Chewy Chocolate Coconut Protein Cookies
When I went gluten & dairy free 13 years ago, there weren’t many options as far as tasty GF/DF dessert options went. Back then, coconut flour was the only gluten free flour available. If you’ve ever baked with coconut flour, you know that too much can make the recipe WAY too dry. When I made these major dietary changes, I began my quest to create the PERFECT chewy cookie that was anti-inflammatory, gluten, dairy, and sugar free, and made my body feel satiated rather than left craving more (as it does with other desserts that contain sugar).
As time has gone on, luckily more and more gluten free flours have become available! Gone are the dark ages of baking only with coconut flour and trying to trick yourself into believing that the dry puck you’ve made compares even a fraction of an amount to a freshly baked, moist, sugary cookie.
I’ve found that there are three different types of cookie-lovers… Some people like their cookies to be crunchy, some chewy, and some soft. I personally prefer a chewy texture, which can be difficult to create when baking with gluten/dairy/sugar/grain free ingredients. However, I am PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE… I HAVE CREATED THE PERFECT CHEWY COOKIES THAT MEET ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA! I mean, just look at these little morsels…
When to make these cookies?
I make these cookies whenever I travel & whenever I’m craving chocolate (which is most of the time). They store well, plus they contain 9 grams of protein per cookie so they’re great in a pinch!
What makes these chewy chocolate coconut protein cookies healthier?
- These cookies are flourless, the base is made with a bone broth pure and paleo chocolate protein powder from Designs for Health along with almond butter. I haven’t tried out any other protein powders, if you use a different brand it might not give the cookie the same chewiness- but let me know in the comments if you use a different protein and how they turn out!
- They are gluten/dairy/sugar free, so they are anti-inflammatory and won’t spike blood sugar levels and cause you to crash later in the day after eating them! Whether you’re following an anti-inflammatory diet because you have an autoimmune disorder, you’re celiac, diabetic, or simply for preventive reasons- these cookies are for you!
- Make sure you use PURE monk fruit drops free from sugar alcohols. I use Lakanto monk fruit drops.
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- 1 cup bone broth chocolate protein powder (I used Designs for Health)
- 1/4 cup almond butter (I recommend using a runny almond butter)
- 1/2 cup coconut flakes
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon PURE monk fruit drops
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 2/3 cup ChocZero chocolate chips
- Top with flaked sea salt
- Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, add the protein powder and water and stir. Add in the eggs and the rest of the ingredients and using a hand mixer, mix until the batter is smooth (it may get sticky, if the batter sticks to the beaters lift the hand mixer halfway out of the batter while on low and allow the batter to gently ooze out of the beaters.)
- Fold in the chocolate chips & coconut flakes, then scoop 1 tablespoon of the batter at a time onto the cookie sheet leaving 1 inch off space between each cookie.
- Top with flaked sea salt and bake for 12 minutes.
- Allow to cool for 10 minutes and enjoy!
NOTE: Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.