These double almond paleo protein cookies are made with only 9 ingredients, using 1 bowl, in 20 minutes, and boast 7 grams of protein in each cookie!
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You guysssssssssss. Oh. My. Goodness. I had the BEST weekend. How was yours?!
I went up to Milwaukee for a wedding and drove around Marquette’s campus (p.s. it’s SO different than 5 years ago), caught up with a bunch of college friends who I haven’t seen in over a year (!!), brunched – hard, and also did some shopping at Under Armour on the way (<— I seriously have an unhealthy UA addiction).
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Before I hit the road, I made three batches these paleo protein cookies to make sure I had them just right. And lucky for me, I’ve got 3 batches of these bad boys at home 😉 ahhhh the benefits of recipe testing!
Now that I am eating a paleo diet, baking has become difficult. Experimenting with different flours and fats has been an adjustment; but I seriously love the texture that almond flour gives to baked goods. The almond flour makes these cookies really light and fluffy – almost a cakey texture that is so so good.
And to make these extra special, I added a big scoop of Nuzest Clean Lean Protein – Just Natural flavor. I’ve used the Smooth Vanilla flavored pea-based protein in recipes before, but have been experimenting with the flavorless version to give my recipes an extra boost!
Each double almond paleo protein cookie is only 180 calories and contains 7 grams of protein! That’s my kind of dessert.
Tell me: What is your favorite paleo baking flour?
Make these Double Almond Paleo Protein Cookies, post a picture on social media and use the hashtag #imhungrybynature for a chance to be featured!
- 3 Tablespoons ghee
- ⅓ cup coconut sugar
- 1 egg
- 3 Tablespoons almond butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup almond flour
- ¼ cup Nuzest Clean Lean Protein - Just Natural
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ cup diary free chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat liner.
- In a medium bowl, melt ghee and allow it to come to room temperature. Add coconut sugar and whisk until well combined.
- Add egg, almond butter, and vanilla. Whisk until completely incorporated.
- Add almond flour, Nuzest Clean Lean Protein, and baking soda. Mix until combined.
- Fold in chocolate chips.
- Using your hands, portion dough into 12 even balls and slightly flatten with your fingers.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
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