Orange fever is on the rise here in the Netherlands in the build-up to the European Football Championship. As everything has already become orange in Amsterdam, I came up with a recipe for orange protein cookies made of carrot and dried apricots. These cookies are flourless and rich in beta-carotene :)
Ingredients: (for about 8 cookies)
- 1 cup white beans
- 1/2 cup carrot puree (from a baby food jar)
- 1/2 cup vanilla casein protein powder
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- 12 dried apricots
Mix everything together in a blender except dried apricots.
Chop dried apricots and add to the cookie dough.
Form cookie balls using your hands and drop apart on a non-stick cookie sheet. The cookie dough can also be eaten raw and makes great tasting protein balls, but if you prefer baked cookies, bake for 25 minutes at 220 degrees Celsius.
Like other protein cookies made with casein powder, these cookies tend to be too soft when they’re just out of the oven. It’s better to let them cool for a while until their texture firms up a bit.
Nutrition facts per cookie: 135 kcal, 9.2 g of protein, 18 g of carbs, 7.5 g of sugar, 2.9 g of fat, 2.7 g of fiber.
You may find these cookies a bit high in calories and I’d agree with you: I consider any cookie with more than 100 calories high in calories. However, they’re not that high in sugar compared to many recipes using coconut and dried fruits which can be real caloric bombs.