How To Bake The Best Protein Cookies

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Cookies are amazing! They have the ability to change our outlook for the day and leave us feeling happy.

With a lot of tasty bits all crammed into a small delicious treat, it is no wonder that people have experimented with cookies to the extent that they have. This includes the creation of protein cookies specifically for those who are looking for a tasty and healthier alternative. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, then keep reading as we go into the three things you should know about baking the best protein cookies.


1. Consider Unconventional Ingredients

Ever heard of black bean cookies? Ever thought of black beans IN cookies? Neither have we until we discovered a recipe that used primarily black beans. The secret is that black beans form that perfect cookie crumble while also containing lots of protein. We are talking about 8.6 grams of protein per cookie, which is quite good when considering an original cookies usually only contains 1.3 grams of protein. For extra flavour add chocolate chips as well as some nuts.


2. Consider Throwing Away Sugar

Ever think about removing sugar from cookies? This is another thing we didn’t start considering until we really looked at how to bake the best protein cookies. What we discovered is that it is possible to preserve the taste of a cookie while also reducing sugar and increasing protein. Isomalto-oligosaccharide, or IMO syrup is a popular alternative for sugar. It is fat and sugar free. This makes the cookie high in fiber and high in protein without the corresponding fat or calories. Not bad considering that these cookies provide 10 grams of protein per serving in a 90 calorie treat. Simply put, you can have the best of both worlds with the right ingredients.


3. Consider The No Bake Alternative

How much time do any of us have during our busy lives? Sometimes it is simply not possible to bake cookies. When this is the case, you can move on to a non-baking alternative. For example, you can make protein cookies consisting of rolled oats, protein powder, nuts, seeds, and chocolate chips, without requiring an oven. The trick here is to match the flavour of your protein powder to the flavour of your cookies. If you are making chocolate cookies you going to want a good tasting chocolate protein powder, it’s the same for vanilla, strawberry and coffee flavoured cookies. Try picking a supplement brand that has a wide selection of flavours to choose from, like the elite whey from Supplement Express, which has over 10 to choose from. Additionally, adding dates to your cookie mix helps to add more content and moisture that binds everything together into a delectable and edible ball. Take it a step further by chilling the cookies before you eat them to get a nice cold treat that is perfect as a post-workout meal.

If nothing else, hopefully our suggestions will get you inspired to start mixing up your own healthy and delicious protein cookies.


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Kent Whitaker

Kent Whitaker, also known as "The Deck Chef," is a culinary writer and cookbook author. He's also penned Young Reader and History titles. The former winner of the Emeril Live Food Network Barbecue Contest also covers football, motorsports, and bass fishing. Kent currently lives in East Tennessee with his wife, son, and a couple of dogs that love when he fires up the smoker or grill.

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