This single serve peanut butter cookie recipe is ridiculously delicious, high in protein, and gluten free.
It’s also cheap to make, which can’t be said for a lot of “healthy cookies” you’ll find in stores. For instance, one Lenny and Larry’s cookie can run you $3-4 … yikes! Plus, Lenny and Larry’s cookies aren’t necessarily the best for weight loss. One cookie usually has around 400 calories – if not more – and that’s a lot of calories for just one cookie if you ask me.
However, this soft and chewy homemade peanut butter cookie is a much better option if weight loss is your goal. That’s because each one of these cookies has 25 grams of protein, but only a little over 200 calories. How awesome is that?!
Peanut Butter Cookie Pro-Tips:
- Use a food scale – using exact measurements in this recipe is key to having your cookies turn out right
- Use a high-quality whey protein – this is the one I like and use
- Choose a good liquid sweetener – I used this one
- Definitely use this peanut flour in the recipe – other flours just don’t compare, trust me I’ve tried them
- ⅓ Scoop (10g) vanilla whey protein - don't sub for a different kind
- 1 Tbsp (10g) oat flour
- 6 Tbsps (36g) peanut flour - I prefer PB2
- ½ -1 Tsps (5g) liquid sweetener - if you use liquid stevia you'll need atleast 1 tsp
- 2 Tbsps (30g) unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- Pinch of salt
- Add all ingredients to a small bowl and mix until crumbly
- Once crumbly give your hand a quick spray with baking spray and work the ingredients into a dough
- *It might seem like there's not enough liquid to form a dough, but there is (9/10 times) make sure you really work the crumbles before adding more liquid (almond milk and just add this a tsp at a time)
- Once a ball of dough forms, coat your work surface with a little baking spray and roll out the dough into a cookie
- Score the top of the cookie with a fork and either microwave it for 10 seconds and let it set for a minute or two - it'll firm up this way - or refrigerate it and eat it as a no bake cookie
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