I’ve always been a huge fan of no-bake cookies. Especially chocolate ones.
Chewy, buttery and delicious, they’re pretty much brownies in cookie form and and have long been one of my favorite desserts. But since I find it difficult to devour only one at a time, I tend to avoid them for the most part lest I start getting too hooked on all that butter and sugar.
So that’s why I got the idea to create a healthier, protein-filled version of no-bake cookies. Full of good fats, protein and oats, they’re a much healthier but just as satisfying version of the classic no-bake cookies. Plus, they’re a cinch to make!
How to make no-bake chocolate coconut protein cookies:
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (shredded is fine too)
1/2 cup almond butter or other nut butter
1/3 cup almond milk (regular milk will work too)
2 scoops (one serving) chocolate protein powder
1/2 t vanilla extract
3/4 cup whole rolled oats
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
Toast the coconut flakes in a skillet so that the flakes are golden brown. While the coconut is warming, melt the almond butter in the microwave so that it’s slightly softened.
Combine almond butter, coconut flakes, chocolate protein powder, oats, vanilla extract, cocoa powder and almond milk and stir.
Mix thoroughly (since you won’t be baking them, you don’t want any dry spots left). If the mixture is still a little dry, add a little more almond milk until it’s sticky but not liquidy.
Note: If you don’t like the texture of whole oats, you can blend these beforehand to get a less chunky cookie.
Mold mixture into cookie shapes and put on wax paper.
Allow them to cool in the refrigerator (or put a few in the freezer if you’re hungry) and enjoy!
Recipe makes about 12 cookies.
Approximate nutritional information (per cookie):
Total calories: 120