Peanut Protein Cookies (no protein powder)

I am sure you have heard of the protein cookie obsession which has been going round for some time. Think MyProtein, Battleoats and the classic Lenny and Larry's! Today I bring you a simple recipe on how you can make your own (without protein powder) to still have that same cake'y texture exhibited with normal cookies and not sacrifice on flavour!

I made 12 smaller cookies which have around 5g protein and 120kcal each, but if you want to double the size of the cookies feel free (as I can quite easily eat 4 in one go oops).

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Ingredients: (makes 6 large or 12 small cookies)

- 120g smooth peanut butter (any cheap store brand is best for this)

- 100g natvia (sweetener sugar alternative) or sub for granulated sugar*

- 1tbsp apple cider vinegar

- 60g soya flour (not soy protein; you can buy from any health food store)

- 100g self-raising flour

- ~120ml non-dairy milk

- 60g vegan chocolate peanut 'm&ms' (i used Miiro* peanut hearts), crushed

- pinch salt

1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees (fan assisted). In a large bowl mix the peanut butter, sweetener and apple cider vinegar together until combined.

2. Add in the flours and milk, stirring to form a firm dough. You may need to adjust the amount of milk used depending on the consistency of the peanut butter.

3. Using a rolling pin, crush your bag of chocolate peanut hearts and stir into the dough. Separate and roll into small balls. Shape into circular cookies and spread out on a lined baking tray.

4. Bake for approximately 15 minutes (for 12 cookies; larger ones may need a bit longer), until lightly browned. Note they will be soft to touch so be careful not to over-bake as they will continue to firm as they cool.

*using granulated sugar in the same ratio is fine, but will alter nutritional content written above.

* Miiro chocolate coated peanut hearts can be found online:

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