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Paleo Pumpkin Spice Protein Cookies


Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 201 kcal
Author One Clever Chef

Ingredients

Cookie Dough

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 3/4 cups almond flour
  • 3 tbsp tapioca flour
  • 1 egg or flax egg
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter or almond butter
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder about 2 scoops*
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp pumpkin spice

Sugar/spice mix

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Melt 2 tbsp coconut oil in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, beat the melted coconut oil with 1/4 cup coconut sugar for 15-20 seconds. Incorporate the eggs and beat an additional 10 seconds, not more.
  5. Incorporate the rest of the ingredients from the "Cookie Dough" section and mix gently with your hands.
  6. Place the dough in the freezer for about 25 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, mix 1/4 cup coconut sugar with 1 tbsp pumpkin spice and spread this mixture evenly on a plate.
  8. Remove from the freezer. At this point, the cookie dough should not stick to your hands too much. If it is still too sticky, stir in some more tapioca flour, one tablespoon at a time, until the dough is easily workable with your hands.
  9. Scoop the dough one heaped tablespoon at a time and roll it into balls with your hands.
  10. Roll the balls into the sugar/pumpkin spice mixture.
  11. Press the balls into the baking sheet, making small discs.
  12. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

Recipe Notes

* Use plant-based protein powder for the vegan/paleo version. When doing so, reduce the amount of almond flour to 1 1/4 cup, as this type of protein powder absorbs much more moisture than whey. Please note that every type of plant-based protein powder will behave differently. Your cookie dough should have the consistency of playdough and not stick to your fingers. If you feel it is too dry, gradually add some almond milk until proper consistency.

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Pumpkin Spice Protein Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 Cookie)
Calories 201 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 55mg2%
Potassium 104mg3%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 1610IU32%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.