Cinnamon Roll Protein Cookies aka Vanilla Protein Cookiebreads
I’ve been looking for Mrs. Protein Fields for close to a year now. I still haven’t found her. Who’s Mrs. Protein Fields? She’s the perfect protein cookie: soft yet subtly crunchy, mildly chewy in that m-mm-mmm-way, protein-packed, sugarless, low-fattish and out-of-this-WORLD-sublime. Mrs. Protein Fields is cousin to American Mrs. Fields, to British Ben and to British Millie. Have you seen her? Because I’ve yet to find her. The first place I looked for her was in this recipe but she wasn’t there so I continued looking. I concocted another recipe in hope to find a clue but still – nada, no sign of Mrs. Protein Fields. A few months back, I got a tip-off where she might be and, full of excitement, I came up with this beast of a cookie recipe. It yielded my best protein cookies to date (besides the Protein Oreos!) but, while crazy good, they weren’t Mrs. Protein Fielden enough.
This recipe represents the continuation of my search for Mrs. Protein Fields. To be honest with you, I am very much enjoying the journey because, no matter how cookiebready or cookiecakey many of these protein cookies end up being, they’re delicious and I love playing around with them (see for example this cookiecake sandwich). In this spirit, enter now this recipe:
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup liquid egg whites
3 tablespoons coconut flour
1/4 cup cinnamon roll protein powder
1/4 cup vanilla casein
Blended together and baked on a cookie tray.
Macros per Serving (out of 10):
1.9g carbs (0.8g sugars)
0.9g fat (0.7g sat)
Prior to baking the above, I tried the batter and it was SO good. It made me think about just leaving it as a pudding but then I thought naaah because it was cookies I was after so cookies it had to be. What were they like at the end? Well, they were cookiecakey – not crunchy. They were too light. Very cinnamonrollish in flavor but not crunchy enough to be proper cookies, more like cookiebreads really.
That’s why I brought out the crunchy peanut butter and turned them into cookie sandwiches (kind of like these ones from back in the day!) As cookies? 7 out of 10. As peanut butter cookiebread sandwiches (which incidentally look SloppyJoean)? a solid 10 out of 10! This is why I love creative outside the box thinking – because it turns suboptimal efforts into superoptimal boooms!
Next time I’m adding coconut oil and/or actual butter, substituting the whey for a pea or brown rice protein, adding some chestnut or oatflour in there, using a whole bunch of vanilla, aaaand again hoping to open the oven and find her – because Mrs. Protein Fields not only might but WILL be found.