie and set aside.
- Refrigerate for minimum 30 minutes or until ready to serve.