HEALTHY CHEF PURE PROTEIN POWDER

SHOP NOW
+ the healthy chef recipes +

PROTEIN ALMOND COOKIES

 

 

PROTEIN ALMOND COOKIES

 

A breakfast cookie from my Healthy Baking Cookbook that’s not too sweet and rich in protein. Enjoy as a portable breakfast with filtered coffee or a hot or ice Turmeric Latte.

 

WHAT’S GREAT ABOUT IT

 

Oats are a great source of soluble fibre that will keep you regular, lower cholesterol and fill you up for hours. Nut butters are packed with protein that keeps your body sustained for hours. They are also rich in antioxidants and minerals that include magnesium, potassium, folate, niacin and folate. Nuts such as almonds are full of protein that can help your body repair as well as support a healthy immune system. Cinnamon improves insulin’s efficiency, which helps regulate blood sugar levels.

+ ingredients & methods +

ingredients (Makes 12 cookies)

160 g (1/2 cup) almond butter or peanut butter
60 ml (1/4 cup) extra virgin olive oil or butter
1 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
90 g (1/4 cup) raw honey
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
180 g (1 3/4 cups) rolled oats, blended into flour
160 g (1 cup) raw almonds, whole or roughly chopped

 

Espresso Cream (optional)

 

300 g ricotta, firm
2 tablespoons espresso coffee, chilled
1 tablespoon organic maple syrup

method

  1. PREHEAT your oven to 160 C fan-forced.
  2. MIX almond butter, olive oil, baking powder, honey, cinnamon and vanilla into a mixing bowl until combined.
  3. ADD oats and almonds then mix through to form a nutty dough.
  4. DUST the dough lightly with rolled oats to prevent sticking.
  5. ROLL the dough into a log shape and place in to the freezer for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  6. CUT into rounds and arrange on a baking tray.
  7. BAKE for 30 minutes until golden and allow to cool before serving.

 

To make the cream

 

  1. WHISK the ricotta, coffee and maple syrup in a bowl until smooth.
  2. SANDWICH cookies with the cream.

 

 

+ notes & inspiration +

Enjoy these cookies on their own or sandwiched with the Espresso Cream for a truly decadent cookie.

Substitute espresso with Healthy Chef Naked Chocolat.

+ more to love +