Carrot Coconut Protein Cookies with Lemon Glaze

Holy crap am I a dirty, sweaty, filthy, sticky, greasy excuse for a human right now.  I spent 6 hours in a tractor with no A/C today and my brain was barely functioning when I fell out of there this afternoon.  Totally saw the Grim Reaper along the way.  That better be fixed by tomorrow or this might be the last post I ever type out.

Got home, opened some windows, made the daughters some pizzas on tortillas in the oven and I ate an entire cucumber while I fed them.  Then downed a litre of water.  Then ate one of my Farmers Market cupcakes from last night.  Then decided I needed some protein.

I’ve been wanting to try this cookie recipe over at Andréa’s Protein Cakery for the last little while but haven’t had the time so I decided to give them a go tonight.  I started looking it over and realised I didn’t have all the ingredients, plus I had a lemon not an orange, so I had to make a few modifications and came up with a version of my own.

Carrot_Coconut_Cookies

Once again (just like the Chocolate Cake and Chocolate Haystack Cookie recipes) these cookies are Dairy-, Gluten-, Egg-, and Sugar-free.  Each cookie has only 3g of carbs, 3g of fat and boasts a whopping 12g of protein – super snack to keep with you during the day plus they taste wicked which is a healthy bonus.

For the glaze, mix together all three ingredients, set aside and start on the cookies.  Yep, seriously.  That’s all.

Cook the carrots and puree them until they have the consistency of baby food.  For those of you childless people, the consistency of baby food is otherwise known as mush.  Mix in the protein powder, coconut oil, coconut flour and shredded coconut.  The batter is going to be very wet but don’t get discouraged, it’ll firm up in the oven.  Drop by spoonfuls onto parchment paper and bake in a 350F oven for 8-10 minutes.  Remove from the oven and place a small spoonful of the glaze over each cookie.

Carrot Coconut Protein Cookies
Yield: 15 cookies

1& 1/2 cups cooked, pureed carrot
2/3 cup vanilla whey protein powder
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/8 cup coconut flour
3 tbsp unsweetened coconut, shredded or flakes

Lemon Glaze

1/2 cup vanilla whey protein powder
3 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest

Definitely give these a try if you’re wanting to test out something new and different.  And if you like what you see here, why the hell aren’t you following me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and getting my emails?!  Put your email address in —-> right over there, it’s very simple.

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