A soft-baked protein cookie? Hard to come by. But THESE ... yes, soft-baked chocolate-y deliciousness. I got the inspiration from finding Manobita Harvest Hemp Hearts on sale at Whole Foods. Hemp seeds are great on top of anything- oatmeal, salads, yogurt, stir-fries, etc., so I figured they would also be great on cookies as well! They also deliver 10 g of Omega-3 and Omega-6 per 30 g serving! Following the hemp theme, I used hemp protein in this recipe. Hemp protein absorbs more liquid than whey protein. It is very similar to using coconut flour or Sunwarrior protein. You can buy hemp protein and hemp hearts very cheap at iherb.com (use my discount code for up to $10 off your first order: ZSG766). I bet the chocolate flavored hemp protein would make these cookies even more delicious!
Chocolate Hemp Heart Cookies
1/4 cup hemp protein powder
1 large, ripe banana (mine was 5.5 ounces)
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons nut butter (I used Wild Friend's Chocolate Coconut Peanut Butter)
1 teaspoon hemp hearts
1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
2. Place all ingredients except the hemp hearts into a blender. Blend until mixed thoroughly.
3. Spray a non-stick pan with cooking spray (or line with parchment paper).
4. Add cookie batter by the spoonful, forming into 8 circular cookies. Sprinkle the top of the cookies evenly with the hemp seeds.
5. Bake 15-20 minutes.
Nutrition Info for one cookie: 71 calories, 3 g Fat, 7 g CHO (3 g Fiber), 4 g Protein
*Nutrition info will be slightly different depending on the brand of nut butter you use.