If you scan through the ingredient list, you’ll see I’ve added collagen powder. Collagen adds a protein, gut healing and hormonal balancing boost. I love adding collagen to as many different recipes as I can because it’s a really great way to increase your intake of highly digestible, nutrient-dense protein. Collagen and gelatin have the same amino acid profile, but collagen doesn’t gel or ‘set’ like gelatin, so it can be added to smoothies and cakes.
COLLAGEN BENEFITS INCLUDE;
- It supports skin, nails, teeth and hair health
- It supports hormone balance
- It supports joint and bone health
- It supports digestion and satiety
- Boosts mood
- Aids sleep
- Aids liver detoxification
Keto Protein Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 2 cups blanched organic almond or hazelnut meal
- 3 Tbsp grass-fed ghee or butter
- 3 Tbsp collagen powder
- Stevia to taste (or sweetener of your choice)
- 2 tsp vanilla powder
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- A pinch of salt
- 1/3 cup homemade chocolate, chopped (or use really dark organic chocolate free of nasty additives)
- Preheat the oven to 170C. Grease and line 2 baking trays.
- Add the almond meal, collagen, salt and baking powder into a bowl. Pour the apple cider vinegar directly on top of the baking powder and allow it to react (it will go fizzy).
- Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl and stir to combine evenly.
- Taste the dough and adjust the sweetness if needed.
- Begin rolling the mixture into balls and place them onto the lined baking tray.
- Press the balls as flat as you like, they won’t rise much, so if you like them softer and chewier keep them quite full. However, if you like a crunchier cookie, press them quite flat using your hands to mould them.
- Place the cookies in the oven and bake for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Remove from the oven when they’re ready and place the cookies onto a wire cooling rack.
- Store in an air-tight container when completely cooled.
Holistic Qualified Nutritionist + Certified Gaps Practitioner.