Chocolate Brownie & Fig Cookies

July 16, 2013 -
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Hi all! Hope you’re having a great Tuesday & you got to check out the Motivational Monday post from yesterday! It’s always nice to know that we’re not alone in our worries & can relate to one another. Today I wanted to share with you a new recipe that I created thanks to my friends from Growing Natural’s who sent me their Pea Protein Powder to try out & review!

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A key feature of this protein powder is that it has excellent digestibility which means less of a chance of bloating symptoms and is easy to digest. I also liked that it was sweetened with coconut sugar & stevia – therefore, makes a good option post workout to get some fast digesting carbs & protein into your system! With the protein, I made a batch of cookies & topped them with some of my favorite toppings.

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Chocolate Brownie & Fig Cookies

made with Growing Naturals Pea Protein Powder

[gluten free, egg free, dairy free, nut free, loaded with power]

Makes 12-14 cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup Pumpkin Puree’
  • 1 large banana
  • Zest & juice from medium orange (about 1/4 cup or so of liquid!)
  • 1/2 cup almond milk or milk of choice
  • 1 cup buckwheat groat flour
    • [buckwheat groats blended to make flour]
    • You can sub flour of choice [oat flour, buckwheat flour, whole wheat flour]
  • 1/4 cup ground flax
  • 1 Scoop of Growing Naturals Pea Protein Powder
  • 2 TB Cocoa Powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 + 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 15 drops of liquid stevia or stevia to taste
    • You could sub 2 TB Sweetener of choice

Directions:

  1. Blend the banana, pumpkin puree, almond milk, & orange juice until smooth.
  2. Add all of the above ingredients into one large bowl.
  3. Let sit for a few minutes to thicken & absorb.
  4. If it looks too dry – feel free to add a few more TB liquid!
  5. I used a small ice cream scoop to portion out the cookies & then flattened them down with the back of the scoop!
  6. Bake on parchment paper or greased cookie sheet at 375 degrees for about 12-15 minutes until lightly browned.
  7. Let cool, top with toppings (listed below) & ENJOY!

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I topped mine with coconut butter shell, figs, & healthy chocolate sauce-

For the Hard Coconut Shell;

    • Melt some coconut butter
    • spoon on top of cookie
    • place the sliced fig on top
    • pop into the freezer for a few until hardened like a shell.

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You can find some of the other ingredients on http://iherb.com with

my coupon code XUG228 for a $5-10 dollar discount on your first order!

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Thank you Growing Natural’s for the yummy protein powder to review!

You can also find Growing Natural’s on [Facebook] & [Twitter]

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