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How to Make Cacao Nib Cookies?

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Hello everyone! Hope you’re having a great weekend right now!


If you follow me on Instagram or read one of my latest entries, you’ll notice I’ve been having sort of an obsession with cacao nibs. Sooooooo…. I thought of making something baked using them. Today I have my own updated version of the Workout Protein Cookies I already made but his time I’m not using any eggs and will use apple sauce instead, because #FitnessMotivation

You can absolutely use these tiny cookies before your morning workout or even after a good run!


The things you will need will be:


  • 2/3 cup of apple sauce.

  • 1 cup of protein powder. This time I’m using the coconut protein powder from VEGA for flavor.

  • 1 tbsp of coconut sugar.

  • 1/3 cup of almond butter.

  • 3 tbsp of cacao nibs. If you want this dough sweater you can use regular chocolate chips but please consider all those extra calories! It’s on you.




  1. Pre-heat the oven at 350 degrees.

  2. Put all the ingredients in a big bowl and mix until you get a traditional-like cookie dough.

  3. Now you can either use a spoonful of mixture to make each one of the cookies or you can do what I did: rolling the dough in a flat surface (1/2-inch-thick) and use a cookie cutter to get a squared shape.

  4. Put the cookies in a baking sheet layered with parchment paper and bake for 16-18 minutes. Note: 16 minutes = soft cookies and 18 minutes = crunchier cookies.


Hope you like this recipe! And also hope it goes along with your fitness goals! Remember to use the #thisismytake in your pictures, I love when you send those over!


Thank you!


Happy Baking.


Special thanks to the Trujillo Family for letting me use their kitchen on this Memorial Weekend! :) 

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