Lemon Poppy Seed Protein Cookies
Yields: 12 cookies
 
These taste like summer sunshine trapped inside of cookies! Store any leftovers inside of an airtight container for up to 5 days on the counter or at least a week in the refrigerator to preserve their chewy texture—if they last that long!
  • ¼ c (28g) coconut flour (measured correctly)
  • 2 scoops (84g) vanilla protein powder (I used Jamie Eason's Lean Body for Her)
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp xanthan gum
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp (9g) poppy seeds
  • 1 tbsp (3g) lemon zest (about 1 medium)
  • 1 ½ tbsp (21g) coconut oil or unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 large egg white, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp (45mL) freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 1 medium)
  • ¼ c (60mL) agave
  • 2 tbsp Swerve
  • 2 tbsp Truvia
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the coconut flour, protein powder, baking powder, xanthan gum, salt, poppy seeds, and zest. In a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, egg, and vanilla. Stir in the lemon juice and agave. Mix in the Swerve and Truvia until completely dissolved. Stir in the coconut flour mixture until completely incorporated. Let the cookie dough rest for at least 10 minutes.
  2. While the cookie dough rests, preheat the oven to 325°F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  3. Drop the cookie dough into 12 rounded scoops onto the prepared baking sheet, and flatten to the desired thickness and width. (Between ¼” to ½” is best.) Bake at 325°F for 11-13 minutes. Cool the cookies on the baking sheet for at least 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.
Notes: I have only tried making these cookies with this protein powder. Not all protein powders absorb liquids equally. I highly recommend using a whey-based protein powder. Plant-based protein powders often result in a different texture.

If the cookie dough looks too dry, add 2 teaspoons of milk at a time until everything comes together. If it looks too wet after letting it rest, add 1 teaspoon of coconut flour at a time until the texture is thicker.

Xanthan gum helps hold the cookies together and make them chewy.

Honey may be substituted in place of the agave.

Swerve and Truvia are both no-calorie, Stevia-based sweeteners. You may use all of one or the other, or you may substitute your preferred granulated sweetener instead.

For more tips and answers to all other questions, including substitutions, see my Protein Powder Recipes: Tips & FAQ page.

{gluten-free, clean eating, low fat, low calorie, lower carb, high protein}
Recipe by Amy's Healthy Baking at https://amyshealthybaking.com/blog/2015/07/06/lemon-poppy-seed-protein-cookies/