No-Bake Cookies THM-Fuel-Pull Low-carb Sugar-free
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Just like the no-bake cookies from childhood but low-carb, low-fat, sugar-free, gluten-free, and high-protein. And they’re even THM-Fuel-Pull!
These remind me so much of the no-bake cookies I use to make with my mom as a kid. They were our family’s go-to cookies and we never got tired of them. But, of course, the ones we had as kids were full of white sugar and carbs. They were also very calorie-rich, made with both butter and peanut butter.
With Trim Healthy Mama, sugar is of course off-plan but, while oats (carbs), peanut butter (fat), and butter (fat) are technically on-plan, these ingredients together are considered a “crossover” and could lead to weight-gain. So I wanted to find a way to make these no bake cookies where they’re low enough in both fat and carbs to be considered a Fuel-Pull (and could be enjoyed in any fuel setting, with the exception of Deep-S) but still have the protein (and actually more protein, in fact, thanks to the added whey protein isolate and the defatted peanut flour/powder in them) and that rich chocolatey chewiness of the no-bakes that I remember from my childhood. Oh, and they needed to be simple to make, too. Well, here ya go! These really have it all!
No-Bake Cookies THM-Fuel-Pull Low-carb Sugar-freeRecipe by blissfullypreparedCourse: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Just like the no-bakes you remember from childhood but healthy, low-carb, low-fat, sugar-free, gluten-free, and high-protein. And they’re even THM-Fuel-Pull!
3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup sweetener* (I use Lakanto Golden)
1/2 cup defatted peanut flour/powder (I use Trader Joe’s brand)
1/4 cup whey protein isolate
1/4 cup cocoa (I use Rodelle dutch-processed cocoa)
8 squares Baker’s unsweetened baking chocolate (100% cacoa)
1-1/2 cups quick oats (I use Quaker Gluten-free)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp butter extract (optional)
- In a sauce pan, stir together the milk, sweetener, peanut flour/powder, whey protein, cocoa, sea salt and extract(s) until smooth.
- In microwave, melt the baking chocolate and set aside.
- Start heating the sauce pan ingredients while stirring frequently with whisk.
- When sauce thickens (don’t let it burn!), remove from heat and stir in the melted baking chocolate.
- Then stir the quick oats and mix thoroughly.
- Scoop out balls of cookie dough onto parchment paper. Shape into cookie-like shapes. Should make 20 cookies. Cool in fridge or freezer until hardened then enjoy!
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- Each cookie is: 66 calories, 2.4g fat, 4.4g net carbs, and 5.5g protein. So you can eat 2 cookies as a Fuel-Pull snack (assuming no other fats in meal).
- Collagen peptides could be substituted for the whey protein isolate to make dairy-free.
- If using a different sweetener, check out this sweetener conversion chart.
20 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories66
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 1.4g 6%
- Protein 5.5g 11%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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