These hemp protein cookies are made with almond flour and hemp protein. They are the best healthy protein cookies - gluten free, dairy free and low carb!
Although I love baking with pea protein, hemp protein powder has quickly become a favorite of mine!
It bakes well, has a mild flavor, is an excellent source of complete protein (20 amino acids) and is a good source of fiber and minerals. Plus, hemp plants are pretty easy to grow. Meaning, they don't need any chemical pesticides or fertilizers and use very little water. Which makes hemp protein powder a sustainable option!
These gluten free hemp protein cookies are absolutely amazing! They have a chewy texture and are studded with white chocolate chips (although any type of chocolate will work). This low carb protein cookie recipe is paleo, gluten free, grain free and dairy free. There's really no reason not to love them!
Here's what you need to make these hemp protein cookies:
- hemp protein powder
- almond flour (tigernut flour for nut free)
- granulated sugar (I used monk fruit sweetener but coconut sugar works well too)
- baking soda
- non-hydrogenated shortening (I use Nutiva shortening)
- vanilla extract
- chocolate (I used white hemp chocolate)
This is a hemp protein cookie recipe, therefore no other protein powders have been tested. If you try another protein powder in this recipe, then let me know the results in the comments.
Monk fruit sweetener is a great low carb sugar for this protein cookie recipe. However, I have also tested these cookies with coconut sugar - both turned out great! You may use anywhere from ¼ cup to ⅓ cup sugar, depending on your taste preference.
My go-to butter replacement in Nutiva shortening. It's a non-hydrogenated shortening made from organic coconut oil and sustainably sourced palm oil. This shortening bakes similarly to butter and has a very low key flavor. I highly recommend it if you're dairy free.
Any type of chocolate may be used for these cookies. I used a keto white hemp chocolate from Evo hemp. However, regular white chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips will work too.
How to Make Hemp Protein Cookies
These low carb protein cookies are easy to make and have the most delicious, chewy texture.
First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Then, in a large mixing bowl, combine egg, shortening, sugar and vanilla. Whisk with a fork, then add in almond flour, hemp protein, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Mix until well combined.
Lastly, add in the white chocolate.
Scoop the cookie dough onto the lined baking sheet. I used a large cookie scoop, making each cookie about 2 tablespoons of dough.
The cookies do spread, so be sure to leave 1-2 inches between each cookie.
Place the cookies in the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
After baking, remove the cookies from the oven and cool them to room temperature on the baking sheet. The cookies need to cool or else they will be too soft to handle and fall apart.
These hemp protein cookies are best stored in the fridge or freezer in an air-tight container or baggie. They are best eaten within one week if stored in the fridge or one month in the freezer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you bake with hemp protein?
Yes! Hemp protein powder works well in baking. I have used it in banana bread, cookies, muffins and so much more.
Is hemp protein organic?
I use Evo hemp protein, which is organically grown. Hemp plants use very little water and don't need any chemical pesticides or fertilizers to grow, making it one of the most sustainable crops.
Do you have an Evo hemp discount code?
Yes! Use my Evo hemp coupon code "bakeitpaleo" to get 20% off any purchase on their website.
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine egg, shortening, sugar and vanilla. Whisk with a fork, then add in almond flour, hemp protein, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Mix until well combined.
Add in the white chocolate.
Scoop the cookie dough onto the lined baking sheet. I used a large cookie scoop, making each cookie about 2 tablespoons of dough. The cookies do spread, so be sure to leave 1-2 inches between each cookie.
Place the cookies in the oven and bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes.
Remove cookies from oven and cool to room temperature on the baking sheet.
Best stored in fridge or freezer.
*I use Nutiva shortening, which is made from organic coconut oil and palm oil. The best substitutes are grass fed butter or a vegan butter.
**Use anywhere between ¼ - ⅓ cup sugar, depending on taste preference. I used golden monk fruit sweetener for a low carb option, but coconut sugar works well too.
***Save 20% on any Evo hemp purchase with my affiliate discount code bakeitpaleo
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