Chocolate Chocolate Cookies
Friday night had me feeling a bit stuck. I needed to find a cookie recipe to satisfy my intense chocolate craving while being compliant with the Whole Life Challenge, and Google was not doing me any favors. I gave myself two days to marinate on the best ingredients to use for a cookie recipe or succumb the prospect of not having any cookies at all. But I don't give up! One day passed, and then the cool breeze and sun of Sunday morning hit me in just the right way that inspired me to start the day with a fresh perspective. That led me to go outside, which led me to the market to pick up Stevia, which led me to baking these treats at 8am without giving the frustrations that transpired two days ago a second thought. Sometimes it just takes a few days of setting an issue aside before the answer arises, and the problem isn't as insurmountable as it once seemed. To paraphrase the wise words of Robert Frost, "the only way to go through something is to just go through it." Or something like that.
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 6 eggs
- 1 1/4 scoop protein powder
- 3/4 scoop cocoa powder
- 6 packets stevia
- 1/8 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/2 banana
- 2 tbsp vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix coconut flour, protein powder, cocoa powder, and stevia together.
- Mix coconut oil, banana, vanilla, and eggs with the dry ingredients. This will form a soft, but dense dough. If it's too runny, add more cocoa powder or protein powder.
- Pinch off some dough and roll in your hands. Flatten to desired shape and size. (Note: the cookies will not rise or spread, so you're shaping the cookies before they bake.)
- Place evenly on baking sheet.
- Bake in oven for 13 minutes.
- Let cool for a minute, then remove from tray.
- Eat and enjoy!
I adapted this recipe from my friend and Crossfit Queens athlete, Derick Rheaume, who originally made these delish treats into cupcakes. These turned out a bit differently, but such is life. It's all about experimenting, riding the wave, hopefully with finesse, escaping with a few scrapes along the way.
8g fat/10g carbs/4g protein/128.5 calories (per 1 cookie of 18 cookies)
Note: I am not a nutritionist, and the above f/c/p breakdown is an estimate. Please consult a physician or dietician before embarking on a regimented diet.