vegan & gluten-free fiber protein cookies

If you are anything like me you have to have a little sweet treat after dinner!

Let’s talk mindful indulgences!

FrontPaige.net is a place for all things gluten-free, baking and lifestyle. One thing I hardly share much about is my passion for fitness, simply because I don’t wear makeup when I workout, and find it really hard to want to take pictures of me working out. I know, crazy haha! I have been a very active gal from the day I learned how to walk, because I didn’t walk first, I freaking ran! By age 6 I had run full force into the kitchen table after my mom and dad telling me not to run into the house, but hey the dead tooth didn’t stop me from moving!

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vegan & gluten-free fiber protein cookies

  • Author: Paige

Description

delish, healthy and tastes like a real deal chocolate chip cookie! healthy never tasted so good!


Ingredients

– 2 scoops of vanilla protein powder (my go to is “orgain” vanilla pea protein

– 2 tbsp of creamy peanut butter

– 2 tbsp of ground flax seed

– 1 tbsp of almond flour

– 1/4 cup of water or almond milk

– 1 tsp of maple syrup

– 1/3 cup of enjoy life or lilys chocolate chocolate chips


Instructions

1. Preheat your oven to 350° F and place a piece of parchment on your baking sheet

2. in a bowl mix together your peanut butter and your maple syrup

3. next add in your vanilla protein powder, almond flour and ground flax

4. add your water to the dough and mix until the dough thins and all the components are combined

5. fold in your chocolate chips until well combined

6. using a cookie scoop or two spoons place cookie dough rounds on the prepped cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes until set

makes 10-12 cookies: *subject to change if you make more or less, the below is based on 10 cookies

calories: 44 per cookie

protein: 3g per cookie

fiber: 1.5g per cookie

carbs: 2.7g per cookie


In the post I wrote about my birthday – see here – I talked about how I have a hummingbird like personality and I am realizing that is just who I am! I love to workout, walk my dog and just live an active lifestyle! When it comes to what I eat, I stick to a healthy diet 80% of the time, and indulge because it is truly my job to taste my recipes 20% of the time. I am all about recipe testing a cake and eating a slice of cake but also having a salad for lunch! You gotta live your life guys!

That being said, when I wake up, I always crave sweet. I am very much not a savory breakfast person…unless I am going out to brunch then I am all about the savory! But 9/10 at home I reach for my healthy fiber protein cookies for a late night bite or an early morning coffee treat because they are truly healthy for you!

Let’s circle back to balance. Like I said, I very much could turn this website and my instagram into a fitness and health account about tracking this and tracking that, but that is not me. But if you are tracking for your wedding, post partum or just because you feel like you need to, I have linked the macros for these cookies in the recipe for you! When it comes to balance and the balance of eating sugar I really try to move away from sugar, that is why most of my recipes – with the exception of course to some – have 0 added sugar in them. I feel the negative effects on refined sugar in my body, I feel sluggish, my muscles ache when I walk my dog and tbh my migraines become unbearable! These cookies are added sugar free and I use high quality chocolate that again doesn’t add white sugar so there really isn’t a reason to eat the whole batch of 10 in 1 night! (because I totally do HA!).

By simple switches from a stack of French toast to a few protein cookies, I have found that my migraines have gotten better and that you can mindfully indulge and feel that you are truly truly indulging!

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gluten-free & vegan chocolate protein cookies

This recipe has been in my books for a while now! After weeks of testing different protein powders and nut butters, I finally have found the perfect ratio! Think of the softest brownie, mixed with the crisp edges of a cookie with melted peanut butter on top. I mean straight PERFECTION!

These cookies are not only delicious but they are the easiest cookies to make! Just a few simple ingredients, packed with fiber and protein!

Peanut butter and chocolate are two of my absolute favorite flavors together. I love how the creamy peanut butter offsets the sharp notes in chocolate and adds depth to both flavors. When baking with protein powder, there is a delicate balance of adding flavor to make it still taste light and fresh instead of chalky. With vegan protein powders especially, the pea protein adds a grassy flavor to the protein, but this is easily muted with the fat and flavor of nut butter!

Let’s start baking!

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gluten-free & vegan chocolate protein cookies

  • Author: Paige
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 12
  • Total Time: 27 minutes

Description

easy, tasty and healthy!


Ingredients

– 1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter

– 2 tbsp of unsweetened cocoa powder

– 2 tbsp of coconut oil (melted)

– 2 scoops of chocolate vegan protein powder

– 2 tbsp of flax meal

– 1/2 tsp of stevia

– 1 tsp of vanilla extract

– 1 tsp of baking powder

– 1 tbsp of melted peanut butter


Instructions

1. preheat your oven to 350° F

2. in a bowl mix together your creamy peanut butter, melted

coconut oil and vanilla extract until combined

3. next add in your cocoa powder, protein powder, stevia, baking powder, flax

4. form 2″ cookie dough balls and place on a baking sheet, continue until all batter is used

5. bake for 12 minutes and let cool on a baking sheet

6. once cool, melt your remaining 1 tbsp of peanut butter and drizzle over your cookies

7. eat and enjoy!


Let me know what you think and tag me in your photos on instagram! I love seeing your creations! Share the love and who doesn’t love a healthy cookie?!


Nut free Vegan & Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies!

THEY ARE HERE THEY ARE HERE! I have been working on this recipes for what seems like ages and I am finally sharing it with you guys!

These cookies are….

vegan

gluten-free

nut free

delicious

amazing

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Nut free Vegan & Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies!

  • Author: Paige
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 12
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 20 cookies

Description

soft, tender and full of good ingredients! these are vegan, gluten-free & nut free!


Ingredients

– 1/2 cup of vegan butter

– 1 cup of brown sugar (or coconut sugar)

– 1 2/3 cups gluten-free flour

– 1/4 cup of coconut milk

– 1 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract

– 1/2 tsp of baking powder

– pinch of salt

– 1/2 cup of dairy free chocolate chips


Instructions

  1. preheat your oven to 350° F and line your cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicon mat
  2. in a bowl using an electric mixer or stand mixer, cream your sugar into your vegan butter (about 2 minutes until light and fluffy)
  3. next add in slowly your vanilla extract, coconut milk, baking powder and salt
  4. adding 1/2 cup at a time, add your gluten-free flour to the mixture and combine until smooth
  5. using a rubber spatula, fold your chocolate chips into your dough
  6. scoop 1 tsp of dough onto a cookie sheet until your sheet is lined with cookie dough
  7. bake until cracked and golden brown (about 12 minutes)
  8. eat and enjoy!

Notes

can make cookies bigger, just add a minute or two to your cook time!

These taste 100% identical to store bought cookies containing all the butter & gluten…but these won’t make you sick!

Try these out today and give me a tag!


Gluten-Free & Vegan Chocolate Snickerdoodles

DRUMMMM ROLLLL Please! 

Introducing the new cookie of the season!

CHOCOLATE SNICKERDOODLES!

Think chocolate brownie meets spicy snickerdoodle! Not only are these perfect with a glass of almond milk, but they are amazing in your afternoon espresso!

Dunk. Bite. Dunk. Bite. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat! OOPS I ate all the cookies!

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Gluten-Free & Vegan Chocolate Snickerdoodles

  • Author: Paige

Description

soft, sweet, spicy and perfect cookie for the winter months!


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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cups of vegan butter
  • 3/4 cups of granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup of 1:1 gluten-free flour (bob’s red mill is my fave!)
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  •  1/4 cup of almond milk

Topping

  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. preheat your oven to 350°F and line your baking sheet with parchment, reusable silicon pad or grease with vegan butter
  2. in a bowl with a mixer cream your vegan butter with your sugar – about 3 minutes until light and fluffy
  3. once they are mixed add in your vanilla extract, almond milk, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder and ground cinnamon
  4. next add in your gluten-free flour, 1/4 cup at a time until well combined
  5. in a separate bowl, mix your ground cinnamon (2 tbsp) and sugar until evenly mixed and set aside
  6. pinch 1″ ball of dough and roll in the palms of your hands to form a ball, roll each ball in the sugar and cinnamon topping and set onto the baking sheet 2″ apart
  7. repeat until your dough is all rolled
  8. bake for 10-12 minutes and enjoy warm!

Notes

* can use regular milk or any milk alternative *ovens may differ in temperature, so bake times might change

Test out these for the holidays! For sure these delicious nibbles will be at our table! 

One tradition we have at Christmas is serving tons of cookies, candies and pies for ultimate dessert game after dinner! Instead of classic snickerdoodles this year we are including more new recipes! In a family of chocolate lovers, they are sure to love this recipes! Test it out and let me know what you think, I love the feedback! Tag me on your posts @frontpaigebakes!

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