These guilt-free, protein packed chocolate chip cookies are so delicious you’d have no idea they’re actually good for you!
After a week of vacation and then jumping into two new cakes (which means a lot of taste testing), I’m feeling like I need to tone down the sugar for a second. I’ll be honest, though, that’s not easy for me to do! Even when I’m “trying to be good,” my sweet tooth is still looking for something sweet. And while I love myself some cake for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it’s nice to have a few healthy-ish treats every now and then.
But, I won’t eat just any healthy treat. It needs to taste good or it’s not worth the calories, no matter how healthy it is. With that goal in mind, I turned one of my favorite treats into something I could feel good about eating.
The recipe is pretty simple and doesn’t require you to get anything out of the ordinary. I use blanched almond flour in place of white flour, coconut sugar in place of white sugar, just a small amount of brown sugar to keep the cookies chewy, and then coconut oil in place of butter. I also add a couple scoops of vanilla protein powder by Ideal Fit. The protein powder helps to give the cookie a little flavor and sweetness, but you can’t even tell it’s there.
Ideal Fit’s French Vanilla protein powder is also my go-to for smoothies and protein bites. This brand actually tastes good and is kid-approved in my house (which is a huge stamp of approval because I have picky eaters!). And for my readers, Ideal Fit is offering 10% off your next purchase with code “CAKE.”
For a “healthy” treat, I think you’ll really enjoy these cookies!