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Pr-Oat-ein Breakfast Cookies

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 280
Protein 16g
Fat 13g
Carbs 32g
Total Time 13 minutes

 

Everyone loves a good cookies recipe. This one packs a punch of protein, using oats and nut butters like peanut butter. Because it is loaded with fiber as well, the digestion of the carbs in the cookie will be much healthier. 

 

Peanut butter protein cookies can be made healthier by cutting down on the sugar and only using things like honey and apple sauce, you can keep the ratio of fiber/carbs in the sweet spot.

 

When your body lacks fiber, it can cause your internal gut bacteria to swim up into your small intestine and eat sugars, but by increasing your fiber load with a protein cookies recipe, you can cause the bacteria to go back to eating fiber, its main diet, and your digestion improves overall. 

 

By incorporating the use of protein powders like whey protein or pea protein into this cookies recipe, you increase the protein load of the cookie to another level, which great for feeling full and getting gains after going to the gym or out on the go. When made en mass, it is a good way to keep fueled when busy. I like to use hemp protein or cricket protein. 

 

Keeping low carb, and high in peanut butter protein (and chocolate chips) is the ideal way to maximize your protein cookie. Just make sure to make lots or they won’t last!

 

To decrease the carb count further, you can substitute wheat for almond flour. To increase the fluffiness of the cookie and the omega fats of the cookie, add chia seeds (applesauce will also make it more fluffy and sweeter).

 

If you enjoyed this protein cookie recipe for weekly breakfasts or pre-made lunches, please drop me a comment or send me a message. I would love to hear from you! Keep happy and healthy! Bon Appetit!

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Pr-Oat-ein Breakfast Cookies

Ingredients

protein breakfast cookies

Ingredients for 8 cookies

  • Dry Ingredients
    • 2 cups uncooked old fashion oats (NOT instant)
    • 2 scoops (50g of protein) vanilla whey isolate protein
      • I recommend a flavored protein because it is usually lightly sweetened so you do not need to add copious amounts of sugar/honey to the recipe
    • 1/4 cup wheat flour
      • Substitute: oat flour; sorghum flour; fine almond flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Wet Ingredients
    • 1 egg
    • 4oz (123g) unsweetened applesauce
    • 1/2 cup almond butter
      • Sub: peanut butter; cashew butter
    • 1 tablespoon raw honey (I used the Manuka honey with 75% bee pollen for the added health benefits but regular raw honey is just fine and more affordable)
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract **
  • 1/4 dried cherries (or your choice of naturally dried fruit)**
  • 3 tablespoons dark chocolate (sweetened by Stevia not sugar – in order to keep sugar calories lower)**

 

** – optional ingredients.  You can enjoy the recipe without them but they add a ton of flavor.

Steps
  1. Set ven to 350F.
  2. Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  3. Mix wet ingredients together in a separate bowl.
  4. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.  Toss in any dried fruit or dark chocolate and mix together.
  5. Evenly divide the batter using a spoon or ice cream scoop onto a baking sheet lined with parchment or silpat, then gently mash down on each circle since the cookies will not rise too much in the oven.
  6. Bake for no more than 8 minutes, then allow them to cool on a towel or a cooling rack.  They will harden and become chewy as they cool.

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Calories
280
Protein
16g
Fat
13g
Carbs
32g
Sodium
Fiber
6g
Sugar
8g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.