Double Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies
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One of the most difficult parts of blogging and creating recipes is far and away the name creation. For this recipe, I asked Instagram for a few name suggestions and got some great responses. I decided to go with the plan and simple double chocolate chip protein cookies primarily for searchability. If you submitted a name idea, know that I greatly appreciate it. Here are my favorites
- Chocolate Turtles
- Reindeer Poop (I’m publishing this a few days before Christmas)
- Gainzdeer Poop (two different people)
- Chocolate Ganache Covered Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Better Than Sex Cookies (bold statement about the recipe)
- Health by Chocolate (like Death by Chocolate)
The turtle theme was the most popular suggestion, but I think I can add a bit of caramel and nuts for a true turtle experience. Hint hint.
Okay, these double chocolate chip protein cookies have plenty of flexibility to meet your calorie and macronutrient needs. They range from 120 calories per cookie to as low as 78 calories per cookie depending on your needs and how chocolatey you want them to be.
Ingredients for Double Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies
If you’ve tried my High Protein Christmas Cookies, this recipe may look familiar. I love the flavor and simplicity of the Christmas cookies and wanted to replicate it with a chocolate spin. Also, I love that these cookies are flourless. Not because I’m anti-grain or anti-flour but because flours are super-duper concentrated sources of calories. Meaning, you can eat a few hundred calories of flour in seconds without feeling full or satisfied. That’s not the case with the Christmas cookies and now Double Chocolate Protein Cookies, which are filling and nutrient-packed.
As for the core cookie ingredients, I mention in the recipe to use small bananas but also give the weight in grams for precision. If you don’t have a food scale, the bananas I used were around 6 inches in length. Your other non-protein base ingredient will be coconut flakes. I used Baker’s sweetened coconut flakes,
P.S. Get a food scale. It’ll make your life a lot easier. This is the ultra-super-duper-elite ($9) scale I use.
Chocolate Dipping and Low Calorie Modifications
For the chocolate dip or coating, I toyed with several combinations with hopes of making a high protein option. But to be honest, the plain and simple dark chocolate chips and almond milk work and taste the best. If you’re okay with having slightly higher calories and carbs, go with this option.
If you would like your chocolate chip protein cookies to have slightly fewer calories, you could always leave the chocolate coating off. Or you could use something like my ultimate chocolate protein frosting, but the frosting may not harden like the original recipe’s chocolate coating. Here’s a look at all 3 variations:
- Chocolate Dipped – 120 Calories | 4.9P | 12.6C | 5.5F
- Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie only – 78 Calories | 4.9P | 8.3C | 2.8F
- Ultimate Frosting Dipped – 90 Calories | 6.7P | 9.3C | 2.9F
BEST PROTEIN POWDER FOR RECIPES
The macros are with Gold Standard Whey.
Double Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies
Two ways to make double chocolate cookies that are high in protein and low in calories.
- 3 small (270g) Bananas
- 3/4 C (90g) Sweetened Coconut Flakes
- 2 2/3 scoops (80g) Protein Powder vanilla
- 2 Tbsp (10g) Unsweetened Dark Cocoa Powder
- 1 Tbsp (14g) Dark Chocolate Chips semi-sweet
- 1/2 C (112g) Dark Chocolate Chips semi-sweet
- 1/4 C (60mL) Almond Milk or Low-Cal Liquid
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Peel bananas and mash with a fork or spoon before adding coconut flakes, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, and protein powder. Mix until smooth.
Spoon (roughly 2 Tbsp) mixture onto baking sheet in 15 small circles. (3 rows of 5 cookies) Leave enough space between for some expansion during bake time. If you need to use two baking sheets to spread them out, that's fine.
Bake for 9-10 minutes or until the tops are no longer mushy or moist. Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool briefly before adding chocolate coating. (If you have a cooling rack, that works great here. Otherwise, you can simply remove the parchment paper from your baking sheet.)
While cookies are in the oven, add remaining dark chocolate chips and almond milk to a small bowl. Microwave, stirring every 20-30 seconds until the chocolate chips are melted completely.
After cookies have cooled, dip them face down into the chocolate mixture and set back on the parchment paper or cooling rack. After you've dipped all cookies, you can add remaining chocolate coating with a spoon before placing the cookies in the refrigerator or freezer for 5-10 minutes if your chocolate coating is slow to harden.
Per Cookie with Chocolate Coating (makes 15): 119.5 Calories | 4.9P | 12.6C | 5.5F --- Per Chocolate Cookie without Chocolate Coating: 78 Calories | 4.9P | 8.3C | 2.8F --- Per Chocolate Cookie with Ultimate Protein Frosting: 90 Calories | 6.7P | 9.3C | 2.9F
And that’s it! I hope you enjoy. If you try this recipe — or any recipe on my site — tag me in your creation on Instagram. I’ll be sure to share it with everyone. I’d highly recommend my No Bake Protein Cookie Dough Cake (pictured above).
One last thing before you go. I think it’s safe to say if you’re here for this recipe, you love chocolate.
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