This is a fun and tasty coconut protein cookie recipe that is full of fiber, healthy fats and clean protein. It is low carb, ketogenic and helps stabilize blood sugar and burn fat.
If you are following an autoimmune nutrition plan, then you may want to avoid the sunflower seeds and instead use extra coconut flakes. Coconut flakes are a great source of medium chain fats that help us to burn fat and provide immediate fuel for our body and brain. They also provide good fiber for our microbiome.
Stevia is the preferred and suggested sweetener as it is 100 times sweeter than sugar and has no effect on blood sugar.
You can use a wide variety of protein powders, such as grass-fed whey protein that is full of branched chain amino acids to help support the development of lean body mass.
- ½ cup of high-quality protein powder
- 1/4 cup of honey
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 1.5 cups of shredded coconut flakes
- ½ cup of sunflower seeds
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 1/8 cup of water
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
- Roughly chop sunflower seeds or other nuts you may wish to use in the blender until broken up into chunks.
- Place all ingredients in a bowl and stir together, if you notice that it is too crumbly than try adding another tablespoon of coconut oil and possibly more water.
- Scoop cookies onto a cookie tray.
- Gently press the cookies down to flatten.
- Makes about 18 cookies.
- Bake for about 15 minutes.
- 2 cups of coconut shreds can be used as an alternative to sunflower seeds.
- You can use any flavored or unflavored protein powder to change up the flavor.
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