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Cherry Ripe Protein Cookies

Need to satisfy a cherry ripe craving? If so, these protein cookies are for you. Just under 7g carbs and close to 12g protein, a super filling snack or meal to satisfy your cherry chocolate cravings.

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1/2 packet (175g) Plant Based Protein Cookie Mix 1/2 cup cocoa powder (60g) 1/2 cup desiccated coconut (50g) 1/2 cup cacao nibs or chopped up 90% dark chocolate 300g frozen cherries (defrosted in the microwave until warm and excess liquid removed) 2 chia 'eggs' or 2 eggs 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted (80g)

Preheat a fan-forced oven to 160°C and line a flat tray with baking paper. Defrost cherries in the microwave and squeeze to remove liquid. Make the chia 'eggs' 15 minutes ahead of time. Place all dry ingredients (cookie mix, cocoa powder and coconut) in a large bowl and combine. Combine the ready-prepared chia 'eggs', milk of choice and melted coconut oil. Add the wet ingredients to the dry mix and combine well. The cookie mixture should be crumbly but will hold together when rolled into a ball. If the dough is too crumbly, add another tablespoon of milk of choice. Take a heaped tablespoon of the mix, roll into a ball, then flatten and shape the edges. Place on your lined baking tray. Repeat process for the remaining mix. Place cookies in preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and transfer to a cooling rack. --Notes You can use 2 x real eggs in place of chia 'eggs' or use Orgran no egg replacer. Check out how to use an egg replacer. Nutrition in this recipe is based on chia 'eggs' and cacao nibs.