Low carb, high protein snickerdoodle cookies (plus a sugar free/keto version!). Anyone else here a fan of snickerdoodle cookies? They’re soft, chewy, and full of cinnamon flavor. They’re the perfect holiday cookie in my opinion! While most snickerdoodle cookies are loaded with sugar, I took the liberty of making a healthier version! These babies are low in carbs and sugar but high in protein!
The secret ingredient in these cookies is pea protein! I love baking with pea protein powder. It often works as a flour replacement and helps to up the protein of whatever I’m making. I love making high protein treats since I aim to eat a lot of protein to fuel my tennis workouts and recovery. I love baking with Nuzest pea protein powder (use code RUTHANNE15 for 15% off). I’ve been using their pea protein powder in baked goods and all my smoothies! It‘a such a wholesome protein powder made from just peas! It’s the perfect plant based protein powder in my opinion. Grab yourself some protein powder and get on making these!
If you don’t have pea protein powder you can try this recipe with another kind of protein powder. Let me know how it turns out if you do! Here’s the recipe!
1 1/2 cups almond flour
1/2 cup pea protein powder (I used Nuzest Smooth Vanilla Protein)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup honey (see notes for the sugar free version)
1 tsp vanilla
Cinnamon Sugar Topping:
2 TBS coconut sugar (or monk fruit to keep it sugar free)
2 tsp cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a baking tray with cooking spray.
Mix eggs, honey and vanilla in a medium sized dish until smooth.
Add in protein powder, almond flour, baking soda and cinnamon and mix until smooth.
Roll into balls with your hands (makes 12) and then gently coat in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
Place balls onto greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
Enjoy fresh! Store in the fridge for up to a week.
Sugar Free Options:
Use sugar free maple syrup instead of honey to keep it sugar free.
Use 1/4 cup milk or water in the place of the honey and add in a sugar free sweetener of choice to taste (like liquid stevia).
Let me know if you try these out!