We all need a treat sometimes, no matter how Keto we are. And if you happen to be one of those people that don’t need sweets, I wish I was you!! If I allowed myself, I could eat desserts every single day. Maybe when I have reached my goal, I will be able to, but for now it is a weekend only paradox.
These protein cookies were great for my cravings (Aunt Flow came for a visit mid-week and is probably here for 6-8 days). My husband had friends over to play some Kill Team and because I am so Stepford when it comes to feeding people (thanks, Grandma!), of course I had to make them Non-Keto Brookies. The smell becomes intoxicating. I don’t wanna set myself up for failure, so having these yummy alternatives really helped me out. Smell chocolate, eat chocolate hahah
Go ahead and Pre-Heat the oven to 325 degrees.
~* 1/4 cup of cashew butter
~* 2 tablespoons of melted butter
~* 1 scoop (32g) ISO100 chocolate fudge brownie protein powder
~* 1 tablespoon of Hershey’s unsweetened cocoa powder
~* 3 tablespoons of water
~* 1/3 cup of almond flour
First, I like to put my cashew butter and melted butter in a bowl together. This cashew butter we got in Sarasota. The glass jar is really helpful to see all the cashew oil separating from the butter. Tip? If it says it is “all natural” and there’s no oil, something fishy is going on!
I melt the butter in the microwave for 30 seconds, listening to it because I don’t want it to get all splattered. We need the whole 2 tablespoons of butter for this recipe 😉
I like for my cashew butter to be kinda chunky within the recipe, so I don’t melt that. It gets softer when the butter is heated. Then comes the tablespoon of Hershey’s unsweetened chocolate powder.
Before I went Keto, my sweet tooth was a dictator I had to adhere to. He’s not the boss of me now, and the unsweetened chocolate is my proof! Notice, no additional sweetner has been added to the recipe othan than the protein powder/cashew butter. Go Keto!
This protein powder I actually got for my birthday from my brother. He bought it at GNC. Super yummy! One scoop into the bowl. Then add 3 tablespoons of water and the 1/3 cup of almond flour. Mix it all together and if it looks sorta like a poo emoji, you did a good job!
Start scooping these up onto a baking sheet. My friend Melissa from Culinary Craftiness had a book signing this weekend and I made this as a double batch, so I could bring her some. The picture below is a double batch of this recipe.
Bake for 15 minutes and they come out like this:
They are chocolaty and you can see the cashew butter marble happening. Not only does it look pretty, it tastes delish. To incorporate more fat, try these with smeared cream cheese. To die for!!
All right, Ketonians. Let me know how you enjoyed these.