As someone who follows a plant-based diet, I’m very aware of the amount of protein I consume. I love lentils, hemp seeds and edamame, but my favorite way to get enough protein is through my desserts! I’ve shared my recipes for Chocolate Hummus, Power Truffles and Cookie Dough Dip and today’s cookie recipe is another sneaky way to get more protein into your diet. Completely disguised as a sweet treat, these Cinnamon Peanut Butter Protein Cookies make a great midmorning or afternoon snack. I think they’re best dipped in almond milk, coffee or herbal coffee.
makes about 12 cookies
What you’ll need:
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/3 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup agave
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil, softened
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Combine almond four, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a large bowl. Combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Add the contents of the small bowl to the large, and mix until thoroughly combined.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Wet hands, roll dough into balls 1″ thick and place on baking sheet. Use the palm of your hand to slightly flatten balls (I also used fork to create a criss-cross design) then sprinkle with cinnamon.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes, until cookies are lightly browned on edges. Let cool completely and enjoy!