These Chocolate Protein Cookies are made with bone broth protein powder, almond butter and cacao powder. This healthy protein cookie recipe is Paleo, Keto and egg free - great for an easy, low carb dessert.
Bone broth in a cookie may sound like an odd combo. But trust me, these double chocolate protein cookies are spectacular!
These chocolate chip protein cookies are crisp on the outside, but have a moist, gooey center.
Furthermore, they are sweet, but low in sugar and you cannot taste the bone broth at all! I had the whole family (my parents included) taste test these cookies and no one complained - they were a hit all around.
The Best Chocolate Protein Cookies
What makes these the best low carb chocolate cookies? Well, they are:
- Paleo and Keto friendly
- dairy free and egg free
- low in sugar
- easy to make
- have the best texture - crisp outer layer and gooey innards
So, if you have a tub of sweetened bone broth sitting in your pantry and no clue what to do with it...then these cookies are a must!
And, if you haven't ever tried bone broth protein powder, then I highly recommend buying some. It has many health benefits and can be used in a variety of ways.
What is bone broth protein powder?
Before we dive into the recipe, I suppose I should discuss bone broth protein powder for anyone who is new to it.
So, what is bone broth protein powder and how is it made?
The bone broth I used in this keto cookie recipe (Ancient Nutrition's chocolate bone broth protein) is made from pasture-raised chickens. The bones and connective tissue of the chickens are simmered for hours, then the broth is dehydrated and concentrated.
The chickens in Ancient Nutrition's bone broth protein are pasture-raised, cage free and non-GMO - all important to me when I'm looking for a high quality bone broth.
In addition, this bone broth protein powder contains type II collagen; which helps support your joints, skin and gut. It's a great supplement for improving and maintaining overall health.
Is bone broth a good source of protein?
Adding bone broth protein to your diet is a healthy, easy way to increase your protein intake.
One scoop of Ancient Nutrition's chocolate bone broth protein powder contains 20 grams of protein and just 2 grams of carbohydrate. This is comparable to most protein powders.
How to use bone broth protein?
Well, obviously it's great in cookies! But powdered bone broth has many other uses too.
A couple of my favorite ways to use bone broth protein include:
Additionally, it can be added to smoothies, soups, protein balls, pancakes and mug cakes (to name a few).
Ingredients in Chocolate Protein Cookies
These cookies require a short list of Paleo and keto friendly ingredients:
- chocolate bone broth protein powder
- cacao powder
- monk fruit sweetener
- baking soda
- almond butter (unsalted, unsweetened)
- flax egg
- vanilla extract
- chocolate chips
- flaked sea salt (optional)
Bone Broth Protein
Any flavor of bone broth protein powder can be used for this recipe. Other types of protein powders may or may not work, it really depends on the type of protein powder you use. For instance, I tried this recipe using pea protein and the cookies did not turn out well.
For a chocolate protein cookie recipe using collagen, check out my Chocolate Collagen Cookies.
Cocoa powder may be used instead of cacao powder.
Monk Fruit Sweetener
These cookies contain monk fruit sweetener. This sweetener is Paleo and keto friendly and actually tastes good. Unlike many sugar-free sweeteners, the monk fruit I used does not have an aftertaste.
That being said, you may use any granulated sugar or sweetener as a substitute. Coconut sugar would be a great Paleo alternative.
This recipe can be made with any nut or seed butter. I chose almond butter because of it's neutral flavor. Sunflower seed butter, cashew butter or tahini are great Paleo alternatives.
Just note, the consistency of the nut/seed butter will slightly change the way the cookies bake. I've tested this recipe using tahini and the cookies came out much flatter. They still tasted great though!
Because I wanted to make these cookies egg-free, I used a flax egg instead of a "real" egg. One flax egg is composed of 1 tablespoon ground flax mixed with 3 tablespoons water.
Instead of ground flax you may substitute with ground chia seed. An egg should also work as a replacement, but I have not tested this myself.
How to Make Chocolate Protein Cookies
Here's how to make these Paleo chocolate protein cookies:
First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Then, in a large mixing bowl, combine bone broth protein, cacao powder, monk fruit sweetener and baking soda. Mix in the almond butter, flax egg and vanilla extract. Once well mixed, fold the chocolate chips into the batter.
Next, use a small cookie scoop (about 1 tablespoon dough/cookie) to scoop the cookie dough onto a lined baking pan.
Bake the cookies at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes.
After baking, sprinkle the cookies with flaked sea salt. Lastly, cool on the pan for at least 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire cooling rack.
These cookies can be stored in an air-tight container at room temperature for a few days, in the fridge for up to one week or in the freezer up to one month.
Healthy Chocolate Protein Cookies that are Paleo, Keto and egg free. Perfect for an easy low carb dessert.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine bone broth protein, cacao powder, monk fruit sweetener and baking soda. Mix in the almond butter, flax egg and vanilla extract. Once well mixed, fold the chocolate chips into the batter.
- Use a small cookie scoop (about 1 tablespoon dough/cookie) to scoop the cookie dough onto a lined baking pan.
- Bake the cookies at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes.
- Remove the cookies from the oven and sprinkle with flaked sea salt. Cool on the pan for at least 5 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack.
- Store cookies in an air-tight container at room temperature for a few days, in the fridge for up to one week or in the freezer up to one month.
* 1 flax egg = 1 Tbsp ground flax + 3 Tbsp water. Mix in a small bowl and sit for 5 minutes to thicken.
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