Making cookies today? Here is an incredibly delicious sugar cookie which happens to also be nutritious and healthy with only 5 g of sugar by leading Nutritionist and Personal Trainer, Sloane Davis.
Healthy Sugar Cookies
1 scoop Vanilla protein powder (“Mom” prefers Nuzest Clean Lean Protein – Smooth Vanilla)
½ cup oat flour
¼ coconut flour
¾ tsp cornstarch
¾ tsp baking powder
⅛ tsp salt
1 tbsp + 1 tsp unsalted butter or ghee, melted (“Mom” prefers organic)
¼ cup unsweetened almond milk, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
⅓ cup granulated sugar or sugar substitute
For the topping:
3 tbsp granulated sugar or sugar substitute (“Mom” prefers Stevia in the Raw)
Mix together the protein powder, oat flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the butter, almond milk, and vanilla.
Stir in the granulated sugar.
Add in the flour mixture, stirring until barely incorporated. Chill the cookie dough for at least 30 minutes, but no more than 3 hours. (otherwise cover the cookie dough with plastic wrap to avoid it from drying out.)
Preheat the oven to 350°F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
To prepare the topping, place the sugar in a small bowl.
Create balls from the cookie dough.
Place the ball of cookie dough in the bowl of sugar.
Make sure it is fully coated and place on the prepared baking sheet. If the cookie dough was chilled longer than 1 hour, flatten the cookie dough balls slightly.
Bake the cookies at 350°F for 10-12 minutes.
Makes 9 LARGE cookies
Macros per cookie: 119 calories, 17g carbs, 4g fat, 5g protein and only 5g sugar
About Sloane Davis
Sloane Davis is a Certified Nutritionist and Personal Trainer who has helped thousands of people, both men and women, around the world get in to top shape both mentally and physically. Sloane has her undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Arts from Syracuse University and became accredited through ISSA with her degree in Sports Nutrition and Personal Training. She works personally and online with thousands of clients around the US and globally.
She has been featured in People, Fitness Magazine, New Beauty Magazine, Apple News, The Daily Mail, Yahoo News, FOX Good Day New York, FOX Good Day DC, NY1, Bay Area Focus, Women’s Fitness, Womanista, Livestrong, Mind Body Green and Westchester Magazine.
*Recipe and images courtesy of Sloane Davis, Pancakes and Push-ups.*