Fig Walnut Protein Cookies
Ingredients (for 12 small cookies):
- 1/2 cup walnuts (50g)
- 3 dried figs cut in small pieces and soaked in 1/2 cup warm water for a few hours
- 1/3 cup casein protein powder
[I used an unflavored casein powder but a flavored casein powder (chocolate for example) would be a great choice. Casein gives the cookie dough an elastic texture. The cookies would be a lot less chewy and a bit dry if you make the recipe with whey protein in place of casein.]
Mix all ingredients (including the soaking water from the figs) together in a blender. Form little cookie balls by hand and place them on a non-stick cookie sheet. Bake 15 minutes at 220 degrees Celsius or until cookies look golden brown.
Estimated nutrition facts per cookie: 55 calories, 5 g of protein, 2 g of carbs, 1 g of sugar, 3 g of fat.