Monday, March 10, 2014

Chocolate Banana Walnut Protein Cookies- Grain, dairy, & sugar free!

A cookie that is GOOD for you & DELISH!! Grain, dairy, & sugar free... YES PLEASE!! According to these specific ingredients, each cookie has about 5 grams of protein. Happy & healthy eating! 

Ingredients-
3 ripe bananas
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 tbsp of any nut butter you like (I used "Naturally More" peanut butter, it's my fave!)
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp xanthum gum
1 tbsp chia seeds
3 tbsp hemp heart seeds
1 tbsp flax seeds
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup almond flour
1 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp granulated stevia or truvia- use your preference sweetener (use more or less depending on sweetness of bananas)
2 scoops or 1/2 cup soy protein powder- if you don't mind a small amount of dairy you can use a whey protein & make it chocolate! 
1/3 cup chopped walnuts- optional, if you don't like walnuts leave them out, or use another nut 
Directions-
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
In a mixing bowl beat coconut oil and peanut butter until creamy. Add bananas and mix well to mash them. Beat in eggs & vanilla.  Slowly  mix in all other ingredients except walnuts. Beat until smooth. Fold in walnuts.
Drop tablespoon size of cookie dough onto greased cookie sheet and bake for 15-18 minutes. 
* I like the texture of the combination of seeds in my cookies but they are not all necessary. This is a recipe that you can play with and adjust to your health needs. Happy & Healthy Baking!!

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