Sweetly spiced, soft baked cookies that combine delicious mango flavor with superfood Turmeric! High in protein from beans, gluten-and grain-free, and easy to make…these cookies will be your new favorite way to enjoy the spice of the moment!
This post is sponsored by AllWhites but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Ever since Leah shared her Golden Milk Overnight Oats recipe, I’ve had turmeric on the brain! It seems to be all the rage lately. Sort of the food (or in this case spice) of the year!
Probably not a bad thing seeing as it’s one of the best natural fighters of inflammation as well as having a bounty of other nutritional benefits. Did you know…
+ turmeric has been proven to be anti-inflammatory, antioxidant rich, a digestive aid, a natural skin remedy, an adjunct treatment for cancer as well as a prevention for many diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and auto-immune conditions
+ you only need 1-4 grams daily to reap the benefits of it
+ turmeric improves the way we break down fats and sugars
+ despite it’s pigment, it can be used to white teeth
+ turmeric makes a great natural food coloring or dye
Not bad for such a bright little spice, eh? Just look at that color! It’s bursting with golden rays of sunshine. 🙂
Obviously, turmeric is super good for you, but unfortunately on its own it doesn’t taste very good. In fact, based on personal experience it’s pretty darn gross when eaten straight up. But that doesn’t mean it lacks potential!
Just like we learned with Leah’s recipe, it only takes a bit of sweetening and some other tasty ingredients to make it pretty darn delicious.
That’s why I decided to pair it with mango in my Golden Mango Protein Cookie recipe!
The sweet mango brings out the best of the spice’s natural flavor notes and makes these aromatic cookies a great mix of fruity and bold flavor. Another plus about these cookies? They are PACKED with protein! Aside from the protein powder in them, I, of course, used my favorite AllWhites 100% Liquid Egg Whites to boost them up even more. AllWhites 100% liquid egg whites are a convenient, fat-free, cholesterol-free and low-calorie source of lean protein. They are a great way to fuel your lifestyle, performance, and fitness goals on a daily basis! Each serving contains 5 grams of protein, 0 grams of fat and only 25 calories.
Not a fan of omelettes or traditional egg dishes? Now you have these cookies and TONS of other delicious recipes to use egg whites in!
- 75 grams chickpeas (about a ½ cup), rinsed and drained
- 80 grams dried mango, chopped + ⅓ cup water, soaked overnight
- 3 tbsp AllWhites liquid egg whites
- ½ tsp turmeric
- ½ tsp vanilla bean powder
- ½ tsp baking powder
- sweetener, to taste if you like a sweeter cookie
- Place dried mango and water in a bowl and soak overnight (or a at least a few hours).
- Preheat oven to 350. Prep a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place mango and soaking water in a food processor and pulse until almost smooth. Add remaining ingredients to the food processor and blend until smooth.
- Divide batter into 6 even circles on the baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack.
If you’ve tried my Green Tea Mango Protein Cookies, then you’ll love these! The chickpeas not only make them high protein (along with the egg whites) and high fiber, but also gives them a lovely, soft texture. These cookies are like pillowy clouds of golden goodness!
Gluten-free, grain-free, high protein, and a great way to get your daily serving of turmeric in if you’re not a fan of it on its own.
Do you like turmeric?
What’s your favorite use for this potent spice?
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