Oil free Protein Cookies

Our day of disconnecting was absolutely awesome.

I managed to read through Tosca’s entire cookbook, placing post-it tabs on the recipes I want to make first – there are over 50 colorful tabs jutting out of the book now.

I made endless batches of healthy doughnuts. They didn’t taste perfect and they didn’t look perfect either, so I wrapped them up and decided to freeze them for my trip to the ashram in less than 3 weeks. No gluten-free doughnut recipes for the blog just yet :)

Later in the afternoon Kevin and I decided to go to the movie theater. Being the major Planet of the Apes fans that we are, it didn’t surprise me when we chose to watch The Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Holy man, was that an awesome movie.

The day wrapped up with us cuddling up under a blanket on the patio enjoying a plate of turkey burgers and fries.

Oh, and I made protein cookies…




Carob Chip Protein Cookies
Recipe type: Vegan [option], Gluten free, Dairy free, Sugar free, Yeast free, Corn free
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Serves: 10 cookies
I’ll enjoy packing these in my lunch as an afternoon snack during the work week. They freeze well, and each cookie is loaded with over 10grams of protein. Lightly adapted from Spoonful of Sugar-free
  • 1½ cups cooked chickpeas
  • ¼ cup almond butter
  • 1 scoop (serving) protein powder *see note
  • 1 large organic egg or 1 flax egg [1 tablespoon ground flax + 3 tablespoon water]
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon powdered white stevia *see note
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened carob chips or chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with a silicon baking mat or parchment paper.
  2. Place all ingredients but carob chips in your food processor and pulse with the “S” blade.
  3. Remove bowl from machine and add in carob chips. Mix with hands and form into balls, and place on prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until they start to crackle.
I used a combination of vanilla rice + plain hemp protein powders.

How much stevia you need is dependent on what type you’re using. Start with a couple of pinches, taste before the egg is added to the mix, then add a bit more. Alternatively, you could use ⅓ cup coconut sugar or other sugars.

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We have one busy day ahead of us, another reason why yesterday was so needed.

I need to head out for my 18km run this morning, tidy the house, do laundry, and prepare for dinner. We’re having my little sister; Christina, and her boyfriend over for dinner tonight.

We have an awesome menu planned – slow roasted yams, spice rub chicken, coleslaw, bean salad, maple balsamic dijon salad and BBQ beans.

Okay, time to get this show on the road!

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  1. aw, I was hoping today’s post would be some amazing donut! :)

    these cookies look fabulous, though – and now I’m thinking it’s been TOO long since I’ve made any bean cookies, especially with carob!

    Happy Sunday!

    • Sorry to disappoint :( My donuts didn’t look like donuts at all.. more like… bundts. The darn stuff rose too much every single time. Not blog worthy at all hahaha

  2. Hi Leanne!

    I’ve been following your blog for quite some time now and finally decided to post a comment because I saw Rise of the Planet of the Apes last night too. I completely agree- it was phenomenal!! I’m a huge fan of yours and can’t wait to try this recipe out! I love reading your blog- everything from the recipes to running! I’m majoring in dietetics and am also runner (minus the fact that I’m injured right now). I don’t have a bog (yet), but I’m in the process of making one :) Hope your run went well today, and I’m looking forward to your upcoming recipes and posts!


    • I’m glad you liked the movie! I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. It’s amazing how movies can get us cheering for the humans to lose.
      I hope you heal up from your injury quickly so you can get back on the road :)

  3. Oh! They look wonderful! So glad you made them, and your substitutions look wonderful :D I a going to have to get some carob chips and make some now!

  4. I’ve never thought of making my own protein cookies. It makes so much sense though! The bars that I get at the store are overly sweet and very expensive. Your recipe is intriguing…I might try it out!

    • That would be awesome :)
      Any ground seed or nut should do the trick!

  5. Those cookies look great!

    Nice to know the new Apes movie is good — Jason and I watched most of Planet of the Apes yesterday.

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