How To Make Low Calorie Protein Cookie?

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’Ό Written by Abdur Rahman Choudhury, M.Sc.
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Key Takeaway: To make low calorie protein cookies for weight loss, simply mix protein powder, almond or coconut flour, applesauce, nut butter, almond milk, baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Bake at 350Β°F for 10-12 minutes and enjoy your guilt-free treat! πŸ˜‹

Did you know that the average cookie contains a whopping 200 calories and up to 15 grams of sugar? 😲 That’s a lot of calories and sugar that can ruin your weight loss effort πŸ’”. But don’t worry. As a weight loss coach, I’m here to tell you that there’s a better way to enjoy a sweet treat without sabotaging your weight loss journey! πŸ˜€

Introducing the low calorie protein cookie πŸͺ, a delicious and nutritious snack that you can easily whip up in your own kitchen. With simple ingredients and a few easy steps, you’ll be able to satisfy your sweet tooth while still staying on track with your goals. 🎯

The secret to these protein-packed cookies is the combination of ingredients that are both low in calories and high in protein. I recommend using a plant-based protein powder 🌱, like pea or rice protein, as it’s easily digestible and perfect for those who are lactose intolerant or vegan. Plus, it’s a fantastic way to sneak in some extra protein without feeling like you’re chowing down on a protein bar. πŸ’ͺ

To make these delicious cookies, you’ll need the following ingredients πŸ‘‡:

  • 1 cup of your favorite protein powder (I love using vanilla or chocolate-flavored powders for this recipe)
  • 1/2 cup of almond or coconut flour (these flours are low in carbs and high in healthy fats)
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce (a great natural sweetener that adds moisture)
  • 1/4 cup of nut butter (choose your favorite, but almond or cashew butter works best)
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk (or any other milk alternative)
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • Optional add-ins: sugar-free chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or unsweetened coconut flakes

Now, let’s get baking! πŸͺ Follow these simple steps to make your low calorie protein cookies:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350Β°F (175Β°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the protein powder, almond or coconut flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the applesauce, nut butter, and almond milk until smooth.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until a dough forms. If you’re adding any optional extras, like chocolate chips, mix them in now.
  5. Use a spoon or your hands to form small balls of dough and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Flatten each ball slightly with the back of a spoon or your fingers.
  6. Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Be careful not to overbake them, as they can become dry and crumbly.
  7. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. And that’s it! Enjoy your guilt-free protein cookies with a big smile on your face. πŸ˜‹

Not only are these cookies delicious and easy to make, but they’re also a fantastic way to support 🀝 your weight loss journey by providing you with a satisfying snack that’s packed with protein and low in calories. Plus, they’re incredibly versatile, so feel free to experiment with different protein powder flavors and add-ins to create your perfect cookie. πŸͺ

Now, I have a question for all of you cookie monsters out there: What’s your favorite healthy ingredient to add to your cookies? πŸͺπŸ₯œπŸ₯₯ Let me know in the comments below! And if you give this low calorie protein cookie recipe a try, I’d love to hear how it turned out for you. Happy baking! πŸ₯°

About Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Chowdhury is a weight loss coach with 3+ years of experience. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Biochemistry from The Burdwan University, India. He also completed the "Lose Weight and Keep It Off" certificate course from Harvard Medical School, US. Abdur believes in the power of home-cooked meals and weight training to stay healthy and fit.

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