I’m finally back after a short break! This week, I’m bringing you some seriously delicious and super healthy chocolate walnut protein cookies. I found these completely randomly via Instagram’s search feed – I guess Instagram knows me better than I thought!
Before I get to the cookies though, I want to tell you about a guest blog post that I wrote for Caitlin Pickett’s Blog. It’s all about the benefits of following a plant-based diet. Caitlin offers virtual yoga classes, which are perfect for anyone without a studio near them, people traveling often, and stay-at-home moms! If you’re looking for a home lesson for yourself or a small group of your friends, you should definitely check her out.
Ok, back to the cookies.
I’ve had a nice chat with the creator of these cookies, who is a Canadian dietitian, and she promises additional varieties of these delicious little things soon. You can find this recipe and her awesome recipe video here. Also, if you’re in Ontario and interested in working with a dietitian, you should check out her services right here.
I doubled the recipe, of course, and I’m definitely glad I did. Why wouldn’t you want more than 12 cookies?! These cookies are actually pretty big, in my opinion. I started out making them smaller and realized I had way too much dough left. One of the happiest surprises ever! I still ended up with 30 cookies instead of 24 so some could still have been bigger. Also, I may or may not have eaten so much of the dough that wasn’t hungry when it was time for dinner.
I used red lentils because that’s what I had in the pantry but I’m sure the other kinds will work just as well. I also used one 6 oz dark chocolate bar and chopped it into pieces. It was the perfect amount for a doubled recipe.
When you add the hot lentils into the dough all of the chocolate melts so every piece of the dough is delicious. The sweetness of these cookies are more subtle but absolutely perfect.
- Per 1 cookie: 75 calories, 4 grams protein, 8 grams carbs, 4 grams fat, 2 grams fiber
That means you can easily have more than one!
I would really love to know what you think about these cookies. I will definitely be making them again.