Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Well, I can’t keep my hands out of the cookie jar. It’s a problem folks! These little guys are such a sweet treat and are super easy to make. I have been posting a lot of treats, but I need to remind you that just because it’s made with clean and healthy ingredients doesn’t mean it won’t pack on the pounds if you eat too much. Any kind of sugar, even pure and natural honey, should be eaten in moderation. So, don’t be like me, get your hand out of the cookie jar!

Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies

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(Makes about 16 cookies)

1 cup Almond Butter*, stirred well
½ cup honey
1 large egg
½ teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons protein powder**
½ teaspoon sea salt
3 ounces (about ½ cup) dark chocolate chips

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. In a medium bowl, combine everything except the chocolate chips.

3. Use a cookie scoop or tablespoon to drop dough on to parchment lined baking sheet or non-stick pan.

4. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges.

5. Let cool on baking sheets for at least five minutes then remove and let cool on a wire rack or plate for 15 minutes. (Or eat right away if you’re like me!)

*Any creamy nut butter would work! 🙂

**(I use Shaklee Energizing Soy Chocolate Protein Powder)

 

Flourless Peanut Butter Blondies

I love dessert of any kind, especially those made with peanut butter!

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1 cup natural or organic creamy peanut butter
⅓ cup honey
1 whole egg
¼ teaspoon sea salt (Omit if your peanut butter is already salted)
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup dark chocolate chips

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350F and grease an 8″ square pan with coconut oil or use parchment paper.

In a small mixing bowl, mix the peanut butter, honey, egg, salt and baking soda until well combined, then add the chocolate chips.

Pour the batter into the greased pan, and use a spatula to smooth the top. Bake at for 20-25 minutes, or until the top is a light golden brown. Let cool, then cut into squares. Enjoy!

Almond Butter Brownies

I should probably change the name of these to “Heavenly Brownies” or “Brownies Sent From Heaven” or something along those lines. Seriously, I can’t stop eating them and I may or may not have eaten 2 with my lunch. Ok, I don’t want to talk anymore about them because I’ll end up eating the last one in the pan….

Drum-roll please….

Almond Butter Browniesbrownie
1 cup almond butter
2 tbsp flaxseed + 3 tbsp water or 1 egg
½ tsp sea salt
½ tsp baking soda
½ cup honey
½ tsp vanilla
½ cup of dark chocolate chips

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a small dish (8×8 or 8×6) with coconut oil or line bottom of dish with parchment paper.
Mix all ingredients except chocolate chips until smooth, then add chocolate chips. Pour the batter into your pan and bake until golden brown (about 25 minutes).
Let brownies cool for at least 10-15 minutes before cutting.

Notes:

  • I used the flaxseed + water mixture. If you use an egg and your mixture seems too powdery, add another egg.
  • Parchment paper makes it SO much easier to cut the brownies.
  • Any nut or seed butter would work (peanut butter, sunflower seed butter, cashew butter, etc)
  • Chocolate chips or chocolate chunks will work.
  • Money Saving Tip:
    I buy my Almond Butter from Costco for $7.99 for a 26 ounce jar. I’m not sure if you’ve checked prices on Almond Butter lately at regular grocery stores, but it’s usually that much for a 12 ounce jar. Check wholesale stores like Costco or even Amazon for cheaper prices. Also, Trader Joes has decently priced Almond Butter.