I had actually wanted to make a small brownie to go with my protein ice cream.. while putting the ingredients together something made me think of these brownie cookies I had made last December. I wanted those! They were so good and full of M&Ms, butter and sugar.. SO much sugar. So I ditched the brownie idea and put together these healthier brownie-cookies. I forgot to add chocolate chips but honestly they were so chocolatey and rich I didn’t even miss them until I started writing up the recipe.
This is the protein ice-cream which I had intended to eat with brownies but ended up eating it on its own while the cookies were baking in the oven.
- ¼ + ⅛ cup almond meal (finely ground almonds)
- 1 Tbs + 2 tsp cocoa powder ( I used dark)
- ⅛ tsp baking powder
- 2 Tbs brown sugar
- 2 packets Stevia
- 2 Tbs coconut oil
- 2 tsp ground golden flaxseeds + 1 tsp milk/water
- Heat the oven to 180C. Spray a cookie sheet with non stick cooking spray or coconut oil.
- Combine the flaxseed and milk in a small cup and set aside.
- Add the almond meal, sugar, stevia, cocoa and baking powder in a bowl and mix.
- Add the coconut oil and flaxseed-milk to the almond mixture and combine.
- Divide the batter into four medium sized cookie dough balls or six smaller ones and place them on the baking tray. Flatten the cookies slightly with your fingers.
- Bake them for 18-20 minutes. Let them cool completely on the baking tray before attempting to lift them up.
- Enjoy with a glass of almond milk 🙂
Why They’re Good for You:
If you haven’t already added a serving of almonds to your daily diet I suggest you do it now. They are full of good fats and high in protein so they are great to keep your energy levels up in between meals. However, it is their micronutrients that give almonds their super food status. They contain an assortment of vitamins in small quantities including thiamin (B-1), riboflavin (B-2), vitamin (B-6) vitamin A, folate (B-9) and vitamin E. Folate’s most important role is to protect the fetus from neural tube defects during in-utero development. Vitamin E protects your cells from the damaging effects of free radicals(antioxidant). It is also involved in the immune system, cell signaling, metabolism and gene expression.