Most "healthy" dessert recipes still contain some form of sugar for binding and sweetness. While some sugar is okay in moderation, sugar addiction is a serious biological disorder that affects hormones and neurotransmitters, which can lead to uncontrollable binge eating for many people. We want to provide you with a delicious option to keep sugar out of your diet Once you try this protein packed cookie, you may never use sugar in your baking again!
A few notes on creating your perfect cookie...
The riper the bananas, the sweeter your cookie will be, which means you don't need to add anything else in for sweetness.
If you do need to sweeten the cookie dough, try adding date powder or date paste as a natural, fruit based sweetener.
For mix-in's, we used 100% dark chocolate. For more sweetness, you can do 85% dark chocolate, Lily's stevia sweetened dark chocolate chips, etc... You can also omit the chocolate completely and add in chopped nuts, etc...
Choosing your protein powder is important. We learned that different protein powders require different quantities. Most recipes call for whey protein, which requires less protein powder. We opted for a vegan protein powder, which absorbs liquid more easily so it required more protein powder. We also chose a brand that is sugar free, stevia and monk fruit free. If you choose a different brand/type, you may need to play around with the quantity until you get the ideal texture.
2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup fine almond flour
1 RIPE mashed banana (130g)
1/4 cup nut butter
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp egg replacer (we used this to create an egg free recipe, but 1 egg would also work)
50g dark chocolate, chopped up
1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
2. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.
3. Mix wet ingredients in a separate bowl.
4. Add wet ingredients to the dry mix.
5. Fold in your mix in's - we used 100% dark chocolate.
6. Divide the batter evenly - makes about 12 cookies
7. Bake for 8-12 minutes or until light golden brown.
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