Soft Apple Spice Protein Cookies

Apples are everywhere. They're gorgeous. They smell good. And they're calling to you from the produce aisle. So let's turn them into cookies... ones with health benefits. 

Three things you need to know before making these:

  1. They're better undercooked. And I'm baking these at high elevation in Colorado, so your oven temp may need to change. Decrease bake time if you enjoy cookies that are soft and semi-cooked in the middle.
     
  2. Coconut flour sucks up moisture. It's dry so there's only a little in this recipe. If you use a different flour, you'll need to change the entire recipe to get the same batter consistency, cookie softness, and flavor.  
     
  3. These aren't traditional. The texture of these cookies is more like cake. But who wouldn't want little mounds of cake in cookie-form? You can still dunk them in your (almond/cashew/rice/raw/goat/grass-fed cow's) milk.
     

What You'll Need:

  • 1 Medium apple
  • 4 Scoops vanilla Metabolic Drive protein
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 3 Tablespoons Coconut flour
  • 1/4 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • Crap ton of cinnamon (optional: nutmeg, cardamom, allspice, cloves, or any blend of pumpkin pie spices.)
  • Splash of vanilla
     

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350.

2. Chop apple. Then Pulverize it in the food processor. 

3. Add all other ingredients. Blend. Taste. If you choose to just eat the batter, remember to turn off your oven. No judgment.

4. Spoon out 6 large portions onto a (lined or lightly oiled) baking sheet. The consistency will be a little more like super fluffy pancake batter than cookie dough.

5. Bake for 12-15 minutes depending on how undercooked you want the insides to be.

Related: Try the oatmeal version of this recipe.

The Nutritional Breakdown

Bad news: These aren't low calorie because the protein content is so damn high. 

Good news: The protein content is so damn high.

In case you're in the middle of competition prep, photo-shoot prep, or just keeping tabs on your macronutrient intake here's what you're in for...

Macros and cals for the entire recipe: 

  • Protein: 95 grams
  • Carbs: 30 grams*
  • Fat: 11 grams
  • Cals: 678

*18 grams of fiber

Macros and cals for 6 large cookies:

  • Protein: 16 grams per cookie
  • Carbs: 5 grams per cookie*
  • Fat: 2 grams per cookie
  • Cals: 113 kcal per cookie
* 3 grams of fiber
 
A little extra cookie porn.