Breakfast or Sweet Treat Idea: Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

Where did this week go? Tomorrow’s already Friday! I thought the week would drag on but it’s going to fast and can’t wait to enjoy this sunny mid 50 degree weather, woohoo! Except for that wind that…

So, I have made theses cookies awhile back and wasn’t too sure and the recipe but I think this one works better. Just note, this cookies is not supposed to be super decadent, it’s supposed to be a good alternative for breakfast or a healthy sweet treat.

They are filling with fiber and protein, plus they are much less in sugar than a regular cookie. Minimal ingredients for an easy treat. The trick to baking these is to not make them too long.

Ingredient highlights:

  • Almond flour – A good source of fiber and protein. Other nutrient sources include calcium, iron and potassium
  • Agave nectar – A lower glycemic index food.
  • Whey protein – Absorbed easily and may help aid in weight and preserve lean muscle.

Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

Serves about 24 cookies

1egg

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

1/4 cup agave nectar

2 cups almond flour

1/2 cup whey protein

1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together milk, egg and agave nectar. Add dry ingredients: almond flour, whey protein and chocolate chips. Use a cookie dough scoop and place on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Leave them set for 10 minutes and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts: 90 calories; 7gm carbohydrate; 5gm fat; 4gm protein; 2gm fiber