Monday, June 6, 2016

Red Velvet Protein Whoopie Pies



Yum. 

I'm on the quest to make the perfect protein cookie with simple ingredients. I don't have coconut flour or fiber syrup sitting around in my cupboards. Oops? So here's an attempt. The texture could use a smidge of work but the flavor and the cream cheese filling made up for it in my opinion. 


I mean, come on, look ate these babies. 

Ingredients:
  • 3 Tbsp oat flour
  • 1/2 tbsp dutch process cocoa powder
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking powder
  • 3 Tbsp egg substitute
  • 1/8 tsp vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla 
  • sweetener to taste (remember you need to counteract the vinegar and the bitterness of the cocoa)
  • optional: red food coloring
Directions:

  1. Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl. Mix wet in another, then mix the wet into the dry. 
  2. Add red food coloring, if you please. 
  3. Preheat oven to 320 degrees Fahrenheit. In the meantime, chill the dough in the freezer. 
  4. Drop dough onto prepared baking sheet (I use a silicon baking sheet) and bake for 7 minutes. 
  5. Allow the cookies to cool while you make your filling!
  6. Spread the filling on one cooled cookie and top with another. Or just spread it on top and chow down!
Cream Cheese Filling

Ingredients: 
  • 1/4 cup fat free cream cheese
  • sweetner to taste
  • 1/8 tsp imitation butter flavor
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract 
Directions:

Mix well! I just used a spoon and it mixed fine. This works if you have softened/spreadable cream cheese, otherwise you may need to use a hand mixer or whisk. 


Take a bite out of life with these red velvet cookies!

Makes 4 small cookies or 2 whoopie pies. 

Macros for all 4 cookies, not including filling:

176 calories 3.9f/22.6c/17.4p (*I used a lower protein protein powder than normal so macros may differ depending on the protein you use*)

Let me know if you try these or adapt them! Have you tried protein cookies or cakes?




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