Are you hankering for something sweet?  Try these delicious nutty protein cookies.  They will remind you of your favorite oatmeal cookies but there are no oats.  They are lightly sweetened and just may help you from eating your kids ice cream in the freezer.  They are a healthy snack for the kids as well.  The protein and fiber will help keep you full for longer.


1 1/2  cups almond meal

1/2 cup vanilla protein powder Vega Life  or (20g protein per scoop and 8g carbohydrates; .5g fat)

1/2 cup ground flax seed

1/2 cup unsweetened , shredded coconut

1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds

1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds

1 Tbs cinnamon

1 tsp baking soda

2 large eggs

1 Tbs pure vanilla extract

1/4 cup maple syrup grade A

1/2 cup coconut oil


Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  In a large mixing bowl, sift dry ingredients, add the seeds and coconut to the mixture and mix well.  In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, vanilla, maple syrup, and coconut oil.  fold the dry ingredients into the wet and stir until mixed well.  Drop the batter by the tablespoon onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, approximately 2 inches apart. Should make about 12 cookies.

Bake for 15 minutes, remove from oven and cool before serving.

NUTRITIONAL CONTENT per cookie: calories 326.88; carbohydrates 12.33g; fat 25.76g; protein 11.43g