Getting more protein into your day is easy when you add collagen peptides to your routine! These chewy keto chocolate cookies are only 1.4 net carbs and almost 7 grams of protein each! If you like brownies and you like cookies, you’re going to flip for this recipe!
diet culture has it all wrong
Back in the day when I was a keto newbie, I avoided certain foods because I knew the protein count was high and would make me “go over” my macros.
In fact, I never wanted to use protein powders, eat extra broccoli (it has a surprisingly high protein content), or eat the bigger steak because I was afraid I would get knocked out ketosis or, *gasp*, gain weight.
And forget about products with added protein! I mean, who in their right mind wants extra to eat protein on keto?!
Eye roll, eye roll, eye roll.
Seriously, I thought too much broccoli would make me gain weight.
THAT is what 20-something years of diet culture taught me. Skimp on the broccoli, Anna.
Lord have mercy on me for I know not what I have done.
If you’re reading this and you are nodding your head, shouting out the “yassss girl”, and you feel what I’m saying on a spiritual level, know you are not alone.
And if you’re reading this and thinking “oh my gosh, I’m doing keto all wrong”, take a deep breath and calm down.
You’re not. You just don’t need to be afraid of protein anymore.
click here to read this post about protein on keto
my new chocolate obsession
If you’ve been hanging around this blog or Instagram for the last year or so, you know I am mega big supporter and fan of Further Food products!
When my friends over at Further Food told me they were launching chocolate collagen peptides, I knew I had to make some keto chocolate cookies with it!
Of course, I’ve also had keto mocha lattes and keto chocolate milk with this new chocolate collagen but these keto chocolate cookies might by my favorite way to use it!
Each one of the keto chocolate cookies has only 1.4 net carbs and nearly 7 grams of protein!
click here to read my full review of the chocolate collagen peptides
When you’re baking without gluten, you must add a gluten-like substance to achieve the same effect that gluten would have (i.e. rise, chew, stretch, etc.).
In this case, we use collagen to fill the gluten void!
Collagen is very similar to gelatin and when you bake with it, your final product will have a nice chew.
Not chewy like a jelly bean but chewy like a soft cookie should be!
These chocolate keto cookies are no exception!
In fact, I immediately told my husband these were like a keto brownie cookie!
I wanted to dub these “brookies” until I Googled that term and learned that a “brookie” is some kind of brownie/cookie bar. Oh well!
Actually, you could totally bake these like a brownie if you wanted to skip the scooping step and then you really would have a keto brookie!
why didn’t I just use cocoa powder and gelatin in this recipe?
Because, silly, the chocolate collagen peptides give me an extra boost of protein (my hair will thank me) and immune boosting adaptogens (from the Reishi mushrooms)!
Sure, I could have gone the “traditional” route but that’s no fun!
Plus, I LOVE products that are multipurpose!
One of the questions I am asked most by readers and followers about collagen is how to use it if you don’t drink coffee.
Well, these keto chocolate cookies are my answer! (See above for my other options)
My kids gobbled these up and had no idea they were getting a healthy, sugar free, protein cookie!
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- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large bowl or stand mixer, use the paddle attachment to cream the butter and monkfruit until fluffy, about 1 minute.
- Add the almond flour, baking soda, baking powder, chocoalte collagen, and salt and mix until combined.
- Add the vanilla extract and egg and mix again.
- Use a cookie scoop to scoop out 14 even sized cookies. Roll in between your hand and place on the baking sheet. Use two fingers to gently press the cookies down. Top with sugar free chocoalte chips, if using.
- Bake for 10 to 11 minutes or until set.
- Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.
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Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 205 Total Fat: 17.7g Carbohydrates: 3.7g Fiber: 2.3g Protein: 6.8g