This simple recipe is a slightly modified version from Megan Kelly, a blogger and a Licensed Esthetician specialized in holistic nutrition, woman’s hormones, and spiritual health.
Coconut Protein Cookies
- 1.5 cups of shredded coconut flakes
- ½ cup of sunflower seeds
- ½ cup of high-quality protein powder
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
- 2 tbsps. of coconut oil
- 1/4 cup of honey
- 1 tsp of vanilla
- 1/8 cup of water
- First, preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
- Then roughly chop the sunflower seeds.
- Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix until well combined. If the mixture is too crumbly, feel free to add another tablespoon of coconut oil and possibly more water.
- Scoop cookies onto a cookie tray.
- Then gently press the cookies down to flatten.
- Makes about 18 cookies.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- You are free to use 2 cups coconut shreds if you don’t like sunflower seeds.
- You can also use other kinds of nut or seed.
- You can even put the coconut whipped cream recipe in between to make a super healthy and delicious coconut cookie sandwich!
This easy-to-make recipe is not only tasty, but it is also rich in fiber, healthy fats, and protein. It is low carb, ketogenic, and can help you balance your blood sugar levels and burn fat.
In case you are following an autoimmune nutrition plan, then you should replace the sunflower seed with an extra cup of coconut flakes. Coconut flakes are always a good option due to their high amount of medium-chain fats that will help you to get rid of excess fat and boost your energy levels. In addition to this, they will also provide a good fiber for your microbiome.
When it comes to protein powders, there are many different options from which you can choose. Probably the best option is grass-fed whey protein that is full of branched chain amino acids that will support the development of a lean body mass.
But, if you are on an autoimmune nutrition plan and are avoiding dairy protein, then this Gut Healing Protein powder is definitely the best option for you.