It’s day 4 of cookie week! Not only am I introducing you to my new favorite protein today but also an amazing recipe you can use it with.
Have you ever heard of collagen peptides? If not, then I can’t wait to tell you about collagen, a protein in the body and the benefits of using Vital Protein’s Collagen Peptides.
What is collagen?
“Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and helps give structure to our hair, skin, nails, bones, ligaments and tendons in our body. Thanks to collagen, we’re better able to move, bend and stretch. Collagen is also behind helping hair shine, skin glow and nails stay strong. .
Collagen is a protein made up of amino-acids: glycine, proline, hydroxyproline, and arginine, all of which help our body’s connective tissue, skin, hair, nails, as well as gut health stay as healthy as possible.
Collagen protein is different than whey and casein protein because of these high levels of amino acids. Muscular growth, joint health and an overall glowing appearance can be partially attributed to the amino acid blend in collagen that can’t be found anywhere else.” —Vital Proteins
These almond flour chocolate chip cookies ARE so delicious, soft and are packed with collagen protein.
I love using the Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides in my baking recipes lately is because it’s odorless, tasteless and mixes incredibly well — so basically it just adds protein. It’s also incredible in smoothies because it gives them a thick milkshake-like consistency. You can even mix it into your coffee for a little boost in the AM.
Trust me, you are going to LOVE it.
If you’re looking for a simple, easy to make cookie recipes that pack a little bit of protein, this is it. These cookies also happen to be grain free.
I hope you get a chance to try these delicious, soft cookies that are perfect for a healthier snack or afternoon treat.
More almond flour recipes to try:
Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies + video!
- 2 tablespoons ghee, melted butter or melted coconut oil
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups blanched almond flour (I use the kind from Trader Joe’s)
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅔ cup chocolate chips
- ¼ cup Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, mix together ghee/melted butter, pure maple syrup, eggs and vanilla extract until smooth.
- Next stir in almond flour, baking soda, salt and Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides until just combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Drop dough onto prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Use your hands to flatten the dough so that it’s about 1/4th inch thick.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes until cookies just begin to turn golden brown on the edges. They may look underdone, but that’s just because they’re made with almond flour.
- Allow cookies to cool for 5-10 minutes on baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling. Enjoy with a glass of your favorite nondairy milk or freeze them for later! Makes about 14 cookies.
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