Our Table | JP’s Protein Cookies

Way back in February, we shared one of our favorite desserts with you – Ryland’s decadent dark chocolate cheesecake! It was such a hit among our readers, that we would love to continue sharing some of our favorite recipes with you all.

This simple chocolate chip protein cookie is adapted from this blog – but over the years, we have put our own spin on this delicious treat. Whether we are prepping for a wedding or getting ready to hit the trail, we take a few of these cookies along! They are easy to make, full of protein & other healthy additions, & super tasty.

Ingredients:

  • 1½ cups of Blanched Almond Flour (we buys ours from Costco or Trader Joe’s)
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, softened
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 whole egg, or flax egg
  • ½ cup chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the almond flour, baking soda and salt and mix well. In a separate bowl, combine the coconut oil, vanilla, maple syrup and egg, and mix well.
  3. Add the wet mixture into the dry mixture, and mix well until a uniform batter is achieved, then stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. Using a tablespoon, or cookie scoop, drop the batter onto a baking sheet lined with a Silpat or parchment paper.
  5. Bake at 350F for 10 minutes, or until golden around the edges, turning the pan half-way through baking time.
  6. Allow the cookies to cool on the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Serve warm, and enjoy!

Just a few notes: 

  • Instead of maple syrup, we use honey! It’s a bit cheaper & we love using local ingredients. 
  • To make this dough go further, add in a handful or two of uncooked oats. You will find that the coconut oil makes this batter very oily – adding oats will also help cut down the oil feeling & add a nutty flavor.  
  • The batter doesn’t spread like a normal cookie – so you will need to take the mixture in your hands & make the cookie balls yourself. Like the directions say above, a tablespoon plus a bit more is the perfect about of dough. If you make these too thick – they won’t cook all the way through & will burn around the edges. Trust us – we have had this happen a time or two!
  • We also love to sprinkle in flax & chia seeds for extra flavor & protein. Open up your cupboards & see if you have any fun seeds to throw in for a unique spin on your own dough!
  • Lastly, sprinkle in some pie spice, nutmeg, & cinnamon in the fall to give these a fall spice kick!

So that’s it! Simple, fast, & also super healthy. You can’t get a better cookie than this one!

We would love to continue sharing recipes from our our table – we have a few ideas in mind like our homemade fall ice cream, JP’s easy granola, & Ryland’s homemade chai. But we also want to hear from you – any recipe suggestions? Drop us a note & tell us below! Enjoy, friends! 

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