This recipe is a slightly modified version from my friend Megan Kelly. She has an incredible site Renewing All Things – Biblically Based Health, Nutrition and Lifestyle specializing in neurobiology, healing, and mental health. Enjoy these incredibly tasty coconut protein cookies!
Coconut Protein Cookies
Yield 18 cookies
- 1.5 cups of shredded coconut flakes
- ½ cup of sunflower seeds
- ½ cup of high quality protein powder
- 10-15 drops of liquid stevia
- 1 tsp of vanilla
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
- 1 tbsps of coconut oil
- 1/8 cup of filtered water
Step #1: Pre heat oven to 300 degrees.
Step #2: Roughly chop sunflower seeds or other nuts you may wish to use in the blender until broken up in chunks.
Step #3: Place all ingredients into a bowl and stir together, if you notice that it is too crumbly, than try adding in another tablespoon of coconut oil and possibly more water.
Step #4: Scoop cookies onto cookie tray.
Step #5: Gently press the cookies down to flatten. Makes about 18 cookies.
Step #6: Bake for about 15 minutes.
***The nutrition info for this recipe is based on the linked ingredients above**
Courses Snack or Dessert
Serving Size 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 10 g
Total Carbohydrates 4 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 7 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Can use 2 cups coconut shreds if you do not have/want sunflower seeds.
Can use any other kind of nut or seed
You can use any sort of flavored or unflavored protein powder to change up the flavor.
You can put the coconut whipped cream recipe in between to make an incredible coconut cookie sandwich!
Dr Jockers Comments:
If you are following an autoimmune nutrition plan than 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 my preferred sweetener because it is one hundred times sweeter than sugar and has no effect on our blood sugar. You can use a wide variety of protein powders, bone broth protein which has collagen protein that is great for your joints, skin and gut.
If you are on an autoimmune nutrition plan and looking for a great gut healing protein than I would highly recommend our Gut Healing Protein powder here