Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Paleo Protein Chunky Cookies

Happy Hump Day!


I have a treat for you guys!


Yep, another paleo recipe. But first ... an update.

I'm still getting over this sinus infection I came down with after 14.3. Not being able to breathe out of my mouth has made training slightly spicy, to say the least. I kind of miss being able to taste food, too.

Well, maybe I can taste a little, because I've been devouring this jar of Nikki's Coconut Butter.


Holy goodness, like whoa. You all know I have ZERO self control when it comes to nut butters. I fear that I won't be able to keep this in the house either. This jar arrived TWO days ago, and it's 3/4 gone. 

Moderation? What's moderation? Now I know why they make stretchy pants.

Aside from my coconut butter coma's, I have a new bottle of ZMA's to thank for an incredible nights sleep these days. I've added ZMA's to my routine for the last 3 nights, and I have to tell you, I sleep SOUNDLY. I have a lot on my mind these days, but these things knock me out. 


Hallelujah!

Okay, back to these cookies.

I woke up on Monday morning in the mood to bake. While my chai tea was seeping, I just started throwing random things in a bowl, hoping they turned out.

 I took them into work for the athletes we have on the Paleo Challenge, and judging by the rate in which they disappeared, I'm thinking they were pretty good.

Paleo Protein Chunky Cookies
Makes 18 large cookies

100 calories each
5g fat
4g protein
10g carbs
2g fiber


Ingredients
3 medium size, ripe bananas
2 cups shredded, unsweetened coconut 
1/4 cup flax seeds
1/3 cup golden raisins
1 large scoop protein powder (I used Syntha-6 in Vanilla Ice Cream)
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tablespoons coconut flour
2 whole eggs
Dash of salt

Directions
1. Mash bananas with a fork. Mix in eggs until just incorporated. 
2. Mix all dry ingredients together. 
3. Mix wet and dry together until just incorporated (want to keep these chewy and dense). 
4. Bake at 325 on the middle rack for about 15 minutes, until tops are just slightly browned.

Enjoy!

7 comments:

  1. This is going to sound stupid, but does that coconut butter taste very coconutty? I don't like the taste of coconut but have been trying to expand my options

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  2. You made it on the chive's daily morning awesomeness

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  3. These sound delicious! I'm just a little surprised you didn't add coconut butter to the mix :)

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  4. Keep them delicious recipes coming!

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  5. Those sound so yummy! I also might have to check out that ZMA!

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  6. I've been thinking about adding some magnesium at night, you might have just convinced me!

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  7. I made these last night and they are sooooo good!! Thanks for the recipe!!

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